Here are many of the WordPress books we know about, linked to Amazon (where we spend all our money) for your one‑click pleasure.

  • Professional WordPress: Design and Development

    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 | 2013

  • Web Designer's Guide to WordPress

    Web Designer's Guide to WordPress

    Jesse Friedman

    Legions of web designers and developers are choosing WordPress for building sites. That's because it's powerful, reliable, flexible, scalable.and more. This book is your complete guide to mastering WordPress theme development, covering everything from installation to leveraging the community and resources to improve your WordPress skills for years to come.

    New Riders | 2012

  • Building WordPress Themes From Scratch

    Building WordPress Themes From Scratch

    Joe Casabona

    Walk through the steps you need to build your very own WordPress theme! Included with the book is a WordPress theme and other necessary files, so roll up your sleeves and let Joe take you through the process explaining what you need to do - and why you're doing it - every step of the way.

    Rockable Press | 2012

  • WordPress for Dummies

    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 | 2011 (Fourth Edition)

  • WordPress 3 Ultimate Security

    WordPress 3 Ultimate Security

    Olly Connelly

    This is a comprehensive essential guide to WordPress security written in a light style, which converts learning a really serious topic to an enjoyable read. It is packed with copy-paste solutions to security to suit all levels of security know-how. Just as WordPress is used by a broad spectrum of website owners, with varying degrees of security know-how, so WordPress 3 Ultimate Security is written to be understood by security novices and web professionals alike.

    Packt | 2011

  • Professional WordPress Plugin Development

    Professional WordPress Plugin Development

    Brad Williams, Ozh Richard, Justin Tadlock

    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. It 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.

    Wrox | 2011

  • Digging Into WordPress

    Digging Into WordPress

    Jeff Starr, Chris Coyier

    In clear, easy-to-read language, Digging into WordPress gives you the tools and knowledge to tap WordPress' potential and take your site to the next level. From setup and configuration to security and optimization, Digging into WordPress gives you everything you need to maximize the success of your site.

    Self Published | 2009

  • WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials

    WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials

    Brian Bondari, Everett Griffiths

    WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials is a practical hands-on tutorial for learning how to create your own plugins for WordPress. Using best coding practices, this book will walk you through the design and creation of a variety of original plugins.

    Packt Publishing | 2011

  • WordPress 3 Complete

    WordPress 3 Complete

    April Hodge Silver

    WordPress 3 Complete will teach you everything you need to know both to get started with WordPress and also to unlock its massive hidden powers.

    Packt Publishing | 2011

  • Teach Yourself WordPress 3 in 10 Minutes

    Teach Yourself WordPress 3 in 10 Minutes

    Chuck Tomasi, Kreg Steppe

    Sams Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you'll learn everything you need to build great blogs with WordPress and WordPress.org, and reach any audience by web browser, RSS, or cell phone.

    Sams Publishing | 2010

  • WordPress 3 Site Blueprints

    WordPress 3 Site Blueprints

    Heather R. Wallace

    Follow along as you work to build a variety of sites-all using WordPress. While this book isn't designed for beginners, those with even an intermediate knowledge of WordPress will be able to get these sites up and running in no time. Also, since each chapter is devoted to the design of a different site, there's no need to read the book in any particular order. Instead, you can pick and choose the blueprints that are of the most interest to you and dive right in.

    Packt Publishing | 2010

  • WordPress Top Plugins

    WordPress Top Plugins

    Brandon Corbin

    This book will show you how plugins work, and more importantly, how to install and activate them on your blog without you having to touch a single line of code, unless of course, you want to. Content is king, and it's pretty hard to generate. This book will cover some of the best plugins available on WordPress to generate unique and dynamic content.

    Packt Publishing | 2010

  • WordPress Plugin Development: Beginner's Guide

    WordPress Plugin Development: Beginner’s Guide

    Vladimir Prelovac

    From making the site easier to administer, to adding the odd tweak or new feature, to completely changing the way your blog works, plug-ins are the method WordPress offers to customize and extend its functionality. This book will show you how to build all sorts of WordPress plug-ins. The book uses real and published WordPress plug-ins and follows their creation from the idea to the finishing touches, in a series of carefully picked, easy-to-follow tutorials.

    Packt Publishing | 2009

  • WordPress for Business Bloggers

    WordPress for Business Bloggers

    Paul Thewlis

    This book will take you beyond the basics of WordPress, helping you take full advantage of its rich and powerful features to transform your basic blog into a more advanced and professional blog as quickly and painlessly as possible.

    Packt Publishing | 2008