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WordPress for Web Developers: An Introduction for Web Professionals

WordPress for Web Developers: An Introduction for Web Professionals [Kindle Edition]

Stephanie Leary
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Product Description

WordPress for Web Developers is a complete guide for web designers and developers who want to begin building and administering sites with WordPress. This book is an update of Beginning WordPress 3, freshened and clarified for web developers who want to make the most of WordPress. You'll start by learning WordPress basics, including how to publish content, add media, and manage users. Then you'll dig deeper into your WordPress server administration, including domain mapping, security, and importing and migrating.

The book then steps up a notch with an introduction to developing for WordPress--perfect for developers and designers with a little PHP experience who want to learn to create custom themes and plugins for their WordPress sites.

What you'll learn

  • How to install WordPress and configure its settings

  • How to create, organize, and display content and multimedia files

  • How to find themes and plugins--or create your own

  • How to maintain and secure your WordPress sites

  • How to set up a network of sites and manage them in a single interface

Who this book is for

This book is for professional web designers who want to
learn to build sites with WordPress.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8881 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 2 edition (23 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EQ9E0LQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #755,244 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Stephanie Leary is a freelance web consultant specializing in WordPress sites for the higher education and publishing industries. She has contributed more than a dozen plugins to the WordPress community. She is the author of Beginning WordPress 3 (2010) and WordPress for Web Developers (2013), both published by Apress.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but lacks focus 15 Jan 2014
This book does have a lot of very good information in it but it does not really live up to its Title IMHO. What a Web Developer wanting to learn Wordpress would be after, is a good overview, plenty of perspective and a good chapter on background and fundamental concepts and descriptions/ diagrams of how things work. Instead of that, this book goes over all the basics of using Wordpress as a user, and then dives straight into using all the functions that are provided as part of the API. I would not argue that all the information you could want is in here or referenced to on the web some place, however what I really want is a progressive, well thought out and clear description of the way things work. The author seems to be a little bit too submerged in the technicalities of Wordpress to offer that sort of perspective, which is a shame since technical reference information is freely available via the web. I have started on another Wordpress Theme development book by Packt, and that seems to be heading in the right direction. It starts off with a clear description of what a theme actually is and steps through creating one. Perhaps 'Wordpress for Web Developers' will be better suited as a reference book or a more advanced tutorial, or perhaps I just need to stick at it a bit. I did feel rather lost at times in the Theme development chapter, and since I do have a pretty good understanding of PHP I feel that this is a problem with the layout of the book. This book seems to expect the reader to spend time to pick over existing themes to try to start to understand what is going on exactly.

4/4/14 update.

I've found some courses and other tutorials on-line and have now picked up this book again. I do think it's a good book, but start reading once you've already got a good general understanding of CMS concepts. I did the PSD -> Wordpress tutorial on tuts and that piqued my interest in learning Wordpress theme dev. again .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great learning for a non-beginner 14 Dec 2013
By Jessica Y - Published on
I am a developer by profession, of software and the occasional website. However, WordPress itself was new for me, and this book was exactly the intro I was looking for, to wrap my head around the structure of files in the install, where to go to edit different functionality and visual aspects, etc. I felt this book covered the right range of topics with the right depth, without spending time on the basics that I already know or diving so far deep that I lost the big picture perspective. Post-read, I felt prepared to dig in and tackle the tasks I needed to complete, and further explore the places I wanted to learn more about. If you are new to code development or web development, this book is NOT going to break things down to a level you will find value from. But as the title clearly alludes to, if you are a web coder who is just new to WordPress - this book is a great introduction to WP for you!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to learn WordPress this is for you 18 Dec 2013
By C. Wiegman - Published on
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This is an excellent book to get started developing for WordPress and takes you though just about every area of the software from plugin development to theme development and just using the dashboard itself. It might not go as deep as other books on more specific WordPress topics but it will give you a well-rounded overview of everything you would need to get started.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thorough and clear 11 Mar 2014
By Nicole Wright - Published on
I'm halfway through the book.

The book has a lot of useful information. If you have some knowledge of PHP and SQL, then you will do well with this book; however,
the index is not very good--way too limited.
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for Web Developers 20 Jun 2014
By Jacob - Published on
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Perhaps the most frustrating thing is when you're a web developer and you look for an authoritative book on a topic which turns out to not be. This book should be titled: WordPress for Beginners. A large majority of the book is spent pouring over the interface. Good information is learned here, but it really doesn't need that much detailed explanation as WordPress is already user friendly. A disproportionate amount of pages is given to the last few chapters which are on themes and plugins, but still not enough. Don't judge progress by chapter number. The author still writes well and is good at explaining the material. His words are well organized and chosen. If you do choose this book, you will still get a good understanding of the topic. However, if you're a web developer get another book or one devoted to plugins.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good reference source for Wordpress with one issue. 21 Feb 2014
By David LeBlanc - Published on
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I am developing more and more Wordpress websites and I wish I had this book when I started. A lot of the information here I just sort of learned by trial and error (the basics of Wordpress are really simple to learn) and this rounded it all out and improved my overall understanding of Wordpress greatly. I am more and more using this as a go-to reference source.

Ms. Leary does of good job of writing for a beginner, yet offers a lot of good information and detail even if the reader is familiar with the world's most popular CMS.

My one complaint with it is the table of contents. On my Kindle,it links to a site, not a chapter in the book. What's up with that?
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