WordPress for Web Developers: An Introduction for Web Professionals, Edition 2

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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 gear with an introduction to developing for WordPress, perfect for developers and designers with some PHP experience, who want to learn to create custom themes and plugins.

WordPress is the most popular open source blogging and content management system in the world. Its flexible, user-friendly system can be extended with thousands of freely available themes and plugins. This book will teach you how to make the most of WordPress’s built-in features, how to find the right themes and plugins for your projects, and how to build your own custom features. You'll learn to:

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    About the author

    Stephanie Leary has been building sites with WordPress since 2004, and has always used WordPress for more than just blogs. She worked at Texas A&M University for over ten years, where she established accessibility and web standards and pioneered the use of blogging software (first Movable Type, then WordPress) as full content management systems for departments websites. Stephanie is now a full-time freelance WordPress developer. She is a frequent speaker at higher education conferences, WordPress Meetups, and WordCamps. In between conferences, she can be found giving concise WordPress tips on Twitter.
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    Publisher
    Apress
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    Published on
    Aug 23, 2013
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    Pages
    368
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    ISBN
    9781430258674
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    Language
    English
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    Genres
    Computers / Information Technology
    Computers / Software Development & Engineering / General
    Computers / Web / Web Programming
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    This content is DRM protected.
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    This book provides a developer-level introduction along with more advanced and useful features of JavaScript. Coverage includes:JavaScript use with HTML to create dynamic webpages, language concepts including syntax and flow control statementsvariable handling given their loosely typed naturebuilt-in reference types such as object and arrayobject-oriented programingpowerful aspects of function expressionsBrowser Object Model allowing interaction with the browser itselfdetecting the client and its capabilitiesDocument Object Model (DOM) objects available in DOM Level 1how DOM Levels 2 and 3 augmented the DOMevents, legacy support, and how the DOM redefined how events should workenhancing form interactions and working around browser limitationsusing the canvas tag to create on-the-fly graphicsJavaScript API changes in HTML5how browsers handle JavaScript errors and error handlingfeatures of JavaScript used to read and manipulate XML datathe JSON data format as an alternative to XMLAjax techniques including the use of XMLHttpRequest object and CORScomplex patterns including function currying, partial function application, and dynamic functionsoffline detection and storing data on the client machinetechniques for JavaScript in an enterprise environment for better maintainability

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