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The ultimate guide to using WordPress to make your lifeeasier

WordPress guru Thord Daniel Hedengren takes you beyond the blogto give you the tools and know-how needed to build just aboutanything in WordPress. You’ll discover how to use WordPressas a CMS to power fully-fledged websites, photo galleries, forums,eCommerce sites, and much more. You get step-by step instructionson developing model sites from the ground up and how to utilize andbuild 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 theloop)
  • 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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  • Smashing WordPress
    Smashing WordPress  

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119942719
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Smashing Magazine Book Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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 a contributor to Web Designer UK, Smashing Magazine, the former editor of Blog Herald, Devlounge, and Wisdump, and the author of Smashing WordPress Themes and Tackling Tumblr.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Th e Anatomy of a WordPress Install 5

Chapter 2: Th e WordPress Syntax 25

Chapter 3: Th e Loop 41


Chapter 4: WordPress Th eme Essentials 67

Chapter 5: Th e Child Th eme Concept 119

Chapter 6: Advanced Th eme Usage 131


Chapter 7: Making the Most of WordPress Plugins 173


Chapter 9: Using WordPress As a CMS 223

Chapter 10: Integrating the Social Web 239

Chapter 11: Design Trickery 259

Chapter 12: Fun with Media 277

Chapter 13: Extra Func tion ality 295

Chapter 14: Uncom mon WordPress Usage 313


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  • Posted October 26, 2010

    Not 3.0

    I was disappointed that I discovered after downloading this book (non-refundable on Nook) the book is targeted to version 2.8. I figured that since 3.0 was into beta at the time of publishing it would cover some of the issues I'm running into with 3.0, but no such luck. I'm sure there is plenty of good information that is still usable in here; what I've looked at thus far seems quite useful to a moderate-strong PHP developer.

    I guess this is a lesson for this new Nook owner: always read the free preview, and carefully.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2010

    Behold the power of Wordpress

    This is the ultimate book for developers who want to develope their own themes, plugins, widgets and anything else custom in Wordpress.

    This will take you step by step in teaching you how to develope any type of theme, moving dynamic sidebars, writing and using custom widgets. Basically for the advanced Wordpress user who wants to use Wordpress in a on-traditional way, or to use it as a fully functioning CMS.

    If you are looking at this book, you no doublt know of Smashing Magazine's expertise in all things design.

    I suggest you buy this immedietly.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    This book is for version 2.8

    I downloaded the free sample and it clearly states its for version 2.8, NOT 3.1 as indicated in the Overview, so beware. Hopefully this gets fixed soon.

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