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Common WordPress APIs_ Global Variables

Global variables are a concept in PHP that allow you to access these variables from any scope during a page request. WordPress ships with a specific set of global variables, and it's useful to know what they are, and how to use them correctly. In this session you'll learn how global variables work, the list of global variables available in a typical WordPress request, and now to correctly use and interact with them.

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Common WordPress APIs:
Global Variables
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Global Variables
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○ What are global variables in PHP?
○ How to define global variables to use them?
○ Why global variables are considered bad?
○ What global variables are available in WordPress?
○ How to interact with WordPress global variables?

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