WordPress Books Giveaway!

Are you a WordPress fan like me? Do you aspire to become an expert in any area of WordPress like themes or plugins? Maybe you’ve heard of WordPress Multi-User (WPMU) and want to know how it differs from standard WordPress and learn it’s enormous capabilities?

Well kiddos, if any of the above rings true for you, today’s post is sure to satisfy. Through a deal with Packt Publishing, I’m a giving away not one, not two, but three books focused exclusively on WordPress, the open source software we all know and love. Let’s cut to the chase shall we? Here are the book details…

1. WordPress Theme Design

A complete guide to creating professional WordPress themes

Take control of the look and feel of your WordPress site
Simple, clear tutorial to creating Unique and Beautiful themes
Expert guidance with practical step-by-step instructions for theme design
Design tips, tricks, and troubleshooting ideas

2. WordPress Plugin Development: Beginner’s Guide

Build powerful, interactive plug-ins for your blog and to share online

Everything you need to create and distribute your own plug-ins following WordPress coding standards
Walk through the development of six complete, feature-rich, real-world plug-ins that are being used by thousands of WP users
Written by Vladimir Prelovac, WordPress expert and developer of WordPress plug-ins such as Smart YouTube and Plugin Central
Part of Packt’s Beginners Guide series: expect step-by-step instructions with an emphasis on experimentation and tweaking code

3. WordPress MU 2.8: Beginner’s Guide (Please Note: This title is expected to be released in Dec. 2009)

Build your own blog network with unlimited users and blogs, forums, photo galleries, and more!

Design, develop, secure, and optimize a blog network with a single installation of WordPress
Add unlimited users and blogs, and give different permissions on different blogs
Add social networking features to your blogs using BuddyPress
Create a bbPress forum for your users to communicate with each other
Part of Packt’s Beginner’s Guide Series, with step-by-step, detailed instructions for building a blog network from scratch

So, how do you get your hands on one of these books?

Pretty simple really. All I ask is that you help me spread the word about an exciting new project that is under development. In fact, you can become part of this project if you’d like but more on that later. All you need to do to be entered to win one of these books is:

1. Link to LearnWebTools (http://learnwebtools.com) in some way and then leave a comment on this post with the url, and what book you’d like. That’s it. No more steps! The contest ends on Oct. 31st. On November 1st, I will put all the commentators (who provided a valid url) into a hat and draw names until I get a winner for each title. Look for the winners notification post on that date!

Here are some ways to link:

  • Write a quick blog post describing the LearnWebTools project. You can use this text:

LearnWebTools.com will enable you to do just what our name implies, Learn Web Tools. Our service will include step-by-step instructions for a wide variety of web development tools, social sites, open source software, and more. We are working diligently behind the scenes building a full featured site that will allow you to become an expert user of web based tools, online marketing techniques, and other web only skills. Whether you learn better by reading, seeing, or just plain doing, we’ll provide the information you need to get started building your ideas, or your business.

  • Tweet it.
  • Facebook it.
  • Put a banner link on your site. You can use this 250px wide banner:

I’m really looking forward to giving these books away to the three winners. I’ve read the first two, and I can tell you, they are packed with very useful information…and I expect that the third title will be just as informative.

Ok, good luck!

*Please Note*
As dictated by Packt Publishing rules, print or ebook formats are available for winners located in the U.S. and Europe. Winners located in other countries will be provided the ebook format only.

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