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Books

When you first begin using WordPress, it can be hard to know where to start. We’ve provided a list of books we’ve found, and included links to purchase on Amazon so they are easy to locate. This isn’t a comprehensive list, but it’s certainly enough to get you headed in the right direction. Happy WordPressing!

Beginner

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    WordPress for Dummies

    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.

    For Dummies | 2017 (8th Edition)

  • WordPress: A Step-by-Step Beginners’ Guide to Build Your Own WordPress Website from Scratch cover

    WordPress: A Step-by-Step Beginners’ Guide to Build Your Own WordPress Website from Scratch

    John Slavio

    Learn how to build a WordPress blog on your own.

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2016

Blogging

  • So You Think You Can Write?: The Definitive Guide to Successful Online Writing cover

    So You Think You Can Write?: The Definitive Guide to Successful Online Writing

    Julia McCoy

    Your ultimate guidebook to learning every skill it takes to write great copy for the web, from the fundamentals of using storytelling in online content all the way to knowing how to write for both search engines and people, what it takes to craft different forms of content on the web, and much more; plus, a bonus chapter revealing how to market yourself and make income as an online copywriter in an modern world.

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2016

Design

  • Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

    Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

    Steve Krug

    A guide to help understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject. Now with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability.

    New Riders | 2014

Development

  • Professional WordPress: Design and Development cover

    Professional WordPress: Design and Development

    Brad Williams, David Damstra, Hal Stern

    The highly praised resource returns with updated content, examples, and code downloads. Packed with real-world examples, and written by developers for developers, 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.

    Wrox | 2015

  • React: Up & Running: Building Web Applications cover

    React: Up & Running: Building Web Applications

    Stoyan Stefanov

    Hit the ground running with React, the open-source technology from Facebook for building rich web applications fast. With this practical guide, Facebook web developer Stoyan Stefanov teaches you how to build components--React's basic building blocks--and organize them into maintainable, large-scale apps. If you're familiar with basic JavaScript syntax, you're ready to get started.

    O'Reilly Media | 2016

  • WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook cover

    WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook

    Yannick Lefebvre

    WordPress is a popular, powerful, and open Content Management System. Learning how to extend its capabilities allows you to unleash its full potential, whether you're an administrator trying to find the right extension, a developer with a great idea to enhance the platform for the community, or a website developer working to fulfill a client's needs. This book shows readers how to navigate WordPress' vast set of API functions to create high-quality plugins with easy-to-configure administration interfaces.

    Packt Publishing | 2017

Security

  • WordPress Security Made Easy cover

    WordPress Security Made Easy

    Niko Guruli

    A visual step-by-step guide from zero to hero for how to install a secure WordPress site and maintain it.

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2017