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Wordpress Plugin Development for Beginners Guide

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by acidevil, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. acidevil

    acidevil Registered Member

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    If you can write WP plug-ins, you can make WP do just about anything. From making the site easier to administer, to adding the odd tweak or new feature, to completely changing the way your blog works, plug-ins are the method WP offers to customize and extend its functionality. This book will show you how to build all sorts of WP plug-ins: admin plug-ins, Widgets, plug-ins that alter your post output, present custom "views" of your blog, and more.

    WP Plug-in Development (Beginner?s Guide) focuses on teaching you all aspects of modern WP development. The book uses real and published WP plug-ins and follows their creation from the idea to the finishing touches, in a series of carefully picked, easy-to-follow tutorials. You will discover how to use the WP API in all typical situations, from displaying output on the site in the beginning to turning WP into a CMS in the last chapter. In Chapters 2 to 7 you will develop six concrete plug-ins and conquer all aspects of WP development.

    Every new chapter and every new plug-in introduces different features of WP and how to put them to good use, allowing you to gradually advance your knowledge. This book is written as a guide to take your WP skills from the very beginning to the level where you are able to completely understand how WP works and how you can use it to your advantage.

    What you will learn from this book

    * Get to know the WP code base, WP's plug-in architecture, and the plug-in application programming interface (API) and learn how to hack it
    * Master the WP database and the API ? access and manipulate data, handle user roles and permissions, posts, and so on
    * Hook into the rest of WP using actions and filters
    * Change the way your WP backend looks by customizing menus, submenus, and the plug-in admin panel
    * Integrate AJAX and jQuery into your plug-ins to dynamically generate content
    * Hook directly to WP edit pages and use AJAX to generate fast searches
    * Integrate your plug-in with WP panels and the tinyMCE editor
    * Access and work with third-party APIs like Flickr
    * Implement localization support for users of other languages
    * Maintain and manage your plug-in using SVN and publish it to the WP Plugin Repository
    * Handle security issues and make your plug-ins safer to use

    We cover the development of six plug-ins from start to finish:

    * Digg-this: Adds a Digg This button to each post.
    * Live Blogroll: Adds a recent posts popup for each blog in your blogroll.
    * The Wall widget: Displays comments on the sidebar without reloading the page.
    * Snazzy Archives: Presents your site archives in a unique visual way.
    * Insights: Access your articles and Flickr images from within the WP edit page.
    * Post Types: Provides pre-defined post templates to quickly add a photo or a link to your blog.

    Approach

    This is a Packt Beginners Guide, which means it focuses on practical examples and has a fast-paced but friendly approach, with the opportunity to learn by experiment and play. Each chapter builds a practical plug-in from the ground up using step-by-step instructions. Individual sections show you how to code some functionality into your plug-in and follow up with a discussion of concepts.

    Who this book is written for

    This book is for programmers working with WP, who want to develop custom plug-ins and to hack the code base. You need to be familiar with the basics of WP and PHP programming and believe that code is poetry; this book will handle the rest.


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    A little "thanks" will do :p
     
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  2. rawasch

    rawasch Junior Member

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    Thanks, could prove very helpful for me as I am very much into plugin development at the moment :D
     
  3. RamChaturvedi

    RamChaturvedi Supreme Member

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    i would love to download this book....and will see if i could do any thing!!!
     
  4. acidevil

    acidevil Registered Member

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    hope, fellow bhw will make out some good plugin and share among us :)
     
  5. K1w12k3

    K1w12k3 Junior Member

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    File's corrupted. :(
    Pages missing.
     
  6. BrianO

    BrianO Junior Member

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    I think the files are a bit corrupted. I would request the topic creator to plz recheck it and upload the ebook once again.
     
  7. 1nam1

    1nam1 Junior Member

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    rapidshare please , This is i am looking for.
     
  8. Fudnut

    Fudnut Registered Member

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    yep..same here.. lots of blank pages & AR complaining.. but thx for the share anyways.
     
  9. acidevil

    acidevil Registered Member

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    can pls tell me which pages is missing..coz i didnt really go through it.i mean..i go through the table of content.seem like every pages is listed...just that i dont know why there are some pages which is blank
     
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  10. bigspade

    bigspade Junior Member

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    Nice info pal, but I guess I'll leave it to a professional coder for this kind of stuff.
     
  11. jimthemonkey

    jimthemonkey Newbie

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    Thanks for the share, i have been looking for something just like this

    Im noticing the same thing with the blank pages and also they seem to be in the wrong order. For me it goes page 1,2,220,4,5,blank,7,8,9,blank,227,etc.

    I still think it'll help a ton though. Much appreciated!
     
  12. acidevil

    acidevil Registered Member

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    i think is just mean to be blank or something