Packt Publishers recently contacted me.
They have released a new book titled “WordPress 2.7 Complete” and they wanted me to review it. I said “Ok, send me the book” and in the next few days, this book was waiting for me at my home.
I am a self-taught WordPress Theme Developer mainly because when I started doing WordPress Themes, there were no books available in the market. Then at one point, I even thought of writing a book for newbies, but it did not mature.
There are so many web sites on the internet that will teach you all about WordPress, but the problem is “there are so many of them“. Some of those websites assume you are a newbie while some of them think you are an experienced professional.
If you keep browsing the internet for learning about WordPress, you might probably end up somewhere you don’t want to be.
So, What is the best approach for learning about WordPress?
Just grab this book (and your laptop if possible) and go spend a few hours on a weekend. You will probably learn a lot more than spending hours of surfing on the internet.
This book covers a wide range of topics, starting from the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org and it even talks about how you would create a Plugin for WordPress.
Good Things about this book
- This book is a guide to WordPress for both beginners and those who are slightly more advanced.
- It has a dedicated chapter for “Developing your own theme“
- Also has a chapter for “Developing Widgets and Plug-ins“, even though you would not need to write your own plugin, in most cases.
- Most importantly, it covers “Administrator’s Reference” – Installing WordPress, moving your WordPress web site from one place to another, backing up, common template tags, and basic troubleshooting
So, whatever is your level of expertise with WordPress, you would still get something out of this book. Try it out !