The WordPress practice manual by Gino Cremer - a recommendation

Gino Cremer is Managing Director of “Pixel bar” and web designer from the very beginning. He has many years of experience with Wordpress & co, and currently works as a lecturer and consultant for web design and social media at WIFI Vienna. So you can rightly expect that a practice-oriented Wordpress manual from his pen will be particularly useful - and this expectation is fulfilled (so much in advance!). ;-)

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Wordpress Practical Guide. Photo: amazon
The Wordpress practice manual by Gino Cremer - a comprehensive reference work in which even advanced Wordpress users will still find something new. Available on Amazon.

As you know, or you can probably guess, I'm a real fan of Wordpress and have been for many years. I not only run my own blogs with this content management system, but also the projects of customers. And the sentence: You never stop learning Of course, this applies in particular to all topics relating to technology and the Internet. Here it is even the case that you have to hurry to keep up with the latest developments. Since I used Gino Cremer's previous book to keep up to date, the current version of his Wordpress practice manual, which was published on April 27th, also had to move in with me.

The target group

The Wordpress practice manual is interesting for both beginners and professionals. The latter might skip the first few pages, which deal with WordPress setup and existential security issues; for basic knowledge about articles, pages, the quick edit and the use of the media center. Then it's exciting for everyone: How do I use the comment function most sensibly? How do I protect myself from trolls and spam? How do I quickly share posts on social networks? The final section of the book is a workshop on developing your own themes and plugins. The (semi-)professionals will be happy here.

Security topic - successfully repelling hackers

Since Wordpress is one of the most used systems in the world, there are of course always attacks, whether by hackers or brute force attacks. Special attention must therefore be paid to protecting your own system (little tips like this one sometimes miracles help). Cremer describes effective safety measures and gives tips for emergencies. This of course also includes the use of FTP and the correct application of backups (when did you actually do the last backup?;)).

Subject performance - the joys and sorrows of every webmaster

The WordPress practical manual also provides many tips for optimizing performance.
The WordPress practical manual also provides many tips for optimizing performance. (Excerpt with kind permission!)

Even if many people don't want to admit it, the first adjustment screw for performance is the web host. It is doubtful that the cheapest provider can also be the best. Cremer gives advice on choosing the right hoster and server. Anyone who recognizes that they have backed the wrong horse can also find out in the Wordpress practical manual how they can move their Wordpress application. Of course, you can and should do a lot more for the performance of your site. Use caching, remove lame plugins, optimize graphics and of course analyze performance regularly.

Topic search engine optimization

Since this is one of my favorite topics, I am particularly pleased that Gino Cremer has given this area a lot of space in his book, which has been updated to Wordpress 4. Of course, the most beautiful, fastest and most secure site is of no use to anyone if it cannot be found. But if you expect dark gray tricks from the SEO magic hat, you will be disappointed. Fans of clean on-page and off-page optimization, on the other hand, will be delighted.


I could now list a number of topics that are dealt with in the Wordpress practical manual, but just take a look at the content and the reading sample for yourself. Then you can get an idea of ​​​​the understandable language in which Gino Cremer wrote this really comprehensive practical guide. Of course, with some questions or applications you will still have to consult your professional - but your knowledge will have grown immensely after reading this book. Put it next to your Mac and work with it every day!

The WordPress practice manual by Gino Cremer
This practical guide to Wordpress 4 by Gino Cremer (Pixelbar) is a practice-oriented guide and guide for beginners and advanced users who (want to) work with Wordpress. Must have!

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