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Beginning WordPress 3 (Expert's Voice in Web Development) Paperback – June 29, 2010
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About the Author
Stephanie Leary is a web developer for Texas A&M University and the co-owner of Paged Media, a freelance business catering to authors and other publishing professionals. She began developing themes and plugins for WordPress in 2005, and has taught numerous workshops on using WordPress as a content management system.
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1. I am so glad I bought this book!
2. I am so glad I read the review from timreadsbooks.
If you have any basic understanding of web development, mainly PHP, HTML, and CSS, then this book will teach you everything you need to know about WordPress 3.
The author does a great job bringing out all the important points of WordPress. There are so many features that she tells you about in the book, you could literally start an online business or community portal just by using it in creative ways.
The book is designed so that you don't have to read the whole book from front to back in order to find useful info. I picked certain chapters that focused on what I needed to know right now, and I am currently implementing that info.
The greatest things I learned about WordPress from this book is the Custom Content Features of WordPress. It allows you to do almost anything you want. Your mind is your only limitation!
So, in conclusion, if you have absolutely no experience with web development, then you may want to study some HTML and PHP before buying this book.
Or, you could buy this book and study PHP as needed to perform certain, simple tasks. You don't have to be an expert web developer to use the information in this book.
I am a self taught web developer, but all I knew about WordPress before I bought this book was that it was a very popular blogging system.
Now, I know why WordPress is so popular!
First the quality of printing of the book, the font size and the readability of the screen grabs are very poor. Message to the publisher - you can do much better than this! Honestly, the printing is not much better then a newspaper.
Second, the writing style seems at times "clipped" to me, This is particularly true in the later more advanced chapters, still its a great introductory to plugin and widget authoring. If this is your goal then you will probably want to also get a book specifically aim at development of these. If you are clueless about PHP then these last chapters will not be of much use to you anyway.
For my purposes, I wanted a book to read "offline" on the train; therefore the book needed to be thorough and well illustrated. I also wanted it to go beyond a basic beginners guide that merely shows how to install and use WordPress, ...the book does this well enough... but I think the subjects on SVN, creating Plugins and Widgets, etc. needed more depth.
The book has a lot of useful information - The layout and illustrations could be much better.
Thank you Stephanie Leary for your totally cool Dashboard Note Pad plugin, and your new WordPress 3 Book, I look forward to reading it and learning more about WordPress.
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DO NOT, i repeat, DO NOT buy this book if you are new to any of the following:
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