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On Apr 25 Warren Puckett wrote: A great introduction to Wordpress
If you want to start your Wordpress blog off with a bang, this is the book for you. Full Review  >

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On Dec 15 Giuseppe Simpatia wrote: A complete guide with a well structured and granular Table of Contents
Like many others from “The Missing Manual” series do, this book covers virtually every aspect of the topic, from the very jumpstarting to advanced customization tasks. What really caught my attention the first time I opened it, was the extremely granular structure of the Table of Contents. Later I was definitely impressed by the ability to move from one topic to another with caution and an analytical approach. [...] Full Review  >

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On Oct 15 Ninajean Slone wrote: Name says it all...
I don’t say this often, but in the case, I will. The name says it all. I’ve been reading this book, which by the way, looks really good on both the Kindle and the Kindle Fire HD (yeah I finally got one…yay). This book covers things I didn’t even think of and explains it in straight forward, no nonsense, and conversational style. When I say conversational style, I mean that it flows from one sentence to the next, one subject to the next without being stuffy and it is written so that anyone can understand it. Word Press is a little daunting on some things. Am I gonna mess it up so it never works? What the heck are plugins? How do I moderate comments? What if I’m getting a lot of spam in my comments? How do I even set it up? Now I personally know about some of these things, but there are many more that I didn’t. I certainly didn’t know how to set up an E-commerce website. What about security? That’s covered as well. Mr. MacDonald makes it seem so easy. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about Word Press. Full Review  >

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On Oct 31 Scott Nesbitt wrote: The book I wish I had when I started using WordPress
A comprehensive guide that shows you how to bend and shape WordPress to your will. Full Review  >

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On Aug 5 Richard Parkin wrote: Review: “WordPress: The Missing Manual”
Review: “WordPress: The Missing Manual” by Matthew MacDonald; O’Reilly Media The Missing Manual series covers practical how-to information for popular topics for which there is no official manual. This book covers the popular WordPress software that powers blogs and websites … Continue reading → Full Review  >

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On Jul 6 Cerys Willoughby wrote:
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On Jun 19 Virginia DeBolt wrote: Review: WordPress: The Missing Manual
WordPress: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) is by Matthew … Continue reading →The post Review: WordPress: The Missing Manual… Full Review  >

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On May 16 Jessica Blankenship wrote:
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On Mar 31 David Greenbaum wrote: Great guide for non-progammer types
The missing manual series consistently provides an excellent guide to every aspect of the program or product and this interation in the series is no exception. Since Wordpress is more of a service than an actual product, the author faced a unique challenge of making it relevant and useful without get stuck by the fact that Wordpress does frequent updates and tweaks to its products. The features were presented in such a way that they empowered the reader to understand the concept and not get caught up in the very detailed aspects of features that could change over time such as where an option is located or which menu to click on. This was less of a tutorial and exercise based book but rather an exhaustive feature guide that didn't get bogged down in overly technical aspects such as the nitty gritty of php or sql databases and was written from an end user perspective. The book mostly ignored fluffy discussions of why you should blog or what you should blog about and keep it all about setup, usage, and maintenance. The flow of the book assumes no prior knowledge of blogs hosted by Wordpress or self-hosted blogs and clear distinctions were made where applicable between the two versions. After reviewing setup and installation the book talks about how to enrich your blog with media, pages, and comments and then eventually going into the advanced concepts of plugins and multiple authors and then finally turning a blog into a full-fledged website which is all the rage today. This flow allows someone already familiar with how to setup Wordpress to pick up the book to start where the reader's individual skill set ended. Even though I am an experienced user of Wordpress, the sections on plugins and optimizing the use thereof was extremely helpful and the index was invaluable when I got stuck on a particular feature. Great book for someone who wants to move beyond simply writing a blog and work on taking ownership of it without paying a consultant or designer to do so. Full Review  >

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On Jan 28 Pasan Wijesinghe wrote: The 'Bible' of Wordpress
This is a complete guide on Wordpress. Maybe you are a writer with very little web development skills who need to begin your own blog. Maybe you are a web developer who need to explore the powerful content management system provided by Wordpress, so you can give a better service to your customers. In both cases, this is the write book to you. Full Review  >

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On Dec 12 Rob Lambert wrote:
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On Dec 8 Jeffery Rine wrote: Covers Both: Self Hosted and WordPress.com Blogs
A well written guide that covers all facets of the WordPress software. Whether you are using the WordPress.com hosting service or installing to your own hosting account this book contains useful information and bountiful links to get up and running fast. Full Review  >

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