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Wordpress Development Quick Start Guide

By : Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake
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Wordpress Development Quick Start Guide

By: Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake

Overview of this book

WordPress is the most used CMS in the world and is the ideal way to share your knowledge with a large audience or build a profitable business. Getting started with WordPress development has often been a challenge for novice developers, and this book will help you find your way. This book explains the components used in WordPress development, when and where to use them, and why you should be using each component in specific scenarios. You begin by learning the basic development setup and coding standards of WordPress. Then you move into the most important aspects of the theme and plugin development process. Here you will also learn how themes and plugins fit into the website while learning about a range of techniques for extending themes and plugins. With the basics covered, we explore many of the APIs provided by WordPress and how we can leverage them to build rapid solutions. Next, we move on to look at the techniques for capturing, processing, and displaying user data when integrating third-party components into the site design. Finally, you will learn how to test and deploy your work with secure and maintainable code, while providing the best performance for end users.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

How to track database usage in WordPress

We identified the importance of tracking and knowing the data needs of core features as well as custom features. The next question is how we can track and understand data to avoid potential conflicts. So, we need a method that logs/shows all queries run within a user request. There are numerous ways to track database queries, including premium enterprise tools and the command line. As you are beginning WordPress development, we are going to look at some of the simpler and useful methods that expand your knowledge.


Using MySQL/MariaDB log files 

This is one of the simpler and must-know methods as a developer. Both MySQL and MariaDB allow us to create a log file where we can track all the steps in connecting, initializing, and executing queries in a database. First, we need to add some configurations to the MySQL/MariaDB ini file. Since we are using WAMP for the development tasks of this book, you can click on the WAMP icon, go to the MySQL section,...