The first set of reviews for my book, the WordPress MU 2.8 Beginner’s Guide, have started trickling in.
They’ve been mostly positive so far. There’s been a couple of things pointed out (such as a plugin conflict that went un-noticed in testing) that I’ll raise with the publisher in case they decide to make a second edition.
I hope to work on another book for Packt in the future, so it’s great to learn what people liked, and what they didn’t.
Here’s a sampling of the reviews:
The Open Sourcerer
Thanks to all the reviewers for taking the time to read and write about the book!
Joomla 1.5 Customization
This is just a quick plug for the book ‘Joomla 1.5 Customization‘ by Daniel Chapman, which is due out next month. I worked as a technical reviewer on the book, and I’m looking forward to seeing the finished version!
Throughout the book, Daniel explains how to create a premium membership site. He does a good job of taking a clean install of Joomla and turning it into a fast, attractive, and useful site.
I’ve used Joomla on several of my client’s sites, and for some online gaming clan sites. It’s a great CMS, but one thing I’ve noticed is that when I hand over the site to my clients / guildmasters / clan leaders, they’re confused by the admin panel, and by things like ‘components’, and ‘modules’. I’ll be recommending Joomla 1.5 Customization to my clients in the future – the focus of the book may be on building a site from scratch, but I think existing site owners will benefit from the way Daniel breaks down the CMS into nice, easy to understand chunks.
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