We’re glad that you’ve purchased, or are considering the purchase of, this book. WordPress, in its various forms, is amazing blogging software. It’s also an amazing project, a shining example of human collaboration, a great example of open source at work, a fascinating business, and much more.
In less than a decade, WordPress has become the most important tool around for blogging, which itself is the channel for one of the great uncensored, unedited, unrestrained outpourings of creativity in human history. WordPress blogs often serve as a home for breaking news or insightful comments that affect other media. As such, WordPress is important to people who don’t like blogs or who don’t even like computers.