Professional WordPress 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 available in WordPress, and demonstrates how to extend the functionality of WordPress with plugins.

The trio of established 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 plugin to an extremely elaborate social network package
  • Addresses how to integrate into WordPress, save settings, create widgets and shortcodes, and implement uninstall
  • Learn the proper techniques for storing data, customizing user roles, and security best practices
  • Shares techniques for using custom post types and creating and using custom taxonomies
  • How to create plugins for WordPress Multisite networks
  • Integrate user and role management
  • Explores the HTTP API, JavaScript and AJAX, Cron, the Rewrite API, and more

Table of Content

  • Chapter 1 An Introduction to Plugins
  • Chapter 2 Plugin Foundation
  • Chapter 3 Hooks
  • Chapter 4 Integrating in WordPress
  • Chapter 5 Internationalization
  • Chapter 6 Plugin Security
  • Chapter 7 Plugin Settings
  • Chapter 8 Users
  • Chapter 9 HTTP API
  • Chapter 10 The Shortcode API
  • Chapter 11 Extending Posts: Metadata, Custom Post Types, and Taxonomies
  • Chapter 12 JavaScript and Ajax in WordPress
  • Chapter 13 Cron
  • Chapter 14 The Rewrite API
  • Chapter 15 Multisite
  • Chapter 16 Debugging and Optimizing
  • Chapter 17 Marketing Your Plugin
  • Chapter 18 The Developer Toolbox

From the Back Cover
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

Book Details

  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox (March, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780470916223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470916223
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