Mastering WordPress: Advanced Techniques

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WordPress offers a world of possibilities if you are curious enough to explore them. The most popular blog publishing platform is not limited by its default configurations. You can improve your website with the innumerable plugins, hooks and custom fields new versions are being created almost every day by the global developer community! This Smashing eBook "Mastering WordPress" (eBook 11) is exactly about the above mentioned. We've selected only the best articles on how to use extensions for WordPress with an amazing collection of copy paste coding snippets. They explain advanced methods and techniques which go beyond front end experience and show how to customize back end experience. After reading this eBook, you will be able to transform your website into whatever you want you just have to use your imagination. Make sure you add this source of knowledge to your library!

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Dec 31, 2011
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WordPress is without a doubt the most popular Web software among online publishers. But did you know that there are thousands of plugins and techniques available which you can use to extend WordPress well beyond its potential and transform your site into almost anything you can imagine?

If you want to find out how to extend the limitations of WordPress, this Smashing eBook 10: WordPress Essentials for advanced beginners will help you improve your capabilities, so you can take full advantage of its flexibility. This eBook is packed with copy paste coding snippets and provides practical advice, such as useful techniques for creating your own plugins, adding menus as well as sub menus, and also how to avoid problems with JavaScript and CSS. Find out how to use AJAX and extend the possibilities of WordPress by integrating custom HTML5 tags. With the help of these articles, you will be sure to achieve a good command of better image management and learn how to build media heavy sites, how to integrate Facebook and receive the best tips about the latest developments in WordPress. The advanced tips for WordPress developers provided in this eBook will certainly cater for maximizing the success of your site.


- Building WordPress Themes You Can Sell
- Developing WordPress Locally With MAMP
- The Developers Guide To Conflict Free JavaScript And CSS In WordPress
- Interacting With The WordPress Database
- How To Create A WordPress Plugin
- How To Integrate Facebook With WordPress
- How To Use AJAX In WordPress
- Better Image Management With WordPress
- Using HTML5 To Transform WordPress TwentyTen Theme
Designing and developing e-commerce websites is a puzzle with thousands of pieces. Not only are the layout and structure of your Web store important, but you also have to keep the user experience and conversion rates in mind. These are what, in the end, really convince your clients customers to click that shiny Buy now button.

In this eBook (eBook 5) you will be studying the universal principles for successful e-commerce websites, which include improving your checkout process and making your product displays more attractive. In reality, optimizing your conversion rates takes little effort. Find out how to resolve small usability issues to immense effect. Are you familiar with A/B and multivariate testing? Use them to figure out how customers respond to minimal changes in design, content structure and check-out convenience. Customers decide whether to stay on a page in just a few (milli)seconds, so you better make them count.

Only outstanding articles have made it into the book, according to Smashing Magazines high quality standards. Our authors are professionals, and their careful research figures largely in the book. Take the advice of experts who know exactly what they are writing about.

- Getting Started With ECommerce
- 5 Universal Principles For Successful ECommerce Sites
- 12 Tips for Designing an Excellent Checkout Process
- How to Engage Customers in Your ECommerce Website
- Principles of Effective Search in ECommerce Design
- 15 Common Mistakes in ECommerce Design
- E-Commerce: Fundamentals of a Successful Re Design
- Improve Your ECommerce Design With Brilliant Product Photos
- How To Use Photos To Sell More Online
- Design To Sell: 8 Useful Tips To Help Your Website Convert
- 7 More Useful Tips To Help Your Site Convert
- Optimizing Conversion Rates: Less Effort, More Customers
- Optimizing Conversion Rates: Its All About Usability
- Use Conversions To Generate More Conversions
- The Ultimate Guide To A/B Testing
- Multivariate Testing: 5 Simple Steps to Increase Conversion Rates
Slow loading times break the user experience of any website — no matter how well crafted it might be. In fact, it only takes three seconds until users lose their interest in a site if they don't get a response immediately. If another site happens to be 250ms faster than yours, then users are more inclined to switch to a competitor’s website in no time. Web fonts, heavy JavaScript, third-party widgets — all of them can sum up to become a real performance bottleneck. Nevertheless, tracking that down does not only improve loading times but also results in a much snappier experience and a higher user engagement.

In this eBook, we’ve compiled an entire selection of front-end and server-side techniques that will help you tackle such bottlenecks. Find out how to speed up existing websites, build high-performance sites (for both mobile and desktop), and prepare them for heavy-load situations. Furthermore, you’ll learn more about how performance improvements and a 97–99 Google PageSpeed score were achieved on Smashing Magazine, as well as how optimization strategies can enhance real-life projects by taking a closer look at Pinterest’s paint performance case study. With the help of this eBook, you’ll notice that it’s high time to dig deeper into your own site and examine it closely. Why don’t you polish it up and make it even better than it already is!


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