Building Web Apps with WordPress by Brian Messenlehner, Jason Coleman

By Brian Messenlehner, Jason Coleman

WordPress is way greater than a running a blog platform. As this sensible consultant truly demonstrates, you should use WordPress to construct net apps of any type—not mere content material websites, yet full-blown apps for particular projects. when you've got Hypertext Preprocessor event with a smattering of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you’ll how to use WordPress plugins and topics to boost speedy, scalable, and safe net apps, local cellular apps, internet prone, or even a community of a number of WordPress sites.

The authors use examples from their lately published SchoolPress app to provide an explanation for recommendations and strategies through the ebook. All code examples can be found on GitHub.

- examine WordPress with conventional app improvement frameworks
- Use issues for perspectives, and plugins for backend functionality
- Get feedback for selecting WordPress plugins—or construct your own
- deal with person money owed and roles, and entry person data
- construct asynchronous behaviors on your app with jQuery
- improve local apps for iOS and Android, utilizing wrappers
- comprise Hypertext Preprocessor libraries, exterior APIs, and internet carrier plugins
- gather funds via ecommerce and club plugins
- Use suggestions to hurry up and scale your WordPress app

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