Today, I’m giving away three ebooks of WordPress for Web Developers! The format is up to you: epub (iBooks/Nook/Kobo), Kindle, or PDF.
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 and notified by email.
The reasons any current (esp. self-taught) WP developer wants these books:
–check for new techniques or changes to standards
–check for anything we might obliviously be doing wrong (before anyone else notices) ;)
Marc Lemay says
There was a time I could really call myself a web designer. With WordPress, it is too easy to find a free template or purchase one for a website. I would like to start designing again.
Matthew Snider says
I would love to win this and start actually coding sites, becoming a dev, rather than tearing apart existing themes and “designing” them how I want them.
Coding from scratch is a goal of mine one day.
David Lockie says
I’d love to win this book because we’re a growing team in a growing niche and we need ways to help new staff hit the ground running.
Glenn Dixon says
This is the next logical step in my dev progression!
Well, now I’m just getting desperate, yo. ;D
Karen Williams says
I have put up a couple of basic WordPress sites, but want and need to learn more. I am interested in Best Practices, Security, and would really like to get into Theme tinkering and eventually some plugin work.
Elliott Stocks says
I’d love to win this! I’m staring on my first (public) plugin and for obvious reasons I want to stick with the best practices, and I’m sure this book can help with that!
I’m a budding web developer and I would love to be able to learn how to develop my own themes! This sounds wonderful! I’ve been flailing about on it for too long.
Chris Ellison says
I’d want to make sure I’m not using the wrong methods when developing plugins.
Rob Golbeck says
I’ve been developing themes for WordPress for a few years now, but I’m always learning new and better ways of doing things with each new project. One of the things I love about WordPress (and the WordPress community) is how approachable and conducive to learning it is. This book would be an excellent resource to have.
I want it, to read it, pretty simple rite? :D Oh yeah, I love WordPress to!
Bill Querry says
I need to keep learning. More information from many sources will help. And an ebook is a great way to do it.
– I like your works at wordpress.org
– Learn the best practice from the expert is really a time saver :)
– Who don’t like free copy :D
Kerri Hicks says
Ooh, because I need to share information with others, and they need to know that I’m not “just making it up” or “just getting it from a blog”. :-)
Emily Christy says
I like to write custom code for the wordpress sites I build but want to to start working to best practices and have that confidence that I *know* I’m doing it right rather than worrying I might not be!
Scott Miller says
I have been building customized CMS websites for 15 years, but the technology platform I use is getting old. My goals are two-fold:
1. Convert some of my current clients from their Classic ASP/MS Access custom sites to the WordPress platform; I also have SQL Server in my background and MySQL isn’t a reach, but I’m working on learning PHP; and
2. Build a Business Intelligence application using WordPress as the base but utilizing my experience with client-server data aggregation, Enrich-Transform-Load, and financial Data Warehouse products.
Not terribly ambitious, I know, but for a guy nearing his 60th birthday I need some new challenges. 8-D
Stephanie Leary says
The winners are: #s 7, 8, and 16 — Karen, Elliott, and Emily. I’ll email you all with details.
Karen Williams says