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WordPress for Web Developers, 2nd Edition

WordPress for Web Developers is a complete guide for web designers and developers who want to begin building and administering sites with WordPress. This book is an update of Beginning WordPress 3, freshened and clarified for web developers who want to make the most of WordPress. You’ll start by learning WordPress basics, including how to publish content, add media, and manage users.

Then you’ll dig deeper into your WordPress server administration, including domain mapping, security, and importing and migrating. The book then steps up a gear with an introduction to developing for WordPress, perfect for developers and designers with some PHP experience, who want to learn to create custom themes and plugins.

WordPress is the most popular open source blogging and content management system in the world. Its flexible, user-friendly system can be extended with thousands of freely available themes and plugins. This book will teach you how to make the most of WordPress’s built-in features, how to find the right themes and plugins for your projects, and how to build your own custom features. You’ll learn to:

What you’ll learn

  • How to install WordPress and configure its settings
  • How to create, organize, and display content and multimedia files
  • How to find themes and plugins – or create your own with PHP
  • How to maintain and secure your WordPress sites
  • How to set up a network of sites and manage them in a single interface

Who this book is for
This book is for professional web designers and developers, with some working knowledge of PHP, who want to learn to administer and build sites with WordPress using advanced topics such as themes and plugins.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Chapter 2. Installing and Upgrading WordPress
Chapter 3. Dashboard and Settings
Chapter 4. Working with Content
Chapter 5. Working with Themes
Chapter 6. Working with Plugins
Chapter 7. Working with Users
Chapter 8. Setting Up Multisite Networks
Chapter 9. Performance and Security
Chapter 10. Importing Content and Migrating Sites
Chapter 11. Beginning Theme and Plugin Development
Chapter 12. Creating a Theme
Chapter 13. Creating Plugins
Chapter 14. Custom Post Types, Taxonomies, and Fields

Appendix A. Recommended Plugins
Appendix B. Community Resources

Book Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 2nd Edition (July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430258667
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430258667
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