WordPress: The Missing Manual

Errata for WordPress: The Missing Manual

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted
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 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 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