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Six Superb Books on Learning WordPress

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One of the most attractive things about WordPress is its very (when compared to many other CMSs, like Drupal) shallow learning curve – with most people simply learning it as they go along, picking up bits and bobs from video courses (by WordPress 101, Treehouse, etc), from official WordPress.org resources, and from various blogs (such as this one). However, for some, there’s nothing quite like an actual book or two to get you moving – if this is you, fear not: because we’ve put together a list of highly recommended books (in no particular order) on learning WordPress: to both set you off on the right foot and keep you on track along the road to WordPress mastery.

Digging into WordPress

Digging-into-WordPress– by Chris Coyier & Jeff Starr

Digging into WordPress by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr features well over 300 pages of regularly-updated practical WordPress wisdom – from setup and configuration to security and optimization…

(read the rest of the review on the WinningWP Bookshelf)

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The WordPress Anthology

The-WordPress-Anthology– by Mick Olinik & Raena Jackson Armitage

Beginning with a brief history of WordPress, The WordPress Anthology consists of twelve chapters: the topics of which range from the basics, such as the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, how to properly install WordPress and understanding the infamous WordPress loop…

(read the rest of the review on the WinningWP Bookshelf)

(check it out on Amazon)

Web Designer’s Guide to WordPress

Web-Designers-Guide-to-WordPress– by Jesse Friedman

Beginning with a brief introduction to WordPress, Web Designer’s Guide To WordPress takes readers from the basics or WordPress theming to creating considerably more advanced topics, including Custom Fields, Shortcodes and Custom Functions…

(read the rest of the review on the WinningWP Bookshelf)

(check it out on Amazon)

Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog

Smashing-WordPress-Beyond-the-Blog– by Thord Daniel Hedengren

Regularly updated, beautifully formatted and easy to read, Beyond the Blog aims to help intermediate-level WordPress users/developers use WordPress for a range of different projects, including photo galleries, forums, eCommerce sites and more. Beginning with the basics, Hedengren divides…

(read the rest of the review on the WinningWP Bookshelf)

(check it out on Amazon)

WordPress: The Missing Manual

WordPress-The-Missing-Manual– by Mathew MacDonald

The missing manual series’ tagline is ‘The book that should have been in the box’ and should WordPress ever come in a box, it sure would be nice if this book came in it, because for non-techy types, WordPress can often seem more than a little daunting…

(read the rest of the review on the WinningWP Bookshelf)

(check it out on Amazon)

Professional WordPress: Design and Development

Professional-WordPress-Design-and-Development– by Brad Williams, David Damstra & Hal Stern

Now in its second edition, Professional WordPress Design and Development contains 16 chapters and over 400 pages of WordPress design-and-development-related content: covering the loop; data management; custom post types, taxonomies and meta data; and statistics, scalability, security and spam – as well as…

(read the rest of the review on the WinningWP Bookshelf)

(check it out on Amazon)

Picked up any great tips from any of the above? Got a favorite book on learning WordPress you’d like to recommend?


By WinningWP Editorial

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