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Install WordPress and go beyond blogging WordPress is so flexible that developers are now tapping it to create robust applications for content, contact, and e–mail management. Whether you′re a casual blogger or programming pro, this comprehensive guide covers WordPress from the basics through advanced application development. Learn how to use custom plugins and themes, retrieve data, maintain security, use social media, and modify your blog without changing any core code. You′ll even get to know the ecosystem of products that surrounds this popular, open–source tool. Enhance your blog′s findability in the search engines and beyond Discover hooks and leverage the WordPress event–driven programming interface Create WordPress widgets in only a few minutes Explore alternate uses of WordPress Enhance your blog with WordPress MU Ensure your plugins maintain future compatibility Create highly customizable and dynamic themes using template tags Learn best security practices as a user and developer Companion Web Site Visit www.wiley.com/go/wordpressbible for all of the author′s example files from the book. Install, secure, and maintain WordPress Extend WordPress with plugins and themes Enhance your blog with WordPress MU Note: CD–ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
About the Author
Aaron Brazell is a leading WordPress and social media consultant, with clients ranging from enterprise software companies to small– and medium–sized businesses. He has worked on large–scale WordPress installations from both a technical/scaling perspective to complex deliveries involving extreme leveraging of the software plugin API. He maintains a large business and technology blog in the Washington D.C. area, Technosailor.com. Mark Jaquith is one of the lead WordPress core developers and an independent Web services consultant. He has consulted for major clients through his company, Covered Web Services, and is the author of several popular WordPress plugins, including Subscribe to Comments and Page Links To.