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Take WordPress to the next level with advanced plugin development
As one of the most popular open source content management systems available today, WordPress boasts a framework that allows you to easily customize and extend it through plugins. This comprehensive book shows you how plugins work, reviews the tools and APIs in WordPress, and demonstrates how to extend the functionality of WordPress with plugins. The trio of authors provides a practical, solutions-based approach along with a collection of timely examples and plenty of code, all aimed at clearly explaining how to create a plugin file, work with users, integrate widgets, add menus and submenus, secure your plugins, and more. You will quickly come to understand how to develop custom plugins so that you can take WordPress to the next corporate and enterprise level.
Professional WordPress Plugin Development:
Details the range of complexity in plugins, from a very simple social networking plugin to an extremely elaborate e-commerce package
Addresses how to integrate into WordPress, save settings, create widgets and shortcodes, and implement uninstall
Unveils the proper techniques for storing data, customizing user roles, and implementing security best practices
Shares procedures for using custom post types and creating and using custom taxonomies
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Taking WordPress to the next level with advanced plugin development
- Shows you how to develop advanced plugins for the most popular CMS platform today, WordPress
- Covers plugin fundamentals, how to create and customize hooks, internationalizing your site with translation files, securing plugins, how to create customer users, and ways to lock down specific areas for use in corporate settings
- Includes pointers on how to debug, profile and optimize your code, and how to market your custom plugin
Learn advanced plugin techniques and extend WordPress into the corporate environment.
About the Author
Brad Williams is the CEO and cofounder of webdevstudios.com. He is a coauthor of Professional WordPress.
Ozh Richard has released a number of popular WordPress plugins and won an Annual WordPress Plugin Competition.
Justin Tadlock has developed numerous plugins and teaches users how to use plugins and themes at his WordPress site ThemeHybrid.com.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO PLUGINS.
CHAPTER 2: PLUGIN FOUNDATION.
CHAPTER 3: HOOKS.
CHAPTER 4: INTEGRATING IN WORDPRESS.
CHAPTER 5: INTERNATIONALIZATION.
CHAPTER 6: PLUGIN SECURITY.
CHAPTER 7: PLUGIN SETTINGS.
CHAPTER 8: USERS.
CHAPTER 9: HTTP API.
CHAPTER 10: THE SHORTCODE API.
CHAPTER 11: EXTENDING POSTS: METADATA, CUSTOM POST TYPES, AND TAXONOMIES.
CHAPTER 13: CRON.
CHAPTER 14: THE REWRITE API.
CHAPTER 15: MULTISITE.
CHAPTER 16: DEBUGGING AND OPTIMIZING.
CHAPTER 17: MARKETING YOUR PLUGIN.
CHAPTER 18: THE DEVELOPER TOOLBOX.