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 functional consultant in actual fact 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 have Hypertext Preprocessor event with a smattering of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you’ll use WordPress plugins and subject matters to advance quickly, scalable, and safe internet apps, local cellular apps, internet companies, 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 innovations and strategies through the e-book. 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 consumer money owed and roles, and entry consumer data
- construct asynchronous behaviors on your app with jQuery
- boost local apps for iOS and Android, utilizing wrappers
- contain personal home page libraries, exterior APIs, and internet provider plugins
- gather funds via ecommerce and club plugins
- Use recommendations to hurry up and scale your WordPress app

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