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Learn how to build a custom, secure, multilingual website with WordPress
This book shows you how to use plugins and themes from WordPress’ thriving ecosystem to make a search-engine friendly website with advanced features.
WordPress is more than a blogging platform—it powers one=fifth of all sites. Since its release, enthusiastic contributors have pushed the envelope to use it as a platform for building specialized social networks, e-commerce storefronts, business sites, and more. This guide helps you sort through the vast number of plugins available to find the ones that work for you. You’ll also learn how to use CSS and PHP code to tailor WordPress to your needs further.
“From hosting and plugins to ecommerce, Peter MacIntyre has written a definitive guide to building with WordPress.”
Foreword by Matt Mullenweg
WordPress Development in Depth is a guide full of example code and advice based on the author’s real-world experience working with the platform. Starting with how to plan your website and assess its requirements, it then touches on considerations for developing and hosting your site, how to use the Gutenberg editor, when to use custom code. Finally, it provides a survey of useful plugins to solve everyday problems.
Topics covered include:
- Website planning and requirements gathering.
- Solutions for development environments
- Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
- The Gutenberg editor
- Writing a custom plugin with PHP
- Customizing look-and-feel with child themes
- Adding internationalization to your plugin
- Plugins for tasks across sites
- Plugins for advanced implementations
Written by PHP professionals Peter MacIntyre and Sávio Resende, this book distills their experience building online solutions for other WordPress site builders, developers, and designers to leverage and get up to speed quickly.