Wordpress Web Application Development - Third Edition
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Learn in easy stages how to rapidly build leading-edge web applications from scratch.
This book is targeted at WordPress developers and designers who want to develop quality web applications within a limited time frame and maximize their profits. A prior knowledge of basic web development and design is assumed.
WordPress is one of the most rapidly expanding markets on the Web. Learning how to build complex and scalable web applications will give you the ability and knowledge to step into the future of WordPress. WordPress 4.7 introduces some exciting new improvements and several bug fixes, which further improve the entire development process.This book is a practical, scenario-based guide to expanding the power of the WordPress core modules to develop modular and maintainable real-world applications from scratch. This book consistently emphasizes adapting WordPress features into web applications. It will walk you through the advanced usages of existing features such as access controlling; database handling; custom post types; pluggable plugins; content restrictions; routing; translation; caching; and many more, while you build the backend of a forum management application.
This book begins by explaining how to plan the development of a web application using WordPress' core features. Once the core features are explained, you will learn how to build an application by extending them through custom plugin development. Finally, you will explore advanced non-functional features and application integration.
After reading this book, you will have the ability to develop powerful web applications rapidly within limited time frames.
An extensive, practical guide that explains how to adapt WordPress features, both conventional and trending, for web applications.
About the Author
Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake is a freelance web developer, writer, and open source enthusiast. He has over 7 years of experience in developing WordPress applications and plugins. He develops premium WordPress plugins for individual clients and the CodeCanyon marketplace. User Profiles Made Easy and WP Private Content Plus are the most popular plugins developed by him. Rakhitha is the creator of, where he shares his latest WordPress plugins. He is also a regular contributor to a number of popular websites, such as 1st webdesigner, the Tuts+ network, and the SitePoint network. Building Impressive Presentations with impress.js was his first book, which was published by Packt Publishing. He is also the author of the first and second editions of WordPress Web Application Development. In his spare time, he likes to watch cricket and spend time with his family.
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