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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

Maintaining WordPress sites

The process of maintaining sites is another problematic area in WordPress development. Many sites are built by non-technical clients without a developer, and hence they are not aware of the regular tasks in order to maintain the site. Once an issue is occurred, these clients looks for developers to fix them without having the necessary processes and resources. So, as a developer, it's important to keep the site maintainable and transfer the knowledge on the maintenance process to the client, in case you are no longer working on that site. In this section, we are going to look at the primary tasks for properly maintaining a WordPress site and how to implement these tasks:

Backup files and databases

This is one of the must-do tasks in maintenance, ruled out by many non-technical site owners. WordPress powers over 25 percent of the web and hence the number of attacks on WordPress sites are equally high. So, we need regular backups of files and databases to be used...