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Take WordPress beyond its comfort zone As the most popular open source blogging tool, WordPress is being used to power increasingly advanced sites, pushing it beyond its original purpose. In this unique book, the authors share their experiences and advice for working effectively with clients, manage a project team, develop with WordPress for larger projects, and push WordPress beyond its limits so that clients have the customized site they need in order to succeed in a competitive marketplace. * Explains that there is more than one approach to a WordPress challenge and shows you how to choose the one that is best for you, your client, and your team * Walks you through hosting and developing environments, theme building, and contingency planning * Addresses working with HTML, PHP, JavaScript, and CSS WordPress: Pushing the Limits encourages you to benefit from the experiences of seasoned WordPress programmers so that your client's site can succeed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 24mm | 759.99g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1118597192
  • 9781118597194
  • 729,144

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Whether you're a freelance WordPress developer who'dlike to cut out the middle man, a staff developer thinking aboutstriking out on your own, or a WordPress entrepreneur looking fortips on how to attract more clients and expand your business, thisbook is for you.

Author Rachel McCollin shares what she's learned as a headof her own agency about pushing WordPress to the limit - andbeyond - to stay competitive and grow a successfulWordPress-driven business.

Writing from both the technology and business perspectives, McCollin explains that there's often more than one solutionto a WordPress challenge, and she shows you how to choose the bestone for you, your client, and your team. With the help of manyreal-life examples, she shows you how to:

- Work effectively with clients
- Manage project teams
- Establish robust, secure development and hostingenvironments for you and your clients
- Work with custom themes, theme frameworks, and plugins tomeet client needs
- Scale up and use WordPress for larger projects
- Give your clients the customized sites they want
- Use template files, functions, and styling to create siteswith complex designs and layouts
- Make a WordPress site soar with HTML, PHP, JavaScript, andCSS

Don't learn the hard way. Read WordPress: Pushing theLimits and get the inside track from somebody who's beenthere, done that, and found success in her own WordPress-basedagency

Visit www.wiley.com/go/ptl/wordpressto download code files
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Professional WordPress Development 5 Chapter 1 WordPress As a Professional Web Development Tool 7 Chapter 2 Kicking Off a WordPress Project 27 Part II Content and Administration 47 Chapter 3 Content Organization and Relationships 49 Chapter 4 Customizing the WordPress Admin 91 Part III Practicalities of Developing and Hosting WordPress Sites 139 Chapter 5 Development and Hosting Environments 141 Chapter 6 Avoiding and Dealing with Disaster 165 Part IV Pushing the Limits: The Best Tools for Site Development 191 Chapter 7 Theme Building: Frameworks, Standalone Themes, or Child Themes? 193 Chapter 8 Conditional Display: Functions, Template Files, and Styling 241 Chapter 9 Custom Functionality in Theme Functions and Plugins 273 Chapter 10 Making Your Site Soar: HTML, JavaScript, and CSS 313 Chapter 11 Device Compatibility: Responsive and Mobile Development 351 Chapter 12 Releasing Your Code to the Public 399 Index 429
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About Rachel McCollin

Rachel McCollin comes from a learning and development background and started using her business experience to run a web design agency in 2010. She soon realized that developing sites with WordPress would meet her clients' needs better than building static sites and now develops exclusively with WordPress.
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