Build Powerful and Interactive Plugins with New WordPress Book

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 | News | WordPress

Packt is pleased to announce a new book that will teach users different aspects of modern WordPress development. Written by Content Management expert and developer of WordPress plugins like Smart YouTube, Vladimir Prelovac, WordPress Plugin Development: Beginner's Guide guides users in creating and distributing their own plugins following WordPress coding standards.

WordPress allows users to easily create dynamic blogs with many outstanding features. Its versatility and ease of use has attracted a large, enthusiastic, and helpful community of users, who have created a large and diverse collection of plugins. Plugins are the method WordPress offers to customize and extend its functionality, from making the site easier to administer, to adding the odd tweak or new feature, to completely changing the way their blog works.

This book will walk users through the development of six complete and feature-rich plugins used by WordPress users. It will show users how to build all sorts of WordPress plugins: admin plugins, plugins that alters their post output, present custom "views" of their blog, and more. Users will discover how to use the WordPress API in all typical situations, from displaying output on the site in the beginning to turning WordPress into a CMS.

In addition to this, the book introduces new interesting techniques such as Widgets, interacting with the WordPress Database, and Ajax form submission. It uses the mixed approach, by taking advantage of creative WordPress and JavaScript techniques, in order to create an Ajax powered 'Wall’ for their blog’s sidebar.

PHP developers wanting to create feature-rich plugins for WordPress will find this book useful.  This book is out now and is available from Packt. For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/wordpress-plug-in-development/book

WordPress Plugin Development: Beginner's Guide
Build powerful, interactive plug-ins for your blog and to share online

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/wordpress-plug-in-development/book


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