Using Composer With WordPress

Plugin Development

In this tutorial we're going to investigate using composer as the dependency manager for WordPress.

What Is Composer?
Composer is a dependency manager for PHP which allows you to easily manage any third party libraries within your application. You can specify an exact version you want to use on any of the third party packages. Composer will then look up the tag version of this package and download that version into your application.

When developing with WordPress you are dependent on multiple third party libraries for your website to work, things like the core WordPress code and the specific . . .

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