From the Back Cover
Take WordPress to the next level with advanced plugindevelopment
As one of the most popular open source content managementsystems available today, WordPress boasts a framework that allowsyou to easily customize and extend it through plugins. Thiscomprehensive book shows you how plugins work, reviews the toolsand APIs in WordPress, and demonstrates how to extend thefunctionality of WordPress with plugins. The trio of authorsprovides a practical, solutions–based approach along with acollection of timely examples and plenty of code, all aimed atclearly explaining how to create a plugin file, work with users,integrate widgets, add menus and submenus, secure your plugins, andmore. You will quickly come to understand how to develop customplugins so that you can take WordPress to the next corporate andenterprise level.
Professional WordPress Plugin Development:
Details the range of complexity in plugins, from a very simplesocial networking plugin to an extremely elaborate e–commercepackage
Addresses how to integrate into WordPress, save settings, createwidgets and shortcodes, and implement uninstall
Unveils the proper techniques for storing data, customizing userroles, and implementing security best practices
Shares procedures for using custom post types and creating andusing custom taxonomies
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About the Author
Brad Williams is the CEO and cofounder of webdevstudios.com. Heis a coauthor of Professional WordPress.
Ozh Richard has released a number of popular WordPress pluginsand won an Annual WordPress Plugin Competition.
Justin Tadlock has developed numerous plugins and teaches usershow to use plugins and themes at his WordPress siteThemeHybrid.com.