Welcome to WordPress and jQuery. The WordPress web-based publishing platform
today. Combining these tools together doubles the power and flexibility of your
websites. Both technologies, being easy and fun to learn, create a recipe for web
magic. I hope you're ready for some fun and interesting insights by learning how
jQuery can improve your WordPress development experience.
In 2009, Lightning Tools decided to take one of its best-selling products, a desktop application, and put it
into the browser as an application page in SharePoint—which turned out to be quite a challenge. When
we were looking at technologies to use, jQuery stood out as something that could be really helpful.
We spent a lot of time trying to understand how to make SharePoint and jQuery work together
initially, and then we started to learn what jQuery actually could do.
you've built web pages, or developed websites using HTML over the last few
years, you will most likely have heard of jQuery—you may not have heard of
Web professionals all over the world have been trying to make the Internet a more
of HTML and CSS. jQuery's power and flexibility lie in its deceptive simplicity,
making navigating a document, selecting elements on a page, and handling events,
straightforward, while smoothing out any browser differences.
jQuery is free, open source software that allows you to extend and customize Joomla!, Drupal, AJAX, and WordPress via plug-ins. Assuming no previous programming experience, Lynn Beighley takes you through the basics of jQuery from the very start.
Natalie MacLees is a frontend web developer and UI designer. She spends her days on
the product team at Geni (geni.com), a Los Angeles-based startup that is crowdsourcing the creation of a single family tree of the world. Together with Noel Saw she heads up the Southern California WordPress User's Group (socalwp.org), organizing WordPress meetups, help sessions, and workshops. In 2010, she worked as a technical reviewer on WordPress 3 Complete by April Hodge Silver. She makes her online home at nataliemac.com.