Professional WordPress Plugin Development

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 15, 2011 - Computers - 552 pages
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Take WordPress to the next level with advanced plugin development

As one of the most popular open source content management systems available today, WordPress boasts a framework that allows you to easily customize and extend it through plugins. This comprehensive book shows you how plugins work, reviews the tools and APIs in WordPress, and demonstrates how to extend the functionality of WordPress with plugins. The trio of authors provides a practical, solutions-based approach along with a collection of timely examples and plenty of code, all aimed at clearly explaining how to create a plugin file, work with users, integrate widgets, add menus and submenus, secure your plugins, and more. You will quickly come to understand how to develop custom plugins so that you can take WordPress to the next corporate and enterprise level.

Professional WordPress Plugin Development:

  • Details the range of complexity in plugins, from a very simple social networking plugin to an extremely elaborate e-commerce package

  • Addresses how to integrate into WordPress, save settings, create widgets and shortcodes, and implement uninstall

  • Unveils the proper techniques for storing data, customizing user roles, and implementing security best practices

  • Shares procedures for using custom post types and creating and using custom taxonomies

  • Explores the HTTP API, JavaScript® and Ajax, Cron, the Rewrite API, and more

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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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