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Smashing WordPress shows you how to utilize the power of the WordPress platform, and provides a creative spark to help you build WordPress-powered sites that go beyond the obvious. You will learn the core concepts used to build just about anything in WordPress, resulting in fast deployments and greater design flexibility.
Inside, WordPress expert Thord Daniel Hedengren takes you beyond the blog and shows you how WordPress can serve as a CMS, a photo gallery, an e-commerce site, and more.
You will learn:
Smashing Magazine (smashingmagazine.com) is one of the world’s most popular web design sites. True to the Smashing mission, the Smashing Magazine book series delivers useful and innovating information to web designers and developers.
If you're already a techy, you might like this. If not, don't bother. It's way over my head with poor explanations that mean nothing to me.Published 4 months ago by Jerry Smith
Let's face it. WordPress (WP) sucks. It is complex and confusing especially at first.
Yet is the most powerful web platform out there. Read more
This is a great introduction to WordPress and customizing it. It may be a little dated now, but it explains very clearly how things work and what you can change. Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by Jeremy Morgan
Useful if you are a beginner who wants to know what kinds of content that WordPress can handle but this book offers little to intermediate and advanced users.Published on October 29, 2012 by Andy
DO NOT read this book if any of the following is true:
(a) you don't know anything about PHP.
(b) you don't know anything about CSS. Read more
There's nothing I hate worse than books in this genre that merely repeat what any intelligent person could learn by looking at the product and/or using it for an hour or two. Read morePublished on February 18, 2012 by Greg Raven