WordPress Books

WebDevStudios WordPress Books

When we say we know what we’re doing – we’re not kidding!   We know WordPress.

Between two of our owners, Brad Williams & Lisa Sabin-Wilson, WebDevStudios hosts two of the most popular, best-selling authors on the topic of WordPress.  Everything you need to know about using the WordPress software, using and creating themes, using and developing plugins, Multisite, BuddyPress and more can be found in the pages of their books.

Professional WordPress by Brad Williams

Professional WordPress – by Brad Williams, David Damstra and Hal Stern
The highly praised resource returns with updated content, examples, and code downloads

WordPress is the most popular self-hosted open source website software in use today, and the latest version makes it even simpler to operate. Packed with real-world examples for load balancing and multiusers, this esteemed resource replaces some of the more basic material with more advanced content. Every single chapter has been reworked to provide the most current and proper methods for developing and designing in WordPress. Coverage of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript and new chapters on custom post types, custom taxonomies, Multisite, and extensions of themes bring the content of this book completely up-to-date and provides you with all you need to deploy successful WordPress sites.


WordPress For Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

WordPress For Dummies, 5th Edition – by Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Get online fast and get the most out of the Web’s most popular blogging tool

Join the millions of bloggers who rely on WordPress, the popular and free blogging platform. This guide covers all the features and improvements in the most up-to-date version of WordPress. Whether you are switching to WordPress from another blogging platform or just starting your first blog, you’ll find lots of advice in this friendly guide. With this easy-to-follow book, you?ll be able to take full advantage of the flexibility and usability of WordPress.


WordPress Web Design For Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

WordPress Web Design For Dummies – by Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Learn how WordPress can help you create a unique, customized Web site

Once only a platform for bloggers, WordPress is gaining popularity as a tool for creating individualized Web sites. WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson makes it easy for anyone with a basic knowledge of the WordPress software to create a custom site using complimentary technologies including CSS, HTML, and PHP. This easy-to-follow, full-color guide helps you identify the tools and technologies you need to create the site you envision and  develop your own theme to personalize your site.  If you know how to use WordPress software to create a blog, WordPress Web Design For Dummies will enable you to quickly and easily construct a unique Web site.


WordPress All In One For Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson, et al

WordPress All In One – by Lisa Sabin-Wilson
A convenient how-to guide for maximizing your WordPress experience

WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog publishing platform with nearly ten million active installations. Eight minibooks provide you with expanded coverage of the most important topics to the WordPress community, such as WordPress basics, theme designs, plug-in development, social media integration, SEO, customization, and running multiple sites. Veteran author Lisa Sabin-Wilson leads an authoritative team of authors who offer their unique knowledge and skillset while sharing invaluable advice for maximizing your site’s potential and visitor experience.


Professional WordPress Plugin Development by Brad Williams

Professional WordPress Plugin Development – by Brad Williams, Justin Tadlock and Ozh Richard

As one of the most popular open source content management systems available today, WordPress boasts a framework that allows you to easily customize and extend it through plugins. 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.

The trio of established authors 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. You will quickly come to understand how to develop custom plugins so that you can take WordPress to the next corporate and enterprise level.


BuddyPress For Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

BuddyPress For Dummies – by Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Get your buddies together with BuddyPress and create your own social community

Got a cause, a hobby, or some other obsession you can’t wait to share with a like-minded community? BuddyPress is the buddy you need to get that community started. Here’s how to get BuddyPress up and running on your WordPress Web site and use its free tools and themes to host a social network devoted to your pet projects, right on your site.