WordPress All-in-One For Dummies

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A convenient how-to guide for maximizing your WordPress experience

WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog publishing platform with nearly ten million active installations. Eight minibooks provide you with expanded coverage of the most important topics to the WordPress community, such as WordPress basics, theme designs, plug-in development, social media integration, SEO, customization, and running multiple sites. Veteran author Lisa Sabin-Wilson leads an authoritative team of ...

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Overview

A convenient how-to guide for maximizing your WordPress experience

WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog publishing platform with nearly ten million active installations. Eight minibooks provide you with expanded coverage of the most important topics to the WordPress community, such as WordPress basics, theme designs, plug-in development, social media integration, SEO, customization, and running multiple sites. Veteran author Lisa Sabin-Wilson leads an authoritative team of authors who offer their unique knowledge and skillset while sharing invaluable advice for maximizing your site’s potential and visitor experience.

  • Presents straightforward and easy-to-understand coverage of the basics of WordPress, the most popular blog software in use today
  • Delves into the topics that matter most to the WordPress community, such as theme design, plug-in development, and social media integration
  • Addresses ways to handle a variety of WordPress security issues
  • Examines the WordPress network

The word on the street is that WordPress All-in-One For Dummies presents everything you need to know about WordPress in one convenient book!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118383346
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 840
  • Sales rank: 159,568
  • Product dimensions: 9.28 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 1.76 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: WordPress Basics 9

Chapter 1: Exploring Basic WordPress Concepts 11

Chapter 2: Exploring the World of Open Source Software 23

Chapter 3: Understanding Development and Release Cycles 33

Chapter 4: Introducing the WordPress Community 41

Chapter 5: Discovering Different Versions of WordPress 53

Book II: Setting Up the WordPress Software 65

Chapter 1: Understanding the System Requirements 67

Chapter 2: Using File Transfer Protocol 77

Chapter 3: Introducing PHP and MySQL 89

Chapter 4: Installing WordPress on Your Web Server 99

Chapter 5: Confi gurations for Optimum Performance and Security 115

Chapter 6: Upgrading WordPress 141

Chapter 7: Backing Up, Packing Up, and Moving to a New Host 151

Book III: Exploring the WordPress Dashboard 167

Chapter 1: Logging In and Taking a Look Around 169

Chapter 2: Customizing Your Dashboard 183

Chapter 3: Exploring Tools and Settings 191

Chapter 4: Managing Users and Multiple Authors 223

Chapter 5: Dealing with Comments and Spam 233

Chapter 6: Building Link Lists 247

Chapter 7: Creating Categories and Tags 257

Book IV: Publishing Your Site with WordPress 269

Chapter 1: Writing Your First Post 271

Chapter 2: Examining the Difference between Posts and Pages 287

Chapter 3: Uploading and Displaying Photos and Galleries 297

Chapter 4: Exploring Podcasting and Video Blogging 309

Chapter 5: Working with Custom Fields 319

Chapter 6: Using WordPress as a Content Management System 333

Book V: Examining SEO and Social Media 357

Chapter 1: Exposing Your Content 359

Chapter 2: Creating a Social-Media Listening Hub 381

Chapter 3: Understanding Analytics 403

Chapter 4: Search Engine Optimization 421

Chapter 5: Exploring Popular SEO Plugins 437

Book VI: Customizing the Look of Your Site 447

Chapter 1: Examining the Default Theme: Twenty Ten 449

Chapter 2: Finding and Installing WordPress Themes 471

Chapter 3: Exploring the Anatomy of a Theme 485

Chapter 4: Customizing Your Theme 517

Chapter 5: Understanding Parent and Child Themes 537

Chapter 6: Digging into Advanced Theme Development 555

Chapter 7: Using Theme Frameworks to Simplify Customization 601

Book VII: Using and Developing Plugins 613

Chapter 1: Introducing WordPress Plugins 615

Chapter 2: Installing and Activating Plugins 633

Chapter 3: Exploring Plugin Options and Settings 647

Chapter 4: Modifying Existing Plugin Code to Your Liking 663

Chapter 5: Creating Simple WordPress Plugins from Scratch 681

Chapter 6: Exploring Plugin Development Best Practices 731

Chapter 7: Plugin Tips and Tricks 741

Book VIII: Running Multiple Sites with WordPress 759

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Multiple Sites 761

Chapter 2: Setting Up and Confi guring Network Features 771

Chapter 3: Becoming a Network Admin 779

Chapter 4: Management of Users and Access Control 799

Chapter 5: Using Network Plugins and Themes 809

Chapter 6: Using Multiple Domains within Your Network 825

Index 841

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Not for Dummies

    This is a very sophisticated and comprehensive book. But it is definitely not for dummies or beginners which I am. So I was disappointed. I will use it as a reference but I was hoping for stepwise directions or a simple tutorial to get me started.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    I wanted an all-around WordPress book; alas, this particular boo

    I wanted an all-around WordPress book; alas, this particular book is limited to creating sites for blogs. I want to use WordPress as a general Content Management System, and I have no interest in blogs. I've seen some sites that are flexible (with respect to viewing client) and are non-blog sites.

    I goofed in not researching this issue with this book in mind. Lesson learned.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    Excellent

    Excellent book and content is just what I need.
    Thanks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    I can't tell I haven't gotten it yet, let ne know what happened, please.

    Don't know I haven't been able to read it yet.

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