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April Hodge Silver
April has been designing and developing new web sites from scratch since 1999, just before her graduation from Columbia University. Early in her career, she worked for several web companies and startups, including DoubleClick and About.com. Since 2004, she has been self-employed through her company Springthistle Design and has worked with a staggering variety of companies, non-profits, and individuals to realize their web site dreams. In her professional work, April's focus is always on usability, efficiency, flexibility, clean design, and client happiness. WordPress is the best solution for many of Springthistle's Clients, though April also develops custom web applications using PHP and MySQL. More about April's professional work at http://springthistle.com In her free time, April enjoys developing recipes in the kitchen, bicycling, and relaxing with her daughter, dog, and darlin wife.
Each chapter is explained with screenshot, examples, code snippet and reference if you want to learn a particular topic in detail.
The target audience (beginners) was kept in mind throughout and the author did a great job of going just far enough in her explanations of features or procedures.
I spent a few minutes trying to wade though it and then realized I was better off just jumping in and trying to figure it out on my own.
Did not provide information I needed. Had to purchase "Professional Wordpress Design and development". Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mike Wolach
Despite its age, WordPress is up to v 3.8 at this review, there is still a lot of relevance here. The book is complete, so there is a large amount of info for beginners and plenty... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mark Polino
With WordPress you have to have a site already hosted and this program on it. I don't have that so I didn't find it as helpful as I would have liked.Published 15 months ago by M. Winnert
Helpful, informative but not overwhelming. Easy to follow and understand. I would recommend it to people who need to learn word press, with or without additional schooling.Published 20 months ago by Big Red
Very readable but no obvious advantages over the on-line documentation.
A good read however, so if you want a paper book, this is good.
I bought this book because I thought it's about latest version of the WordPress. After read it, I found that you wouldn't learn much more from this book than from wordpress codex... Read morePublished on November 8, 2012 by Eileen
WordPress 3 Complete is great for users of all levels, whether you're a complete novice or a more advanced user. Read morePublished on September 10, 2012 by Mark Watson
This book is not for beginners. Convoluted, and using terminology that has not been explained. I was more lost after reading the book than before.Published on November 6, 2011 by Vicmt