SitePoint Launches WordPress Website Design Anthology

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SitePoint, the specialist book, ebook, and training resources publisher for web developers and designers, has just released its latest publication, “The WordPress Anthology“. Written by experts in this most versatile CMS, it teaches how to effectively use WordPress to meet the ever-changing needs of website owners.

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SitePoint's Mark Harbottle

Just about anyone can build a WordPress site, but very few learn to utilize the tools at their disposal that can turn an ordinary website into an elegant and functional business tool.

In the early noughties, WordPress graduated from the world of b2/cafelog to become, by 2011, the world’s content management system of choice. The evolution of WordPress as a CMS has been accompanied by its associated plugins, themes, tools, and functionality. “The WordPress Anthology“ presents current tips and techniques, allowing readers to "get under the hood" of Wordpress.

The development of WordPress continues to amaze and delight its users. According to wordpress.com, there are currently:

  • 65,810,415 WordPress sites in the world
  • Over 100,000 new WordPress sites created every day
  • 14.7% of Alexa Internet’s “top 1 million” websites powered by WordPress
  • 22% of all new websites built using this CMS

A massive 330 pages, SitePoint’s new WordPress book is testament to this CMS’s ability to be customized to meet the needs of a growing market for websites.

“At the heart of WordPress’s success is its ease of use, open-source ethos, and clean styling,” said Sitepoint Co-founder Mark Harbottle. “Just about anyone can build a WordPress site, but very few learn to utilize the tools at their disposal that can turn an ordinary website into an elegant and functional business tool – too often they don’t even know that these tools exist.”

“The WordPress Anthology“ by Mick Olinik and Raena Jackson Armitage provides those working in WordPress web design solid and up-to-the-minute solutions, ensuring that this CMS meets their needs, as well as those of their clients.

Sections include:

  • Conquering the Inner Mechanics: custom post types, files structuring, and taxonomies
  • Extending Your Project: Boost your site with plugins, themes, and APIs
  • Creating Networks: Use Multisite capabilities to create and manage a network of sites
  • Launching and Marketing Globally: best practices, global scale SEO, and goal conversion

“The WordPress Anthology” is available in hard copy or ebook format, while 3 sample chapters are available as free downloads on our site, right now” said Mark. “There has never been a better opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts of WordPress.”

Discover more at http://www.sitepoint.com/books/wpant1/

About Mick Olinik

Mick Olinik is a partner at Superfast Websites and NinjaDesk Elite Technical Support & Training. As a WordPress expert who specializes in graphic design, WordPress theme skinning, and organic search engine optimization, he’s the go-to web development guru for several of the top internet marketing specialists in the world. Mick is a regular contributor to sitepoint.com.

About Raena Jackson Armitage

Raena Jackson Armitage is a web developer, trainer, and content management geek. In 2010, Raena co-authored SitePoint’s “Build Your Own Wicked WordPress Themes”, and has contributed to the SitePoint blogs and newsletters. When she’s not pushing bytes around the Internet, you’ll find her on her bike, watching Australian Rules football, gaming, or tracking down the perfect all-day breakfast.

About SitePoint

Sitepoint.com is an online magazine and book publisher for professional web developers, freelancers, and web designers. The sitepoint.com website reaches 2 million unique visitors per month. More information is available at http://www.sitepoint.com.

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