Chapter 1, WordPress as a Web Application Framework, walks you through the
existing modules and techniques to identify their usage in web applications.
The identification of the 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 using WordPress query classes
and coverage of the planning portfolio management application database are the
highlights of this chapter.
Chapter 4, 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 managing template
loaders 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 with the use of
WordPress action and filter hooks 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 with various different techniques are the highlights of this chapter.
Chapter 7, Adjusting Theme for Amazing Frontends, dives into the techniques of designing
amazing layouts, thereby opening them up for future extension. Widgetizing layouts
and building reusable templates are the highlights of this chapter.