Professional WordPress Plugin Development Has Hit The Shelves!

My latest book, Professional WordPress Plugin Development, has left the warehouse and is in stock and ready to order! The book is also available in DRM-Free PDF and Kindle formats. I co-authored this book with two amazing developers, Ozh Richard and Justin Tadlock.

Pro WP Plugin Dev BookI am really happy with how the book turned out and know it will be a valuable resource for anyone wanting to learn, or expand, their knowledge on WordPress plugin development. The book includes 80+ fully functional plugin examples and tutorials for download. I find myself consulting the book on a daily basis for code snippets and examples.

Professional WordPress Plugin Development covers a wide range of plugin dev topics including plugin foundation, creating widgets and shortcodes, custom post types and taxonomies, users and roles, coding standard and styles, and action and filter hooks. The book also dives into some more advanced topics like the HTTP API, JavaScript and Ajaz, Cron event scheduling, the Rewrite API, and even an entire chapter dedicated to Multisite plugin development! For more information check out the post Ozh wrote that details everything the book covers.

Want to win a FREE copy of the book? I’m giving away three free copies to three random fans of the Professional WordPress Plugin Development Facebook page. Simply like the page and you’re entered to win! I’ll pick the winners on Monday.

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  1. Thanks for giving a chance to get this useful book for free! I’m a PHP Developer and looking forward to work on WordPress. This book is a must for me 🙂

  2. Great to see this thre authors for the same goal; please i will read this book and the 80 examples of plugins for write better custom plugins.

  3. I pre-ordered from Amazon, and was VERY happy to see they’re releasing early! Thanks for writing it.

  4. That’s a great book i have read about this book on web waiting for this day to get my book (if you permit me to get hands on it).
    Would be happy to contribute something to community which offer me so much things.
    Already dedicated my blog to WordPress and Theme Framework Development

  5. I bought the kindle version and I’ve already been able to code my first plugin which allows to add a slideshow with a shortcode!
    it even has a settings page where you can set the dimensions.
    the code examples are amazing

    thanks guys

  6. Hi Brad,

    same here – I’ve ordered the Kindle version last week and it’s a blast! Thanks for sharing. I’m learning PHP to sevelop for WordPress, but of course all the PHP books don’t ever focus on that – which makes my task a lot more daunting. Your book is the missing piece of the puzzle.

    Well done 😉

  7. Great News, Brad! Really must-have book for me.

    * Not Ajaz, but Ajax.

    One question. Where can we download sources for that amazing book? Thanks

  8. Just got the book and read the first 3 chapters in about a day. Wish it had alot more pictures or screen shots of what things look like and stuff like that. Alot of us new comers to WP have a tough time knowing what is what. So far I’m liking the book. I got alot more to read and study with it. Good job guys…

  9. I’ve just ordered the book on Amazon. Looking forward to getting it!
    Do you have also affiliate programs for selling this book?