The ultimate guide to using WordPress to make your life easier
WordPress guru Thord Daniel Hedengren takes you beyond the blog to give you the tools and know-how needed to build just about anything in WordPress. You'll discover how to use WordPress as a CMS to power fully-fledged websites, photo galleries, forums, eCommerce sites, and much more. You get step-by step instructions on developing model sites from the ground up and how to utilize and build plugins that let you take WordPress to the next level.
You will learn how to:
Use custom post types and custom taxonomies
Add and work with custom headers, backgrounds, and more
Build gorgeous WordPress themes with the latest features
Create custom login forms and admin themes
Control content with the loop (and alternatives to the loop)
Integrate theme options and the theme customizer
Extend WordPress with widget functionality
Build WordPress projects for SEO
Integrate WordPress with the social web
Create helpful navigation using the navigation menu
Use conditional control elements
Get started with your own responsive themes
Updated and revised to cover the changes to WordPress 3.8, Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, 4th Edition, is the ultimate guide to getting the most out of WordPress.