Professional WordPress : Design and Development

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-04
  • Publisher: Wrox
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Professional WordPress: Design and Development, Second Edition will be revised for the latest version of this content management system, 3.5. More real-world examples for load balancing and multiusers. Some basic content such as the functional overview has been replaced with more advanced content since this is a book for developers. The section on WordPress taxonomy has been reworked to fit in with a new chapter. The new multi-purpose plugin, WordPress JetPack from Automattic (the creators of WordPress) has been added as well as coverage of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript in the standards section. New chapters on Working with WordPress Locally and Custom Post Types, Custom Taxonomies, and MetaData and extensions of Themes to Project Themes and Child Themes bring the content of this book completely up-to-date and will provide developers all they need to deploy successful WordPress sites. The first edition of this book was praised for its hands on examples, and real world tips, and these will remain key features of this second edition. Code downloads and code samples will be readily available from the book's wrox.com web site.

Author Biography

Brad Williams is the co-founder of WebDevStudios.com, organizes and speaks at WordPress events, and is the coauthor of Professional WordPress Plugin Development.

David Damstra is the Vice President of Professional Services for CU*Answers, where his team of developers empowers clients with WordPress.

Hal Stern is a VP at Juniper Networks and is the coauthor of Blueprints for High Availability.

Wrox Professional guides are written by working developers to address everyday needs. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

Table of Contents

1 First Post

2 Code Overview

3 Working with WordPress Locally

4 Tour of the Core

5 The Loop

6 Data Management

7 Custom Post Types, Custom Taxonomy and Meta Data

8 Plugin Development

9 Theme Development

10 Multisite

11 Content Aggregation

12 Crafting a User Experience

13 Statistics, Scalability, Security, and Spam

14 WordPress as a Content Management System

15 WordPress in the Enterprise

16 WordPress Developer Community

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