12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Really useful and well written,
This review is from: Smashing Wordpress: Beyond the Blog (Smashing Magazine Book Series) (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)This book is helping me craft a website for someone, it's been a really valuable resource. Clearly written and not patronising. It's packed full of features that make it very easy to create the site you want from Word Press.
Given that a lot of hosting companies will install WP for you for free, saving you the hassle, or the knowledge if you don't have it, being able to customise your install is the next step on the ladder. With so many impressive templates out there, it's always nice to be able to create something yourself, without the reliance on other people. This book gives you the toolbox to be able to make a start on that.
As the author points out, it's useful to have some knowledge of CSS, HTML and PHP before you start. I wouldn't say this book is for the absolute beginner, but it's very helpful if you know a bit of code, but don't know how to turn it into the skills you really need to build a WP site. Well done. Miles better than the SAMS teach yourself in 24 hours books.