Pro WordPress Theme Development is your comprehensive guide to creating advanced WordPress themes. Designed for for professional web designers and developers who are comfortable with PHP and WordPress, this book teaches you every aspect of professional theme development.
You will learn how to build themes from scratch, how to monetize the themes you create, and how to capitalize on this by creating advanced themes for your clients or selling premium themes. This book builds on your current knowledge of PHP and web development to create a WordPress theme from scratch. It uses a real-world theme example that you can build, to demonstrate each feature in a practical way. It shows you how to take control of WordPress with custom posts types and taxonomies, and covers anatomy and hierarchy, use of the loop, hooks, short codes, plug-ins and much more.
WordPress is one of the most successful open-source blogging and content management systems available, and theme development has become a major part of the WordPress ecosystem. Start working with WordPress themes like a pro today with Pro WordPress Theme Development.
What you’ll learn
- How to create a WordPress theme from scratch
- How to use the WordPress system to your advantage to create amazing advanced functionality
- How to earn money through selling your custom themes
- How to take control of WordPress as a content management system with custom posts types and taxonomies
- How you should secure your WordPress theme to give peace of mind to your user
Who this book is for
Pro WordPress Theme Development is for web designers and developers who want to start creating their own themes and get the most out of them. This book is for web professionals who are familiar with PHP and WordPress, and have used both before, but want to go from editing themes to creating their own custom themes. Pro WordPress Theme Development is perfect for developers who want to create themes from scratch with advanced features, capitalize on the large WordPress community, and monetize their new found skills.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Chapter 2. Theme Anatomy and Template Hierarchy
Chapter 3. Content Options and the Loop
Chapter 4. Using Custom Post Types
Chapter 5. Creating Custom Taxonomies and Fields
Chapter 6. Customize with Hooks, Shortcodes, and Widgets
Chapter 7. Theme Options and the Theme Customizer
Chapter 8. Users, Roles, and Capabilities
Chapter 9. Plugins: When the Time Is Right
Chapter 10. Security and Performance
Chapter 11. Distributing Your Theme
Chapter 12. Extending Your Theme
Chapter 13. Plugin Development
Chapter 14. WordPress Multisite