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WordPress Development Quick Start Guide

By : Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake
Book Image

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

Chapter 8. Discovering Key Modules in Development

Modern website interfaces are mostly built on the concept of blocks, where the site owners can drag and drop reusable components to build the interfaces. UI components and page builders play a major role in developing these interfaces. Therefore, it's important for developers to have the knowledge of integrating any third-party UI component to build amazing interfaces with interactivity. On the other hand, WordPress is chosen by many developers due to the existing CMS features that accelerate the development process. So, developers need thorough knowledge of using backend features as well as customizing the existing features for custom requirements.

In this chapter, we are going to focus on UI component integration as well as customization of common backend features. We begin the chapter by integrating a jQuery slider to WordPress while using menu pages to capture the data. Then, we will integrate another popular component called accordion...