WordPress is an entity that’s developing and evolving all the time, so you might not have thought to turn to books to learn more about the internet’s most popular CMS. However, there are plenty of great titles out there that are perfect to turn to if you want to keep enhancing your WordPress skills but need to give your eyes a rest from staring a computer screen. Unless, of course, you look these up on your Kindle…
WordPress: The Missing Manual – Matthew MacDonald
Whether you’re a budding blogger or web development professional, WordPress is a brilliant tool for creating websites—if you know how to tap its impressive features. This jargon-free Missing Manual shows you how to use WordPress and its themes, plug-ins, and widgets to build just about any website you can imagine, from a classy blog to a basic e-commerce site.
Professional WordPress: Design and Development – Brad Williams, David Damstra, Hal Stern
An in-depth look at the internals of the WordPress system. As the most popular blogging and content management platform available today, WordPress is a powerful tool. This exciting book goes beyond the basics and delves into the heart of the WordPress system, offering overviews of the functional aspects of WordPress as well as plug-in and theme development.
Building WordPress Themes from Scratch – Joe Casabona
Walk through the steps you need to build your very own WordPress theme! Included with the book is a WordPress theme and other necessary files, so roll up your sleeves and let Joe take you through the process explaining what you need to do – and why you’re doing it – every step of the way.
Smashing WordPress Themes: Making WordPress Beautiful – Thord Daniel Hedengren
The ultimate guide to WordPress Themes – one of the hottest topics on the web today. WordPress is so much more than a blogging platform, and Smashing WordPress Themes teaches readers how to make it look any way they like – from a corporate site, to a photography gallery and more.
WordPress SEO Success – Jake Aull
WordPress gives you amazingly powerful SEO tools: this hands-on guide will help you make the most of them! Written specifically for WordPress users, this guide covers all you need: built-in WordPress capabilities, third-party plugins, well-integrated web resources, and more.
So whether you’re looking for a guide to help you get started, or something to help improve your existing development skills, there’s a book out there for all levels of experience. Plus, if you’re not sure what to buy the WordPress fan in your life for Christmas, we’re sure they’ll love unwrapping one of these books on Christmas morning.