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Get the latest word on the biggest self-hosted blogging tool on the market

Within a week of the announcement of WordPress 3.0, it had been downloaded over a million times. Now you can get on the bandwagon of this popular open-source blogging tool with WordPress Bible, 2nd Edition. Whether you're a casual blogger or programming pro, this comprehensive guide covers the latest version of WordPress, from the basics through advanced application development. If you want to thoroughly learn WordPress, this is the book you need to succeed.

  • Explores the principles of blogging, marketing, and social media interaction
  • Shows you how to install and maintain WordPress
  • Thoroughly covers WordPress basics, then ramps up to advanced topics
  • Guides you through best security practices as both a user and a developer
  • Helps you enhance your blog's findability in major search engines and create customizable and dynamic themes
  • Author maintains a high-profile blog in the WordPress community, Technosailor.com
  • Tech edited by Mark Jaquith, one of the lead developers of WordPress

The WordPress Bible is the only resource you need to learn WordPress from beginning to end.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470937815
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Series: Bible Series , #726
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 744
  • Sales rank: 1,369,275
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Aaron Brazell is a WordPress expert, core contributor, and developer currently responsible for directing and developing a WordPress premium platform for customers. His WordPress knowledge extends back to the early days of the software, and he has worked on large-scale WordPress installations from both a technical/scaling perspective to complex deliveries involving extreme leveraging of the software plugin API. He maintains a business and technology blog, Technosailor.com.

Mark Jaquith is one of the lead developers of WordPress and an independent Web services consultant. With over four and a half years of extensive experience with WordPress, he has written several popular plugins and contributed countless patches to the core WordPress engine.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started with WordPress.

Chapter 1: Learning About WordPress.

Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring WordPress.

Chapter 3: WordPress, SEO, and Social Media Marketing.

Chapter 4: Finding Help in the WordPress Support System.

Part II: Working with Plugins.

Chapter 5: Extending WordPress with Plugins.

Chapter 6: Building Widgets and Navigation Menus.

Chapter 7: Understanding the WordPress Database Class.

Chapter 8: Dissecting the Loop and WP_Query.

Part III: Working with Themes and Template Tags.

Chapter 9: Using Free or Premium Themes.

Chapter 10: Understanding the Template File Hierarchy.

Chapter 11: Adding JavaScript and CSS to Themes.

Chapter 12: Dissecting the Comment Loop, Template Tags, and Theme Best Practices.

Part IV: Creating Content.

Chapter 13: Navigating the Content Production Experience.

Chapter 14: Using Offline Editors.

Part V: Keeping Up with the Joneses: Maintenance and Upgrades.

Chapter 15: Performing Automatic Upgrades.

Chapter 16: Moving to WordPress and Backing It Up.

Chapter 17: WordPress Maintenance and Security.

Chapter 18: Caching Strategy to Ensure WordPress Scales.

Chapter 19: Understanding WordPress Roles and Capabilities.

Part VI: Alternate Uses for WordPress.

Chapter 20: Using WordPress for Alternative Blogging.

Chapter 21: WordPress as a Content Management System.

Part VII: Looking at the WordPress Ecosystem.

Chapter 22: Leveraging WordPress Multisite Functionality.

Chapter 23: Adding User Forums with bbPress.

Chapter 24: Creating Your Own Social Network with BuddyPress.

Chapter 25: Using BackPress as a Development Framework.

Chapter 26: WordPress.com and the Automattic Products.

Chapter 27: Leveraging Automattic Products.

Part VIII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: WordPress Hook Reference.

Appendix B: Template Tags.

Appendix C: WordPress Hosting.

Appendix D: WordPress Vendors and Professional Services.

Appendix E: WordPress in Government.

Appendix F: WordPress in Major Media.

Appendix G: The General Public License.


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    This book is horrible. Horribly lacking in every aspect. It basi

    This book is horrible. Horribly lacking in every aspect. It basically is the guy who knows something, saying that he knows something but never tells you anything! And it was $50.00 in the store. This book is a rip-off with no real information and no instruction in it at all. Very poorly done!

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