After the very affordable, easy-looking WordPress for Dummies, I’ve looking for next level ‘technical’ book about the popular WordPress blogging platform for months. But I’m not impressed, no going further, totally disappointed! Maybe my expectations about this ‘bible’ have been too high or unrealistic.
In a nutshell, overall coverage about various aspects of this excellent platform were off-balanced. The general layout is by any means excellent, but the contents are not. Overall treatment of each subjects is very shallow with some surprisingly ‘too deep’ dive into ‘nonsensically too long’ code snippets all over. For example, I was eager to find some ‘value-added’ tips on non-blogging CMS setup, but it’s not even close even to the Dummies’ WordPress book which in my opinion is the best introductory book.
One more thing, the sample codes were downloaded from the publisher’s site, it shocked me dearly.. why? Its format was docx… well I need MS Office 2007+ to open this ‘codes’. I can’t remember the last time code written in docx. Maybe, the author writes the code with MS Words.