Professional WordPress – New Book Coming Soon!

I’m extremely excited to announce a new book I am co-authoring: Professional WordPress.

WROX LogoProfessional WordPress will be a WROX publication, which is the technical branch of Wiley books. I have the honor of writing this book with David Damstra and Hal Stern, both of which have an extensive background working with WordPress.

We have officially crossed the 50% mark writing this new book so I thought it was a perfect time to officially announce it! Professional WordPress is a more advanced book detailing everything WordPress has to offer. There are WordPress books on the scene currently, and even more being written, but Professional WordPress is unlike any books on the market. We take a more advanced look at WordPress, from breaking down functions and classes, to exploring in depth each WordPress API, this book is for anyone wanting to take the next step in WordPress website development.

Below is our official book description:
As the most popular blogging and content management platform available today, WordPress is a powerful tool. This exciting book goes beyond the basics and delves into the heart of the WordPress system, offering overviews of the functional aspects of WordPress as well as plugin and theme development.

What is covered in this book?
• Detailed review of WordPress Functionality and Codebase
• The Loop and Data Management
• Plugin Development
• Theme Development
• Content Aggregation, SEO and User Experience
• Statistics, Scalability, Security and Spam
• Using WordPress as a CMS
• Using WordPress in the Enterprise
• Moving your existing site to WordPress

This book takes an “internals” view of WordPress and drives the fundamentals of how things work to explain use cases and extensions to the core platform. Including hands on examples, and real world tips, this exhaustive book is a must-have for Web and PHP professionals developing on the WordPress platform.

You can follow our progress and any Professional WordPress news with the hash tag #prowp. Now that we have officially announced our book we plan on using that hash tag more often. You can also pre-order your copy of Professional WordPress starting today! The book is currently planned for a March 2010 release date.

Now to finish the final 50%!

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  1. Congratulations! You have come a long way since our BDC days and I am so happy for you and proud of you!

    • Thanks Kristin! It is amazing how things have changed in just a few short years, for the better of course!

  2. Terrific. I’d love to see something about the use of advertising in a WP site: AdSense, etc.


  3. Jane Anderson says:

    I pre-ordered the book. It’s a birthday present from me to me. We use Word Press where I work with/for David Damstra. The book will come to be an excellent resource and learning tool, for sure.

    • Thanks Jane! This is going to be a great WordPress book and I know you’ll learn some valuable knowledge from it.