Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, 2nd Edition
Inside, WordPress expert Thord Daniel Hedengren takes you beyond d the blog and shows you how WordPress can serve as a CMS, a photo gallery, and e-commerce site, and more. This edition includes new and upgraded examples of cool WordPress usage.
You Will Learn How To:
Build Beautiful WordPress Themes, including Child Themes
Create Custom Login Forms and Admin Themes
Use the Loop to Control Content
Build Plugins, including Widget Functionality
Use Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies
Use Post Formats
Integrate WordPress with the Social Web
Use Conditional Control Elements
Integrate Theme Options
Build Your WordPress Projects for SEO
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a professional web designer and developer who has created numerous WordPress themes, developed plugins, and put WordPress to good use powering both blogs and big editorial sites. He is the former editor of the Blog Herald, a popular website for bloggers and WordPress users.
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Chapter 1: Anatomy of a WordPress Install.
Chapter 2: The WordPress Syntax.
Chapter 3: The Loop.
PART II: DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING WORDPRESS THEMES.
Chapter 4: WordPress Theme Essentials.
Chapter 5: The Child Theme Concept.
Chapter 6: Advanced Theme Usage.
PART III: USING PLUGINS WITH WORDPRESS.
Chapter 7: Anatomy of a WordPress Plugin.
Chapter 8: Plugins or functions.php?
Chapter 9: Essential WordPress Plugins.
PART IV: ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY.
Chapter 10: WordPress as a CMS.
Chapter 11: Integrating the Social Web.
Chapter 12: Design Trickery.
Chapter 13: Fun with Images.
Chapter 14: Extra Functionality.
Chapter 15: Uncommon WordPress Usage.
Going international all started with a blog post, which led to a book deal with Wiley, which in turn resulted in the Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog book and its follow-up Smashing WordPress Thems: Making WordPress Beautiful, and an even stronger voice in the WordPress community. You’re holding the second edition of critically acclaimed Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog in your hands right now. This is really just the beginning since that word obsession keeps Thord spewing out new stuff.
When not obsessed with words, Thord and friends are building cool websites using WordPress at his web design firm Odd Alice. He also edits magazines and writes freelance articles for both print and web publications, in both Swedish and English. You can follow everything Thord on http://tdh.me.
Thord lives in the land of kings, Sweden.