SitePoint releases WordPress guidebook
Thursday, November 17th 2011 by Mark Richards
SitePoint, the specialist book and training resources publisher for web developers, has unveiled a new WordPress handbook in order to try help website designers and developers create better websites.
The WordPress Anthology, which will also help increase knowledge of website maintenance among site owners, includes a number of sections all designed to be as helpful as possible.
WordPress has become one of the most popular content management systems in the world, thanks largely to a combination of exciting plug-ins, themes, tools and a great deal of functionality. Now it appears that users will be able to get even more out of their sites with the help of the anthology.
Chapters in the book include Conquering the Inner Mechanics: custom post types, files structuring, and taxonomies and Extending Your Project: Boost your site with plugins, themes, and APIs. As well as being available as an e-book, it is also available as a physical book with free sample chapters available on SitePoint's website.
It is hoped that the handbook will offer a great insight into how to perform best with a WordPress site, with 65,810,415 WordPress sites currently in operation around the world. Over 100,000 new WordPress sites are created every day and 14.7 per cent of Alexa Internet's top million websites are powered by the company.
SitePoint co-founder Mark Harbottle said: "At the heart of WordPress's success is its ease of use, open-source ethos, and clean styling.
"Just about anyone can build a WordPress site, but very few learn to utilize the tools at their disposal that can turn an ordinary website into an elegant and functional business tool - too often they don't even know that these tools exist."
SitePoint is an online magazine and book publisher aimed at professional web developers, freelancers, and web designers. Its website currently receives two million unique visitors per month.
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