WordPress Bible / Edition 2

WordPress Bible / Edition 2

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by Aaron Brazell
     
 

Master the blog platform of choice around the world

Whether you're a casual blogger or programming pro, this detailed guide will help you get the very most out of the new version of the hottest blogging platform on the planet. A complete step-by-step reference, this book covers WordPress 3.1 from the basics through advanced application development. Learn how to

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Overview

Master the blog platform of choice around the world

Whether you're a casual blogger or programming pro, this detailed guide will help you get the very most out of the new version of the hottest blogging platform on the planet. A complete step-by-step reference, this book covers WordPress 3.1 from the basics through advanced application development. Learn how to use custom plugins and themes, build navigation menus on the fly with no coding, leverage the WordPress multisite API, and much more.

  • Explore various Web servers and all modules, then install and configure the software
  • Enhance your blog's findability with SEO, keywords, and meta tags
  • Create events with actions, apply hooks, and expand functionality with plugins
  • Leverage Twitter widgets, the Facebook Like button, or other social media devices to extend your blog's reach
  • Integrate navigation menus with custom dynamic themes
  • Set up WordPress as a Content Management System
  • Build your own self-contained social network with BuddyPress

Companion Web Site

Visit www.wiley.com/go/wordpressbible2e for all of the author's example files from the book.

  • Install, configure, and manage WordPress
  • Turn a blog into a social network
  • Create a dynamic, full-fledged CMS

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470937815
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/12/2011
Series:
Bible Series, #726
Pages:
744
Sales rank:
885,061
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

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.

Part II: Working with Plugins.

Chapter 5: Extending WordPress with Plugins.

Chapter 6: Widgetizing WordPress.

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 MU and Multi-Blog 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: What About PHP 5?

Appendix D: WordPress Hosting.

Appendix E: WordPress Vendors and Professional Services.

Appendix F: WordPress in Government.

Appendix G: WordPress in Major Media.

Appendix H: The General Public License.

Index.

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