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Professional WordPress Plugin Development

Brad Williams Justin Tadlock John James Jacoby



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21 May 2020
Extend WordPress with plugins using this advanced WordPress development book, updated for the current version This significantly updated edition of Professional WordPress Plugin Development addresses modern plugin development for WordPress, the highly popular content management system (CMS). If you're using WordPress to create and manage websites, WordPress plugins are the software that can extend or enhance CMS functionality. This book offers guidance on writing plugins for WordPress sites to share or sell to other users.

The second edition of Professional WordPress Plugin Development covers the building of advanced plugin development scenarios. It discusses the plugin framework and coding standards as well as dashboards, settings, menus, and related application programming interfaces (APIs). Additional topics include security, performance, data validation, and SQL statements.

* Learn about the power of hooks in WordPress * Discover how JavaScript and Ajax will work in your site * Understand key technologies: Block Editor/Gutenberg, JS/React, PHP, and the REST API * Create and use custom post types and taxonomies.

* Creating custom dashboard menus and plugin settings * Work with users and user data * Schedule tasks and utilizing Cron * Performance and security considerations Written by experienced plugin developers, Professional WordPress Plugin Development also helps you internationalize and localize your WordPress website. Find out about debugging systems and optimizing your site for speed. As WordPress use continues to increase, you can elevate your professional knowledge of how to extend WordPress through plugins.
By:   Brad Williams, Justin Tadlock, John James Jacoby
Imprint:   Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 187mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   874g
ISBN:   9781119666943
ISBN 10:   1119666945
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   21 May 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

About the authors Brad Williams is CEO and cofounder of WebDevStudios, a WordPress design and development firm. He is coauthor of Professional WordPress Design and Development. Justin Tadlock is a plugin and theme developer with over a decade of professional experience. He currently writes for WP Tavern. John James Jacoby has authored dozens of popular WordPress plugins and leads the development of bbPress and BuddyPress. He has contributed to every major WordPress version since 2008.

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