- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: SitePoint; 1 edition (December 10, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0987153005
- ISBN-13: 978-0987153005
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,430,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Mick Olinik is a WordPress expert that specializes in graphic design and WordPress theme skinning, organic search engine optimization, DNS routing and Linux web hosting platforms. He is a regular contributor on SitePoint.com, serving as SitePoint's WordPress Specialist.
Raena Jackson Armitage is an Australian web developer with a background in content management and training. A former SitePoint technical editor, you'll find her speaking at some of the more popular geek conferences.
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Top Customer Reviews
I found that most of the basics were in the beginning as it advances towards the middle to the end. Very well laid out and easy to understand. I highly recommend this book.
I have a safaribooksonline.com account so I can read a lot of technical books and the point of tech BOOKS is to get an authoritative piece on a certain technology. This book was just a long barely scratching the surface blog post... You're bound to learn way more via a site like wp.tutsplus.com or smashingmagazine.com or wpcandy.com
Why I dislike this book:
What's the point of writing an informational book if every other page your saying "refer to the codex"? We get the codex is the holy grail of wp, but you use it as an escape from explaining anything worth talking about.
The author spends half of the book talking about how great wp is. Who is that helping?
The author pastes in code, explains about 10% of it. The 10% they choose to explain is kind of obvious. In the end your not empowered with knowledge, you just kinda sorta maybe know what's going on... In other words you're no better off than where you started.
If you're going to give code examples explain them thoroughly, don't just cherry pick and explain bits and pieces as you feel.
In the end you don't know anything more about WordPress, many things are explained to work because they just do and that's all you need to know. Don't waste your time.
Feels like the authors and SitePoint tried to capitalize of the wordpress buzzword and get some sales out of it. With wordpress being around for this long its DEAD WRONG to just now come out with a publication that is so FRAIL.
There are certainly some golden nuggets to be plucked from the pages of this book, but I find myself feeling dubious rather than satisfied by its teachings.
The guy who made the review all fussy about the book saying it's wrong to use Windows made me laugh, it is wrong to use Windows. WordPress just doesn't work right with it. You are setting yourself for an uphill battle!