Chapter 1, WordPress As a Web Application Framework, walks you through the existing
modules and techniques to identify their usage in web applications. Identification
of WordPress features beyond the conventional CMS and planning portfolio
management application are the highlights of this chapter.
Chapter 2, Implementing Membership Roles, Permissions, and Features, begins the
implementation of a portfolio management application by exploring the features
of the built-in user management module. Working with various user roles and
permissions as well as an introduction to the MVC process through routing are
the highlights of this chapter.
Chapter 3, Planning and Customizing the Core Database, serves as an extensive guide
for understanding the core database structure and the role of database tables in web
applications. Database querying techniques and coverage of the planning portfolio
management application database are the highlights of this chapter.
Chapter 4, The Building Blocks of Web Applications, explores the possibilities of
extending WordPress posts beyond their conventional usage to suit complex
applications. Advanced use of custom post types and an introduction to template
engines are the highlights of this chapter.
Chapter 5, Developing Pluggable Modules, introduces the techniques of creating
highly reusable and extensible plugins to enhance the flexibility of web
applications. Implementing various plugins for explaining these techniques
is the highlight of this chapter.
Chapter 6, Customizing the Dashboard for Powerful Backends, walks you through the
process of customizing the WordPress admin panel for adding new features as well
as changing existing features and design. Building reusable grids and designing an
admin panel are the highlights of this chapter.
Chapter 7, Adjusting Themes for Amazing Frontends, dives into the techniques of
designing amazing layouts, thereby opening them for future extension. Widgetizing
layouts and building reusable templates are the highlights of this chapter.

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