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Book Review – WordPress 3 Complete

“WordPress 3 Complete” book written by April Hodge Silver is a excellent guide to kickstart, tweak and to play with your wordpress blog. This books comprises of 11 chapters which covers from installing wordpress to writing your own plugin (This book author recommends some programming knowledge in PHP, HTML and CSS).

Chapters covered in this book 

  • Introduction to WordPress
  • Getting Started
  • Creating Blog Content
  • Pages, Plugins, Image Galleries Menus, and More
  • Choosing and Installing Themes
  • Developing Your Own Theme
  • Feeds and Podcasting
  • Developing Plugins and Widgets
  • Community Blogging
  • Creating a Non-Blog Website
  • Administrator’s Reference

Each chapter is explained with screenshot, examples, code snippet and reference if you want to learn a particular topic in detail. I would recommend this book to everyone who are new to wordpress and wants to customize your blog with custom themes and plugin.

You can buy this book from the following store

WordPress 3 Complete by April Hodge Silver From Packt Publishing

WordPress 3 Complete by April Hodge Silver From Amazon

To learn Cocoa (Objective-C) / iPhone programming

Now I am a comfortable Mac OS X user. More than a user I am a huge fan of it. I was a power user of Windows and I used to write system software using Visual Basic and Visual C++. To be honest I was big fan of Win32 API. Mostly I create lot of activeX controls for companies and I have even released few controls as open source. After moving to web I have stopped sharpening my development skills on system side. Mostly not having time and the patience to learn new things.

For the past 6 months I was getting an interest to learn Cocoa (Objective-C) programming. One of the main reason is to write some personal software for Mac and to get into iPhone application development. The adoption rate for Macs is increasing steadily and it is a good idea to learn how things are done there.

I tried all different methods online to learn and nothing was successful. So I decided to go on shopping for big list of books through which I am sure I will at least learn a bit 😉

Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X For DummiesCocoa(R) Programming for Mac(R) OS XAdvanced Mac OS X Programming

Xcode 3 UnleashediPhone Application Development For DummiesBeginning iPhone Development- Exploring the iPhone SDK

Yes I am little crazy I have bought books worth around USD150. I have posted the books above in the same sequence in which I am planning to read. I am half way to complete cocoa for dummies and I should say I know a bit how Xcode works now 🙂

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