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This book talks about the why and how of WordPress plugin development with heavy emphasis on the “how”. The book’s tagline “Learn by doing: less theory, more results” describes the book quite well. There is an introductory chapter that talks about the many benefits of learning WordPress plugin development. After that, the book immediately jumps right into showing you how to develop a series of 6 increasingly challenging WordPress plugins from scratch. It then finishes up by talking about plugin localization, promotion, and support tips.
Even though this book is a “Beginner’s Guide,” there are a lot things in there that many advanced WordPress plugin developers can benefit from. I don’t consider myself a beginner in WordPress plugin development (see my WordPress plugins), and I have definitely learned quite a bit of things after reading this book.
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I bought this book hoping to get one thing out of it: “How to create a plugin which makes use of a custom database table”. Unless I missed something, this book doesn’t show you how. At least not plainly. All the examples that concerns databases makes use of the existing WP tables.
I would’ve thought that using custom tables would definitely be in a plugin development book.
But the book did a good job in walking a user through the topics it did cover.
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