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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


About the author

Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake is a freelance web developer, writer, and open source enthusiast. He has over 9 years of experience in developing WordPress applications and plugins. He develops premium WordPress plugins for individual clients and the CodeCanyon marketplace. User Profiles Made Easy and WP Private Content Pro are the most popular plugins developed by him. Rakhitha is the creator of WPExpertDeveloper, where he shares his latest WordPress plugins. Building Impressive Presentations with impress.js was his first book, which was published by Packt Publishing. He is also the author of the first three editions of WordPress Web Application Development. In his spare time, he likes to read books and spend time with his family.

I would like to thank my loving wife, Dulari; my daughter, Hesara; my parents; and my wife's parents for the help and encouragement provided throughout this book. I would also like to thank Packt Publishing, especially Senior Acquisition Editor, Reshma Raman, for inviting me to write this book; Content Development Editor, Roshan Kumar, and the reviewer for providing honest feedback to improve this book. Finally, I would like to thank you for reading my book and being one of the most important people who helped me make this book a success.

About the reviewer

Olivier Pons is a high skilled developer who's been building websites for many years. He's a teacher in France: at the University of Sciences of Aix-en-Provence, CESI and three other ones, where he teaches Python, Django, advanced JavaScript, nginx and Apache and Linux. In 2011, he left a full time job as a Php expert to concentrate on his own company, HQF Development. He currently runs a number of web sites, and you will easily find his web development blog if you google for "Olivier Pons". He's currently making a Unity mcq mobile application, which works together with a Django website. He works as teacher, high skilled developer and helps big companies and CTOs in making the best choice for their Web projects.

I would like to thank my family and friends for their never-ending support. I am also thankful to Packt Publishing and its amazing collection of videos, without whom none of this would be possible. I'd also like to thank Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake, author of the book, for putting together a very helpful guide about Wordpress Development; as well as Hardik Bhinde for giving me the opportunity to review this amazing book.



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