Top 10 Recommended WordPress Books

Whether you’re looking to learn more about WordPress theme or plugin development, growing your blog’s audience, as well as anything and everything WordPress, you will always find a suitable book out there to point you in the right direction.

In this post, we will outline some of the best WordPress books, so you can learn, and become the WordPress pro you’ve always dreamed of. Enjoy, and please share your favorite WordPress books at the end!

WordPress All-in-One for Dummies

WordPress All in One For Dummies Book

Are you the perfect WordPress beginner with zero technical background? If so, you will enjoy WordPress All-in-One for Dummies, which comes with everything from installing WordPress, publishing content using plugins, SEO and social media among other things.

Digging into WordPressDigging into WordPress Book

This 300-page eBook opens your eyes to the vast world of WordPress. It’s easy to read, comes with searchable content, clickable URLs to extra resources, and code snippets to get you up and running in no time.

WordPress 3 Complete

WordPress 3 Complete Book

Intended for beginners as well as the experienced WordPress user, WordPress 3 Complete will teach you how to:

  • create your own feature-rich WordPress site,
  • control your content,
  • choose the best WordPress themes and plugins, and
  • create custom post types among other things.

Professional WordPress Plugin DevelopmentProfessional WordPress Plugin Development

One reason why WordPress is popular is you can easily extend its functionality immensely using plugins. Professional Plugin Development shows you how plugins, and the tools available in WordPress work among other things.

By the time you put the book down, you’ll be able to write a plugin, secure it, add menus, and integrate widgets. You know, like the real pros.

Web Designer’s Guide to WordPress

Web Designer s Guide to WordPress Book

Do you have a clue why web designers and web developers are quickly adopting WordPress as their favorite CMS? Well, WordPress is easy to set up, learn and use. On top of that, it’s reliable, flexible, powerful, and scalable.

Web Designer’s Guide to WordPress will show you how to develop WordPress themes like a pro, and how to take advantage of various WordPress resources, and the WordPress community at large to start, run, and grow your web design career.

WordPress: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

WordPress The Missing Manual Book

Are you looking to build your first WordPress site from the ground up? Do you want to learn more about themes, plugins, widgets, and WordPress media. How about creating great high-quality content? WordPress: The Missing Manual has it all.

Smashing WordPress: Beyond the BlogSmashing WordPress Beyond the Blog Book

Did you know you can create many different sites with WordPress, not just blogs? Well, Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog covers everything from WordPress business sites, forums, galleries, and eCommerce portals among others.

The book goes into fine details, so yeah, get ready to have a lot of fun.

Building WordPress Themes from Scratch

Building WordPress Themes from Scratch

Just look around, selling premium WordPress themes is a booming business. Theme marketplaces are some of the most profitable WordPress-based businesses around.

Top premium themes, a good example being Avada Theme, sell well over 100,000 copies, which translates into a good fortune for the developer.

When you learn how to build WordPress themes, there’s nothing to stop you from getting a piece of this ever-growing pie. Joe Casabena, through Build WordPress Themes from Scratch, shows you exactly how to craft the perfect WordPress theme.

WordPress for Business Bloggers

WordPress for Business Bloggers

Do you own or run a WordPress business blog? If that’s a resounding yes, then you want to get your hands on WordPress for Business Bloggers by Paul Thewlis. This book will show you exactly the WordPress features to implement to make your business blog stand out from the crowd.

SEO for WordPress

SEO for WordPress

Who doesn’t dream about that number one position in Google? Well, you don’t have to dream about it anymore; SEO for WordPress is pure WordPress SEO wisdom spread across 72 pages.

Kent Mauresmo and Anastasiya Petrova did a great job here, and from the customer reviews, you can tell you’re in for a good time.

Final Word

Here we are, top 10 recommended WordPress books that will teach you everything you need to know about the auspicious platform that is WordPress. Which are your favorite WordPress books? Please recommend them in the comments!

Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff at 85ideas is a team of WordPress experts led by Brian Harris. Here to share amazing tuts, guides and collections.

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