First off, I’m a total book junkie. I love books. I love the knowledge and advice that is contained in a good book, or the chance to escape to a distance time/place/reality for my amusement.
|That being said, I am VERY selective about what books I will recommend to others. Having the responsibility of selecting textbooks every semester for my classes and understanding that these books are expensive for students on a limited budget has taught me to be very demanding of books that I recommend.
I recently received a book from Wiley press on using Word Press. Which was great, because I’ve gotten into Word Press in a big way!
I was expecting a book that was more of a PHP for Word Press, explaining what different commands do, kind of a primer for using and developing for Word Press. This book is so much more! Written by Hal Stern, David Damstra, and Brad Williams, Professional Word Press is the book that I wish I had written. It does a great job of explaining the basic structure of Word Press and how to use it and make modifications. It then goes well beyond, giving recommendations for plug-ins and widgets that just make your life so much easier!
I highly recommend this book if you are planning to do anything beyond the basics with your blog. I feel like just the recommendations on plug-ins more than covered the cost of the book on time saved!