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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

Integrating multiple plugins for a continuous workflow

The purpose of building plugins is to provide independent feature or set of features as a reusable module. So, most third-party plugins are designed to provide solutions to a specific feature and related sub-features. We rarely find third-party plugins that can power an entire system. BuddyPress is one of the few plugins that offers many of the features of a complete system such as a social network. In the previous section, we discussed the need for customizing third-party plugins. Here, we have to move one step further by understanding how to customize and integrate multiple plugins.

Types of plugin integrations

We can integrate two plugins or more using the WordPress hook system. However, there are different types of integrations depending on who is responsible for providing the integration. It's important to understand these integration types in order avoid or control the risks, when the integrated plugins change behavior. Let's take...