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On Dec 22 Shawn Day wrote: Head First WordPress by Jeff Siarto
This particular volume is very well done and offers a deeply basic introduction to setting cup, configuring and managing a WordPress blog. It takes a new user through the basics and then provides a hands-on practical experience with all the appropriate skills to meet basic to intermediate user demands. It is well written and comprehensively delivered and if you are either a visual learner or a person who does not want to sit down with a stock manual than this is the approach for you. Full Review  >

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On Sep 6 David Greenbaum wrote: Book Review: Head First WordPress: A Brain-Friendly Guide to Creating Your Own Custom WordPress Blog
"Head First Wordpress" is a funny and iririrreveren guide to getting yourself up and running with Wordpress in a engaging and dynamic way. This is part technical manual, part exercise guide and part comic book - a weird amalgamation of learning modalities that keeps the reader from skipping over critical sections and avoids talking down to the user or above their head. This is a excellent intermediate to advanced guide. Full Review  >

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On Apr 28 Janet Barclay wrote: Book Review: Head First WordPress by Jeff Siarto
When I became familiar with WordPress a few years ago, I was eager to apply the things I’d already learned about web design, but found the extensive documentation on the WordPress site a little daunting. I searched for a good reference book, but was unable to find anything that explained… Full Review  >

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On Apr 19 Eric Toro wrote: Head First WordPress Ideal Book for Creative & Business Bloggers
Then came Head First WordPress which was a great book for a guy like me a business marketer/graphic designer who does not have a lot of experience working with CMS (Content Management Systems) or Blogging Software. Full Review  >

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On Feb 8 John Pertell wrote: Head First Word Press by Jeff Siarto
On the cover of Head First Word Press by Jeff Siarto you’ll see the comforting words “A Brain – Friendly Guide”. That pretty well sums up this book published by O’Reilly. If you’re not familiar with the Head First series, … Continue reading → Full Review  >

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On Feb 6 Kim Murphey wrote: Review:Head First WordPress
This book was informative and there were many aspects of it that would be useful for a beginner using WordPress. Full Review  >

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On Jan 31 Tony Dunsworth wrote: Book review for O'Reilly Press
Head First WordPress by Jeff Siarto is a very interesting book for a first time WordPress blogger. Part of the O'Reilly Press "Head First" series which offers a quick introduction to a topic with a quirky and off beat style, this book follows well in that trend. Full Review  >

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On Jan 20 David Peach wrote: Review: Head First WordPress by Jeff Siarto
This is the first book in the Head First series by O’Reilly Media that I have read. I was pleased with how well written and entertaining it was. Head First WordPress by Jeff Siarto came out in July 2010. With WordPress’ move to the 3.0 release, this was good timing… Full Review  >

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On Jan 17 Brian Mulawka wrote: A great fit for a specific audience
Very practical, in-depth guide to setting up, customizing and using WordPress blogs – but does require a fair bit of background knowledge. Full Review  >

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On Jan 11 Michal Konrad Owsiak wrote: WordPress made simple
Many blogs are based on the WordPress - today's de facto standard for blogging platform. There are, usually, two ways of starting fun with WordPress - you are either so called Web nerd or totally green when it comes to all these Internet abbreviations like FTP, PHP, SFTP, SQL, and so on. Full Review  >

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On Dec 28 Carlos Randolph wrote: Book Review – Head First, WordPress
I've been using, off and on, WordPress to maintain a blog of what is going on. My advanced skill (joking) has gotten me to the point of being able to add entries and tag them. I stumble through the setup but really relied upon the Cpanel to install it on… Full Review  >

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On Dec 14 Kuncoro Wastuwibowo wrote: Head First WordPress
Head First WordPress, by Jeff Siarto: An excellent book to explore the important features of WordPress as blogging platform and CMS, and to manage a well organized blog. A couple years ago I wrote a booklet about WordPress, aimed to educate teachers and students to start blogging. The book was… Full Review  >

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On Dec 11 Paul Pival wrote: If you're looking for a good introduction to WordPress I think you'd find this book a winner.
While I've long been a big fan of the O'Reilly "animal cover" books, this was the first Head First title I'd looked at, and I'm really pleased I did because now I'm a fan. Full Review  >

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On Dec 10 David Iwanow wrote: Great for any Wordpress user
The book starts with the basics and expands to cover much more advanced topics which is a great way to learn. Full Review  >

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On Dec 9 James Garland wrote: Head First WordPress by Jeff Siarto � Review
As I have used WordPress as my CMS and use it for my blog I thought it worth looking at Head First WordPress to see how I could best tweak and generally improve my blog presentation. Full Review  >

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On Nov 23 Sean Patterson wrote: An Excellent Introduction to WordPress
I'm a seasoned web developer that has been working a little bit with WordPress over the past 6 months. I've read books in the "Head First" series before, so when I discovered that there was a WordPress edition, I grabbed it without hesitation. Head First WordPress by Jeff Siarto (HWP) provides an excellent introduction into the WordPress environment. The book is structured to teach you how WordPress works while simultaneously having you build a couple of fictional WordPress sites. As you're reading... Full Review  >

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On Oct 26 Thomas Mullen wrote: Book Review: Head First WordPress, by Jeff Siarto
When my former blogging platform inexplicably disabled line-skipping between paragraphs, it was time to go. I moved to WordPress, so I greeted Jeff Siarto's book with excitement, because WordPress is powerful but occasionally non-intuitive. He did not disappoint. Full Review  >

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