If you can write WordPress plug-ins, you can make WordPress do just about anything. From making the site easier to administer, to adding the odd tweak or new feature, to completely changing the way your blog works, plug-ins are the method WordPress offers to customise and extend its functionality.
WordPress Plug-in Development (Beginner’s Guide) focuses on teaching you all aspects of modern WordPress development. The book uses real and published WordPress plug-ins and follows their creation from the idea to the finishing touches, in a series of carefully picked, easy-to-follow tutorials. You will discover how to use the WordPress API in all typical situations, from displaying output on the site in the beginning to turning WordPress into a CMS in the last chapter. In Chapters 2 to 7 you will develop six concrete plug-ins and conquer all aspects of WordPress development.
Each new chapter and each new plug-in introduces different features of WordPress and how to put them to good use, allowing you to gradually advance your knowledge. This book is written as a guide to take your WordPress skills from the very beginning to the level where you are able to completely understand how WordPress works and how you can use it to your advantage.
About the Author
Vladimir Prelovac is a WordPress consultant and Internet marketing specialist best known for his numerous contributions to the WordPress community. He specializes in solving web site publishing challenges using the WordPress platform. For Vladimir, WordPress-based development is a full time job about which he happily blogs on his web site www.prelovac.com/vladimir
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: PACKT PUBLISHING (16 Feb 2009)