Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog

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Wiley, Feb 5, 2010 - Computers - 322 pages
15 Reviews
Go Beyond the Blog

Smashing WordPress shows you how to utilize the power of the WordPress platform, and provides a creative spark to help you build WordPress-powered sites that go beyond the obvious. You will learn the core concepts used to build just about anything in WordPress, resulting in fast deployments and greater design flexibility.

Inside, WordPress expert Thord Daniel Hedengren takes you beyond the blog and shows you how WordPress can serve as a CMS, a photo gallery, an e-commerce site, and more.

You will learn:

  • The anatomy of a WP install and how WordPress actually works
  • How to build beautiful WordPress themes – including child themes
  • How to create custom login forms and admin themes
  • How to use the loop to control content, and even use alternatives to the loop
  • How to integrate theme options
  • How to build plugins – including widget functionality
  • How to build your WordPress projects for SEO
  • Integrate WordPress with the social web
  • How to create amazing navigation
  • How to use conditional control elements

Smashing Magazine (smashingmagazine.com) is one of the world’s most popular web design sites. True to the Smashing mission, the Smashing Magazine book series delivers useful and innovating information to web designers and developers.

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Review: Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog (Smashing Magazine Book Series)

User Review  - Jason Jacobs - Goodreads

Useful as a reference. I found some good information/tips and helpful explanations. If the WordPress codex explanations start making my head tired, I'll consult this for a simplified explanation. Have encountered some outdated info. Read full review

Review: Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog (Smashing Magazine Book Series)

User Review  - Chad Warner - Goodreads

This book is for the experienced WordPress designer, not the beginner. Although it does touch on some WordPress essentials, it's mostly a how-to guide for creating WordPress themes and plugins, and ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Thord Daniel Hedengren is a professional web designer and developer who has created numerous WordPress themes, developed plugins, and put WordPress to good use powering both blogs and big editorial sites. He is the former editor of the Blog Herald, a popular website for bloggers and WordPress users.

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