If you don't own this great e-book, you need it. It is on my desktop so I can 'dig' into it whenever I want. Get it at Digging Into WordPress
Once you purchase this great book you get updates for life! When you get to the site please note that they are not publishing the hard cover book any more. It's only available in pdf but that's the way I ordered it in the beginning anyway – that was the only way to get updates for life.
Here is a brief description of what you get – right from their site:
Here’s what you’ll get with Digging into WordPress:
- Solid, in-depth understanding of site configuration, theme customization, performance optimization, SEO, WordPress security, and much more
- Clear, easy-to-read language that shows you how to do it yourself and do it right the first time
- The perfect balance of theory, explanation, techniques, and the code to make it happen
- Tons of supplemental and bonus information containing hints, secrets, and tips and tricks
- An beautifully designed book presented in landscape format for easy reading
- Plenty of vivid graphics to help explain abstract concepts
- Many actual code snippets ready for easy step-by-step, copy-&-paste usage
- A vast collection of useful sites and resources hand-picked from around the Web
- A linked Table of Contents for easy access, and hyperlinked URLs throughout the book
- A lifetime subscription to all future updates to the book
- A discount on the printed-format version of the book
- Fanatical customer support
- And much more!
Digging into WordPress is perfect for WordPress users in the beginner to intermediate range, but contains plenty of great information for the advanced user as well. If you have any level of experience working with web design or WordPress, this book is written to help you take WordPress to the next level.
And they are right about the advanced users – I do use this as a great reference when I need a refresher on some things that I don't use all the time.
I highly recommend Digging Into WordPress written by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr.
Cathy Perkins – The WordPress Wizard