We are sharing 15+ WordPress books that are recommended by WordPress itself. WordPress is an open source, content management system made specifically for blogging. That means it is a program that you install, free of charge, on your server to build a website – usually a blog. WordPress is written in the PHP language and has had 4 major version releases to date as well as lots of sub-releases. At the time of writing we are up to 4.0, though this number updates frequently. So let us check out the fifteen plus WordPress books that is actually recommended by WordPress itself. Plus you will find some resources below to get you started with WordPress. Happy Coding!
15+ WordPress Books Recommended by WordPress itself
Professional WordPress: Design and Development
Authors: Brad Williams, David Damstra, Hal Stern
Publisher: WROX | 2013
Web Designer’s Guide to WordPress
Author: Jesse Friedman
Legions of web designers and developers are choosing WordPress for building sites. That’s because it’s powerful, reliable, flexible, scalable.and more. This book is your complete guide to mastering WordPress theme development, covering everything from installation to leveraging the community and resources to improve your WordPress skills for years to come.
Publisher: NEW RIDERS | 2012
Building WordPress Themes From Scratch
Author: 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.
Publisher: ROCKABLE PRESS | 2012
WordPress for Dummies
Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Are you a wannabe blogger? A seasoned pro migrating your blog to WordPress? Looking to do more cool stuff with your existing WordPress blog? Then this fun guide is for you! WordPress for Dummies is a veritable smorgasbord of WordPress information, ideas, tools, resources, and instruction on everything you need to create and maintain your dream blog.
Publisher: FOR DUMMIES | 2011 (FOURTH EDITION)
WordPress 3 Ultimate Security
Author: Olly Connelly
This is a comprehensive essential guide to WordPress security written in a light style, which converts learning a really serious topic to an enjoyable read. It is packed with copy-paste solutions to security to suit all levels of security know-how. Just as WordPress is used by a broad spectrum of website owners, with varying degrees of security know-how, so WordPress 3 Ultimate Security is written to be understood by security novices and web professionals alike.
Publisher: PACKT | 2011
Professional WordPress Plugin Development
Authors: Brad Williams, Ozh Richard, Justin Tadlock
This comprehensive book shows you how plugins work, reviews the tools and APIs available in WordPress, and demonstrates how to extend the functionality of WordPress with plugins. It provides a practical, solutions-based approach along with a collection of timely examples and plenty of code, all aimed at clearly explaining how to create a plugin file, work with users, integrate widgets, add menus and submenus, secure your plugins, and more.
Publisher: WROX | 2011
Digging Into WordPress
Authors: Jeff Starr, Chris Coyier
In clear, easy-to-read language, Digging into WordPress gives you the tools and knowledge to tap WordPress’ potential and take your site to the next level. From setup and configuration to security and optimization, Digging into WordPress gives you everything you need to maximize the success of your site.
Publisher: SELF PUBLISHED | 2009
WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials
Authors: Brian Bondari, Everett Griffiths
WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials is a practical hands-on tutorial for learning how to create your own plugins for WordPress. Using best coding practices, this book will walk you through the design and creation of a variety of original plugins.
Publisher: PACKT PUBLISHING | 2011
WordPress 3 Complete
Author: April Hodge Silver
WordPress 3 Complete will teach you everything you need to know both to get started with WordPress and also to unlock its massive hidden powers.
Publisher: PACKT PUBLISHING | 2011
Teach Yourself WordPress 3 in 10 Minutes
Authors: Chuck Tomasi, Kreg Steppe
Sams Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to build great blogs with WordPress and WordPress.org, and reach any audience by web browser, RSS, or cell phone.
Publisher: SAMS PUBLISHING | 2010
WordPress 3 Site Blueprints
Author: Heather R. Wallace
Follow along as you work to build a variety of sites-all using WordPress. While this book isn’t designed for beginners, those with even an intermediate knowledge of WordPress will be able to get these sites up and running in no time. Also, since each chapter is devoted to the design of a different site, there’s no need to read the book in any particular order. Instead, you can pick and choose the blueprints that are of the most interest to you and dive right in.
Publisher: PACKT PUBLISHING | 2010
WordPress Top Plugins
Author: Brandon Corbin
This book will show you how plugins work, and more importantly, how to install and activate them on your blog without you having to touch a single line of code, unless of course, you want to. Content is king, and it’s pretty hard to generate. This book will cover some of the best plugins available on WordPress to generate unique and dynamic content.
Publisher: PACKT PUBLISHING | 2010
WordPress Plugin Development: Beginner’s Guide
Author: Vladimir Prelovac
From making the site easier to administer, to adding the odd tweak or new feature, to completely changing the way your blog works, plug-ins are the method WordPress offers to customize and extend its functionality. This book will show you how to build all sorts of WordPress plug-ins. The book uses real and published WordPress plug-ins and follows their creation from the idea to the finishing touches, in a series of carefully picked, easy-to-follow tutorials.
Publisher: PACKT PUBLISHING | 2009
WordPress for Business Bloggers
Author: Paul Thewlis
This book will take you beyond the basics of WordPress, helping you take full advantage of its rich and powerful features to transform your basic blog into a more advanced and professional blog as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Publisher: PACKT PUBLISHING | 2008
Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read
Author: Scott McNulty
Having your own blog isn’t just for the nerdy anymore. Today, it seems everyone—from multinational corporations to a neighbor up the street—has a blog. They all have one, in part, because the folks at WordPress make it easy to have one. But to actually build a good blog—to create a blog people want to read—takes thought, planning, and some effort. From picking a theme and using tags to choosing widgets and building a community, creating your blog really starts after you’ve set it up.
Publisher: Peachpit Press
David Busch’s Quick Snap Guide to Photoblogging with WordPress
Author: David D. Busch & Rebekkah Hilgraves
Photoblogs have become a very important tool for advanced photographers and professionals who want to market their work, as well as a popular format for casual photographers to share personal photos. David Busch’s Quick Snap Guide to Photoblogging with WordPress is a complete start-to-finish guide on how to create a photo blog using WordPress, the most popular blogging software among photographers. This guide explains the purpose and function of the basic capabilities of WordPress as a photoblogging tool, how to use them, and why. The full-color photos and clear, step-by-step format will help users to create their own photoblogs and begin sharing their photos with the world.
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Building Online Communities With Drupal, phpBB, and WordPress
Authors: Robert T. Douglass, Mike Little, and Jared W. Smith
Content management, blogging, and online forums are among the most significant online trends today, and Drupal, phpBB, and WordPress are three of the most popular open source applications facilitating these tasks. With that in mind these authors wrote this awesome book on building online communities.