Books and blogs are the perfect compliment to each other when it comes to learning web technologies. The blog is there for searchability, quick tips, and copy and pasteable code. The book is there for offline reference and that essential full-attention first read through when your brain is ready to soak in a ton of new information. Digging Into WordPress brings you the best of both worlds.
Learn more, get the book, and participate:
Owners of Digging Into WordPress get free updates for the life of the book. We announce all updates and other news here at the book’s companion site, DigWP.com. Here are some useful resources for staying current:
- Archive for all posts tagged as “updates”
- RSS Feed for all posts tagged “updates”
- Main DigWP Feed for all posts (includes updates and asides)
- RSS Feed for articles only (includes updates, excludes asides)
- Subscribe to DigWP via Email (includes everything)
In addition to the book and blog, we also provide a number of free WordPress themes (for everyone) and several exclusive themes (for book owners). You can demo all of our themes at the DigWP Theme Clubhouse, where you may also download any of the free themes. Book owners may log in to the Members Area to download any available theme. For reference, here are some of the announcement posts for DigWP themes:
From the Blog
With over 400 pages of hardcore WordPress action, the book is already overflowing with content, so the blog provides a place to post additional material, techniques, tutorials, and so on. To date, there are over 350 posts here at DigWP.com, with plenty more on the way. Here are 10 favorites to get a taste of the blog:
- Customizing WordPress Feeds
- So really, don’t use just /%postname%/ as your permalink structure.
- Secure uploads, upgrade and other directories with .htaccess
- Simpler Login URL
- Pimp your wp-config.php
- BLANK WordPress Theme
- Optimizing WordPress Permalinks
- Including jQuery in WordPress (The Right Way)
- You Don’t Need Any Plugins to Stop Comment Spam
- Precision Targeting with Custom Action Hooks
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Thanks for checking us out, feel free to drop a line with any feedback or questions — Happy WP’ing!!