From the Author
When I was learning Ajax with WordPress, finding good documentation was hard to find. My education was basically ripping code from other plugins, mashing them together, and hoping everything worked.
I've grown a lot in my journey. While I am still far from perfect, I felt it necessary to share what I have learned over the years.
This book began humbly. I thought to myself, "Why not write a quick group of articles on using Ajax with WordPress?"
I began working on an outline, and it became quite obvious this wasn't going to be a short series of articles. In order to adequately cover the topic, there needed to be much, much more.
This project started in 2008 and is definitely geared towards existing developers. The introductory chapters do indeed lay a solid foundation.
It is my hope that the book provides you a rock-solid foundation for using Ajax with WordPress. After the foundation has been laid, you will be walked through several real-world examples. By the end of the book, you should not only have a thorough understanding of Ajax, but how Ajax functions within WordPress itself.
The code examples I present are from my own (sometimes painful) experiences with using Ajax. I've cried. I've bled. And I hope to share my agony (err, joy).
About the Author
People describe Ronald as a highly opinionated (and sometimes funny) writer. He's worked with WordPress since 2006 and has released several WordPress plugins, his most popular being Ajax Edit Comments. Ronald currently calls Austin, Texas home. His education includes a Master's in Business Administration and a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.