Professional WordPress Plugin Development

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 15, 2011 - Computers - 560 pages
Taking WordPress to the next level with advanced plugin development

WordPress is used to create self-hosted blogs and sites, and it's fast becoming the most popular content management system (CMS) on the Web. Now you can extend it for personal, corporate and enterprise use with advanced plugins and this professional development guide. Learn how to create plugins using the WordPress plugin API: utilize hooks, store custom settings, craft translation files, secure your plugins, set custom user roles, integrate widgets, work with JavaScript and AJAX, create custom post types. You'll find a practical, solutions-based approach, lots of helpful examples, and plenty of code you can incorporate!

  • Shows you how to develop advanced plugins for the most popular CMS platform today, WordPress
  • Covers plugin fundamentals, how to create and customize hooks, internationalizing your site with translation files, securing plugins, how to create customer users, and ways to lock down specific areas for use in corporate settings
  • Delves into advanced topics, including creating widgets and metaboxes, debugging, using JavaScript and AJAX, Cron integration, custom post types, short codes, multi site functions, and working with the HTTP API
  • Includes pointers on how to debug, profile and optimize your code, and how to market your custom plugin

Learn advanced plugin techniques and extend WordPress into the corporate environment.

 

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Contents

AN INTRODUCTION TO PLUGINS
1
An Introduction to Plugins
2
Plugin Foundation
11
x
14
Hooks
29
Integrating in WordPress
59
Internationalization
97
Plugin Security
117
More Shortcode Quick Ideas
295
Metadata Custom Post Types and Taxonomies
299
Using Custom Post Types
309
JavaScript and Ajax in WordPress
333
Cron
375
The Rewrite API
403
Multisite
425
Debugging and Optimizing
463

Plugin Settings
163
Users
197
Summary
236
HTTP API
237
The Shortcode API
271
Marketing Your Plugin
479
The Developer Toolbox
497
INDEX X
511
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Brad Williams is the CEO and cofounder of webdevstudios.com. He is a coauthor of Professional WordPress.

Ozh Richard has released a number of popular WordPress plugins and won an Annual WordPress Plugin Competition.

Justin Tadlock has developed numerous plugins and teaches users how to use plugins and themes at his WordPress site ThemeHybrid.com.

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