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WordPress is a powerful content management system that offers a range of features for developers to create robust and efficient websites. One such feature is the register_activation_hook function, which allows developers to execute code during the activation of a plugin.

This function is used to register an activation hook for a given plugin. When the plugin is activated, the code that is associated with this hook is executed. This function is typically used to perform installation tasks for the plugin, such as creating database tables or initializing options.

Here is an example of how to use the register_activation_hook function:

function my_plugin_activation() {
    // Perform plugin activation tasks here

register_activation_hook( __FILE__, 'my_plugin_activation' );

In this example, the function my_plugin_activation is registered as the activation hook for the plugin. When the plugin is activated, the code in this function will be executed.

By using the register_activation_hook function, developers can easily perform necessary tasks during the activation of their plugins, ensuring that their code is properly initialized and ready to use.

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