Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 3, 2014 - Computers - 368 pages

The ultimate guide to using WordPress to make your life easier

WordPress guru Thord Daniel Hedengren takes you beyond the blog to give you the tools and know-how needed to build just about anything in WordPress. You’ll discover how to use WordPress as a CMS to power fully-fledged websites, photo galleries, forums, eCommerce sites, and much more. You get step-by step instructions on developing model sites from the ground up and how to utilize and build plugins that let you take WordPress to the next level.

You will learn how to:

  • Use custom post types and custom taxonomies
  • Add and work with custom headers, backgrounds, and more
  • Build gorgeous WordPress themes with the latest features
  • Create custom login forms and admin themes
  • Control content with the loop (and alternatives to the loop)
  • Integrate theme options and the theme customizer
  • Extend WordPress with widget functionality
  • Build WordPress projects for SEO
  • Integrate WordPress with the social web
  • Create helpful navigation using the navigation menu
  • Use conditional control elements
  • Get started with your own responsive themes

Updated and revised to cover the changes to WordPress 3.8, Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, 4th Edition, is the ultimate guide to getting the most out of WordPress.

 

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Contents

Plugins or functions php?
213
ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY
221
Integrating the Social Web
239
Design Trickery
259
Making Your Theme Responsive
273
Fun with Media
277
Beware of the Clutter
293
Displaying RSS Feeds
299
The Anatomy of a WordPress Install
5
Looking Ahead
23
The Loop
39
The Loop
41
DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING
68
Using functions php
101
Adding Custom Fields
110
The Child Theme Concept
119

Uncommon WordPress Usage
313
WordPress and eCommerce
322
Building a Links Site
336
GETTING STARTED WITH WORDPRESS
345
INDEX
349
Advanced Theme Usage
131
Using Custom Fields
140
Mastering Action Hooks
156
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