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The folks over at WordPress have been crazy busy, haven’t they? In the very short time since I published my first book, WordPress For Dummies, in November 2007, we have seen some fantastic changes in the WordPress platform. With the release of WordPress 2.5 in March and most recently the release of WordPress 2.6 just a few short days ago – things have changed a LOT…and for the better. . .
When Wiley Publishing and I released the first edition of WordPress For Dummies last November, it was current through WordPress version 2.3. Shortly after WordPress released 2.5, the editing team at Wiley, and I, realized the need to publish a second edition of the book to cover the most recent, latest and greatest changes!
I am currently in the process of finishing up WordPress For Dummies, Second Edition and it will be available for purchase this Fall and will cover WordPress through version 2.6, definitely… however, if WordPress keeps on the same roll they are currently on with their development, it will probably cover through version 2.7.
For readers of my book who purchased the first edition of the book, I did publish a free bonus chapter that covers all the great updates that you find in your current version of WordPress. You can download the WordPress For Dummies Free Bonus Chapter here.
The sales on the first edition turned about to be amazing! That is a solid testament to the great platform that the folks at WordPress have put out there for the world to publish with. I’m always so thrilled to hear from readers of my book and know that it has helped them discover the WordPress platform and assisted them on their way to publishing their great content with the program.
You can read a few related posts and announcements that I made on my personal blog regarding the book:
And a few interviews and presentations I’ve recently done about the book and the work I do with the WordPress platform:
I’m really excited about the Second Edition. You can expect updates to the original book to cover all the latest changes to the WordPress program since the book was first released. As a great bonus – and due to some fantastic reader feedback, Wiley Publishing and I have decided to include a great deal MORE information on WordPress theme development, design and CSS information. The first edition did have two chapters devoted to themes, template tags and creating a basic WordPress theme. This second edition, however, goes far more in-depth … taking you further into the process of designing a WordPress theme using the currently available template tags, CSS and some great tips and tricks you may not already know about. I can’t wait!
I’ll be done writing the book this summer – then after a quick run-through the editing mill at Wiley Publishing, it will be ready for purchase at your local bookstores, or online at Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. Thanks so much for reading and keep the feedback coming!!