WordPress Plugin Development ? Beginner’s Guide
WordPress has come a long way in the past couple of years. The amount of usage has increased considerably and it is now the blogging platform of choice for many big online names.
As the WordPress monster grows, so does the community surrounding it. Plug in developers and theme designers are all around, but what if you want to become part of this community and don’t know where to start? There are currently a sprinkling of books to tutor plugin developers and theme designers, but more are starting to appear.
Vladimir knows what he is talking about when it comes to WordPress plugins, he has developed quite a few and talks about these plugins in the book
About the book
The book consists of 8 chapters, six of which are dealing with development of actual plugins from scratch, some of them you may be already familiar with:
WP Digg This – Adds a Digg This button to each post.
Live Blogroll – Adds a recent posts popup for each blog in your blogroll.
WP Wall – Displays comments on the sidebar without reloading the page.
Snazzy Archives – Presents your site archives in a unique visual way.
Insights – Access your articles and Flickr images from within the WordPress edit page.
Post Types – Provides pre-defined post templates to quickly add a photo or a link to your blog.
Introductory chapter explains why engage in WordPress plugin development and shows the best tools for the job.
Final chapter deals with plugin localization, promotion, providing support and few other handy tips.
You can find the detailed information in the book’s Table of Contents.
What you will learn from the book?
Get to know the WordPress code base, WordPress’s plug-in architecture, and the plug-in application programming interface (API) and learn how to hack it
Master the WordPress database and the API – access and manipulate data, handle user roles and permissions, posts, and so on
Hook into the rest of WordPress using actions and filters
Change the way your WordPress backend looks by customizing menus, submenus, and the plug-in admin panel
Integrate AJAX and jQuery into your plug-ins to dynamically generate content
Hook directly to WordPress edit pages and use AJAX to generate fast searches
Integrate your plug-in with WordPress panels and the tinyMCE editor
Access and work with third-party APIs like Flickr
Implement localization support for users of other languages
Maintain and manage your plug-in using SVN and publish it to the WordPress Plugin Repository
Handle security issues and make your plug-ins safer to use
Who this book is written for?
Anyone who wishes to engage in WordPress development, from beginners to seasoned developers. The examples grow in complexity so that beginners are able to easily follow and for the veterans out there I have couple of handy tricks (security, optimization and general programming) in every chapter.
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