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Building Exceptional Sites with WordPress & Thesis by Peter MacIntyre

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Foreword

In late 2007, I was trying to build a custom registration platform for a friend’s online course. He wanted to track which salesperson had recruited a student, and was depending on me to make the magic happen. The biggest downside to the arrangement: I had no idea where to even begin with such a feature. The course system was running on a platform I’d never heard of: WordPress. I knew that the platform supported “plugins” and “themes” but had no clue how to get started building out the features my friend needed. I searched the Internet, scoured the how-to section of my local bookstore, and asked various “experts” who frequented a local user group.

What I realized was that getting started with WordPress was hard. The WordPress ecosystem ...

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