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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


In site development, we mainly focus on the functional aspects, as the client or end users will be involved directly in functionality. However, we will have to give equal importance to non-functional aspects. These non-functional aspects may decide the success or failure of a site as these factors are the keys for using or leaving the site. 

We began the chapter by understanding the importance of testing. We looked at several types of functional and non-functional testing with the help of tools such as P3 Plugin Profiler, and services such as PluginTest. Then, we discussed the need for implementing key security precautions while identifying the plugins for handling advanced security measures. Next, we looked at the importance of automating the site migration process using the All-in-One WP Migration plugin. Finally, we looked at the important tasks for properly maintaining a WordPress site, while exploring the existing plugin-based solutions for maintenance.

We began this book by introducing...