I have three copies of WordPress for Web Developers to give away today! These are paperbacks; I’ll do ebooks later this week.
To win, just leave a comment and tell me why you want a copy. Are you a web designer who needs to learn WordPress? A theme tinkerer who wants to learn plugin development and best practices? All answers are valid; winners will be chosen via random number generator tonight at 9pm. If you win, I’ll email you and ask for a mailing address.
Konstantinos Kouratoras says
I would love to dig into advanced topics!
J. Kathleen Cheney says
(I met you at the Codex breakfast at WorldCon, BTW). Some author friends and I will be putting together a group website using WP, and while I’m familiar with the .org side of WP, the .com side is, I’ve heard, quite a bit different. Perhaps unwisely, I’ve agreed to be one of the (backup) administrators of the site…so I need all the help I can get.
I do, BTW, have one book on WP, but don’t think it’s particularly helpful.
(Just to let you know, I do know HTML but am a newbie with CSS, so I may be behind the curve for potential users of this book.)
I’m a WordPress developer, and I’d love to learn more about developing plugins correctly.
Fabio Fiss says
I’m a web designer, working with WordPress almost 3 years now.
I love WordPress and the community around it and I’m constantly trying to learn.
I would love to read more about plugin development and best practices so I can contribute with the growing number of great resources that this community builds.
Md. Khairul Hasan Sujan says
Hi Stephanie, I actually DO want a copy of these three badly because I DO want to get good at the development side WP including plugin development. And your book will SURELY help me to learn this COOLEST web publishing tools better. Hope I will be one of the three. :)
Nicholas Roznovsky says
I think I’d fall into the “theme tinkerer” camp. I’ve been able to patch together what I need over the years by modifying existing resources, but I’d really like to be able to start developing my own plugins from scratch.
enej bajgoric says
I work with a lot of students in my office it would be handy resource to have.
I’m a LAMP developer (and fellow book author!) who appreciates the effort it takes to put together a book. Unlike most WordPress devs who come from the marketing or graphical design fields into WordPress, I develop custom database-backed web sites for businesses. Adding WordPress as a tool for my solutions, even using WP as the foundation and framework for some solutions, could be an elegant and economical solution. I look forward to reading your book!
Philip Lexow says
I’m a ‘tinkerer’ who wants to learn more!
Joe Robison says
Hey Stephanie! I’m working on upping my PHP skills and trying to get into the meatier WordPress substances such as plugin development and customization, I think this will help a lot! Thanks for the chance!
Karen Williams says
I am a “wanabe” web designer. I have previously been a jack of all trades, master of none, in various fields including teaching and systems administration; all to pay the bills.
However, NOW I want to actually be a master of WordPress, but where to begin. I have built a
couple of sites with WordPress, but really need to fill in some knowledge gaps and then move to the next level. This book sounds like it would fill in some of those missing knowledge areas, especially around security, and then help me move to the next level and start building and creating.
Curtiss Grymala says
Steph – you know me, I’m always looking to learn new and different ways to do things I’m working on. You also know that you’re one of those people I love to come to for that sort of information. It’d be awesome to get a chance to read through your book for new ideas.
Hey! While I’ve used WordPress for years, I really haven’t rolled up my sleeves and gotten under the hood to tinker with themes. Part of that’s my fault — i’ve hacked solutions or had friends fix for me. But I’d really like to be able to do this on my own terms, rather than relying on the kindness of strangers.
Eric Brito says
I’m about to start a project in WordPress and there’s still so much to learn.
Tony Sweet says
I am a web developer turned DBA. Since I do not have the time to develop my own CMS anymore, I want to move onto what other professionals in my industry are using – however – I cant seem to find a generic template that I like. Hopefully I can learn some themeing…
Stephanie Leary says
Thanks, everyone! The winners are #s 3, 9, and 14: Daniel, Philip, and Eric. Check your email, gentlemen.