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It’s Here: Digging into WordPress!

[ Digging into WordPress ] After nearly a year of production, Chris Coyier and I are stoked to announce our new book: Digging into WordPress! It’s nine jam-packed chapters (400 pages!) stuffed with everything you need to take your WordPress skills to the next level and really get the most out of WordPress. We take you through everything — from setting up for success and creating the perfect theme to optimizing performance and tightening security, Digging into WordPress delivers the goods. You’ll learn how to harness the full potential of WordPress with all of the tips, tricks, and code you need to make it happen.

Special 10-Day Discount

For the next ten days, use coupon code DIWPERISHABLE to save $5 instantly. The book sells for $27, so with the coupon code you can grab it for a cool 22 bucks. This is a limited-time deal so take advantage and hook it up now. Go here to get the scoop and download the book.

Living, Breathing PDF Format..

[ Learn WordPress Now ] The PDF version of the book is awesome because we will be able to update and expand it indefinitely. As WordPress changes, the book will evolve with new information, techniques, and code. This is why we call the DiW PDF a “living, breathing document” — it will grow with WordPress, and will be updated and improved periodically well into the future.

..and a Printed Version Coming Soon

[ *Really* Learn It. ] In addition to the PDF, a printed version of Digging into WordPress will also be available sometime in the near future. Everyone who purchases the PDF version of the book will receive a fair discount on the printed book when it’s released. The printed book will be awesome, but the PDF is ideal because it’s easy to search, easy to zoom, easy to transport, and easy to copy & paste code. It even features actual hyperlinks that make it easy to jump to linked resources (and there’s a zillion of ‘em!).

Lifetime Subscription

[ Take Your WordPress Skills to the Next Level ] All DiW customers automatically get a lifetime subscription to all future updates and new versions of the book. Chris and I are crazy about WordPress and plan on sharing our experience as time goes on. There are a few other WordPress books out there, but this one won’t get old and outdated as WordPress evolves. Whenever we update the book and release a new version, we’ll send you a link for a free download — fresh WordPress with the click of a button.

Affiliate Program

To help promote the book, we are also providing an affiliate program. If you like the book and want to help sell it, you can earn money doing so. For the PDF version of the book, we avoid the substantial costs typically involved with the printing, handling and shipping of a physical product. So, we are offering an affiliate commission of 50% for all affiliate sales. You are doing the legwork, and we appreciate it. Learn more here.

Thank You

Thanks in advance to anybody who picks up a copy. It goes a long way toward helping both Chris and I create all the other free content we love to share.

[ Digging into WordPress ]
Packed with yummy WordPress goodness!

Sneak peak..

You can download a demo of the book here. The demo features the Table of Contents and part of Chapter 3. Here’s a little collage showing the general look and feel of what’s inside the book..

[ DiW Sneak Peak ]
9 Chapters, 400 Pages, and tons of great tips, tricks, and code

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18 responses to “It’s Here: Digging into WordPress!”

  1. Congrats on the excellent book Jeff. Must have been a hell of a job.
    I posted a review on my blog:

  2. Jeff Starr 2009/11/11 9:46 am

    Thanks Paul. It was definitely a lot of work (and still is), but having a passion for WordPress makes it all worthwhile. Hopefully it will help a lot of people get the most out of WordPress.

    Thank you for the book review! =)

  3. My congrats, Jeff, for your work. :)

  4. Jeff Starr 2009/11/11 1:09 pm

    Thanks Aldo – much appreciated! :)

  5. Kim Woodbridge 2009/11/11 1:28 pm

    Congrats to you and Chris!! I was so excited to see it was ready and I got my copy yesterday. Now to actually start reading it :-)

    Thanks for everything you do.

  6. Jeff Starr 2009/11/11 3:02 pm

    Thanks Kim! I hope you enjoy the book :) Thanks for your support.

  7. Ben Williams 2009/11/14 9:46 pm

    just downloaded it cant wait to read it.
    Does anyone know how much it would cost to print the book myself at fedex and kinkos.

  8. Bought it as soon as it came out !
    Congratulations for a great book.
    IT IS A MUST HAVE for anybody using WP
    My congrats, Jeff, for your work. :)

  9. @Ben: Not sure, but we are working on a print version that should be available by the end of next month. And, PDF customers get a discount! :)

    @jean: Thanks for the tremendous feedback! We added your quote to our growing DiW Testimonials page. Thank you!

  10. Hello Jeff, I’m from Italy and bought your fantastic book about wordpress. I’m enjoing a lot!. Thank you very much.

  11. Jeff Starr 2009/12/29 1:03 am

    @ratava: Awesome! Thank you for getting the book! :)

  12. Tomer Lichtash 2010/01/06 12:53 am

    Absolute favorite? That would have to be the $wp_query object and its possibilities given a lucky foreach.

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