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Old June 8th, 2012, 01:59 PM
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Default Two years old - still a worthy buy?

Brief background - familiar with web development, and I can passably program in PHP (more familiar with Java). Want to learn the WordPress platform to do some serious customizations in order to set up a group blog which has pretty specific business requirements without having to set up a website from scratch. Should be pretty easy right?

Well, unfortunately the online WordPress documentation is kind of infuriating. Not because it isn't clear or well-written, but because it's terribly organized. I am considering buying a book just for the sake of linearity, and I've been pleased with other Wrox p2p books in the past.

The worry - this came out a little over 2 years ago, and I'm new to WordPress so I have no idea how much or how little has changed in that time. Is this book still good for the basics, or should I look elsewhere?
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Thumbs down Professional Wordpress out of date

I'm hoping they are busy creating a updated version for this book. I think it is or could be a very useful book (I'm looking through it on Safari books online) but it came out just a little early and covers WP 2.9. The current version of WP is 3.4.15 I believe and there were major changes made going from the 2.x version to the 3.x versions, so it seems like a waste of time to dig through this in depth book when it's covering an out of date version of the program. I would buy it right away if they came out with an updated version but I would not buy the 2010 version.
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I bought this book, and it still worth to buy, since the core wordpress it not much different. This book is great to understand the structure and theme development.
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Default Maybe yes, maybe not..

Is it still valid? Like the curate's egg, the passage of time has made it 'good in parts'. However, the clincher is it's still the best out there as of today. A newer version would be very welcome but while we're waiting this is still the one to go for. Hope this helps
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just learn wordpress by yourself. If you have confused to read the program or script. You can also outsourcing it like me.

I buy themes from someone else then I just have to edit my content like this one private server terbaik indonesia 2016
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