WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook – Second Edition
- Paperback: 386 pages
- Publisher: WOW! eBook; 2nd Revised edition (July 26, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1788291182
- ISBN-13: 978-1788291187
WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook, 2nd Edition: Learn to create plugins for WordPress 4.x to deliver custom projects or share with the community through detailed step-by-step recipes and code examples
WordPress is a popular, powerful, and open Content Management System. Learning how to extend its capabilities allows you to unleash its full potential, whether you’re an administrator trying to find the right extension, a developer with a great idea to enhance the platform for the community, or a website developer working to fulfill a client’s needs. WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook, 2nd Edition shows readers how to navigate WordPress’ vast set of API functions to create high-quality plugins with easy-to-configure administration interfaces.
With new recipes and materials updated for the latest versions of WordPress 4.x, this second edition teaches you how to create plugins of varying complexity ranging from a few lines of code to complex extensions that provide intricate new capabilities.
You’ll start by using the basic mechanisms provided in WordPress to create plugins and execute custom user code. You will then see how to design administration panels, enhance the post editor with custom fields, store custom data, and modify site behavior based on the value of custom fields. You’ll safely incorporate dynamic elements on web pages using scripting languages, and build new widgets that users will be able to add to WordPress sidebars and widget areas.
By the end of this book, you will be able to create WordPress plugins to perform any task you can imagine.