The WordPress Anthology


Get under the hood of WordPress and customize it to meet your needs!

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The WordPress Anthology puts you in the driver’s seat of this powerful & flexible open-source CMS, offering an extensive array of solutions for your projects. Jam-packed with proven tips & techniques for web developers, you’ll discover how to effectively use WordPress to better meet your needs. In short, it’ll make the world’s most versatile CMS work for you!

What will I learn?

Who should read this book?

This book is aimed at beginner to intermediate-level web developers seeking to work with WordPress on a fundamental level, so as to develop effective websites for clients in the real world. While non-coders will be able to glean some useful information from this book, you should at least have a ground-level knowledge of HTML and PHP to gain the most out of it.

There’s certainly no requirement to be a coding guru, but understanding integral concepts such as if statements, loops, functions, variables, and the manner in which PHP creates HTML for screen output will go a long way in helping you comprehend how WordPress does its thing. Solid conceptual appreciation of functionality are more important than memorizing specific functions and syntax‚ you can always look those up easily enough. Other languages and abilities that are useful to have when broadening your WordPress knowhow include CSS, JavaScript, and web server configuration skills via interfaces such as cPanel.

Meet the Authors

Mick Olinik is a partner at Superfast Websites and NinjaDesk Elite Technical Support & Training. As a WordPress expert who specializes in graphic design, WordPress theme skinning, and organic SEO, he’s the go-to web development guru for several of the top internet marketing specialists in the world. Mick is a regular contributor to
Raena Jackson Armitage is a web developer, trainer, and content management geek. In 2010, Raena co-authored SitePoint’s Build Your Own Wicked WordPress Themes, and has contributed to the SitePoint blogs and newsletters. When she’s not pushing bytes around the Internet, you’ll find her on her bike, watching Australian Rules football, gaming, or tracking down the perfect all-day breakfast.

Customer reviews


“A concise but comprenhensive guide to wordpress development whih any developer who wants to get straight to the point shouldn't miss.”


“Really enjoyed reading and learning from this book. On the first 100 pages it fills up the little knowledge holes you got, and you dive quick (but safe) into the core of getting the most of what's under the hood.”


“I've been reading Sitepoint books for years, and everyone of them has helped me in my daily job. Easy to read and undestand, good examples, always to the point. I will definetely purchase and recommend any book that comes from Sitepoint!”

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