Develop powerful web applications quickly using cutting-edge WordPress web development techniques
- Develop powerful web applications rapidly with WordPress
- Practical scenario-based approach with ready-to-test source code
- Learning how to plan complex web applications from scratch
Developing WordPress-powered websites is one of the standout trends in the modern web development world. The flexibility and power of the built-in features offered by WordPress has made developers turn their attentions to the possibility of using it as a web development framework. This book will act as a comprehensive resource for building web applications with this amazing framework.
"WordPress Web Application Development" is a comprehensive guide focused on incorporating the existing features of WordPress into typical web development. This book is structured towards building a complete web application from scratch. With this book, you will build an application with a modularized structure supported by the latest trending technologies.
"Wordpress Web Application Development" provides a comprehensive, practical, and example-based approach for pushing the limits of WordPress for web applications beyond your imagination.
This book begins by exploring the role of existing WordPress components and discussing the reasons for choosing WordPress for web application development. As we proceed, more focus will be put into adapting WordPress features into web applications with the help of an informal use-case-based model for discussing the most prominent built-in features. While striving for web development with WordPress, you will also learn about the integration of popular client-side technologies such as Backbone, Underscore, and jQuery, and server-side technologies and techniques such as template engines, RSS feeds, Open Auth integration, and more.
After reading this book, you will possess the ability to develop powerful web applications rapidly within limited time frames with the crucial advantage of benefitting low-budget and time-critical projects.
What you will learn from this book
- Adapt existing WordPress features and functions into web applications
- Develop extendable plugins with cutting-edge codes
- Build and customizing themes beyond conventional web layouts
- Integrate the latest trending web development technologies into WordPress
- Use third-party plugins and libraries to simplify application development
- Master tips and tricks using existing WordPress features
An extensive, practical guide that explains how to adapt WordPress features, both conventional and trending, for web applications.
Who this book is written for
This book is intended for WordPress developers and designers who have the desire to go beyond conventional website development to develop quality web applications within a limited time frame and for maximum profit. Experienced web developers who are looking for a framework for rapid application development will also find this to be a useful resource. Prior knowledge with of WordPress is preferable as the main focus will be on explaining methods for adapting WordPress techniques for web application development rather than explaining basic skills with WordPress.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: WordPress As a Web Application Framework
Chapter 2: Implementing Membership Roles, Permissions, and Features
Chapter 3: Planning and Customizing the Core Database
Chapter 4: The Building Blocks of Web Applications
Chapter 5: Developing Pluggable Modules
Chapter 6: Customizing the Dashboard for Powerful Backends
Chapter 7: Adjusting Themes for Amazing Frontends
Chapter 8: Enhancing the Power of Open Source Libraries and Plugins
Chapter 9: Listening to Third-party Applications
Chapter 10: Integrating and Finalizing the Portfolio Management Application
Appendix: Configurations, Tools, and Resources