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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


WordPress APIs are built for simplifying and standardizing the use of WordPress's core features. We can use these API functions to build future-proof solutions without spending unnecessary time on development.

In this chapter, we looked at the importance of using WordPress APIs and had a brief introduction to the functionality of each API. We choose three API's that play a major role in development, and we discussed them in detail. We started by understanding the structure and usage of a shortcode. Then, we discussed various techniques and locations for using shortcodes. Next, we moved into Rewrite API, which manages custom routes for custom features that go beyond WordPress's core features. Finally, we looked at the REST API for developing API functions and exposing application data to third-party services.

In Chapter 7, Managing Custom Post Types and Processing Forms, we will be exploring two of the most important aspects in WordPress development by teaching the user of custom post...