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WordPress Tips and Techniques As part of my project to bring into colleges nationally, I did a quick survey of how many books have been published about WordPress.

I was asked by several major publishers to publish the first book in English on WordPress but had to decline due to my traveling schedule and work load, so it’s exciting to take pause and look back at all the books that have been published about WordPress since, and all the creative angles and perspectives these books have taken to approach WordPress. Topics include basic WordPress instruction, WordPress Plugin development, WordPress Themes, security, monetization, autoblogging, content management and strategies, code, programming, tricks, tips, and techniques…with some surprises tossed into the mix such as using WordPress within a library system.

More 200 books have been published on WordPress since 2006 – as listed on I haven’t researched the Library of Congress or international book publishers lists. I took the lazy way out. Amazon features WordPress books by major technical and textbook publishers as well as self-published books and a lot of self-published ebooks, proving that anyone with some simple computer skills can whip out a book on WordPress. This is delightful as one of the great joys in working with WordPress is helping people have their say, and a lot of people say it with and about WordPress. I also didn’t include DVDs and CDs, nor the multiple titles for the same ebook, and books which combined WordPress with too many other subjects, trying to stick to readable material fairly focused on WordPress.

The list is below the jump but here are some interesting bits of WordPress book publishing trivia I uncovered.

The first book in the world published exclusively about WordPress was “WordPress Compactly” (roughly translated) by Stephan Lamprecht in German consisting of 140 pages and published by Internet Magazines (IPro). The book featured the bare essentials of how to use WordPress and highlighted the the Witty Text and Spam Karma WordPress Plugins and how to modify the then default WordPress Theme, Kubrick.

The first book published about WordPress in English by a major publisher was “Building Online Communities With Drupal, phpBB, and WordPress” by Robert T. Douglass, Mike Little and Jared W. Smith on December 16, 2005. I’ve an advance copy of the book on my bookshelf that I can’t bring myself to toss, it’s such a part of WordPress history.

The first book published exclusively about WordPress in English is “WordPress 2” by my friend, Maria Langer and Miraz Jordan. It was published July 9, 2006.

The largest book ever published about WordPress is the “sequel” book to “WordPress for Dummies” by Lisa Sabin-Wilson titled “WordPress All-in-One for Dummies.” Additional authors include Cory Miller, Kevin Palmer, Andrea Rennick, and Michael Torbert. The book has a shipping weight of 3 pounds, consists of 912 pages, and is a combination of 8 hypothetical (not previously published) books on WordPress covering everything from the basics to WordPress MS. My advance copy has served well as a door-stop, and making it easy to grab on my way to training and educational programs along with a stack of other examples.

In 2012, according to, 56 books are scheduled to be published, re-released as new editions, or have been published so far this year (as of today’s casual count). Seriously, how many books should their be on WordPress? Not enough it seems. How exciting to see such energy, enthusiasm, and demand for WordPress topics nine years after WordPress hit the web.

Here is my quickly collected list of titles of WordPress books found on
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  1. 10 Steps to Success with WordPress by Carla Alvarez
  2. 101 WordPress Tips by Gregory A White
  3. 3 Surefire Ways to Back Up Your WordPress Blog by Ron Wilder
  4. 30 Minutes to a WordPress Website by Eric Allyn
  5. 5 Step Guide to WordPress Blog by Sanjeev Mohindra
  6. A N00b’s Guide to WordPress: A Beginners Guide to Blogging the WordPress Way by GadChick
  7. A Quick Guide on How to Make a WordPress Website by Ramsay McKee
  8. A Simple guide to Installing WordPress and Blogging for Beginners by Jose Serenil
  9. A Step by Step WordPress Tutorial For Beginners by Mati H Fuller
  10. Advanced WordPress Tutorials by Quintin Brown and Yasmine Collyer
  11. Mastering WordPress (Smashing eBook Series) by Smashing Magazine
  12. Backup Up WordPress Reliably and Automatically, a Step-By-Step How-to (Technology Quick Guides) by Percy Kwong
  13. Beginning WordPress 3 (Expert’s Voice in Web Development) by Stephanie Leary
  14. Beginning WordPress Themes by Ian Stewart
  15. Blended Learning with WordPress blogging software by Marc Kürsten
  16. BLOG Revelation, WordPress blog construction and operation by Hu Jia Xi Zhu
  17. Blogging For Income: The Fast Track Plan For High Traffic & Big Profits by Brandon Connell
  18. Blogging Money Machine: WordPress Mastery & Setup, How to build Massive Traffic by Michael Chastain
  19. Blogging with WordPress 3 for Beginners by B.M. Harwani
  20. Blogging with WordPress by Blogging Article Collection
  21. Branding Yourself: How to Use Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself (Que Biz-Tech) by Erik Deckers and Kyle Lacy
  22. Build a Successful WordPress Blog (The Internet – No Place For Dummies) by Carl Hruza
  23. Build A WordPress Website In 7 Days Or Less: A Beginner’s Step By Step WordPress Tutorial On Web Hosting, Installing WordPress, Page Build And Easy by Mark B. Infante
  24. Build Your Own Wicked WordPress Themes by Alan Cole, Raena Jackson Armitage, Brandon R. Jones and Jeffrey Way
  25. Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read by Scott McNulty
  26. Building A WordPress Business Website For Beginners – A Step By Step Plan For Getting Your Small Business Online Using WordPress
  27. Building Online Communities With Drupal, phpBB, and WordPress by Robert T. Douglass, Mike Little and Jared W. Smith
  28. Building Relationships and a Social Media Following (Practical Online Marketing Tips for Everyone) by Steven A. Lowe and Kevin Ball
  29. Building The Perfect WordPress Blog! by ki
  30. Building Your Blogging Cash Machines: A Step by Step Guide To Building, Optimizing and Generating Non-stop Income Every Single Day With Your Very Own WordPress Cash Machine! by Eldon Bankston
  31. CMS Security Handbook: The Comprehensive Guide for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Plone by Tom Canavan (
  32. Create a Network with WordPress Multisite by Andrea Rennick
  33. Creating An Automated WordPress Blog by Tim Carter and Yasmine Collyer
  34. David Busch’s Quick Snap Guide to Photoblogging with WordPress: An Instant Start-Up Manual for Creating and Promoting Your Own Photoblog by David D. Busch and Rebekkah Hilgraves
  35. Defining WordPress Terms – A Glossary for Beginners by Erica Mueller
  36. Digging into WordPress by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr
  37. Easy WP Guide WordPress Manual by Anthony Hortin
  38. Essential WordPress PlugIns by Gregory A White
  39. Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies by Amy Porterfield, Phyllis Khare and Andrea Vahl
  40. Fast Professional Websites with WordPress for Newbies by J. C. Benson
  41. Fire Your Webmaster! Create your own WordPress site and save yourself a fortune by Alun Richards and Kevin Bermingham
  42. FREE WordPress Plugins: Find & Install Free Plugins to Make Your Site Run Faster and Smarter by Walter Monroe
  43. Getting Started with WordPress: Design Your Own Blog or Website by Todd Kelsey
  44. Guide to Easy Website Transfers – WordPress Blogs by Lita A.
  45. Head First WordPress: A Brain-Friendly Guide to Creating Your Own Custom WordPress Blog by Jeff Siarto
  46. How to Build a Successful Website with WordPress by Matt Preston
  47. How to Build a Website from Scratch Using Cpanel and WordPress by Richard Arblaster
  48. How To Build a Website With WordPress…Fast! by Kent Mauresmo and Anastasiya Petrova
  49. How To Build a WordPress Website (Anyone Can Build A Website) by Kedrick Mahoney
  50. How to Create a Website Using Cpanel and WordPress by William Hall
  51. How to Easily Showcase Images on Your WordPress Site (WordPress Minis) by Jacqui Carrel
  52. How to Edit WordPress Pages by Michael Beecham
  53. How to Master WordPress: Tips and Advice for WordPress Users by Fred Franklyn
  54. How to Migrate Your WordPress Blog to a New Host by Lela Iskandar Suhaimi
  55. How To Set-Up A WordPress Self-Hosted Blog: So you can be blogging in 30 minutes or less! (WordPress Blogging How-To Series) by Tracy Austin
  56. How to Set Up a Blog or Website Using WordPress in Less Than 24 Hours by Lisa Walstad
  57. How to Theme WordPress: From Blank to Beautiful in 2 Hours by Aleks Monahan and WEB|CMS Squad
  58. How To Use WordPress – Great Tips To Creating a Professional Website Using WordPress by Michael Rutters
  59. How To WordPress – 10 Easy Steps to Creating A Killer Website Using WordPress by Ciprian Gherghescu
  60. Internet Marketing with WordPress by David Mercer
  61. Learn WordPress by Jamela Stevens
  62. Learn WordPress In Just 30 Minutes! The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Installing WordPress On Your Own Domain by Suzanne Smith
  63. Learn WordPress: Resources and Tips for Using WordPress Today by Fred Franklyn
  64. Learning from Libraries That Use WordPress: Content-management System Best Practices and Case Studies by Kyle M. Jones and Polly-Alida Farrington
  65. Moving A WordPress Blog To A New Domain: A Complete Step-By-Step Guide by Jane Sheeba
  66. My .99 cents Worth – A basic guide to setting up WordPress by Deborah Kunzie
  67. Newbie’s Guide To Setting Up A WordPress Website by D. Jeon
  68. Pimp My Flip: How To Create A WordPress Blog You Can Flip For Quick Cash by Kitwana D. Akil
  69. Plugin Hot Shot! WordPress Plugin Creation Secrets (As Overheard by Eldi Abilo) (Deliciously Wicked Tricks) by Jason Fladlien and Eldi Abilo
  70. Prick! A Collection of the Ranting and Raving of a WordPress Blogger by J Wylie
  71. Professional Mobile Web Development with WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) by James Pearce
  72. Professional WordPress (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) by Hal Stern, David Damstra and Brad Williams
  73. Professional WordPress Plugin Development by Brad Williams, Ozh Richard and Justin Tadlock
  74. Sams Teach Yourself WordPress 3 in 10 Minutes (Sams Teach Yourself — Minutes) by Chuck Tomasi and Kreg Steppe
  75. Secure HTML Pages in WordPress CMS by Donald A. Miller
  76. SEO For WordPress Secrets Video Tutorials by Matthew Bush, Yasmine Collyer and Matthew J. Bush
  77. Set Up Your Blog With WordPress: Your Ultimate Guide by James Bruce
  78. Setup E-commerce Using WordPress by Yasmine Collyer and Tim Carter
  79. Smashing WordPress Themes: Making WordPress Beautiful (Smashing Magazine Book Series) by Thord Daniel Hedengren
  80. Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog (Smashing Magazine Book Series) by Thord Daniel Hedengren
  81. Social Media for WordPress: Build Communities, Engage Members and Promote Your Site by Michael Kuhlmann
  82. Step-By-Step Guide to the Internet’s Best Content Management System: How to Use WordPress by Staci Jansma
  83. SuperQuick WordPress: Easy, FREE and Fast Website, Smart Phone and e-Commerce Solutions! by M. Nicole van Dam
  84. Teach Yourself VISUALLY WordPress by Janet Jane Majure
  85. Tech Empowerment: An Intro to WordPress & GIMP by Eric Hamilton
  86. The Business Guide To Building A Website: The Power of WordPress by Patrick Kammermeyer
  87. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to WordPress by Susan M. Gunelius
  88. The Designer’s Web Handbook: What You Need to Know to Create for the Web by Patrick McNeil
  89. The DIY Guide to WordPress for Small Business by Ann Schutz
  90. The Fast Track Guide To Blogging With WordPress: Step-By-Step Guide To Blogging! by Gregory A White
  91. The Modern Day Printing Press: An Unofficial Guide to WordPress for Small Business by Mick Olinik
  92. The Newbie’s Guide to Setting Up a WordPress Website by Melanie Bremner
  93. The Quick & Easy Way to Setup Your Own WordPress Membership Site by Wendy Wood
  94. The Top 10 WordPress Plugins by Keith Dougherty
  95. The Web Designer’s Guide to WordPress: Plan, Theme, Build, Launch by Jesse Friedman
  96. The WordPress Anthology by Mick Olinik and Raena Jackson Armitage
  97. The WordPress Hacked Report by Mandy Hardwick
  98. Top 10 Tricks To Conquer Your Niche With WordPress! by David Pankhurst (
  99. Top 10 WordPress SEO Plugins Revealed. by Rachel Rofe and Dennis Becker
  100. Ultimate Blog Income System – How To Make Money Blogging with a WordPress Blog by Keith Junor
  101. Ultimate Guide To WordPress Thesis SEO: Make The Most Out Of Thesis Theme’s SEO Features by Jane Sheeba
  102. Unlocking WordPress – Easy Steps For Getting a Hosted Blog Up and Running Fast by Eddie Snipes
  103. Using the Facebook Tab Manager Plugin for WordPress by Helen Stothard
  104. Using WordPress as a Library Content Management System by Kyle M. L. Jones and Polly-Alida Farrington
  105. Using WordPress by Tris Hussey
  106. Web Design 4 The Creative’s Guide to Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, CSS and WordPress
  107. Website in a day: Creating your WordPress Website by Patricia A. Redmond
  108. Wiz’s Baker’s Dozen WordPress Plugins by Rev. Stephen B. Henry. PhD
  109. WordPress – Tweaks by Clemens Gull
  110. WordPress – 10 Essential Plugins To Make Your Site Rock. (The Internet – No Place For Dummies) by Carl Hruza
  111. WordPress – Best Tips Ever by Jeffry Thurana
  112. WordPress – Blogging for Mind and Money – The Essential Guide to Starting and Operating a WordPress Blog (The Internet – No Place For Dummies) by Carl Hruza
  113. WordPress – Contact Form 7 Made Simple by Wayne Hatter and Angel Hatter
  114. WordPress – In a Day – Free Theme Edition (WordPress In a Day) by Christine Ely
  115. WordPress 100 Success Secrets – Start your Blog Today: WordPress Complete – Everything you need in easy steps to create your Blog and tell the world about your Passion by Jeff Harris
  116. WordPress 2 by Maria Langer and Miraz Jordan
  117. WordPress 2.7 Complete by Hasin Hayder and April Hodge Silver
  118. WordPress 2.7 Cookbook by Jean-Baptiste Jung
  119. WordPress 2.8 Theme Design by Tessa Blakeley Silver
  120. WordPress 2.8 Themes Cookbook by Nick Ohrn and Lee Jordan
  121. WordPress 2.9 E-Commerce by Brian Bondari
  122. WordPress 24-Hour Trainer by George Plumley
  123. WordPress 3 Complete by April Hodge Silver
  124. WordPress 3 Cookbook by Ric Shreves
  125. WordPress 3 Essential Training by Morten Rand-Hendriksen
  126. WordPress 3 For Business Bloggers by Paul Thewlis
  127. WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials by Brian Bondari and Everett Griffiths
  128. WordPress 3 Search Engine Optimization by Michael David
  129. WordPress 3 Site Blueprints by Heather R. Wallace
  130. WordPress 3 Ultimate Security by Olly Connelly
  131. WordPress 3.0 jQuery by Blakeley Silver Tessa
  132. WordPress 3.1 for Designers by George Plumley
  133. WordPress 3.2 For The Novice by Michael Ross
  134. WordPress 3.2 Theme Design: Beginner’s Guide by Tessa Blakeley Silver
  135. WordPress 3: Creating and Editing Custom Themes by Chris Coyier
  136. WordPress 3: Niche Site Building by Eric Tompkins
  137. WordPress All-in-One For Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson, Cory Miller, Kevin Palmer and Andrea Rennick
  138. WordPress and Ajax: An in-depth guide on using Ajax with WordPress by Ronald Huereca and Vivien Anayian
  139. WordPress and Flash 10x Cookbook by Peter Spannagle and Sarah Soward
  140. WordPress and Social Media Empowered Content Distribution. (The Internet – No Place For Dummies) by Carl Hruza
  141. WordPress Auto Content Generator by Gino Zhao
  142. WordPress Awards Guide 2012: The Ultimate Guide to The Best Tools & Options For Creating, Optimizing and Maximizing Your WordPress Website or Blog in 2012 (WordPress Awards Guides)
  143. WordPress Bible by Aaron Brazell
  144. WordPress Blog Set-Up Made Easy by David Hurley
  145. WordPress Blog: How to Start a WordPress Blog in 15 Minutes or Less by Rory T Watson
  146. WordPress Blogging for Beginners (Quickfire Guides) by Jerry Holliday
  147. WordPress by Ronald Cohn and Jesse Russell
  148. WordPress Complete: A comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to set up, customize, and market your blog using WordPress by Hasin Hayder (Nov 17, 2006)
  149. WordPress Domination – Beginner to NINJA in 7 Days by Lambert Klein
  150. WordPress Entrepreneur: How To Setup, Customize & Use A WordPress Website by John Cook
  151. WordPress Essentials (Smashing eBook Series) by Smashing Magazine
  152. WordPress for Beginners (everything you need to know to get started in WordPress) by Dave Harfield
  153. WordPress for Beginners by Imagine Publishing
  154. WordPress for Business Bloggers: Promote and grow your WordPress blog with advanced plug-ins, analytics, advertising, and SEO by Paul Thewlis
  155. WordPress For Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson
  156. WordPress For Dummies, 3rd Edition and Professional Blogging For Dummies, Book Bundle by Lisa Sabin-Wilson and Susan J. Getgood
  157. WordPress for Education by Adam D. Scott
  158. WordPress for Web Designers by Ian Anderson
  159. WordPress Foundations 2.7 Second Edition: Your Simple Step-By-Step Guide To WordPress by Jason Annas
  160. WordPress Guide Step-by-Step Tutorial to Creating a WordPress Blog by Logan Daniels
  161. WordPress Guide for Business Websites by Kyle Brady
  162. WordPress Hotshot: How to Create WordPress Plugins on a Shoestring Budget by Jason Fladlien
  163. WordPress in 10 Minutes 1st (first) edition Text Only by Chuck Tomasi
  164. WordPress In Depth (2nd Edition) by Bud E. Smith and Michael McCallister
  165. WordPress In Depth 1st edition Text Only by Bud E. Smith
  166. WordPress Installation and Optimization Guide by Gregory A. White
  167. WordPress Money Magnets [With Illustrations] Make Money Online With WordPress Blogs by Manuel Hendrix
  168. WordPress MU 2.8: Beginner’s Guide by Lesley A. Harrison
  169. WordPress Plugin Development (Beginner’s Guide) by Vladimir Prelovac
  170. WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook by Yannick Lefebvre
  171. WordPress Plugins For Small Business Websites by Matthew Brown
  172. WordPress Plugins Guide – A guide into the Best WordPress Plugins by Rodrigo Flamenco
  173. WordPress Plugins the Top Rated and Most Popular Plugins by Lambert Klein
  174. WordPress Power Guide – Using WordPress to Blog Your Way to Success – Blogging Guide by Lambert Klein
  175. WordPress Power Guide To Great 100 Plugins by Albert F A Matthews
  176. WordPress Quickstart Guide by Michael Hayslip
  177. WordPress Recipes: How to Make a Band/Comedian/Entertainer Website with WordPress by Peter Prins
  178. WordPress Revenue Secrets by Joel Comm
  179. WordPress Search Engine Success: How To Maximize SEO & Income From WordPress Websites by Kathy Burns-Millyard
  180. WordPress Security – Keeping your WordPress Site Safe from Hackers by Scott Gardiner
  181. WordPress Security: Protection from Hackers and Crackers by Lambert Klein
  182. WordPress SEO: 7 Day Boot Camp for Higher Ranking Blogs!
  183. WordPress Shield (How To Stop WordPress Hackers from Robbing you BLIND) by Kevin Byrne
  184. WordPress Theme Design: A complete guide to creating professional WordPress themes by Tessa Blakeley Silver
  185. WordPress Themes the Top Rated and Most Useful Themes – Intro Price by Lambert Klein
  186. WordPress Themes: How-to easily edit free WordPress blog themes yourself! (WordPress Blogging How-To Series) by Tracy Austin
  187. WordPress To Go – How To Build A WordPress Website On Your Own Domain, From Scratch, Even If You Are A Complete Beginner by Sarah McHarry
  188. WordPress Top Plugins by Brandon Corbin
  189. WordPress Tutorial – Tips and Tricks For Your WordPress Site by Lorette Lyttle
  190. WordPress Tutorials (Smashing eBook Series) by Smashing Magazine
  191. WordPress Unleashed by Neil Oliver
  192. WordPress Users Guide by Kathy Drewien
  193. WordPress Web Design For Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson
  194. WordPress Website in a Weekend by Sue Thomas
  195. WordPress Websites for Writers by Ava Fails
  196. Essential Training with Maria Langer
  197. WordPress: From Beginner to Expert by Christopher Masiello
  198. WordPress: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
  199. WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide (2nd Edition) by Matt Beck and Jessica Neuman Beck
  200. WP Network Website Manual (WP Pro Business Guides) by Adam W. Warner
  201. WP Pro Simple Security (WP Pro Business Guides) by Adam W. Warner

I’ve corrected misspellings and capitalization errors in the titles as they were annoying, so the actual book title on Amazon might be titled slightly different from the list.

This list is not a recommendation of any of these books. Some are powerful examples of top notch WordPress expertise. Some are good enough but not enough. Others are time wasters with one or two bits of good information, and the rest are just hyperbole and marketing hooks. Popular technical publisher series follow the track of the books that came before them, so they are familiar and safe for fans of the 24-hour, Dummies, Website in a Weekend, Complete, QuickStart, and other collections.

A problem since the first book on WordPress was published is how to stay current and updated with the content, especially the Administration Panel screenshots. Since 2010, the WordPress interface has stayed fairly consistent, making it easier for future writers and editors, but don’t dismiss the older books. I took another look at my 2006 copy of “WordPress 2” by Maria Langer and learned a few new tricks. There is a wealth of information out there so don’t completely dismiss a book because the version number has changed.

What’s Your Favorite WordPress Book?

Do I have a favorite WordPress book? In my training programs I bring a selection of books for the students and participants to look through but I don’t have a solid favorite. There are problems with many of them, and many are just fine, so I hone my collection to what is appropriate for my audience. Luckily, I have a lot of books to choose from, and the , the online manual for WordPress Users, is still my first and most essential stop when I need to dig into WordPress.

However, I do have recommendations for my students beyond the WordPress Codex.

For beginner business people, the “WordPress 24-Hour Trainer by George Plumley is a comfortable book as it isn’t too big, it gets right to the point, and stays on topic, dealing with the core things that matter to typical WordPress users. “Using WordPress” by Tris Hussey is another good example for that audience.

For inexperienced computer and web users, “WordPress For Dummies can be a perfect choice or overwhelming. So many people dismiss this series but they serve a great audience and purpose.

The “Smashing WordPress series by Thord Daniel Hedengren and Smashing Magazine is great for those savvy enough to get into trouble with WordPress and offer great tips and information to keep these close to you when you need them on your shelf.

For coders and programmers, those who really want to get their teeth into what makes WordPress tick, “WordPress Plugin Development (Beginner’s Guide) by Vladimir Prelovac, “Professional WordPress Plugin Development by Brad Williams, Ozh Richard and Justin Tadlock, “Digging into WordPress by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr, “WordPress Bible by Aaron Brazell, and “WordPress 3 Essential Training (book and CD) by Morten Rand-Hendriksen and are excellent choices to add to your technical bookself.

Got some WordPress book favorites of your own?

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  1. Sara Tetreault
    Posted April 30, 2012 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Hi Lorelle,
    Here’s my list of WordPress books that I do recommend. They’re all from my local library and are totally worth checking out – pun intended 🙂

  2. ollyguv
    Posted May 3, 2012 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Hi Lorelle,

    “130 WordPress 3 Ultimate Security by Olly Connelly”

    WordPress 3 Ultimate Security – that’s me! And it’s largely down to you, seeing as you graced my hack-proof tut, ** so thank you 🙂 **

    Let me know you’ve not got it and I’ll send you a print via Amazon, else mail me an addy.

    Currently gracing my shelves:-

    – Professional WordPress (Stern/Damstra/Williams)
    – WordPress Bible (Brazell)
    – WordPress Plugin Development (Williams/Ozh/Tadlock)

    … page-turners, the lot. I thoroughly recommend the three.

    And, hey, have a tweet, seein as it just went out:-

    #WordPress: 70million #blogs; $45 million 2012 target rev .. totally deserved, WELL DONE #AUTOMATTIC .. .. ^guv

    Very best to you,


    • Posted May 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

      I do not have that book yet, but it’s on my list for sure. I’ll email you.

      Security is becoming more and more important. WordPress is one of the most secure platforms, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t vulnerabilities in the third party systems, Plugins, or Themes, so it is a constant battle to fight. Thanks for taking that on in such a great book.

  3. ollyguv
    Posted May 4, 2012 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    Book sent with sincere compliments.

    Aye, the security risk, I totally agree, it’s generally a third party thing, starting even when we kick up the local PC, browse the web, connect to the server and its applications, all that affecting our sites before we even set them up … And then there are the more direct issues.

    Oh what fun!

    • Posted May 4, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

      Having dealt with what is becoming a five year plus battle with a server level hack on one of my sites, and the server folks blaming WordPress for the first four years…it’s not just fun but a true joy! LOL!

  4. Posted May 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    That is an impressive list. I also like Nginx HTTP Server which is what WordPress Nginx users may want to go through. @ollyguv that is a very interesting book. Might review it soon 😉

  5. don
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    Hi Lorelle,

    I’ve read ebooks on the subject of wordpress but nothing to the extent of the list you have here. Thank you for posting such a vast list.

  6. xybws
    Posted June 4, 2012 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    Woow ! Thank You Lorelle 🙂 Great books..

  7. Carla
    Posted July 15, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lorelle,

    Just a note. The first book listed is a guide that I wrote that is available as a free download from my site.

    A couple of people have taken it and published it under my name on Amazon. (I would never put a long lame title like that one.)

    I do think it still has a lot of good information; however, a lot has changed in the two years since I wrote it. Anyone reading it, should keep that in mind. I am in the process of writing an update.

    • Posted July 16, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

      So they illegally copied your book? Have you contacted Amazon? Thanks.

    • legacymktg
      Posted July 17, 2012 at 10:39 am | Permalink

      Yes, they took the free pdf and converted it into a Kindle format. You can see on the preview on one of them what a mess the format is because they didn’t have the original.

      I submitted a notice of copyright violation to Amazon. They replied and said they would be removing it.

      • Posted July 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

        The never-ending ignorance and time wasting of people when it comes to copyright infringement…stay on top of Amazon to ensure they take the right steps to remove it. Sometimes you have to nag. Thanks!

  8. Posted December 14, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Lorelle I bought your book back in 2007! I have a really good book coming out in 2013 on WordPress, called WordPress Total Training. It covers all the current basics of using WordPress for average users. With lots of photos. I had to delay it a bit because I cannot keep up with WP updates. The new update this week totally changed how the media section acts and looks.
    I want to have the most up to date book out there, since I train so many people and I run WP bootcamps at Stanford and other colleges in the SF Bay Area where I live. I am sure you know how people can struggle with learning WordPress basics. There is such a demand for it right now.

    • Posted December 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

      Congrats on your new book, and welcome to the world of publishing on WordPress! LOL!

      I’m always looking for new WordPress books for my college courses and trainings, so shoot me a copy if you get a chance so I might review it! Good luck with it.

      • Posted December 18, 2012 at 9:42 am | Permalink

        Thank you! I most definitely send you a copy. I am hoping to fill the gap for the average users, who need visual cues and want to learn the basics, without lots of techno speak! WordPress is such a huge market now, and people need so much help. You are the “godmother” of WP! Your book helped me get started back in 2007.

      • Posted December 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

        Thank you so much for the kind words. Changing lives with WordPress is the best.

  9. birhan1269
    Posted December 22, 2012 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    Thank You Lorelle Great books..

  10. Posted December 12, 2014 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Thanks for putting this list together… any chance of an update?

    • Posted December 13, 2014 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

      It’s only two years old. Maybe in another year or so. 😀

      You can find most of these books on Amazon, along with new ones. Please check the reviews first before buying. Just because they promote it being a good WordPress book, it often isn’t.

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