Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

WordPress WordPress Theme Development Finishing Your WordPress Theme Adding Widget Areas to a WordPress Theme

Daniel Fitzhugh
Daniel Fitzhugh
9,715 Points

Why is "wpt_create_widget()" called with standard function call and not by using "add_action()" or "add_filter()" ?

It seems that all the functions and function calls we are putting into "functions.php" follow a standard format, where they are called using "add_action()" or "add_filter()", so that they have a certain "hook" and can be called at the proper time.... yet in this video, we just do a standard function call for "wpt_create_widget()".

Why can this be called with a standard function call, and yet other things need to be called using "add_action()" or "add_filter()" ?