Wordpress is one of the most used blogging platform in the internet. WordPress powers not only blogs but also a lot of different other types of websites from ecommerce sites to directories. In just 5 years of time WordPress has really gained a strong foothold in the Content Management System domain and it has become the number one choice for web developers and designers. Each day, a number of new themes and plugins are just developed for WordPress.
Wordpress can be overwhelming to any person who is using it for the first time, even a developer because there are so many features and options in WordPress. So, for a newbie who has just come to know about WordPress it will be a better idea, if he reads few ebooks so that he/she can get somewhat familiar with the terminologies and basics. The bad part is that almost all of the books or ebooks that teach WordPress come with a hefty price tag and not all people can manage to buy them. So I sat back a while, did some Googling around and prepared this list of free WordPress ebooks which can be downloaded legally and which I am sure are going to help the budding bloggers and WordPress newbies.
The books that I have listed below will help you learn about WordPress basics. WordPress basic includes how to configure your very own WordPress blog, plugins etc.
Inside this guide you’ll find everything you need to know to get your first, second, or tenth website successfully off the ground, ranging from finding a suitable web host and setting up your blog or website, to using an offline blogging client and even designing a simple website banner!
Bulletproof Blogging with WordPress
This is a a free 23 page WordPress ebook by Roy Scribner of Throwing A Brick. The ebook is aimed at someone who is new to WordPress and is hosting their own blog for the first time.
This 37-page ebook contains a compilation of 100 (actually 118) of the top WordPress plugins in 13 different categories like Ecommerce, Contact/Email Plugin, General, Interactive, Security, List Building, Search Engine Optimization, Video Player and more. You also have giveaway right to distributing the ebook
This is a free ebook from PluginBuddy.com to learn the critical Best Practices for plugins, regardless of whether they are free or fee. This 21-page guide gives you the scoop on the Best Practices for working with plugins – what to do, what not do, when to worry and what to do when things go wrong.
The following books will give you more idea about WordPress theme development and other stuff related to theme developing.
The is a free book by WPShout, in five chapters, 3,508 words and twenty one pages will give you a brilliant start with WordPress theme development. Only the most basic of WordPress knowledge is assumed, so literally anyone can read this and become an get a basic idea of WordPress development.
The WordPress and Ajax e-book is a comprehensive view on using Ajax with WordPress. It covers Ajax like you’ve never seen before. The book contains three real-life examples that provide the rationale and logic behind coding decisions, the reasons for Ajax’s use, and the steps from inception to completion of the examples.
Wordpress SEO guide for beginners – The Blog Oh! Blog way can be considered as a crash course for all the people who are struggling to get better search engine results with their WordPress blogs. This ebook will guide you how to rapidly configure your WordPress blog with maximum SEO benefits.
Search Engine Optimization For WordPress 3.0 Blogs
This is a free ebook written by one of my Facebook friend Kothapally Arun. WordPress SEO Book is a definitive guide which would help all bloggers new to WordPress. The tutorials in this book are written in a detailed version keeping newbies in mind. This Do It Yourself SEO will help you get in charge of your blog SEO process.
Thesis is the most popular theme framework and if you learn how to customize thesis then it will be an added weapon in your arsenal.
This is a 37 page free ebook by Don Campbell of Expand2Web. In this guide Don will show you how to set up an effective website for a small business using Thesis WordPress theme that both looks professional, and has the potential for great search results and becoming a source of new customers from the web.
This is a 99 page ebook guide for the Thesis Theme Framework written by FourBlogger. The ebook contains basic things which you need to know before starting customization of your Thesis site. The codes mentioned in the guide works with the latest version of Thesis. The ebook also contains links to all the Thesis development video tutorial by Fourblogger.
So this wraps up the list of Legally freely downloadable WordPress ebooks which I have found till now. If you find any other WordPress ebook which is Free than do mention it in the comment. If I find any new free WordPress ebook than I am surely going to update this post so do not forget to Like us at Facebook or Follow us at Twitter for updates. Alternatively you may also want to check out:
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