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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Other Digital Version
x
1st paragraph

I am seeing this in your book preview, so I'm guessing you've already caught it before going to print. http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596805340/preview#preview Location: x and 1, para under the heading "You've got something to say", in the sentence ..."blogging let's anyone publish..." Error: let's should be lets

Anonymous  Jul 21, 2010  Oct 28, 2011
PDF
Page PDF 40th pg; body p 8
first para

transposition typo: alomst vs. almost

Note from the Author or Editor:
change "alomst" to "almost" (minor typo)

herrold  Nov 20, 2010  Oct 28, 2011
PDF
Page xxviii
3rd paragraph

Two periods at the end of the paragraph.

David Peach  Jan 17, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
Printed
Page xiii
Intro paragraph

"Loads of well-know" should be "Loads of well-known"

Melinda Humes  Feb 17, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
Printed
Page xiv
Intro paragraph

"and gives you readers" should be "and gives your readers"

Melinda Humes  Feb 17, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
Printed
Page xxviii
Ken Walker's paragraph

second sentence has "bachelors degree" should be "bachelor's degree"

Melinda Humes  Feb 17, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
Printed
Page xxix
My friends and family paragraph

first sentence "people that I've meet and worked with" should be "people that I've met and worked with"

Melinda Humes  Feb 17, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
Printed
Page 7
first paragraph

"it's one of the reasosns" should be "it's one of the reasons"

Melinda Humes  Feb 17, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
Printed
Page 21
3rd Question: Can't I just run WordPress on my home computer?

The answer says that the appendix has more information about setting up a development environment for WordPress on your own computer. It doesn't. Here's the link on wordpress.org that has that information: http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Installing_WordPress_on_your_own_Computer

Note from the Author or Editor:
We could include this in the appendix: http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Installing_WordPress_on_your_own_Computer I am also planning a screencast that outlines some of this in addition to the standard installation screencast.

Anonymous  Sep 16, 2010 
Printed
Page 31
"Exercise" box

URL is incorrect . . . www.headfirstlab.com/WordPress should be www.headfirstlabs.com/WordPress (i.e., missing the "s" after headfirstlab). First Edition 9/10 printing.

Anonymous  Mar 04, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
PDF
Page 31
Top-left image

The GIMP image should be flipped horizontally; it is currently reversed.

Anonymous  Aug 17, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
Safari Books Online
59
The first code comment

I believe the comment at the start of the example code is missing the closing asterisk slash after the since 3.0.0 on line six of the code.

Note from the Author or Editor:
In the code example on page 59, the closing PHP block comment needs to be added. Create a new line under the * @since 3.0.0 and add an */ (the asterisk should align with the ones above it). Example: http://pastie.org/1316806

Scott Keller  Jul 19, 2010  Oct 28, 2011
Safari Books Online
71
"Do this"

In order to follow along with the exercise, the reader is instructed to download “Acmestyle.css” from www.headfirstlabs.com/wordpress, listed under the Chapter 2 files. The Chapter 2 folder on that website does not actually contain the file “Acmestyle.css”. I think the file named Screen.css is the intended file, but I'm not sure.

inputjunkie  Jan 06, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
Printed
Page 72

Following the instructions in the book, the modified blog page is missing the "A" sprite in the header, and the bulleted list of features has a square rather than a rounded bullet, and the text formatting (size, and line-height) of the features is wrong.

Note from the Author or Editor:
These aren't really missing -- the learner is just not told to also copy over the images from the static site. I think we need to add a "Watch It!" at the bottom of 72 reminding learners to also copy over images in addition to the CSS rules.

Algis Kaupas  Sep 16, 2010  Oct 28, 2011
Safari Books Online
72
First handwritten note with arrow, last line

oerride should be override

Note from the Author or Editor:
change "oerride" to "override"

Scott Keller  Jul 20, 2010  Oct 28, 2011
Safari Books Online
73
End of first para

The parenthetical statement has a stray w at the end. This: (Make sure you’re in header. php and not index.php in the acme theme.w) Should probably be: (Make sure you’re in header. php and not index.php in the acme theme.)

Note from the Author or Editor:
Revised parenthetical should read: (Make sure you’re in header.php and not index.php in the acme theme.)

O'Reilly Media, Inc.
 
Oct 12, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
PDF
Page 75
Last paragraph

Next to last word 'you' should be 'your.'

dpeach  Jan 17, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
Printed
Page 85-86

The screenshots are incorrect. The sidebar navigation hasn't been added yet at this point in the exercises.

Note from the Author or Editor:
I can send new screenshots for this page or I can change them myself (I still need master ID files to edit)

Anonymous  Sep 19, 2010 
Printed
Page 119-121

In WordPress version 3.01, the procedure is somewhat different than described in the book. An update from the author would be nice.

Note from the Author or Editor:
As of WordPress 3.0.1, wp_nav_menu is handled differently -- this spread (119 - 121) needs to be slightly reworked and new screenshots added. I need the proper set of ID files to work off of and I can fix and update.

Anonymous  Sep 18, 2010 
Printed
Page 128
"Add this to your file (homepage.php), which you should have saved in the root of your template directory

This file has not been mentioned before. I don't think it's part of twenty-ten, even though it's part of the downloads for the book.

Note from the Author or Editor:
At the top of page 128, we need to add an instruction that says: If it's not already there, create a new file in your theme directory called homepage.php. This file will display our static homepage without interfering with the look of the blog pages.

Anonymous  Sep 19, 2010  Oct 28, 2011
PDF
Page 142
Beside the number 2

Should read, "As an editor (or an administrator)..." Currently reads, "As an editor (or and administrator)..."

dpeach  Jan 17, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
PDF
Page 162
Last line

I suspect there should be a close quotation mark somewhere towards the end of this line. <?php echo get_avatar( get_the_author_meta(‘‘user_email), 40 ); ?> I don't know PHP, but it seems like there must be a termination.

Note from the Author or Editor:
On page 162, the bold code sample at the very bottom needs to have a double quote (") added to the end of "user_email: <?php echo get_avatar( get_the_author_meta("user_email"), 40 ); ?>

dpeach  Jan 17, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
Printed
Page 164
image

the little avatar image has a skewed second image laying on-top of the original

Anonymous  Sep 28, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
Printed
Page 167
2nd Sentence

“…and gives you readers plenty …” should be “…and gives your readers plenty..”

Anonymous  Sep 28, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
PDF
Page 194
PDF section description

On the right sidebar of the PDF (where you can choose the section of the book you want to skip to), for page 194 it has 'thanksformut ton.com...' Should not be a space between the two Ts.

Note from the Author or Editor:
On the right sidebar of the PDF, page 194 'thanksformut ton.com...' should have the space between the t's removed.

dpeach  Jan 17, 2011 
PDF
Page 197, 237
First line (which is missing)

Both pages 197 and 237 are missing the words "Your WordPress Toolbox".

dpeach  Jan 17, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
Printed
Page 201
1st paragraph, last sentence

has two periods at the end of the sentence.

Anonymous  Sep 28, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
Printed
Page 202
1st paragraph, 2nd sentence

"…in multiple ways, mostly commonly…" should be "…in multiple ways, most commonly…"

Anonymous  Sep 28, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
Printed
Page 206
last “hand-written” style paragraph at bottom of page

"…you can take then with…" should be "…you can take them with…"

Anonymous  Sep 28, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
PDF
Page 267
First full paragraph, 2nd line

The words 'be come' should be 'become.'

dpeach  Jan 17, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
PDF
Page 283
Last line of first full paragraph

There is an extra period after the word 'detail.'

dpeach  Jan 17, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
PDF
Page 309
First line

Says, "Your Theme Toolbox". I suspect it should say, "Your WordPress Toolbox".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Page 309, Change "Your Theme Toolbox" to "Your WordPress Toolbox"

dpeach  Jan 17, 2011  Oct 28, 2011
Safari Books Online
314, 315. 316
1st paragraph, 7th line

I submitted two others to the webmaster at Head First, who provided this link. Here, "Mutton nextwork" should be "Mutton network". The other two were: page 315 (Theme Editor) – on the 6th line, “dupliate” should be “duplicate”. first line of page 314 (Theme Library) – “erlier” should be “earlier”. With three typos in three pages, I think the editor needed more coffee! Have a good one.

Note from the Author or Editor:
pp 314, Change “erlier” to “earlier” pp 315, 6th line: Change “dupliate” to “duplicate” pp 316: Change "Mutton nextwork" to "Mutton network"

Scott Keller  Jul 19, 2010  Oct 28, 2011
PDF
Page 315
first

"easiset" should be "easiest" "dupliate" should be "duplicate" And actually, I have found a TON of typos in this PDF. I can't believe it got printed like this - perhaps an older version of the file got uploaded by mistake? I've been marking up my PDF in Goodreader - any way I could just send it to you guys directly so I don't have to laboriously submit it here page by page?

Note from the Author or Editor:
change "easiset" to "easiest" and change "dupliate" to "duplicate" (minor typos)

Katherine Falk  Oct 20, 2010  Oct 28, 2011