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 www.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: 9781118600740
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/14/2014
  • Series: Smashing Magazine Book Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 389,877
  • File size: 4 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 5

Chapter 1: The Anatomy of a WordPress Install 7

Chapter 2: The WordPress Syntax 27

Chapter 3: The Loop 43

PART II: DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING WORDPRESS THEMES 71

Chapter 4: WordPress Theme Essentials 73

Chapter 5: The Child Theme Concept 125

Chapter 6: Advanced Theme Usage 137

PART III: USING PLUGINS WITH WORDPRESS 169

Chapter 7: The Anatomy of a WordPress Plugin 171

Chapter 8: Plugins or functions.php? 199

PART IV: ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY 207

Chapter 9: Using WordPress As a CMS 209

Chapter 10: Integrating the Social Web 223

Chapter 11: Design Trickery 235

Chapter 12: Fun with Media 253

Chapter 13: Extra Functionality 271

Chapter 14: Uncommon WordPress Usage 289

PART V: APPENDIXES 323

Appendix A: Essential WordPress Plugins 325

Appendix B: Starter Themes 341

Index 351

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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.

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