Professional WordPress

Professional WordPress Second Edition, the book I co-authored, is a great companion and reference for anyone interested in developing amazing websites using WordPress!

This book covers some great topics including:

  • Creating custom plugins and themes
  • Database management and interaction
  • Using WordPress Core as a reference
  • Installing and configuring WordPress
  • Custom Post Types, Custom Taxonomies, and Metadata
  • WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS)
  • WordPress Multisite Networks
The Original Professional WordPress is the highest rated WordPress book on Amazon!

This book is part of the WROX programmer to programmer series. It was written by developers, for developers, and will teach you how to program WordPress in easy to understand tutorials and explanations.

You’ll also learn how to use the WordPress core software as a resource. The book covers how to read WP source code and inline documentation to learn new functions and classes.


Lisa Sabin-Wilson, author of WordPress for Dummies, says we “did a fantastic job of breaking down some of the more advanced concepts in working with the WordPress platform.” She also said Pro WP “contains gems and nuggets of information” and “some secrets that anyone from an intermediate to advanced level will benefit from.”

Mr Erb. says Professional WordPress “is a superb book” and a “valuable resource for the developer yet there is a thorough approach taken in the early chapters that even a fledgling WP user would find valuable “. He also said “This is a stand-out book on WordPress and anyone doing serious development with WordPress could benefit from “Professional WordPress.” Highly recommend.”

Michael S. Ball says Pro WP is “a guided tour that cuts through the mass of undigested information.” He also said “What I like best is that it’s written for a programmer, without all the gushing about how great a system it is. The facts, with just enough evaluation to say what’s important.”

Scott Basgaard says “Professional WordPress is exactly what I needed. This book is a must-have for those looking to take plugin and theme development to the next level.”

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Also be sure to check out: Professional WordPress Plugin Development