Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog [NOOK Book]

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Smashing WordPress shows you how to utilize the power of the WordPress platform, and provides a creative spark to help you build WordPress-powered sites that go beyond the obvious. The second edition of Smashing WordPress has been updated for WordPress 3.1+, which includes internal, custom post types, the admin bar, and lots of other useful new features. You will learn the core concepts used to post types, the admin bar, and lots of other useful new features. You will learn the core concepts used to build just ...
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Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog

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Overview

Smashing WordPress shows you how to utilize the power of the WordPress platform, and provides a creative spark to help you build WordPress-powered sites that go beyond the obvious. The second edition of Smashing WordPress has been updated for WordPress 3.1+, which includes internal, custom post types, the admin bar, and lots of other useful new features. You will learn the core concepts used to post types, the admin bar, and lots of other useful new features. You will learn the core concepts used to build just about anything in WordPress, resulting in fast deployments and greater design flexibility.

Inside, WordPress expert Thord Daniel Hedengren takes you beyond d the blog and shows you how WordPress can serve as a CMS, a photo gallery, and e-commerce site, and more. This edition includes new and upgraded examples of cool WordPress usage.

You Will Learn How To:


  • Build Beautiful WordPress Themes, including Child Themes

  • Create Custom Login Forms and Admin Themes

  • Use the Loop to Control Content

  • Build Plugins, including Widget Functionality

  • Use Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies

  • Use Post Formats

  • Integrate WordPress with the Social Web

  • Use Conditional Control Elements

  • Integrate Theme Options

  • Build Your WordPress Projects for SEO

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 the former editor of the Blog Herald, a popular website for bloggers and WordPress users.

Vistit wiley.com/go/smashingwordpress2e to download the code examples.

Smashing Magazine (smashingmgazine.com) is one of the world’s most popular Web-design online magazine. True to the Smashing Magazine book series delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119998785
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/31/2011
  • Series: Smashing Magazine Book Series , #14
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 9 MB

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

PART I: GETTING STARTED WITH WORDPRESS 3

Chapter 1: Th e Anatomy of a WordPress Install 5

Chapter 2: Th e WordPress Syntax 25

Chapter 3: Th e Loop 41

PART II: DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING WORDPRESS THEMES 65

Chapter 4: WordPress Th eme Essentials 67

Chapter 5: Th e Child Th eme Concept 119

Chapter 6: Advanced Th eme Usage 131

PART III: USING PLUGINS WITH WORDPRESS 171

Chapter 7: Making the Most of WordPress Plugins 173

PART IV: ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FUNC TION ALITY 221

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

INDEX 345

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Excellent resource for starting out with WordPress

    I usually judge a technical book by its ability to answer my questions thoroughly and accurately, and this book does just that. I've had a WordPress blog for quite a while, but I didn't understand the general components of the WordPress architecture or how I should really be using my blog site. This book started out with the installation and general architecture, but then dove into all the special bits that really make WordPress explode. WordPress is a very open and accommodating platform, which can be intimidating if you don't understand what you're doing. This book breaks that barrier. It not only tells you how to set up an existing template, but also how to tweak it or even develop your own! For those who are starting out or even for those who are trying to get more out of an existing site, this book is a good reference without the technical intimidation.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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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.

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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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