Addresses new theming options, custom post types, custom headers, menus, background, and more
Explains how to build beautiful and unique WordPress themes and creating amazing navigation
Walks you through building plugins, integrating theme options, creating custom login forms and admin themes, and using the Loop to control content
Zeroes in on building a WordPress project for SEO
Highlights integrating WordPress with the social web
Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, 3rd Edition
As one of the hottest tools on the web today for creating a blog, WordPress has evolved to be much more that just a blogging platform and has been pushed beyond its original purpose. With this new edition of a perennially popular WordPress resource, Smashing Magazine offers you the information you need so you can maximize the potential and power of WordPress. WordPress expert Thord Daniel Hedengren takes you beyond the basic blog to show you how to leverage the capabilities of WordPress to power advanced websites. Download eBook Free »
Professional WordPress: Design and Development, 2nd Edition
WordPress is the most popular self-hosted open source website software in use today, and the latest version makes it even simpler to operate. With this new edition, you’ll find helpful examples, code downloads, and real-world tips from real-world developers, all of which reflect the current needs of developers. Each chapter has been reworked to provide the most up-to-date and correct methods for developing and designing in WordPress. This book covers WordPress development and design concepts above and beyond version features and provides a foundation for future development as WordPress is updated. This essential resource provides you with all you need to deploy successful WordPress sites. Download eBook Free »
Discover how we can leverage on WordPress as a content management system and serve content to mobile apps by exposing its API
Learn how to build geolocation mobile applications using WordPress and PhoneGap
Step-by-step instructions on how you can make use of jQuery and jQuery mobile to provide an interface between WordPress and your PhoneGap app
WordPress Mobile Applications with PhoneGap
With the explosive popularity of mobile apps and its much anticipated continued growth for the foreseeable future, developers will want to get their hands dirty and build some cool mobile apps. But we know that building mobile apps is not easy: we need to handle cross-platform issues, mobile devices of different screen sizes, not to mention traditional issues such as providing a content management system of the content served in the application.
Enter WordPress Mobile Applications with PhoneGap. We leverage on some of the most popular open source projects: WordPress, jQuery, jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap and discover how they can be pieced together to build a fully functional cross platform mobile application. Download eBook Free »
Create a blog. Get a free WordPress.com account, choose the right theme, and start publishing content.
Build a website. Produce a professional-looking business site by customizing a WordPress theme.
Add features. Choose from thousands of WordPress widgets and plug-ins to extend your site’s features.
Mix in multimedia. Include slideshows, video clips, webcasts, podcasts, and music players.
Involve your readers. Let readers leave comments, contribute to your site, and carry on a dialog.
Build an audience. Learn search-engine optimization, measure your reader’s favorite pages, and publicize your site.
Create a community. Use social media tools such as “Like” and sharing buttons, and provide RSS feeds of your posts.
Whether you’re a budding blogger or web development professional, WordPress is a brilliant tool for creating websites if you know how to tap its impressive features. This jargon-free Missing Manual shows you how to use WordPress and its themes, plug-ins, and widgets to build just about any website you can imagine, from a classy blog to a basic e-commerce site. Download eBook Free »
WordPress Mobile Web Development: Beginner’s Guide
Learn how to build mobile and responsive websites using WordPress
Get to grips with the best mobile plugins and understand how they interact with your site
Learn how to make your own WordPress theme or site responsive, including layout, images, navigation and more
WordPress Mobile Web Development: Beginner’s Guide
WordPress Mobile Web Development: Beginner’s Guide will benefit you whether you’ve dabbled in WordPress or worked with it for years. It will help you identify which approach to mobile is most appropriate for your site (responsive, mobile, or web app) and learn how to make each one work, demonstrating a variety of techniques from the simple to the more complex, working through clear practical examples and applying these to your own website.
Start by quickly making a WordPress site mobile-friendly, using off the shelf plugins and responsive themes, choosing the best ones for you and customizing them. This leads into responsive theme design, with advice on layout, images and navigation. Finally, learn how to build a web app in WordPress, making use of plugins, APIs and custom code. Download eBook Free »
Learn to create plugins and configuration panels in order to bring new capabilities to WordPress
Tailor WordPress to your needs with new content types, custom widgets, and fancy jQuery elements, without breaching security needs
Detailed instructions on how to achieve each task, followed by clear explanations of concepts featured in each recipe
WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook
WordPress is a popular, powerful, and open Content Management System. Learning to extend its core capabilities allows you to unleash its full potential, whether you’re an administrator who cannot find the right extension, or a developer with a great idea to enhance the platform for the community, or a website designer/developer working to fulfill a client’s needs.
WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook is the perfect companion for plugin developers, offering easy-to-follow instructions to accomplish tasks that range from basic plugin creation and configuration to advanced customization techniques. Each topic is illustrated through realistic examples showing how it can be applied to solve common problems, followed by explanations of all concepts used. Download eBook Free »