Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 4, 2010 - Computers - 322 pages
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"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 worksHow to build beautiful WordPress themes - including child themesHow to create custom login forms and admin themesHow to use the loop to control content, and even use alternatives to the loopHow to integrate theme optionsHow to build plugins - including widget functionalityHow to build your WordPress projects for SEOIntegrate WordPress with the social webHow to create amazing navigationHow to use conditional control elements

"Smashing Magazine" ( 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  - Lara Thompson - Goodreads

From this book and others, and the few posts of their blog that I've read, I'm fast becoming a Smashing fan. They offer the perfect balance of technical and aesthetic while constantly reminding me ... 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

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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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