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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

Steps for integrating UI components

Up to this point, we looked at two implementations for integrating the jQuery slider and accordion UI components using different data-capturing techniques. The implementation may vary based on the type of UI component and its functionality. However, the basic process is similar for most of the common UI components. So, let's summarize the keys for integrating any UI component with WordPress:

  1. Identify component data: Each UI component works on existing data or elements. So, we need to identify the data needed to use each UI component and the method for storing this data.
  2. Generate component output: In this step, we have to use the captured data, process it, and generate the HTML output needed to enable the features of a UI component. Usually, we use a reusable component such as a shortcode or widget to add and generate the output for UI components. 
  1. Include component libraries: Most UI components generate their features by applying JavaScript or CSS to the...