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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
Contributors
Preface
Index

Appendix 1. Other Books You May Enjoy

If you enjoyed this book, you may be interested in these other books by Packt:

WordPress Complete - Sixth Edition Karol Krol

ISBN: 978-1-78728-570-5

  • What WordPress is, where to get it, and how to launch your website quickly using it
  • How to publish your first content (a blog post or article)
  • What the most important sub-pages of a quality website are, and how to create them in WordPress
  • How to upload multimedia content such as images, audio, and video
  • How to install and work with plugins and widgets
  • Where to find quality themes and how to install them
  • How to develop your own WordPress plugins and themes

WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook - Second Edition Yannick Lefebvre

ISBN: 978-1-78829-118-7

  • Discover how to register user callbacks with WordPress, forming the basis of plugin creation
  • Explore the creation of administration pages and adding new content management sections through custom post types and custom database tables
  • Improve your plugins by customizing the post and page editors, categories and user profiles, and creating visitor-facing forms
  • Make your pages dynamic using Javascript, AJAX and adding new widgets to the platform
  • Learn how to add support for plugin translation and distribute your work to the WordPress community