Course Summary


Course name:
WordPress: Creating Custom Widgets and Plugins with PHP

Drew Falkman

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Software works on:
Mac and Windows

In WordPress: Creating Custom Widgets and Plugins with PHP, Drew Falkman teaches PHP developers how to create custom functionality for WordPress 2.0 through 3.0 using widgets and plugins. This course starts by installing and setting up WordPress 3.0 on both Mac and Windows, then provides an in-depth look at tasks related to these WordPress add-ons: installing and administering, building and customizing, creating editable options and database tables, working with posts and pages, and utilizing jQuery and AJAX. There are also tutorials dedicated to promoting a widget or plugin, adding security, and localizing the interface. Exercise files are included with the course.
Topics include:

* Installing WPI and MAMP server solutions
* Administering WordPress plugins
* Introducing hooks
* Writing the PHP for a plugin
* Using template tags and shortcode
* Building a new widget
* Creating an admin interface
* Accessing the WordPress database
* Using jQuery and AJAX for posts and pages
* Registering and promoting plugins