Professional WordPress Plugin Development

Professional WordPress Plugin Development


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Professional WordPress Plugin Development by Brad Williams, Ozh Richard, Justin Tadlock

Taking WordPress to the next level with advanced plugin development

WordPress is used to create self-hosted blogs and sites, and it's fast becoming the most popular content management system (CMS) on the Web. Now you can extend it for personal, corporate and enterprise use with advanced plugins and this professional development guide. Learn how to create plugins using the WordPress plugin API: utilize hooks, store custom settings, craft translation files, secure your plugins, set custom user roles, integrate widgets, work with JavaScript and AJAX, create custom post types. You'll find a practical, solutions-based approach, lots of helpful examples, and plenty of code you can incorporate!

  • Shows you how to develop advanced plugins for the most popular CMS platform today, WordPress
  • Covers plugin fundamentals, how to create and customize hooks, internationalizing your site with translation files, securing plugins, how to create customer users, and ways to lock down specific areas for use in corporate settings
  • Delves into advanced topics, including creating widgets and metaboxes, debugging, using JavaScript and AJAX, Cron integration, custom post types, short codes, multi site functions, and working with the HTTP API
  • Includes pointers on how to debug, profile and optimize your code, and how to market your custom plugin

Learn advanced plugin techniques and extend WordPress into the corporate environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470916223
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Pages: 552
Sales rank: 829,175
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Brad Williams is the CEO and cofounder of He is a coauthor of Professional WordPress.

Ozh Richard has released a number of popular WordPress plugins and won an Annual WordPress Plugin Competition.

Justin Tadlock has developed numerous plugins and teaches users how to use plugins and themes at his WordPress site

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Professional WordPress Plugin Development 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
IvanIlijasicII More than 1 year ago
I will be short. Why buy this book? If you want to be good in WP plugin develelopment you need to know many things, how to develop admin plugin, frontend widget, implement dashboard widget, shortcodes, hooks, learn how to use Ajax in administration modules, how to expand basic posting administration, how to create additional data records and integrate it into current WP engine. How to connect your backend plugin with web service. How to handle users and security roles. Plus you need to know basic rules for creating plugins,widfets, shortcodes etc. All these things you can learn at one place - this book. I bought it for this reason. To have all this info in one place. Like Professional Wordpress, the book contains many advice. I recommend it. IMHO if you want to be a good Wordpress developer you need to read these two books. Period ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago