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Digging Into WordPress Version 3.0

It’s here! Digging Into WordPress Version 3.0 is packed with goodness, including a new chapter on WordPress v3.0, updated core content, added resources, and a super-sleek new cover.

[ Digging Into WordPress V3 ]
DiW3 cover by Chris Coyier

Updated Core Material

Much has changed with WordPress since our previous book update (v2), so for version 3.0 we went through the book and updated/removed outdated core content. Everything is now hot-wired and fine-tuned to the latest version of WordPress, with new popouts and fresh links throughout the book. Here’s a shot from one of the updated core pages (a flow-chart for page templates – more graphic wizardry from Chris!):

[ Digging Into WordPress Screenshot ]

New Chapter on WordPress 3.0

WordPress 3.0 is better than ever. Released on June 17th 2010, WP3.0 features tons of new functionality and CMS capabilities. So much good stuff, that we added an entire chapter covering all the best new WP3.0 features:

  • New default theme
  • Custom Admin usernames
  • How to customize your background
  • How to setup and use WP MultiSite
  • Custom taxonomies, menus, and post types

Plus other great stuff like how to use the built-in shortlink feature, author templates, comment-form template-tags, and more. It’s 20+ pages of new WP3.0 content.

[ Digging Into WordPress Screenshot ][ Digging Into WordPress Screenshot ]

Included with Purchase

Here’s what you get for your hard-earned $27:

  • Beautiful, full-color, easy-to-read design
  • Nearly 450 pages of practical, how-to WordPress content
  • 3 Free Themes: All Ajax, Lines & Boxes, and Plastique
  • Free Lifetime Updates (current book owners received version 3.0 yesterday)
  • Friendly, helpful customer support :)

[ Get the book ] Like WordPress itself, Digging Into WordPress gets better with each new version. And the nice thing about PDF format is that you can read the book anywhere, even on eReaders like the iPad. Plus you get useful stuff like actual, clickable hyperlinks and linked Table of Contents. Also, the PDF format makes it easy to copy/paste code and other content, so you have everything all in one place. You can learn more and get the book here.

Printed Copies

[ Print Edition ] We were sort of on the fence about printing more copies of the book, but after some great feedback, everything fell into place. Our current goal is to make printed copies of v3.0 available sometime in September/October. The printed books tend to go fast, so if you want a copy stay tuned for the announcement post and more information. Update: Printed books are here!

Updated Sample PDF

[ PDF Download ] Here is an updated Sample Chapter showing the new Table of Contents and part of Chapter 3. For more information on Digging into WordPress, check out the Official DiW Bookstore at, the free companion site for the book, featuring tons of awesome WordPress tips, tricks, and tutorials. As always, comments, suggestions, and concerns are welcome.

Jeff Starr
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16 responses to “Digging Into WordPress Version 3.0”

  1. Carlos R. 2010/09/24 8:05 am

    Great job guys! Awesome book for sure!

  2. Fantastic book,Good job.

  3. Alex Vera 2011/10/11 4:01 pm

    It seems right for me. I am a newbie on WordPress. Do you think it is adequate for a beginner?

  4. Jeff Starr 2011/10/11 8:42 pm

    Yep, perfect for beginner to intermediate – starts out with the basics, and ramps up as it digs into WordPress ;)

    More info here:

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