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WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Yannick Lefebvre
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WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Yannick Lefebvre

Overview of this book

WordPress is a popular, powerful, and open Content Management System. Learning how to extend its capabilities allows you to unleash its full potential, whether you're an administrator trying to find the right extension, a developer with a great idea to enhance the platform for the community, or a website developer working to fulfill a client's needs. This book shows readers how to navigate WordPress' vast set of API functions to create high-quality plugins with easy-to-configure administration interfaces. With new recipes and materials updated for the latest versions of WordPress 4.x, this second edition teaches you how to create plugins of varying complexity ranging from a few lines of code to complex extensions that provide intricate new capabilities. You'll start by using the basic mechanisms provided in WordPress to create plugins and execute custom user code. You will then see how to design administration panels, enhance the post editor with custom fields, store custom data, and modify site behavior based on the value of custom fields. You'll safely incorporate dynamic elements on web pages using scripting languages, and build new widgets that users will be able to add to WordPress sidebars and widget areas. By the end of this book, you will be able to create WordPress plugins to perform any task you can imagine.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Title Page
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Customer Feedback
Dedication
Preface

About the Author

Yannick Lefebvre is a plugin developer who has published eight projects to the official WordPress repository. His first creation, Link Library, has been used on thousands of sites around the world. With a background in Computer Science and working for CM Labs Simulations a company providing software tools and simulators for vehicle and heavy equipment simulation he started writing plugins for his own WordPress site in 2004 and quickly started sharing his creations with the community. He is actively involved in the Montreal WordPress community, has presented multiple times at WordCamp Montreal, and offers WordPress plugin development services. You can find out more about him and his plugins on his website, Yannick's Corner.

I would like to thank the WordCamp Montreal organizers for giving me a chance to speak at multiple editions of the event, for creating great videos of the presentations, and giving me the opportunity to get involved in the community. This project would not have existed without them. I would also like to thank Richard Archambault for his great feedback and encouragement while I wrote the first edition of this book, as well as the entire Packt Publishing team for proposing this great project to me, supporting me through the entire process, and coming back to me to put together this second edition. Finally, I would like to thank my parents for always believing in me and encouraging me in all my projects.