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Sams Teach Yourself WordPress 3 in 10 Minutes

Chuck Tomasi

Kreg Steppe

Sams Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you’ll ...

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Sams Teach Yourself WordPress 3 in 10 Minutes

Chuck Tomasi

Kreg Steppe

Sams Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to build great blogs with WordPress and, and reach any audience by web browser, RSS, or cell phone!

Tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls

Notes provide additional information

Plain English definitions explain new terms

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…

  • Quickly build free blogs with
  • Customize your blog to fit your message
  • Create powerful text, audio, and video content
  • Moderate comments and build communities
  • Set up RSS feeds
  • Host your own blog with software
  • Deliver content via iPhone and BlackBerry
  • Streamline publishing with third-party tools

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Category: Internet

Covers: WordPress 3.0

User Level: Beginning

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672335464
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 12/17/2010
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Pages: 231
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Chuck Tomasi is an IT professional with almost 30 years of experience.

He is a devoted husband and proud father of two. Chuck is an accomplished

writer and public speaker on New Media. His first book, Podcasting for

Dummies (co-written with Tee Morris and Evo Terra), was ranked #1 by

Neilsen BookScan in its category. He is a regular contributing writer to the

Friends In Tech and Tech Talk for Families blogs. Chuck is a pioneer in

podcasting who began working with the medium in 2004 when it was still in

its infancy. He is the co-host of the light-hearted weekly tech/science podcast

Technorama, which was a finalist in two categories at the 2007 Parsec Awards

for podcasting excellence. He also produces and hosts the Gmail Podcast, a

collection of short audio tips. As a speaker, Chuck has led training sessions on

podcasting for the National Park Service, spoken at the New Media Expo on

how to build listener loyalty, presented a session at the National HDI (Help

Desk Institute) conference on effective customer communications, and done

numerous presentations for his local HDI chapter. Chuck is also the founder,

host, and regular presenter for Fox Cities Managers, a local group of professionals

dedicated to leadership excellence in northeast Wisconsin.

Find out more about Chuck at

Kreg Steppe has 20 years of experience as an IT professional. Kreg is a

husband and father of one. He has several interests in creative writing,

photography, audio production, and web application development. Currently

working as a web developer, he has 10 years experience with web technologies

including HTML, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, Apache, and IIS. His work leads

him to create rich and robust solutions including writing a custom intranet,

extranet, and workflow applications. He is also a podcasting early adopter. In

late 2004, as podcasting started to get recognition, Kreg became involved with

several podcasts, emerging as a consummate assistant to budding podcasters.

In early 2005 Kreg joined Chuck Tomasi and launched Technorama, a podcast

with a lighthearted look at all things tech and sci-fi. Working on Technorama,

and as a member of Friends In Tech podcasting group, Kreg has had several

years of audio production experience including creative writing, coordination

logistics, and editing. Most recently, Kreg spoke at Create South 2009 regarding

“Sharing Your Photography and Social Media” as an amateur photographer

and with an interest in social networking (

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Table of Contents


1 Introducing WordPress

Understanding WhatWordPress Is

Getting Started with

Migrating From Another Blog


2 Completing Your Profile

Finding Your Profile

My Public Profile

Personal Settings

Profile Differences Between and

Completing Your About Page


3 Creating Posts and Pages

Creating Posts

Editing Existing Posts

Creating Pages


4 Configuring Your Blog Settings







Permalinks ( only)

OpenID ( only)

Sharing ( only)

Domains ( only)

Webhooks ( only)


5 Managing Comments

Understanding Comments

Allowing or Denying Comments

Managing Comments

Best Practices


6 Personalizing the Appearance of Your Blog



Custom Menus

Making Additional Changes


7 Using RSS and Data Migration Tools

Syndicate Your Blog with RSS

Other Useful Tools

Backing Up Your Data

Migrating Your Blog

Importing from Another Blog


8 Setting Up Hosting

Why Host Your Own Blog?

Understanding Your Responsibilities

Setting Up Your Domain Name

Setting Up Your Web Hosting Account

Finding Support


9 Installing WordPress

Using Automated Script Services

Installing WordPress Manually

Uploading Your Files

Creating the Database

Running the Install Script


10 Using Themes on Your Own Site

Changing the Look and Function of Your Site

Searching For and Installing a Theme




11 Customizing Your Site with Plugins

What Are Plugins?

Using the Plugins Dashboard

Finding Plugins

Installing a Plugin

Upgrading Plugins

Removing a Plugin

Popular Plugins


12 Blogging on the Go

Setting Up Your Blog for Remote Access

Posting from Other Websites

Using Mobile Applications

Using Email to Post

Using ScribeFire


13 WordPress Support

Looking for Help

Free Support

Paid Support

Other Learning Resources



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