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Professional WordPress Plugin Development

by Brad Williams, Justin Tadlock, Ozh Richard

Wiley | March 15, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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Taking WordPress to the next level with advanced plugin development

WordPress is used to create self-hosted blogs and sites, and it''s fast becoming the most popular content management system (CMS) on the Web. Now you can extend it for personal, corporate and enterprise use with advanced plugins and this professional development guide. Learn how to create plugins using the WordPress plugin API: utilize hooks, store custom settings, craft translation files, secure your plugins, set custom user roles, integrate widgets, work with JavaScript and AJAX, create custom post types. You''ll find a practical, solutions-based approach, lots of helpful examples, and plenty of code you can incorporate!

  • 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
  • Delves into advanced topics, including creating widgets and metaboxes, debugging, using JavaScript and AJAX, Cron integration, custom post types, short codes, multi site functions, and working with the HTTP API
  • 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 552 pages, 9.3 × 7.4 × 1 in

Published: March 15, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470916222

ISBN - 13: 9780470916223

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Professional WordPress Plugin Development

by Brad Williams, Justin Tadlock, Ozh Richard

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 552 pages, 9.3 × 7.4 × 1 in

Published: March 15, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470916222

ISBN - 13: 9780470916223

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.

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 12: JAVASCRIPT AND AJAX IN WORDPRESS.

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.

INDEX.

From the Publisher

Taking WordPress to the next level with advanced plugin development

WordPress is used to create self-hosted blogs and sites, and it''s fast becoming the most popular content management system (CMS) on the Web. Now you can extend it for personal, corporate and enterprise use with advanced plugins and this professional development guide. Learn how to create plugins using the WordPress plugin API: utilize hooks, store custom settings, craft translation files, secure your plugins, set custom user roles, integrate widgets, work with JavaScript and AJAX, create custom post types. You''ll find a practical, solutions-based approach, lots of helpful examples, and plenty of code you can incorporate!

  • 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
  • Delves into advanced topics, including creating widgets and metaboxes, debugging, using JavaScript and AJAX, Cron integration, custom post types, short codes, multi site functions, and working with the HTTP API
  • 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.

From the Jacket

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

  • Explores the HTTP API, JavaScript® and Ajax, Cron, the Rewrite API, and more

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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.

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