Books and blogs are the perfect compliment to each other when it comes to learning web technologies. The blog is there for search-ability, quick tips, and copy and paste-able 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.
Co-Author: Chris Coyier
Chris Coyier is a real-world web designer who has been reaching for WordPress to power client sites for many years. He subscribes to the theory that not only is WordPress capable of powering any website it is almost always the right choice.
Chris’ Other Projects:
Follow Chris on Twitter: @chriscoyier
Co-Author: Jeff Starr
Jeff Starr is a professional developer, designer, author, and publisher with over 10 years of experience on the Web. He works with WordPress on a daily basis creating high-quality plugins and themes that focus on performance, security, and web standards.
Jeff's Other Projects:
Follow Jeff on Twitter: @perishable
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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 check out all of our themes at the DigWP Theme Clubhouse, where you may download any of the free themes. To download any of the exclusive themes, log in to the Members Area and visit the downloads page. For reference, here are the announcement posts for some of our DigWP themes:
You can check out these themes and more at the DigWP Clubhouse »
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Currently all advertising on DigWP.com is sold through BuySellAds. To advertise on the site, check out our BSA profile page. We also have an affiliate program where you can earn up to 50% commission selling Digging into WordPress. Feel free to contact us for more information.
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!!