WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook

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WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook

WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook

person icon Yannick Lefebvre

ebook icon Packt Publishing

language icon Language - English

updated on icon Updated on Jan, 2023

architecture icon WordPress,Development,IT & Software


This eBook includes

Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 420

ISBN : 9781801816939

Edition : Third Edition

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Create plugins for WordPress through detailed recipes that cover the creation of shortcodes, custom post types, and custom blocks, integrate data from external sources, and do much more with this recipe-based guide

Key Features

  • Create plugins that change and extend WordPress to perform virtually any task
  • Extend the WordPress Block Editor (Gutenberg) and other components with the help of detailed examples and explanations
  • Customize WordPress to meet your project’s needs and create plugins that benefit the entire community

Book Description

WordPress is one of the most widely used, powerful, and open content management systems (CMSs). Whether you're a site owner trying to find the right extension, a developer who wants to contribute to the community, or a website developer working to fulfill a client's needs, learning how to extend WordPress' capabilities will help you to unleash its full potential. This book will help you become familiar with API functions to create secure plugins with easy-to-use administration interfaces.

This third edition contains new recipes and up-to-date code samples, including new chapters on creating custom blocks for the block editor and integrating data from external sources. From one chapter to the next, you’ll learn how to create plugins of varying complexity, ranging from a few lines of code to complex extensions that provide intricate new capabilities. You'll start by using the basic mechanisms provided in WordPress to create plugins, followed by recipes covering how to design administration panels, enhance the post editor with custom fields, store custom data, and even create custom blocks. You'll safely incorporate dynamic elements into web pages using scripting languages, learn how to integrate data from external sources, and build new widgets that users will be able to add to WordPress sidebars and widget areas.

By the end of this book, you will be able to create WordPress plugins to perform any task you can imagine.

What you will learn

  • Discover action and filter hooks, which form the basis of plugin creation
  • Explore the creation of administration pages and add new content management sections through custom post types and custom fields
  • Add new components to the block editor library
  • Fetch, cache, and regularly update data from external sources
  • Bring in external data sources to enhance your content
  • Make your pages dynamic by using JavaScript, jQuery, and AJAX and adding new widgets to the platform
  • Add support for plugin translation and distributing your work to the WordPress community

Who this book is for

This book is for WordPress users, developers, and site integrators interested in creating new plugins to address their personal needs, fulfill client requirements, and bring new capabilities to the WordPress community. Basic knowledge of PHP and WordPress is expected.

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