Professional WordPress by Hal Stern, David Damstra and Brad Williams is a great book for people wanting to know more about what goes on behind the scenes in WordPress. If you are anything like me, you have been asking yourself how can I use WordPress to take my website to the next level. This book will help you to see the possibilities of where you can go and how to get there.
Managing, Adding, Upgrading, and Using the Theme Editor
WordPress uses themes to define the look and feel of your website. There is a whole chapter devoted to installing themes, customizing themes and creating themes. It takes you from what a theme is to the intricacies of formatting the pages to create a professional website. A beginner will find useful tips and the more advanced user will find guidance in creating their own themes.
Crafting a User Experience
Once you have your website up and going a person visits your site you will want to provide them with an easy to navigate, content rich and pleasant website. This chapter focuses on how to deliver a consistent website through using standards; mobile standards, HTML standards, and security standards. It provides guidance on how to ensure a secure site for your peace of mind, how to provide a site that mobile users can access and one that can be viewed in just about any browser available.