Building Web Apps with WordPress: WordPress as an by Brian Messenlehner

By Brian Messenlehner

WordPress is way greater than a running a blog platform. As this useful consultant essentially demonstrates, you should use WordPress to construct internet apps of any type—not mere content material websites, yet full-blown apps for particular projects. in case you have Hypertext Preprocessor event with a smattering of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you are going to use WordPress plugins and subject matters to strengthen speedy, scalable, and safe net apps, local cellular apps, internet prone, or even a community of a number of WordPress websites. The authors use examples from their lately published SchoolPress app to give an explanation for strategies and methods through the ebook. All code examples can be found on GitHub.

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Like any open source product, there will be a trade-off with regard to security when using WordPress. On the one hand, because WordPress is so popular, it will be the target of hackers looking for security exploits. And because the code is open source, these exploits will be easier to discover. On the other hand, because WordPress is open source, you will hear about it when these exploits become public, and someone else will probably fix the exploit for you. We feel more secure knowing that there are lots of people out there trying to exploit WordPress and just as many people working to make WordPress secure against those exploits.

Assignments are just like the default blog posts in Word‐ Press, with a title, body content, and attached files. The teacher posting the assignment is the author of the post. info WordPress has built-in post types like posts and pages and built-in taxonomies like categories and tags. For SchoolPress, we are creat‐ ing our own CPTs and taxonomies. Details on creating custom post types and taxonomies can be found in Chapter 5. Submissions Are a (Sub)CPT for Assignments Students can post comments on an assignment, and they can also choose to post their official submission for the assignment through another form on the frontend.

Unique—An optional Boolean, which when set to true will make sure the meta key can only ever be added once for a given ID. info | 31 delete_user_meta($user_id, $meta_key, $meta_value = '') Deletes user metadata for a provided user ID and matching key. You can also specify a matching meta value if you only want to delete that value and not other metadata rows with the same meta key: • $user_id—A required integer of a user ID. • $meta_key—A required string of the meta key name for the meta value you would like to delete.

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