Digging into WordPress is a blog, much like my own, that provides information and tutorials about WordPress and how to use it to maximum effect for whatever your need may be.
However, borne out of that site is Digging into WordPress – The Book - a written guide which gives you the full rundown of WordPress, from beginners topics like installation procedures and creating posts, through more intermediate topics like understanding and modifying themes and plugins all the way to the most advanced topics like creating plugins and themes from the plethora of WordPress functions.
Why it’s so great
It’s for all users
It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been using WordPress for 5 minutes, or 5 years; Digging into WordPress has something for everyone and is still applicable as you begin to advance in understanding WordPress.
Electronic or hard copy
You have the option of either buying a physical book, which is spiral bound, for laying flat on your desk while you’re working, or just buying the electronic PDF, if you don’t mind reading from a screen. And here’s a little bonus; if you buy the hard copy, you get the electronic version as well, for easy reference.
The authors keep the book updated and here’s the best thing; once you’ve bought the book once, you’re entitled to all future updates (the book is currently in its 9th edition). So as WordPress updates and progresses, so does the book and your knowledge of WordPress. And all for just a single purchase of the book.
The book is not written in technical gibberish; it’s written for you and me – the average WordPress users. And the book has been beautifully designed and has color coded its chapters for easy reference. You can have a look at a sample to get an idea of what the book looks like.
How to buy it
You can buy Digging into WordPress straight from their website. The PDF is $27 and the print version is currently being printed, so the price is not yet available, however, you can get notified on its availability if you have your heart set on the print version.
I’m intrigued to hear from people who have bought and used the book. How do you like it? Are there bits about it that you don’t care for? Let me know!