Half a year after my WordPress plugin development book was published I am pleased to see that the book found it's audience and it's selling at a satisfactory pace.
The plugin ideas for the book came mostly from David Barnes, who was also my editor at the beginning and provided valuable tips (hint: he is also the guy to contact if you have a book idea). The plugins were fun and useful, and today you may have heard about WP-Wall, Snazzy Archives and Insights WordPress plugins.
What I was mostly concerned about was that I was writing the book in an era when WordPress was quickly transforming, and two major revisions of WordPress happened during the creation of the book. Often I had to adopt the script or come up with solutions that will surpass the changing nature of WordPress. As far as I know all plugins can still be written in the same way and will work fine in the latest WordPress version found today.
The second thing that I was really anxious about was to read the book reviews. By now book was reviewed by quite a few people, from beginner WordPress bloggers to seasoned plugin developers. You can find all reviews that I know of on the book page in the reviews section.
Perhaps the biggest challenge was creating one complete reference to WordPress plugin development, exploring all aspects from actual development, over commercial perspective to GPL questions. It took me one year to write the book and it was one of the hardest things I ever did. I have plans for writing a second one, where I would like to share my knowledge and experience on SEO, especially for WordPress. I really miss the feeling of writing a book, there is something profound about it.
I encourage everyone ever thinking about writing a book to sit down and do it, even if it is an ebook for beginning. You will have something to be proud of for the rest of your life.
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