WordPress: The Missing Manual

Errata for WordPress: The Missing Manual

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The following errata were submitted by our customers and have not yet been approved or disproved by the author or editor. They solely represent the opinion of the customer.


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ipstrosi  Aug 25, 2016 
Printed Page 5
1st paragraph

This URL on Page 5 doesn't work! http://missingmanuals.com/cds/wpmm/ Furthermore - I went to the site looking for the list of so-called useful web links from Appendix B and found nothing. Is the list from Appendix B available or NOT?

Ray Leiter  May 28, 2014 
Printed Page 5
1st paragraph

Since I submitted my errata -- I figured out where the list from Appendix is. The URL still appears to NOT work. And, it would be nice if the "list of useful web sites", identified as "Appendix B" in the book had some similar identification on the web site itself! So far, I found a considerable number of 'typos', but I'm debating whether its worth the effort to mention them -- I'll think on it. Also, I'm waiting until I finish the book before submitting a review -- so far it doesn't look too bad! There are almost no good books on WP on the market -- most are for the absolute novice.

Ray Leiter  May 28, 2014 
Printed Page 23
1st paragraph in the box

The word "discreet" should be "discrete" -- it's a common (and slightly amusing) error. The two words are quite different in meaning.

Gretchen Patti  Feb 29, 2016 
Printed Page 26
2nd paragraph from bottom

The word "reign" should be "rein." A king has a reign; a horse's bridle has a rein. "Free rein" means the rider holds the rein very loosely and the horse can go where he wants. "Free reign"? I have no idea what that means.

Gretchen Patti  Feb 29, 2016 
Printed Page 76
first paragraph

I have the latest wordpress which is of 13/12/2015 is 4.4 on page 76 top of page it states to start installation put into web browser address bar /wpm2/install.php This gave me a 404 error looking into folder structure install.php is in /wp-admin/ so on my test environment (xampp on linux) correct url is: http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php & live on the web an example for a .com top level domain is going to be http://www.yourDomainName.com/wp-admin/install.php

andy  Dec 15, 2015 
Printed Page 124
Third paragraph under "Customizing a Dashboard Page"

Text reads "If you haven't noticed the Screen Option button yet, that's because it's carefully tucked away in the top-left corner of the dashboard (circled in Figure 4-26)." Text should read "...in the top-right corner...".

Nina Scerbo  Sep 16, 2014 
Printed Page 134
Bottom line

Last word, Appearances, should be Appearance. (Yes, that's excruciatingly trivial. So sue me.)

Gretchen Patti  Mar 03, 2016 
Printed Page 147
1st paragraph

I think "pull the widget in the" should be "pull the widget into the" -- am I right?

Gretchen Patti  Mar 03, 2016 
Printed Page 150
First line in the "Note" box

"old ays" should be "old days"

Gretchen Patti  Mar 03, 2016 
Printed Page 155
2nd paragraph in "Taming the Tag Cloud"

"used in a post.)" should be "used in a post)."

Gretchen Patti  Mar 03, 2016 
Printed Page 156
Just below HTML sample code

"If you're HTML" should be "If your HTML"

Gretchen Patti  Mar 03, 2016 
Printed Page 166
3rd paragraph, 2nd line

"optimized" should be "optimizes"

Gretchen Patti  Mar 03, 2016 
Printed Page 168
Lower half of Fibure 6-1

The paragraph justification button is misidentified as a paragraph alignment button.

Gretchen Patti  Mar 03, 2016 
Printed Page 170
NOTE box

"what your heading looks until" should be EITHER "what your heading looks like until" OR "how your heading looks until"

Gretchen Patti  Mar 03, 2016 
Printed Page 175
2nd paragraph in the box

Again, "free reign" should be "free rein"

Gretchen Patti  Mar 03, 2016 
Printed Page 177
2nd paragraph in the Power User box

"one the most" should be "one of the most"

Gretchen Patti  Mar 03, 2016 
Printed Page 184
"Gem in the Rough" box

"Pictures aren't the only file" should be "Pictures aren't the only files"

Gretchen Patti  Mar 03, 2016 
Printed Page 188
Figure 6-13

The caption does not match the image. "me.jpg" isn't the first picture, and none of the pictures is attached to "Green Tea for Health Seminar"

Gretchen Patti  Mar 03, 2016 
Printed Page 214
Step 8 title

"menu item." should be "menu items."

Gretchen Patti  Mar 04, 2016 
Printed Page 220
Fourth paragraph

I suspect "best of posts worlds" is supposed to be "best of both worlds" -- but maybe not?

Gretchen Patti  Mar 04, 2016 
Printed Page 230
Last paragraph in the box

"popular, you readers" should be "popular, your readers"

Gretchen Patti  Mar 07, 2016 
Printed Page 310
WordPress SEO paragraph

"the most renown" should be "the most renowned"

Gretchen Patti  Mar 09, 2016 
Printed Page 414
Last paragraph in "Up To Speed" box

"called link. turn on put link: in front a full" ...what??

Gretchen Patti  Mar 10, 2016 
Printed Page 453
2nd paragraph in "Up To Speed" box

"write web application" should be "write a web application" or else "write web applications"

Gretchen Patti  Mar 11, 2016 
Printed Page 455
Table 13-2, 2nd and 3rd rows

In the third (footer) row, the final sentence talks about the header. Perhaps this sentence should be in the second (header) row?

Gretchen Patti  Mar 11, 2016 
Printed Page 457
2nd paragraph

"can't help notice" should be "can't help but notice" or else "can't help noticing"

Gretchen Patti  Mar 11, 2016 
Printed Page 462
2nd paragraph in the box

"same was as child" should be "same way as child"

Gretchen Patti  Mar 22, 2016 
Printed Page 470
Last sentence of "Template recipes" paragraph

The sentence reads: "Need to fill in the sites with ready-to-roll customization here." What does this mean??

Gretchen Patti  Mar 22, 2016 
Printed Page 477
step 5.

When creating a custom copy of a theme, step 5 is where you rename the theme folder to match the theme name. In styles.css, there are numerous places where URLs are used for background images, and the theme name 'pinblack' is part of the URL. You should include an instruction to go through the stylesheet and change those URLs to match the new name of your theme folder.

Don J  Oct 14, 2014 
Mobi Page 498
Example code

Example talks about get_the_date() function, but list example: $postdate = get_the_time('Y-m-d'); and refers to get_the_date in text. Also when referring to previous example, notes it as simply: $currentdate = date('Y-m-d'); but actual example is a muddle that includes mktime(0,0,0 ...) and is unclear.

Dougie Nisbet  Jul 06, 2016