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Web Designer’s Guide to WordPress: Plan, Theme, Build, Launch (Voices That Matter)

Posted on December 17, 2012 by Blog Design Journal

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. You’ll learn how to:

  • Install WordPress and work on a development server
  • Create site plans and content architecture
  • Develop basic through advanced WordPress themes
  • Maintain responsive design integrity
  • Implement the right plugins
  • Convert an already-built website to a WordPress-powered theme
  • Get involved with the WordPress community

With detailed explanations, real-life examples, and step-by-step tutorials, you’ll find everything you need to build and deploy WordPress-powered websites with no prior server-side or WordPress development experience.

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3 to “Web Designer’s Guide to WordPress: Plan, Theme, Build, Launch (Voices That Matter)”

  1. A. Ezzell says:

    Excellent source for developers! I’ve been designing and developing web sites for ~15 years now – mostly by hand (you know: barefoot, in the snow, uphill both ways). I’ve done plain HTML sites, classic ASP sites, and ASP.NET sites (and, I’m ashamed to admit, I dabbled for a bit in… … FrontPage and Dreamweaver). I’ve wrestled with DNN a bit and used Kentico to build a couple shopping carts. But most of my coding has been ASP / ASP.NET. I love the ability to control EXACTLY (as exactly as one can on the web, that is) what displays, and where.But recently, I’ve needed to build a couple pro-bono sites that the owners will need to maintain themselves. So I was looking for a CMS solution, and decided to give WordPress a try, even though I’ve never done anything in PHP before. I installed WP and added a couple themes, then started poking around under the hood. My deep-seated need for control immediately sent me scurrying to Amazon to look for a guide that would help me learn how to get in and tinker with things with minimal breakage.Friedman’s book is that guide. It was a quick read, with enough detail to be helpful but not so much as to bog me down. It has lots of links to helpful online sources. And now I feel confident that I can get done what I need to get done in WordPress. I also have a sense of the depth of what else is out there.(Regarding the links – I had tried a couple of the links, and they worked. Then the links stopped working. I was getting 404 errors on the author’s site. I submitted feedback via the contact form on his site and had a response back probably within an hour. By the next day, the links were working again. It’s nice when an author stands behind his work.)

  2. J Dessy says:

    Great Book for the “Not Too Code Savy” designer! If you are looking for a book that will help build a foundation of WordPress knowledge then this is your book. You learn everything from how WordPress works, to how to create a theme, to how to use existing code in the form of plugins to your advantage with step by step code examples along the way.A must have for every designer that uses WordPress!

  3. Chinmay R says:

    Very helpful book! I was bought this book few days ago. Really awesome & helpful book for beginner. I complete just today afternoon. I love his Part 3: Advanced WordPress Theming. I get everything I want. Thanks you for make beautiful book.



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