It’s been quiet around here, but I have a good excuse. I spent the last six months writing, designing, and publishing my third book, The Tao of WordPress. This is an excellent book for beginners, students, designers, and basically anyone who wants to learn how to get the most from WordPress. The book “soft-launched” last week, and now I want to share the news with readers here at Perishable Press.
The Tao of WordPress begins at zero and goes through everything needed to build awesome sites with WordPress. I actually wrote this book for my kids, so that they could benefit from my years of experience with WordPress and working on the Web. Sure, I could have told them to “go google it or whatever” and hope that they happen to find the best information regarding what they need to know. But why should they have to redo all of the work that I’ve been doing for the past 8+ years? So I took everything I knew about WordPress, picked out all the best stuff, and simplified it into a streamlined, easy-to-read guide. Hers’s a cover shot:
Each of the Tao of WP’s 300 pages is meticulously designed and highly focused on making the most of WordPress. Every lesson is explained in simple steps, with the amount of complex code kept to an absolute minimum (but there is plenty of code in the chapters on customization and WP techniques). The Tao of WordPress also includes its own starter template theme, which is responsive, lightweight, and used in examples throughout the book.
The Tao of WordPress begins with the basics and slowly ramps up to more advanced techniques. Along the way, the book provides tricks, tips, and links to over 600 resources. You get a complete, continuous journey focusing on WordPress essentials, and learn how to work with the software to maximize its full potential. It’s an ideal guide for users who want to build awesome sites and succeed with WordPress. The book contains 13 chapters, including:
- Preparation & Installation – covers software, hosting, domains and more
- Configuration & Customization – includes a complete guide to the WordPress Admin Area
- Themes & Plugins – learn how to maximize WordPress’ potential, so you can create virtually anything
- Security – covers everything needed to secure your WordPress site
- SEO & Performance – succeed on the Web with blazing fast pages
- Customization & Techniques – build forums, networks, shopping carts and much more
The book also includes a robust Appendix with information on getting help, troubleshooting and monitoring your WordPress-powered site. Along the way, the book showcases inspiring WP themes and is packed full of beautiful graphics and visualized information. I’m really proud of this book and hope that it will help you get the most from WordPress.
As a way of showing my appreciation, here is a coupon code to save $5 on anything in the store:
PERISHABLEPRESS (apply the code during checkout for instant savings).
As always, thank you for your generous attention :)