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shows you how to utilize the power of the WordPress platform, and provides a creative spark to help you build WordPress-powered sites that go beyond the obvious. The second edition of Smashing WordPress has been updated for WordPress 3.1+, which includes internal, custom post types, the admin bar, and lots of other useful new features. You will learn the core concepts used to post types, the admin bar, and lots of other useful new features. You will learn the core concepts used to build just about anything in WordPress, resulting in fast deployments and greater design flexibility.
Inside, WordPress expert Thord Daniel Hedengren takes you beyond d the blog and shows you how WordPress can serve as a CMS, a photo gallery, and e-commerce site, and more. This edition includes new and upgraded examples of cool WordPress usage.
You Will Learn How To:
- Build Beautiful WordPress Themes, including Child Themes
- Create Custom Login Forms and Admin Themes
- Use the Loop to Control Content
- Build Plugins, including Widget Functionality
- Use Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies
- Use Post Formats
- Integrate WordPress with the Social Web
- Use Conditional Control Elements
- Integrate Theme Options
- Build Your WordPress Projects for SEO
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a professional web designer and developer who has created numerous WordPress themes, developed plugins, and put WordPress to good use powering both blogs and big editorial sites. He is the former editor of the Blog Herald, a popular website for bloggers and WordPress users.
Vistit www.wiley.com/go/smashingwordpress2e to download the code examples.
Smashing Magazine (smashingmgazine.com) is one of the world’s most popular Web-design online magazine. True to the Smashing Magazine book series delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers.
True to the Smashing Magazine's promise, Smashing WordPress smashes readers with the WordPress information they need to make their life easier. Really. Inside, WordPress expert Thord Daniel Hedengren takes readers beyond the basic blog, to push WordPress to its limits as a CMS, a forum, a photo gallery, an e-commerce site and more. Updated and revised to cover the changes to WordPress 3.x including new theming options, custom post types, custom headers, menus and backgrounds, and more.
Along the way, readers will learn:
•The anatomy of a WP install and how WordPress actually works
•All about custom post types - how they work, what they can be used for, how you make them show up in your regular content flow, and how they make everything easier in the admin area.
•How to add and work with the new custom features.
•How to build beautiful WordPress themes - including child themes
•How to create custom login forms and admin themes
•How to use the Loop to control content, and even use alternatives to the Loop
•How to integrate theme options
•How to build plugins - including widget functionality
•How to build your WordPress projects for SEO
•Integrate WordPress with the social web
•How to create amazing navigation
•How to use conditional control elements
and so much more.
About the Author
Thord Daniel Hedengren
is addicted to words, which led him to launch his first online newsletter in 1996. It all went downhill from there, with dozens of sites and a career as editor and freelancer in Sweden and abroad.
Going international all started with a blog post, which led to a book deal with Wiley, which in turn resulted in the Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog book and its follow-up Smashing WordPress Thems: Making WordPress Beautiful, and an even stronger voice in the WordPress community. You’re holding the second edition of critically acclaimed Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog in your hands right now. This is really just the beginning since that word obsession keeps Thord spewing out new stuff.
When not obsessed with words, Thord and friends are building cool websites using WordPress at his web design firm Odd Alice. He also edits magazines and writes freelance articles for both print and web publications, in both Swedish and English. You can follow everything Thord on http://tdh.me.
Thord lives in the land of kings, Sweden.
Table of Contents
PART I: GETTING STARTED WITH WORDPRESS.
Chapter 1: Anatomy of a WordPress Install.
Chapter 2: The WordPress Syntax.
Chapter 3: The Loop.
PART II: DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING WORDPRESS THEMES.
Chapter 4: WordPress Theme Essentials.
Chapter 5: The Child Theme Concept.
Chapter 6: Advanced Theme Usage.
PART III: USING PLUGINS WITH WORDPRESS.
Chapter 7: Anatomy of a WordPress Plugin.
Chapter 8: Plugins or functions.php?
Chapter 9: Essential WordPress Plugins.
PART IV: ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY.
Chapter 10: WordPress as a CMS.
Chapter 11: Integrating the Social Web.
Chapter 12: Design Trickery.
Chapter 13: Fun with Images.
Chapter 14: Extra Functionality.
Chapter 15: Uncommon WordPress Usage.