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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.
If you are a premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. I've placed my exercise files on the Desktop. You can put them wherever you like. There are files for all the movies that pertain to writing code. They reside in subfolders according to the chapters. It's not necessary for you to use these files; you can use files of your own in place of them. If you're a monthly or annual subscriber to lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files, but you can follow along with your own work. So let's get started writing plugins for WordPress.
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