Ever since I discovered the site, I’ve been keeping tabs on DigWP.com which used to be known as Digging Into WordPress.com. I’ve linked to them a number of times from WPTavern.com because of the awesome content they were producing. It’s no surprise then that the book Digging Into WordPress which is now available (eBook form, print form to come soon) for $27 in PDF form is a great read.
I’ve been reading the eBook off and on the past two weeks and I have to admit, when I dig in, I keep reading until I notice that all of a sudden, an hour has gone by. Jeff and Chris not only do a good job explaining things before they dig in, but they also cover it in a way that doesn’t feel overwhelming. After reading a few chapters, my verdict is that if you’re a beginner with WordPress, you can’t go wrong with WordPress For Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson which does a great job of covering the basics and getting you familiar with how WordPress works all around. Digging Into WordPress however is great for intermediate users of WordPress looking to expand their knowledge with how various parts of WordPress works and how to easily extend the software with hooks, filters, etc. To get a sample of how the book reads, here is a brief look at chapters 3.9.1 to 3.9.3.
While I think many people would like to have a physical copy in their hands or to put on the bookshelf, I encourage you to get the PDF version since it contains shortened URL links to relevant information such as Codex articles or plugins/themes. If you’ve had a chance to read the book, let me know your thoughts in the comments.