Beginning WordPress 3, second edition: now known as WordPress for Web Developers

I have signed with Apress to write a second edition of Beginning WordPress 3, scheduled for publication this summer. It’s getting a new title, tentatively WordPress for Web Developers. Why? A lot of the feedback on the first edition went like this:

“Hey, this is a great book, but I thought it was for beginners!” — developers

or

“I thought this was a beginner book. What’s all this code doing in here?” — end users

I was always very clear about the kind of book I was writing, but Apress really wanted a WordPress book for its Beginning… line, and the resulting mismatch dissatisfied pretty much everyone. A new title was the first thing I asked for, and I’m delighted that the editorial board agreed.

There will be other changes: some reorganizing, a new example site, and, of course, updates for WordPress 3.6.

This is an excerpt from Content Strategy for WordPress.My latest books are Content Strategy for WordPress (2015) and WordPress for Web Developers (2013). Sign up to be notified when I have a new book for you.

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