This book will be most useful for WordPress developers looking to work on heavier

applications and PHP developers with some WordPress experience looking for a PHP-
based application framework.

Commercial plugin and theme developers, or anyone working on large distributed
WordPress projects, will also find the concepts and techniques of this book useful.
If you are a PHP or language-agnostic developer using another framework and jealous
of the large library of WordPress plugins and themes, you may be surprised to learn
how well WordPress can work as a general application framework. Reading and applying
the lessons in this book could change your work life for the better.
We assume that readers have an intermediate understanding of general PHP program‐
ming. You should also have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS, and familiarity
with MySQL and SQL queries. Basic understanding of JavaScript and jQuery program‐
ming will help with the JavaScript and AJAX chapter and related examples.