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Vladimir Prelovac

Vladimir Prelovac is the author of many popular WordPress plugins and articles about WordPress optimization, security and maintenance. He actively uses WordPress platform as a base for Internet development strategy for small & mid-sized businesses.

For Vladimir, WordPress development is a full time job about which he happily blogs on his web site prelovac.com.

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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (February 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847193595
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847193599
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Thaya Kareeson on April 12, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book talks about the why and how of WordPress plugin development with heavy emphasis on the "how". The book's tagline "Learn by doing: less theory, more results" describes the book quite well. There is an introductory chapter that talks about the many benefits of learning WordPress plugin development. After that, the book immediately jumps right into showing you how to develop a series of 6 increasingly challenging WordPress plugins from scratch. It then finishes up by talking about plugin localization, promotion, and support tips.

Even though this book is a "Beginner's Guide," there are a lot things in there that many advanced WordPress plugin developers can benefit from. I don't consider myself a beginner in WordPress plugin development (see my WordPress plugins), and I have definitely learned quite a bit of things after reading this book.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. Posadas on June 3, 2010
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I bought this book hoping to get one thing out of it: "How to create a plugin which makes use of a custom database table". Unless I missed something, this book doesn't show you how. At least not plainly. All the examples that concerns databases makes use of the existing WP tables.

I would've thought that using custom tables would definitely be in a plugin development book.

But the book did a good job in walking a user through the topics it did cover.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jim McElhiney on March 11, 2014
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The first plugin you build is suppose to add a Digg button to your posts. Problem is the plugin "Digg This" does not work.. So might find yourself banging your head against the wall like I did. First thing I did after checking my code for typos over and over is try the source code you can download.. That does not function either. Okay so I went and installed Vladimir's newer vesion from wordpress.org. The Digg features does not work there either. Why? After at least six hours of trying to resolve this I found out the Digg links do not exist any longer on the Digg site or they are broken.

I went and looked for errata.. None to be found. I went to Vladimir's site and the comments and questions I saw posted as far back as 2009 appear to have no response to them.

So if you are new like me instead of typing in your first plugin and experinece the joy of creating a working plugin in you are left trying to figure out why it does not work. I returned the book. I do not know if the rest of the plugins function but I am not going to risk my time only to be spend hours building non functional plugins.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Todd Hawley on June 12, 2009
Format: Paperback
WordPress is one of the most popular blogging programs available and plugins associated with it are also quite popular. This book shows the reader how to create your own and provides excellent instructions on doing this. One concept that is discussed early on is "dogfooding your plugins." This means you should strive to create a plugin that satisfies your needs. And while it addresses a need you have, it very likely is one that others have as well. With all the plugins available now, a plugin that addresses a unique need should become popular quickly.

The book devotes chapters to the creation of seven different plugins, including Digg This (social bookmarking plugin), Live Blogroll, The Wall, and Post Types among others. Each chapter describes in step by step details how to create the plugin and gives numerous code examples along the way. It also explains unfamiliar concepts in a way that makes them easy to quickly understand. There are also brief explanations of how JQuery and Ajax (two important programming languages used in developing plugins) work. The book's final chapter gives tips on documenting and promoting your plugin, as well as ways to improve your overall WordPress knowledge.

Every time I check the WordPress plugin directory, it seems there are quite a few amazing new plugins to try out which have been created by talented people. This book will help you to become one of them.
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By Honor Macdonald on August 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
In this book the author walks you, step by step, through the creation of several viable WordPress plug-ins. Each new one builds on functionality and process learned in previous ones, to help you gaim more understanding of how the WordPress framework handles it's data, and what capabilities you have, as a programmer, in manipulating and presenting that data, and adding valuable function to the WordPress core.

You don't really want to jump into this book (or this subject) if you don't know PHP from PCP, but I really don't think you'll need more than a basic familiarity with PHP to get rolling with it, either. The author does an excellent job of telling you what the code is doing and how it's doing it when each new bit is added.

While it's definitely time for an update to this title (I'd suggest you search for a newer edition before you buy) the lessons you can learn here are still valid and easily applicable to 3.0.
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