With this bundle you will master WordPress in no time. Five eBooks contain Smashing Magazine’s best articles on WordPress, carefully prepared and edited. This eBook bundle really gets your WordPress career started.

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This Smashing eBooks Bundle contains the following 5 eBooks:

Customizing WordPress

For a lot of people, WordPress is the entry into web development. And a lot of them don’t stop there. They want more control over their WordPress site, so customizing design and functionality is the next logical step. If WordPress got you hooked, and you want to get more out of it to tailor your site more to your needs and ideas, then this eBook is for you.


  • A Detailed Guide To WordPress Custom Page Templates
  • Extending WordPress With Custom Content Types
  • Building A Custom Archive Page For WordPress
  • Customizing Tree-Like Data Structures In WordPress With The Walker Class
  • Extending Advanced Custom Fields With Your Own Controls
  • Building An Advanced Notification System For WordPress
  • How To Use Autoloading And A Plugin Container In WordPress Plugins
  • How To Deploy WordPress Plugins With GitHub Using Transients

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 244
  • Language: English
  • Released: March 2016
  • Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-945749-41-8
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-945749-39-5
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-945749-40-1

WordPress Maintenance: Keeping Your Website Safe And Efficient

This eBook is all about the big and small pitfalls that working with WordPress might possibly bring along. Learn how to overcome them so that you can tap WordPress’ great potential to its fullest. The eBook features valuable advice from seasoned WordPress pros and web security experts to help you avoid the most common security pitfalls. You’ll learn how to patch potential loopholes to prepare your site against hacks, but also how to swiftly put up a recovery plan in case the worst case scenario of an attack should take place. The second part of this eBook focuses on practical tips to make your site as efficient as possible.


  • WordPress Security: What You Need To Do To Keep Your Website Safe
  • Proper WordPress Filesystem Permissions And Ownerships
  • Are You Prepared Against A Hack?
  • The Ultimate Guide To Choosing A WordPress Host
  • WordPress Performance Improvements That Can Go Wrong
  • Better Dependency Management In Team-Based WordPress Projects With Composer
  • Migrating A Website To WordPress Is Easier Than You Think

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 146
  • Language: English
  • Released: January 2015
  • Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-94454099-3
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454030-6
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-94454031-3

WordPress Useful Tricks and Techniques

As one of the leading forms of content management on the Web, WordPress offers users and developers a lot of options, yet its versatility is often underestimated. These authors will help you understand more of what WordPress is capable of. You'll learn simple tricks for customizing the CMS's default functionality, user access and back-end; as well as more involved techniques for manipulating taxonomies, toolbars and redirection paths. Those of you who really want to tackle WordPress functionality will learn how to test those plugins you've painstakingly created.


  • Easily Customize WordPress’ Default Functionality
  • How To Customize The WordPress Admin Easily
  • How To Create Custom Taxonomies In WordPress
  • Inside The WordPress Toolbar
  • Limiting The Visibility Of Posts In WordPress Via Usernames
  • Random Redirection In WordPress
  • Writing Unit Tests For WordPress Plugins

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 95
  • Language: English
  • Released: March 2013
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN: 978-3-943075-51-9

WordPress Special Features

One of the great aspects of WordPress is its incredible adaptability. Using WordPress to the fullest means finding out about all the special features you can implement on your website. So without further adieu, here is an assortment of useful techniques. Find out more about WordPress's responsive possibilities, such as how to build a responsive theme from the ground up, implementing your theme and customizing images for a responsive site. Also learn how to speed up your site, integrate social-networking capabilities and manage events and author listings.


  • Create A Responsive, Mobile-First WordPress Theme
  • Do-It-Yourself Caching Methods With WordPress
  • Front-End Author Listing And User Search For WordPress
  • How To Integrate Facebook, Twitter And Google+ In WordPress
  • Manage Events Like A Pro With WordPress
  • Adopting A Responsive WordPress Theme Is More Than Install-And-Go
  • Responsive Images With WordPress’ Featured Images

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 82
  • Language: English
  • Released: March 2013
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN: 978-3-943075-52-6

Business Considerations in WordPress Economy

WordPress is an economy in its own right. To really understand this, one has to know its history. In this eBook, you can find out about the economy that developed around this revolutionary CMS. The authors will introduce you to WordPress development, show you how to profit from WordPress development and explain how to effectively introduce the end user to WordPress. The goal of this eBook is to help you take advantage of the WordPress economy and make money as a WordPress developer.


  • Smashing Special: What’s Going On In The WordPress Economy? — Part 1
  • Smashing Special: What’s Going On In The WordPress Economy? – Part 2
  • How To Become A Top WordPress Developer
  • How Commercial Plugin Developers Are Using The WordPress Repository
  • Writing Effective Documentation For WordPress End Users
  • Secrets Of High-Traffic WordPress Blogs

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 109
  • Language: English
  • Released: March 2013
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN: 978-3-943075-53-3

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