It’s here! Digging Into WordPress Version 3.0 is here and it’s packed with lots of awesome WordPress goodness, including an entire new chapter on WordPress 3, plus lots of updated core content, and a super-sleek new cover that I think is a huge improvement. You’ve got to check out the book’s sweet dark/black cover, expertly crafted by Chris:
Updated Core Material
Much has changed with WordPress since our previous book update (v2), so for version 3.0 we went through the book and updated/removed outdated core content. Everything is now hot-wired and fine-tuned to the latest version of WordPress, with new popouts and fresh links throughout the book. Here’s a close-up of one the updated pages (a flow-chart for templates):
New Chapter on WordPress 3.0
WordPress 3.0 is better than ever. Released on June 17th 2010, WP3.0 features tons of new functionality and CMS capabilities. So much good stuff, that we added an entire chapter covering all the best new WP3.0 features:
- New default theme
- Custom Admin usernames
- How to customize your background
- How to setup and use WP MultiSite
- Custom taxonomies, menus, and post types
Plus a whole bunch of other stuff, including how to use the built-in shortlink feature, author templates, comment-form template-tags, and more. It’s 20+ pages of new WP3.0 content.
Included with Purchase
Here’s what you get for $27:
- Beautiful, full-color, easy-to-read design
- Nearly 450 pages of practical, how-to WordPress content
- Exclusive Themes: All Ajax, Lines & Boxes, and Plastique
- Free Lifetime Updates (current book owners received v3.0 yesterday)
- Friendly, helpful customer support :)
Like WordPress itself, Digging Into WordPress gets better with each new version. And the nice thing about PDF format is that you can read the book anywhere, even on the iPad. Plus you get useful stuff like actual, clickable hyperlinks and linked Table of Contents. Also the PDF format makes it easy to copy/paste code and other content, so you have everything all in one place.
We were sort of on the fence about printing more physical copies of the book, but after some great feedback, everything fell into place. Our current goal is to make printed copies of v3.0 available in September/October. The printed books seem to disappear quickly, so if you want a copy stay tuned for the announcement post.
Updated Sample PDF
Here is an updated Sample Chapter showing the new Table of Contents and part of Chapter 3. For more information on Digging Into WordPress, check out the Official DiW Bookstore at DigWP.com, the free companion site for the book, featuring tons of awesome WordPress tips, tricks, and tutorials. So here’s to DiW version 3.0 and no sign of slowing down ;)