Professional WordPress Is In Production!

Professional WordPress, the new book I co-authored, is officially in production!

WordPress LogoAfter a 4 month writing phase, and 1.5 month editing phase, we have finally completed the book! I’m extremely excited for this book to hit the store shelves and really believe it’s going to be well received by the WordPress Community.

This book is really different than any other WordPress book on the market. Professional WordPress is a more internals look at WordPress and how it functions. We dive into the Core code and review built-in functions and APIs available for use when extending WordPress.

My favorite chapter of the book is the plugin development chapter. I honestly believe this chapter is worth the price alone. If you are interested in creating custom plugins in WordPress, or even if already know how but want to expand your knowledge, this is the book for you!

You’ll learn the correct way to use the Settings API when developing plugins. We also cover data validation and security to make your plugins as secure as possible. This chapter covers everything you need to know to create amazing plugins the correct way in WordPress!

This book was written by myself and David Damstra. Our Technical Editor was Hal Stern. Mike Little, the co-creator of WordPress, was also a Technical Editor and helped verify the methods we used were always the most appropriate and up-to-date.

Be sure to pre-order a copy of Professional WordPress today! If you’d like to share this link please use The official release date is April 5th, 2010.

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  1. That’s great news, Brad. I’m looking forward to picking up a copy. It has been great watching the progress via Twitter, and if it’s half as good as you describe it will be well worth it.

  2. Thanks Ryan! It took a lot of work but the end result is an amazing book

  3. I preordered the book when I first heard about it (a few months back). Thanks for the date. Now I will know about when to expect it.

  4. Awesome! I can’t wait to check it out. 🙂