Codex / Handbooks
Installing A Local Server
When teaching a class, getting students up and running on local WordPress installs is often a preferred. Students will not need to rely on a hosting account and an Internet connection. There are different ways, you can run a local server environment.
The Codex has a guide Installing A Local Server to help with this.
You can use virtual machines, too. Try this guide: Setting Up Your Machine
Digging into WordPress
Over 400 Pages of Practical Information
There is much to learn about the World’s most popular publishing platform. From your first steps of learning about WordPress all the way through securing, customizing, and maintaining your site into the future, this book is packed with truly practical information.
Professional WordPress: Design and Development
Brad Williams, David Damstra, Hal Stern
WROX | 2013