WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook, 2nd Edition

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369 pages

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Key Features

  • Learn how to change and extend WordPress to perform virtually any task
  • Explore the plugin API through approachable examples and detailed explanations
  • Mold WordPress to your 's needs or transform it to benefit the entire community

Book Description

WordPress is a popular, powerful, and open Content Management System. Learning how to extend its capabilities allows you to unleash its full potential, whether you're an administrator trying to find the right extension, a developer with a great to enhance the platform for the community, or a website developer working to fulfill a client's needs. This book shows readers how to navigate WordPress' vast set of API functions to create high-quality plugins with easy-to-configure administration interfaces.

With new recipes and materials updated for the latest versions of WordPress 4.x, this second edition teaches you how to create plugins of varying complexity ranging from a few lines of to complex extensions that provide intricate new capabilities.

You'll start by using the basic mechanisms provided in WordPress to create plugins and execute custom user code. You will then see how to design administration panels, enhance the post editor with custom fields, store custom data, and modify site behavior based on the value of custom fields. You'll safely incorporate dynamic elements on web pages using scripting languages, and build new widgets that users will be able to add to WordPress sidebars and widget areas.

By the end of this book, you will be able to create WordPress plugins to perform any task you can imagine.

What you will learn

  • Discover how to register user callbacks with WordPress, forming the basis of plugin creation.
  • Explore the creation of administration pages and adding new content management sections through custom post types and custom database tables.
  • Improve your plugins by customizing the post and page editors, categories and user profiles, and creating visitor-facing
  • Make your pages dynamic using , AJAX and adding new widgets to the platform.
  • Learn how to add support for plugin translation and distribute your work to the WordPress community.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Preparing A Local Development Environment
Chapter 2. Plugin Framework Basics
Chapter 3. User Settings And Administration Pages
Chapter 4. The Power Of Custom Post Types
Chapter 5. Customizing Post And Page Editors
Chapter 6. Accepting User Content Submissions
Chapter 7. Customizing User Data
Chapter 8. Creating Custom Database Tables
Chapter 9. Leveraging Javascript, Jquery, And Ajax Scripts
Chapter 10. Adding New Widgets To The WordPress Library
Chapter 11. Enabling Plugin Internationalization
Chapter 12. Distributing Your Plugin On WordPress.Org

Book Details

  • Title: WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook, 2nd Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 369 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2017-09-06
  • ISBN-10: 1788291182
  • ISBN-13: 9781788291187
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