In the last few years WordPress has been growing as an essential tool in the web designer toolkit. Between regular blog themes and the increasing number of themes that turn WordPress into anything from a portfolio site to a shop, its use as a general purpose CMS has made it a staple of web design tutorials and galleries.
So I’m very happy to announce that after many months of work, our latest Rockable Press book is on sale – How to Be a Rockstar WordPress Designer, co-authored by myself and Harley Alexander – whom you of course know from tutorials on NETTUTS!
The book covers pretty much everything to do with theming, with three main examples: a blog, a portfolio and a general purpose site. There’s lots of general knowledge, ideas for how to manipulate WordPress in other ways and the book comes with all three themes to use and dissect.
Who’s it aimed at?
You’ll need a good knowledge of basic web design – HTML and CSS in particular – but the book doesn’t assume you know anything about either PHP or WordPress.
Is it up to date for WordPress 2.7?
It sure is, we’ve added a section about comment threading and updated general admin details to match the new interface.
Will it be available in print, or only online?
The book is currently a PDF Ebook only and is packaged with Photoshop PSD files, HTML, and the three themes. We’re looking now at getting a print version available with an accompanying CD, but it might be a little while.
How much does it cost? Is there a refund policy?
The book costs US$29 which is a bit of an investment, but I’m confident you’ll find it’s worth it. Still if you don’t we have a 100% money back guarantee, as I know in these tough economic times you don’t want to go spending money willy nilly!
With WordPress Designer out of the way, I’m now hard at work on our next title – Rockstar Blogger! I’m optimistically hoping it’ll be finished in the next couple of months, but since the last two titles took way longer than I predicted, you may wish to take that with a grain of salt
We also have two minibooks on their way – one on networking, one on passive income! For updates on Rockable Press releases, just join our Rockin’ List, you’ll receive a free copy of Rockstar Personal Branding AND we send out discount vouchers and periodic promotions for the books – particularly at launch time!
A quick note:
Some of you may remember that a few months back I mentioned we would be giving this book away freely via ThemeForest as a promotion. Sadly that plan got ditched along the way when the book took too long to complete, and we instead ran Web Design Week. Sorry about any confusion from me changing plans midway! :-S