WordPress for Web Developers: An Introduction for Web Professionals

WordPress for Web Developers: An Introduction for Web Professionals

by Stephanie Leary

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Overview

WordPress for Web Developers: An Introduction for Web Professionals by Stephanie Leary

WordPress for Web Developers is a complete guide for web designers and developers who want to begin building and administeringsites with WordPress. This book is an update of Beginning WordPress 3, freshened and clarified forweb 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 andbuild sites with WordPress using advanced topics such as themes and plugins.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1: Installing and Using WordPress

    1.Introduction

    2.Installation

    3.Settings

    4.Working with Content

    5.Working with Themes

    6.Working with Plugins

    7.Working with Users

    Part 2: WordPress and Your Server

    8.Setting up the Network

    9.Maintenance and Security

    10.Importing and Migrating

    Part 3: Beginning WordPress Development

    11.Development Concepts for Themes and Plugins

    12.Creating a Custom Theme

    13.Creating Plugins

    14.Custom Content Types, Taxonomies, and Fields

    Appendix

    A. Recommended Plugins

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781430258667
    Publisher: Apress
    Publication date: 06/25/2013
    Edition description: 2nd ed.
    Pages: 368
    Sales rank: 1,252,459
    Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)

    About the Author

    Stephanie Leary has been building sites with WordPress since 2004, and has always used WordPress for more than just blogs. She worked at Texas A&M University for over ten years, where she established accessibility and web standards and pioneered the use of blogging software (first Movable Type, then WordPress) as full content management systems for departments websites.

    Stephanie is now a full-time freelance WordPress developer. She is a frequent speaker at higher education conferences, WordPress Meetups, and WordCamps. In between conferences, she can be found giving concise WordPress tips on Twitter.

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