9780470560549

Professional WordPress : Design and Development

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470560549

  • ISBN10:

    0470560541

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/5/2010
  • Publisher: Wrox
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Summary

An in-depth look at the internals of the WordPress system.As the most popular blogging and content management platform available today, WordPress is a powerful tool. This exciting book goes beyond the basics and delves into the heart of the WordPress system, offering overviews of the functional aspects of WordPress as well as plug-in and theme development.What is covered in this book? WordPress as a Content Management System Hosting Options Installing WordPress Files Database Configuration Dashboard Widgets Customizing the Dashboard Creating and Managing Content Categorizing Your Content Working with Media Comments and Discussion Working with Users Managing, Adding, Upgrading, and Using the Theme Editor Working with Widgets Adding and Managing New Plugins Configuring WordPress Exploring the Code Configuring Key Files wp-config.php file Advanced wp-config Options What's in the Core? WordPress Codex and Resources Understanding and customizing the Loop Building A Custom Query Complex Database Operations Dealing With Errors Direct Database Manipulation Building Your Own Taxonomies Plugin Packaging Create a Dashboard Widget Creating a Plugin Example Publish to the Plugin Directory Installing a Theme Creating Your Own Theme How and When to Use Custom Page Templates How to Use Custom Page Templates Pushing Content from WordPress to Other Sites Usability and Usability Testing Getting Your Site Found How Web Standards Get Your Data Discovered Load Balancing Your WordPress Site Securing Your WordPress Site Using WordPress in the Enterprise Is WordPress Right for Your Enterprise? and much more!

Author Biography

Hal Stern is a vice president at a technology company and uses WordPress to blog about his adventures in golf, ice hockey, and food.

David Damstra is the Manager of Web Services for CU*Answers, a credit union service organization, where he manages a team of developers to create web sites and web applications for the financial industry.

Brad Williams is the CEO and Co-Founder of WebDevStudios.com. He is also a co-host on the SitePoint Podcast and an advisor on SitePoint Forums.

Table of Contents

Introduction
First Post
What Is WordPress?
Content and Conversation
Getting Started
Finishing Up
Functional Overview
The Dashboard
Creating and Managing Content
Categorizing Your Content
Working with Media
Comments and Discussion
Working with Users
Extending WordPress
Content Tools
Configuring WordPress
Code Overview
Downloading
Exploring the Code
Configuring Key Files
WP-Content User Playground
Tour Of The Core
What's in the Core?
Using the Core as a Reference
WordPress Codex and Resources
Don't Hack Core!
The Loop
Understanding the Loop
Putting the Loop in Context
Flow of the Loop
Template Tags
Customizing the Loop
Global Variables
Working Outside the Loop
Data Management
Database Schema
Table Details
Direct Database Manipulation
WordPress Taxonomy
Building Your Own Taxonomies
Plugin Development
Plugin Packaging
Know Your Hooks: Actions and Filters
Plugin Settings
WordPress Integration
Plugin Security
Creating a Plugin Example
Publish to the Plugin Directory
Theme Development
Why Use a Theme?
Installing a Theme
What Is a Theme?
Creating Your Own Theme
Creating Your Own Theme: Getting Started
Creating Your Own Theme: DRY
Creating Your Own Theme: Content Display
Creating Your Own Theme: Additional Files
Custom Page Templates
Theme Hierarchy and Child Themes
Premium Themes and Other Theme Frameworks
Content Aggregation
What is a Lifestream?
Getting Noticed
Social Media Buttons
Simple Social Networking Badges
Collecting External Content
Pushing Content from WordPress to Other Sites
Advertising
Privacy and History
Crafting A User Experience
User Experience Principles
Usability and Usability Testing
Structuring Your Information
Getting Your Site Found
How Web Standards Get Your Data Discovered
Searching Your Own Site
Mobile Access
Statistics, Scalability, Security, And Spam
Statistics Counters
Cache Management
Load Balancing Your WordPress Site
Dealing With Spam
Securing Your WordPress Site
Using WordPress Roles
Wordpress As A Content Management System 299
Defining Content Management
Workflow and Delegation
Content Organization
Interactivity Features
Other Content Management Systems
Wordpress In The Enterprise
Is WordPress Right for Your Enterprise?
When WordPress Isn't Right for You
Scalability
Integration with Enterprise Identity Management
Content Integration via Feeds
Migrating To Wordpress
Planning a Migration
Content Identification
Media Migration
Moving Metadata
Moving Authors and Users
Theme and Presentation
Unique Functionality
Cleaning Up
Launching
Wordpress Developer Community
Contributing to WordPress
Sister Projects
Resources
Index
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