Synopses & Reviews
Legions of web designers and developers are choosing WordPress for building sites. That's because it's powerful, reliable, flexible, scalable—and more. This book is your complete guide to mastering WordPress theme development, covering everything from installation to leveraging the community and resources to improve your WordPress skills for years to come. You'll learn how to:
- Install WordPress and work on a development server
- Create site plans and content architecture
- Develop basic through advanced WordPress themes
- Maintain responsive design integrity
- Implement the right plugins
- Convert an already-built website to a WordPress-powered theme
- Get involved with the WordPress community
With detailed explanations, real-life examples, and step-by-step tutorials, you'll find everything you need to build and deploy WordPress-powered websites with no prior server-side or WordPress development experience.
This book tears down the barriers web designers are currently facing in dynamic site development. Designers know the web and how to design and build websites, however they don't all know how to make them dynamic or power them with a CMS. Readers will learn in detail how to maintain a WordPress powered website, proper site architecture, out-of-the-box solutions for client requests and content delivery, how to convert an already-built website to WordPress, deployment to a live server, and more.
About the Author
Jesse Friedman is a veteran WordPress developer and an active member of the community. He speaks on WordPress at conferences and WordCamps around the country, and draws from his experience as a professor at Johnson & Wales University (where he teaches web design, development and planning, and information architecture) to educate readers on everything from core fundamentals through advanced development.
Table of Contents
Introducing WordPress Users and User Admins
Creating Your First Theme
Building on Core Functionality
Your First WordPress Website
Special Considerations for Responsive Web Design
Putting a WordPress website live
The Future of WordPress Web Design