Professional WordPress Plugin Development

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Professional WordPress Plugin Development is the ultimate WordPress development learning tool, taking budding PHP developers, advanced users, and professional programmers through the steps of creating quality plugins.

Pro WP Plugin Development is available in paperback and e-book and is the only book you’ll ever need to craft poetic code like the pros!

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What people are saying about Pro WP Plugin Development

“I must say that I learned a lot from this book, and I’ve been developing WordPress plugins and themes for almost six years”

Ronald HuerecaWPAjax.com

“I highly recommend this for developers who know PHP and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty developing for WordPress!”

Gamanuel FleurmondAmazon.com Review

“Within a week of reading this book, my first plugin is slowly approaching the 1000 downloads mark.”

Jacob DubailAmazon.com Review

“Every chapter is gold, Jerry. Gold! I’ve implemented so many tips into not only plugin but theme dev. You guys are amazing.”

Philip Arthur MooreTwitter update

“#plugindevbook is a huge and brilliant contribution to the #wordpress community and its future.”

MauTwitter update

“It’s well written, honest, and comes from a collective background of collaboration and been-there-done-that experience.”

Eric A. MannAmazon.com review

“Guys — this book is going to be my new bible, this is gonna super-charge my #WordPress development.”

Jonny AllbutTwitter update

“You see, these guys have been my source for interesting articles about WordPress for years and they were the perfect team to write this book.”

Joost de ValkYoast.com

“This book has been such an eye opener for me because there are stacks of tips and ideas I’ve learnt while I’ve read the book.”

Bronson QuickAmazon.com Review

“Being a theme designer & developer, Professional WordPress Plugin Development is a breath of fresh air in a community where learning material is oftentimes scattered, fragmented or incomplete.”

Noel TockNoelTock.com

Professional Devs Wrote Pro WP Plugin Development

Brad WilliamsBrad Williams

Ozh RichardOzh Richard

Justin TadlockJustin Tadlock (me!)

Awesome People Read Pro WP Plugin Development

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What’s in the book?

Pro WP Plugin Development will teach you everything you need to know about developing WordPress plugins. It will walk you through the initial steps of setting up your first plugin to advanced topics never before covered in detail. The book includes 80+ fully functional plugins.

  1. An Introduction to Plugins
  2. Plugin Foundation
  3. Hooks
  4. Integrating in WordPress
  5. Internationalization
  6. Plugin Security
  1. Plugin Settings
  2. Users
  3. HTTP API
  4. The Shortcode API
  5. Metadata, Post Types, and Taxonomies
  6. JavaScript and Ajax
  1. Cron
  2. The Rewrite API
  3. Multisite
  4. Debugging and Optimizing
  5. Marketing Your Plugin
  6. The Developer Toolbox

Plus, a foreword by WordPress, SEO, and online marketing consultant Joost de Valk.

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