Create Professional WordPress Themes with New Book

Packt is pleased to announce the release of WordPress Theme Design, which is a complete guide to creating professional WordPress themes. Written by Tessa Blakeley Silver, this book will be invaluable to WordPress users or visual designers who want to develop a WordPress theme.

WordPress is an open-source blog engine released under the GNU general public license. It allows users to easily create dynamic blogs with great content and many outstanding features. It is an ideal tool for developing blogs and though it is chiefly used for blogging, it can also be used as a complete CMS with very little effort. Its versatility and ease of use has attracted a large, enthusiastic, and helpful community of users.

This book walks through clear, step-by-step instructions to build a custom theme for the WordPress open-source blog engine. The author provides design tips and suggestions and covers setting up the WordPress sandbox, and reviews the best practices from setting up the theme's template structure, through coding markup, testing, and debugging, to taking it live. The last three chapters cover additional tips, tricks, and various cookbook recipes for adding popular site enhancements to WordPress theme designs using 3rd-party plugins as well as creating API hooks to add custom plugins.

Whether users are working with a pre-existing theme or creating a new one from the ground up, WordPress Theme Design will give them the know-how to effectively understand how themes work within the WordPress blog system enabling them to have full control over their site's design and branding. Users only need to be comfortable with the basics of web development and this book will take care of the rest.

For more details on the book please visit http://www.packtpub.com/wordpress-theme-design/book

I don't think this book is necessary

Tucson wordpress designer's picture

Wordpress has great online documentation, and as they are continually pushing out new versions, I think this book will be outdated very soon if it's not already. I really like to read development books, but for WordPress I think you should just stay up to date on with their documentation; it's really good.

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