Professional WordPress

Design and Development

Author: Brad Williams,David Damstra,Hal Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118987276

Category: Computers

Page: 504

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The highest rated WordPress development and design book on the market is back with an all new third edition. Professional WordPress is the only WordPress book targeted to developers, with advanced content that exploits the full functionality of the most popular CMS in the world. Fully updated to align with WordPress 4.1, this edition has updated examples with all new screenshots, and full exploration of additional tasks made possible by the latest tools and features. You will gain insight into real projects that currently use WordPress as an application framework, as well as the basic usage and functionality of the system from a developer's perspective. The book's key features include detailed information and real-world examples that illustrate the concepts and techniques at work, plus code downloads and examples accessible through the companion website. Written by practicing WordPress developers, the content of this edition focuses on real world application of WordPress concepts that extend beyond the current WordPress version. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing, and has grown to be the largest self-hosted website platform in the world. This book helps you use WordPress efficiently, effectively, and professionally, with new ideas and expert perspectives on full system exploitation. Get up to speed on the new features in WordPress 4.1 Learn cutting edge uses of WordPress, including real-world projects Discover how to migrate existing websites to WordPress Understand current best practices and tools in WordPress development WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architected personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL, and has evolved to be used as a full content management system through thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. Professional WordPress is the essential developer's guide to this multifunctional system.

Professional WordPress

Design and Development

Author: Brad Williams,David Damstra,Hal Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118604385

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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The highly praised resource returns with updated content, examples, and code downloads WordPress is the most popular self-hosted open source website software in use today, and the latest version makes it even simpler to operate. Packed with real-world examples for load balancing and multiusers, this esteemed resource replaces some of the more basic material with more advanced content. Every single chapter has been reworked to provide the most current and proper methods for developing and designing in WordPress. Coverage of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript and new chapters on custom post types, custom taxonomies, Multisite, and extensions of themes bring the content of this book completely up-to-date and provides you with all you need to deploy successful WordPress sites. Offers an overview of the WordPress system and describes what happens when a WordPress-generated web page is displayed Demonstrates extending WordPress through plugins and customizing it via themes Combines a developer view of user experience and optimization with the deployment requirements for performance, security, and measurement Includes code downloads and code samples from the book's website You'll be hard pressed to find a reliable resource with more advanced content than Professional WordPress, Second Edition!

Web Designer's Guide to WordPress

Plan, Theme, Build, Launch

Author: Jesse Friedman

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133016773

Category: Computers

Page: 288

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Legions of web designers and developers are choosing WordPress for building sites. That's because it's powerful, reliable, flexible, scalable—and more. This book is your complete guide to mastering WordPress theme development, covering everything from installation to leveraging the community and resources to improve your WordPress skills for years to come. You'll learn how to: Install WordPress and work on a development server Create site plans and content architecture Develop basic through advanced WordPress themes Maintain responsive design integrity Implement the right plugins Convert an already-built website to a WordPress-powered theme Get involved with the WordPress community With detailed explanations, real-life examples, and step-by-step tutorials, you'll find everything you need to build and deploy WordPress-powered websites with no prior server-side or WordPress development experience.

WordPress for Web Developers

An Introduction for Web Professionals

Author: Stephanie Leary

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430258667

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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A complete guide for web designers and developers who want to begin building and administering sites with WordPress.

WordPress

Pushing the Limits

Author: Rachel McCollin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118597176

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 3594

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Take WordPress beyond its comfort zone As the most popular open source blogging tool, WordPress is being used to power increasingly advanced sites, pushing it beyond its original purpose. In this unique book, the authors share their experiences and advice for working effectively with clients, manage a project team, develop with WordPress for larger projects, and push WordPress beyond its limits so that clients have the customized site they need in order to succeed in a competitive marketplace. Explains that there is more than one approach to a WordPress challenge and shows you how to choose the one that is best for you, your client, and your team Walks you through hosting and developing environments, theme building, and contingency planning Addresses working with HTML, PHP, JavaScript, and CSS WordPress: Pushing the Limits encourages you to benefit from the experiences of seasoned WordPress programmers so that your client's site can succeed.

Pro WordPress Theme Development

Author: Adam Onishi

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430259140

Category: Computers

Page: 500

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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 Getting Started Theme Anatomy and Template Hierarchy Content Options and The Loop Using Custom Post Types Creating Custom Taxonomies and Fields Customize with Hooks and Short Codes Theme Options Users, Roles, and Permissions Plugins - When The Time is Right Security and Performance Distributing Your WordPress Theme Extending your WordPress Theme Plugin Development WordPress Multisite

Building Web Apps with WordPress

Author: Brian Messenlehner,Jason Coleman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449364802

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 462

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WordPress is much more than a blogging platform. As this practical guide clearly demonstrates, you can use WordPress to build web apps of any type—not mere content sites, but full-blown apps for specific tasks. If you have PHP experience with a smattering of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you’ll learn how to use WordPress plugins and themes to develop fast, scalable, and secure web apps, native mobile apps, web services, and even a network of multiple WordPress sites. The authors use examples from their recently released SchoolPress app to explain concepts and techniques throughout the book. All code examples are available on GitHub. Compare WordPress with traditional app development frameworks Use themes for views, and plugins for backend functionality Get suggestions for choosing WordPress plugins—or build your own Manage user accounts and roles, and access user data Build asynchronous behaviors in your app with jQuery Develop native apps for iOS and Android, using wrappers Incorporate PHP libraries, external APIs, and web service plugins Collect payments through ecommerce and membership plugins Use techniques to speed up and scale your WordPress app

Wordpress Web Application Development

Author: Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787124754

Category: Computers

Page: 536

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Learn in easy stages how to rapidly build leading-edge web applications from scratch. About This Book Develop powerful web applications rapidly with WordPress Explore the significant features and improvements introduced in WordPress 4.7 by learning the numerous tips and techniques in this book. Unleash the power of REST API endpoints to make your interaction with websites new and innovative. Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at WordPress developers and designers who want to develop quality web applications within a limited time frame and maximize their profits. A prior knowledge of basic web development and design is assumed. What You Will Learn Develop extendable plugins with the use of WordPress features in core modules Develop pluggable modules to extend the core features of WordPress as independent modules Manage permissions for a wide range of content types in web applications based on different user types Follow WordPress coding standards to develop reusable and maintainable code Build and customize themes beyond conventional web layouts Explore the power of core database tables and understand the limitations when designing database tables for large applications Integrate open source modules into WordPress applications to keep up with the latest open source technologies Customize the WordPress admin section and themes to create the look and feel of a typical web application In Detail WordPress is one of the most rapidly expanding markets on the Web. Learning how to build complex and scalable web applications will give you the ability and knowledge to step into the future of WordPress. WordPress 4.7 introduces some exciting new improvements and several bug fixes, which further improve the entire development process.This book is a practical, scenario-based guide to expanding the power of the WordPress core modules to develop modular and maintainable real-world applications from scratch. This book consistently emphasizes adapting WordPress features into web applications. It will walk you through the advanced usages of existing features such as access controlling; database handling; custom post types; pluggable plugins; content restrictions; routing; translation; caching; and many more, while you build the backend of a forum management application. This book begins by explaining how to plan the development of a web application using WordPress' core features. Once the core features are explained, you will learn how to build an application by extending them through custom plugin development. Finally, you will explore advanced non-functional features and application integration. After reading this book, you will have the ability to develop powerful web applications rapidly within limited time frames. Style and approach An extensive, practical guide that explains how to adapt WordPress features, both conventional and trending, for web applications.

WordPress Theme Development Beginner's Guide

Author: Rachel McCollin

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849514232

Category: Computers

Page: 252

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A Beginner's Guide packed with clear step-by-step instructions to create powerful and professional themes for your WordPress website This book targets WordPress users and visual designers who are used to working with the common industry-standard tools like PhotoShop and Dreamweaver or other popular graphic, HTML, and text editors. No server-side scripting or programming experience is required.

Smashing WordPress

Beyond the Blog

Author: Thord Daniel Hedengren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118600746

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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The ultimate guide to using WordPress to make your life easier WordPress guru Thord Daniel Hedengren takes you beyond the blog to give you the tools and know-how needed to build just about anything in WordPress. You’ll discover how to use WordPress as a CMS to power fully-fledged websites, photo galleries, forums, eCommerce sites, and much more. You get step-by step instructions on developing model sites from the ground up and how to utilize and build plugins that let you take WordPress to the next level. You will learn how to: Use custom post types and custom taxonomies Add and work with custom headers, backgrounds, and more Build gorgeous WordPress themes with the latest features Create custom login forms and admin themes Control content with the loop (and alternatives to the loop) Integrate theme options and the theme customizer Extend WordPress with widget functionality Build WordPress projects for SEO Integrate WordPress with the social web Create helpful navigation using the navigation menu Use conditional control elements Get started with your own responsive themes Updated and revised to cover the changes to WordPress 3.8, Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, 4th Edition, is the ultimate guide to getting the most out of WordPress.

WordPress: The Missing Manual

Author: Matthew MacDonald

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449359876

Category: Computers

Page: 558

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Whether you’re a budding blogger or web development professional, WordPress is a brilliant tool for creating websites—if you know how to tap its impressive features. This jargon-free Missing Manual shows you how to use WordPress and its themes, plug-ins, and widgets to build just about any website you can imagine, from a classy blog to a basic e-commerce site. The important stuff you need to know: Create a blog. Get a free WordPress.com account, choose the right theme, and start publishing content. Build a website. Produce a professional-looking business site by customizing a WordPress theme. Add features. Choose from thousands of WordPress widgets and plug-ins to extend your site’s features. Mix in multimedia. Include slideshows, video clips, webcasts, podcasts, and music players. Involve your readers. Let readers leave comments, contribute to your site, and carry on a dialog. Build an audience. Learn search-engine optimization, measure your reader’s favorite pages, and publicize your site. Create a community. Use social media tools such as “Like” and sharing buttons, and provide RSS feeds of your posts.

WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook

Author: Yannick Lefebvre

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788299493

Category: Computers

Page: 386

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Learn to create plugins for WordPress 4.x to deliver custom projects or share with the community through detailed step-by-step recipes and code examples About This Book 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 project's needs or transform it to benefit the entire community Who This Book Is For If you are a WordPress user, developer, or a site integrator with basic knowledge of PHP and an interest to create new plugins to address your personal needs, client needs, or share with the community, then this book is for you. 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 forms Make your pages dynamic using Javascript, AJAX and adding new widgets to the platform Learn how to add support for plugin translation and distribute your work to the WordPress community In Detail 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 idea 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 code 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. Style and approach This cookbook will take you through the creation of your first simple plugin to adding entirely new sections and widgets in the administration interface, so you can learn how to change and extend WordPress to perform virtually any task. Each topic is illustrated through realistic examples showing how to solve common problems, followed by detailed explanations of all concepts used

Learn to Create WordPress Themes by Building 5 Projects

Master the fundamentals of WordPress theme development and create attractive WordPress themes from scratch

Author: Eduonix Learning Solutions

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787286673

Category: Computers

Page: 458

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This book will help you take your first steps in the WordPress theme development process, with 5 different projects centered around creating unique and responsive WordPress themes About This Book Learn the basics of WordPress theme development in a step by step manner Make your themes more dynamic by integrating components of Bootstrap and JQuery 5 carefully-selected projects to help you get beyond the theory and create highly marketable WordPress themes from scratch Who This Book Is For If you are a blogger or a WordPress user who wants to learn how to create attractive, eye-catching WordPress themes, this book is for you. A basic understanding of HTML5, CSS, PHP, and some creativity is all you need to get started with this book. What You Will Learn Simple and advanced themes – covers basic syntax and files along with archives and search pages Photo Gallery – add simple animation and use the W3.CSS framework to design a photo gallery theme Wordstrap – incorporate Twitter Bootstrap into the theme and use the WP_NavWalker class E-commerce theme – build an e-commerce theme using the Foundation framework In Detail WordPress has emerged as a powerful, easy-to-use tool to design attractive, engaging websites. Themes play a big role in making WordPress as popular as it is today, and having an eye-catching, fully-functional theme could separate your website from the rest! This book will help you take your first steps in the WordPress theme development process, with 5 different projects centered around creating unique and responsive WordPress themes. Start with creating a simple WordPress theme using HTML5, CSS, and PHP. Then, you will move on to incorporate different APIs, widgets, and tools such as Bootstrap and jQuery to create more dynamic and highly-functional themes. Whether you want to create a photo gallery theme, a highly customizable e-commerce theme, or a theme designed to suit a particular business, this book will teach you everything you need to know. By the end of this highly interactive book, you will have the required mastery to develop WordPress themes from scratch. Style and approach This book takes a projects-based approach, where every project incrementally builds on your programming skills required to create different kinds of WordPress themes. With the difficulty of the projects ranging from basic to complex, this book will help you get beyond the theory and put your understanding of WordPress theme development to practical use.

Mobile Design and Development

Practical concepts and techniques for creating mobile sites and web apps

Author: Brian Fling

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449379247

Category: Computers

Page: 332

View: 9313

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Mobile devices outnumber desktop and laptop computers three to one worldwide, yet little information is available for designing and developing mobile applications. Mobile Design and Development fills that void with practical guidelines, standards, techniques, and best practices for building mobile products from start to finish. With this book, you'll learn basic design and development principles for all mobile devices and platforms. You'll also explore the more advanced capabilities of the mobile web, including markup, advanced styling techniques, and mobile Ajax. If you're a web designer, web developer, information architect, product manager, usability professional, content publisher, or an entrepreneur new to the mobile web, Mobile Design and Development provides you with the knowledge you need to work with this rapidly developing technology. Mobile Design and Development will help you: Understand how the mobile ecosystem works, how it differs from other mediums, and how to design products for the mobile context Learn the pros and cons of building native applications sold through operators or app stores versus mobile websites or web apps Work with flows, prototypes, usability practices, and screen-size-independent visual designs Use and test cross-platform mobile web standards for older devices, as well as devices that may be available in the future Learn how to justify a mobile product by building it on a budget

WordPress Complete - Sixth Edition

Author: Karol Krol

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787284050

Category: Computers

Page: 412

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Learn how to build a beautiful and feature-rich website or blog with WordPress all on your own. About This Book Learn how to build a WordPress site quickly and effectively, and how to create content that's optimized for publication on the web. Learn the basics of working with WordPress themes and plugins, and even create your own. Beginner-friendly layout and advice you can apply from day 1. Packed with screenshots and examples. Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to create a functional website, without having to hire a developer or a designer. The best thing about WordPress—the open source software that we're going to be using—is that it has a minimal learning curve and that everyone can master it quickly. No specific website building experience is required. Having said that, this book will also appeal to everyone who wants to get a bit more in-depth with WordPress development and start working on their own plugins and themes. What You Will Learn What WordPress is, where to get it, and how to launch your website quickly using it. How to publish your first content (a blog post or article). What the most important sub-pages of a quality website are, and how to create them in WordPress. How to upload multimedia content such as images, audio, and video. How to install and work with plugins and widgets. Where to find quality themes and how to install them. How to develop your own WordPress plugins and themes. In Detail WordPress Complete, Sixth Edition is a practical guide for everyone who wants to start their journey as an online publisher, website owner, or even a website developer. It takes you step-by-step through the process of planning out and building your site, and offers loads of screenshots and examples along the way. It's also a beginner's guide to theme and plugin development. This book begins with the basics of WordPress, followed by the different components that you as a developer will need to use to work swiftly and efficiently. The book starts by introducing WordPress to new readers in this field. You are then shown how to set it up, implement a blog, and use plug-ins and widgets. You'll use themes to make any website look and feel better and more original. You also learn how to create your own themes and perform testing to ensure your website is bug-free. You will also acquire some idea of how to use WordPress for non-blog-like websites. By the end of the book, you will feel confident enough to design high-quality websites and will be familiar with the ins and outs of WordPress. Style and approach This is a step-by-step tutorial, where we show you how you build a professional-grade website from the ground up, adding more and more complex features as we move on.

Build Your Own Wicked Wordpress Themes

Create Versatile Wordpress Themes That Really Sell!

Author: Alan Cole,Raena Jackson Armitage,Brandon R. Jones,Jeffrey Way

Publisher: SitePoint

ISBN: 1457174391

Category: Computers

Page: 250

View: 324

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Wicked WordPress Themes is a step-by-step guide to creating beautiful themes for the world's most popular CMS, WordPress. By following the book's advice, readers can produce designs that are aesthetically stunning, consistent, and for-purpose -whether it's for their own use, or to drive a high price on the theme marketplace. All facets of theme design are covered: from design, coding, and deployment, to ensuring readers' designs are ready-to-go as soon as they're installed. Wicked WordPress Themes teaches readers how to leverage theme design frameworks to dramatically shorten development time, enabling them to enter the theme market faster.

WordPress For Dummies

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119327768

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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The bestselling guide to WordPress—fully updated Updated to capture all the changes expected to come with the latest release of WordPress, the brand-new edition of this bestselling guide gives you an all-access pass to using this powerful publishing platform to get your very own blog or website up and running—in no time. In WordPress For Dummies, you'll find out how to choose and customize a theme, pick the perfect web host, manage multiple websites with multiple authors, and tons more. Due in large part to its state-of-the-art features, WordPress has become the go-to platform for website owners and bloggers who want to be noticed. Whether you're new to the web/blogging community or want to maximize your site, this hands-on guide is packed with everything you need to navigate the wonderful world of WordPress—and ensure the fruit of your labors gets the attention and traffic it deserves. Get set up with a new WordPress.org account Leverage the power of WordPress as a CMS tool Forget one website—manage as many as you want Optimize aesthetics, web standards, and usability Not a WordPress guru? No worries! Everything you need to become a pro is a page—and a click—away!