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Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, 4th Edition

Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, 4th Edition

Thord Daniel Hedengren

ISBN: 978-1-118-60075-7

Mar 2014

368 pages

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Description

The ultimate guide to using WordPress to make your life easier

WordPress guru Thord Daniel Hedengren takes you beyond the blog to give you the tools and know-how needed to build just about anything in WordPress. You’ll discover how to use WordPress as a CMS to power fully-fledged websites, photo galleries, forums, eCommerce sites, and much more. You get step-by step instructions on developing model sites from the ground up and how to utilize and build plugins that let you take WordPress to the next level.

You will learn how to:

  • Use custom post types and custom taxonomies
  • Add and work with custom headers, backgrounds, and more
  • Build gorgeous WordPress themes with the latest features
  • Create custom login forms and admin themes
  • Control content with the loop (and alternatives to the loop)
  • Integrate theme options and the theme customizer
  • Extend WordPress with widget functionality
  • Build WordPress projects for SEO
  • Integrate WordPress with the social web
  • Create helpful navigation using the navigation menu
  • Use conditional control elements
  • Get started with your own responsive themes

Updated and revised to cover the changes to WordPress 3.8, Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, 4th Edition, is the ultimate guide to getting the most out of WordPress.

PART I: GETTING STARTED WITH WORDPRESS 3

Chapter 1: Th e Anatomy of a WordPress Install 5

Chapter 2: Th e WordPress Syntax 25

Chapter 3: Th e Loop 41

PART II: DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING WORDPRESS THEMES 65

Chapter 4: WordPress Th eme Essentials 67

Chapter 5: Th e Child Th eme Concept 119

Chapter 6: Advanced Th eme Usage 131

PART III: USING PLUGINS WITH WORDPRESS 171

Chapter 7: Making the Most of WordPress Plugins 173

PART IV: ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FUNC TION ALITY 221

Chapter 9: Using WordPress As a CMS 223

Chapter 10: Integrating the Social Web 239

Chapter 11: Design Trickery 259

Chapter 12: Fun with Media 277

Chapter 13: Extra Func tion ality 295

Chapter 14: Uncom mon WordPress Usage 313

INDEX 345

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