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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

UI components

Modern websites are built on top of interactive UI elements. Many premium WordPress themes include a wide range of UI components with the support of open source JavaScript and CSS libraries. These UI components attract users to a site by simplifying the interfaces as well as providing large content in a limited space. Among hundreds of UI elements, we find image sliders and galleries, tabs being the most popular ones. As a developer, you need to use or build these components to keep up to date with rising UI requirements in modern development. So, it's important to understand the basic process of integrating any UI component into WordPress using plugins or themes. In this section, we are going to look at the integration of two UI components. Let’s get started.

Integrating the jQuery image slider

The image sliders and galleries are the most popular UI elements in WordPress sites. You can visit the plugin directory or a premium marketplace such as Codecanyon to understand...