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  • Posted September 24, 2012

    Web Designer's Guide to WordPress is a phenomenal book for any W

    Web Designer's Guide to WordPress is a phenomenal book for any Web Designer looking to migrate their skill-set into the open source world of WordPress, or any beginner who wants to learn the basics and even more advanced techniques of creating websites with this Content Management System.

    Jesse successfully targets his demographic by introducing them to the system and its uses, and then brings them through the process of setting WordPress up and customizing it extensively. As an advanced Front-end developer with moderate WordPress and PHP skills, I was able to learn a lot as well, there's always something left to learn with WordPress.

    I highly recommend checking out this book if you're looking to jump into WordPress for your business or blog, or even just looking to expand your skill-set as a designer or developer. Regardless of your skill level, Jesse makes it fun and easy to understand.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2013

    Web Designer's Guide to WordPress was a very helpful resource fo

    Web Designer's Guide to WordPress was a very helpful resource for me.  The author did a great job of making Wordpress seem less intimidating to me, allowing me to roll up my sleeves and begin to delve into the Content Management Systems world.
    My experience level upon picking up this book was a solid foundation in HTML and CSS, with experience building a few websites of my own and clients.  Friedman’s book gave me the intro (and more) I needed to ease me into Wordpress, and I would definitely recommend the book to anyone like me who has experience building HTML/CSS sites who is looking into benefits Wordpress can offer. 

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  • Posted December 24, 2012

    First of all let me state my programming level. I am expert in h

    First of all let me state my programming level. I am expert in html/css and I have advanced knowledge of php. About Wordpress, just recently I dived into it and my knowledge is very basic (went through codex a little bit). Just knew hooks (filter, action) and how to create very basic functions. No experts stuff.

    I have read lots of books and I must say this one wasn't very well structured. After finishing the book, I left with a lot of questions and very little knowledge gained. Also I felt that the author should target more advanced users. After all the title contains "Web designer's guide", but the author is writting like he is referring to non web designers. I was also looking for admin interface funcionality of a theme, but he mentions nothing about that.

    I did learn some really basic stuff, which were interesting, but I was expecting more.

    To summarize: Buy this book if you are a very unexperienced web designer (in conjuction to books title) with nocknowledge of php. If you don't belong in this category you will gain only very little new knoweledge. Better go through codex to learn that stuff. If you don't belong in this category, but you have plenty of free time to spent, then you maybe could go through this book, just to learn some basic stuff.

    I personally felt better reading the"Wordpress Bible" book, Chapter 5: Extending Wordpress with Plugins. Makes things more clear and understandable for me.

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