WordPress All-in-One For Dummies

WordPress All-in-One For Dummies

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by Lisa Sabin-Wilson, Cory Miller, Kevin Palmer, Andrea Rennick
     
 

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Express yourself with WordPress, the world's most popular blogging software (and it's free!)

Tens of millions of bloggers rely on WordPress — no wonder you want to join them! But WordPress can be a teensy bit intimidating. That's why this friendly all-in-one guide covers everything from installing the software to developing plugins. Fret not,

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Express yourself with WordPress, the world's most popular blogging software (and it's free!)

Tens of millions of bloggers rely on WordPress — no wonder you want to join them! But WordPress can be a teensy bit intimidating. That's why this friendly all-in-one guide covers everything from installing the software to developing plugins. Fret not, fearless blogger! Everything you need to know is in one of these handy, easy-to-use minibooks.

  • WordPress 101 — learn about open source and get a look at WordPress development and release cycles
  • Nuts and bolts — explore PHP and MySQL®, obtain a Web server, install WordPress, and secure it
  • Discover the Dashboard — configure its settings for a great user experience and manage comments, including spam
  • Publishing details — discover options for posting content,schedule future posts, insert media files, and explore Custom Post Types
  • Get social — fine-tune social media contacts for your blog and use WordPress's SEO features
  • Find your theme — customize your blog site with your choice of thousands of WordPress themes
  • Create your own plugins — learn what they do, where to get them, and how to build your own
  • Run multiple sites — manage a multisite operation as a Super Admin

Open the book and find:

  • How to get a domain name and hosting account
  • Advice on backing up andrestoring WordPress
  • Help managing multiple authors
  • Blog-writing tips
  • How to use the Dashboard as a hub for analytics
  • All the options for customizing your site
  • What to do with template tags and theme frameworks
  • Directions for developing plugins

8 books in 1

  • WordPress Basics
  • Setting Up the WordPress Software
  • Exploring the WordPress Dashboard
  • Publishing Your Site with WordPress
  • Examining SEO and Social Media
  • Customizing the Look of Your Site
  • Using and Developing Plugins
  • Running Multiple Sites with WordPress

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470877012
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
912
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Lisa Sabin-Wilson founded E.Webscapes Design Studio, a blog development and design company.

Cory Miller provides premium WordPress themes through iThemes.

Kevin Palmer owns SocialMediaAnswers.com.

Andrea Rennick is a freelance WordPress consultant.

Michael Torbert is a WordPress developer and programmer.

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