The folks at Elegant Themes, in addition to creating truly elegant themes, also post lots of great information for WP users; many of them are lists, like “Best WP portfolio plugins,” “Best contact form plugins,” “Best WP tutorial websites,” and so many more. Here’s a new one (8/30/2014) from them, “12 WP books to add to your collection.” The 12 books they list are:

  • WordPress: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
  • Web Designer’s Guide to WordPress by Jesse Friedman
  • WordPress All-in-One for Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson
  • Digging Into WordPress by Jeff Starr and Chris Coyier
  • Professional WordPress Design and Development by Brad Williams, David Damstra and Hal Stern
  • Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog by Thord Daniel Hedengren
  • Professional WordPress Plugin Development by Brad Williams, Ozh Richard, and Justin Tadlock
  • SEO for WordPress by Kent Mauresmo and Anastasiya Petrova
  • WordPress Websites Step-by-Step by Caiman Jones
  • WordPress for Beginners: A Visual Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Own WordPress Site in Record Time, Starting from Zero! by Dr. Andy Williams
  • How to Build a Website with WordPress…Fast by Kent Mauresmo
  • WordPress 3.7 Complete: Third Edition by Karol Król and Aaron Hodge Silver

Writer and WP enthusiast Brenda Barron closes with this:

“I hope you found the selections I picked helpful. They all offer a little something different, which is why I recommend checking them all out when you get a chance. Of course, with the full release of WordPress 4.0 on the horizon, a new list of books — or at least an update — will be in order as these titles incorporate details about the latest version.”