New Book: Professional WordPress Plugin Development!

I couldn’t be more excited to announce a new book I’m co-authoring: Professional WordPress Plugin Development!

WROX logoThis book will continue the Professional WordPress series with a focus on plugin development in WordPress. This alone is exciting news, but of course I’m not writing this book on my own. I’ve brought in two of the best known WordPress developers in the business: Ozh Richard and Justin Tadlock! Anyone who works with WordPress will be very familiar with these two guys. They both have a huge reputation for writing some of the most detailed, easy to understand, and extremely knowledgeable tutorials out there for plugin and WordPress development.

The excitement doesn’t stop there! We’ve also brought in two great Technical Editors for our new book. The first is Andrew Nacin. Anyone who follows the core development of WordPress will be very familiar with Andrew. Andrew is one of the most active core contributors to the WordPress project and his endless knowledge of the internals of WordPress are sure to help take our book to the next level. The second Tech Editor is Doug Vann. Doug is known for his expertise and knowledge in the open source CMS world. Doug will approach this book as a CMS user, thinking outside the box of a normal developer.

This book will be jam packed with plugin knowledge from beginner topics like creating your first plugin, security, and settings, to more advanced topics like JavaScript and AJAX, Cron, and the mysterious Rewrite API. This book will have something for everyone looking to learn or expand their knowledge on building professional plugins in WordPress.

You can following our process during the writing of this book using the hash tag #plugindevbook on Twitter. The book is currently planned for a March 2011 release date.

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  1. Wow Brad! Amazing. I don’t think I could think of a better person to ‘co-author’ this book. You have come a long way from our BDC days. πŸ™‚ Congratulations!

    • Thanks Kristin! Who knew back in the BDC days I would be so into open source in just a few short years haha

  2. I said it to Ozh, I’ll say it again to you: very exciting news, congrats!

    Looking forward to reading _another_ of your books, Brad. πŸ™‚

  3. Awesome news. Professional WordPress was fantastic. Can’t wait for this one! Lots of big names in the WP community. Looking forward to learning more about WordPress, especially the Rewrite API!

    • Thanks for the kind words Bronson! I had a great time writing Professional WordPress, and learned a LOT, so was very anxious to dive back into another book.

  4. Hey Brad (et al), congrats on the announcement for yet another book – educating folks on the backend of WordPress and helping them extend the platform is a much needed thing. Kudos to you and your team for making WordPress the best it can be!

  5. You are rockin’ this writer thing. πŸ˜‰

  6. Congrats Brad! πŸ™‚

  7. I look forward to {another} signed copy of your work!


  8. If this is anything like “Professional WordPress Design and Development” then I can’t wait. Great to see some high quality books rolling out for WordPress. πŸ™‚

  9. That’s awesome and congrats! I am sure it will be over my head but I’ll do my best to read it and keep up.

  10. Good to know this is announced, shitty I’ll have to wait that long πŸ˜‰

    Looking forward to it.

  11. Really excited for this. Should be a fun challenge and I’m glad I can be a part of it.

  12. Great! I am looking forward for this book! Keep up the good work guys!

  13. Thanks the info..from You

  14. Will it cover some real world examples from very start to finish (plugin development examples) ? Thanks

  15. If one synchronised swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown too?

  16. Oh.. Thanks the info..