WordPress: The Missing Manual Book Description:
An excellent, up-to-date introduction to WordPress. Good for
beginners who have little or no experience with website
creation, as well as for those with some familiarity with HTML,
CSS and PHP (the basic building blocks of WordPress).
I’ve read the book from start to finish, and am combining it
with an online video training course. In sum, a very
well-written, well-organized learning tool, to take you from
newbie up to at least an intermediate level.