WordPress for Dummies

WordPress for Dummies, by Lisa Sabin-Wilson ★★
Now that I’m doing my own web pages, with a lot of help from my son-in-law Andrew, I’ve decided that I need to grasp some of the nuances of WordPress. Interestingly, many web pages are made by WordPress, as it possesses the best easy blog maker using SQL and PHP protocols. This book is a good introduction to WordPress. Its weakness is that it is both too easy and too hard. Most of the time in the book is spent taking you through all the things you can click on in WordPress which you could generally figure out for yourself. The rest of the book is technical aspects that are not well introduced, and thus not useable. An instance of this is the teaching of modification of CSS formats, which is nice to know, though one is not going to be messing with CSS until they’ve mastered the CSS language. All in all the book is a good but limited introduction to WordPress.