Welcome to the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to WordPress. Before we dive into the book, I want to make sure we’re all on the same page about who the book is for, how it’s organized, and how I deal with the inevitable updates to WordPress after this book goes to press.

Who This Book Is For

First, who is this book for? Almost everyone. I’ve written the book to be accessible for the novice user but helpful as a reference book for the intermediate user. Advanced users? This isn’t the book for you, unless you’re giving it as a gift to someone you’d like to see jump onto the WordPress bandwagon. I’ve been using WordPress for seven years; I’ve written two books on it, taught hundreds of people how to use WordPress, and given talks at WordCamps ...

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