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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


The goal of this chapter was to understand the role of default database tables and how we can adapt them to our requirements. We started by analyzing the database relationship diagram and identifying connections between tables. We also looked at the role of each database table with commonly used data.

We identified the need for knowing proper database usage of core features, and explored various ways of tracking database usage for each feature. Then, we had a brief overview of database structure in multisites and how it varies from that of a single site database. Finally, we looked at various functions for querying both default tables and custom tables.

In Chapter 3, Designing Flexible Frontends with Theme Development, we will be starting the development process by working with child themes, theme templates, and dynamic theme components.