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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: 1,441,732
  • 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 1

Chapter 1: Learning About WordPress 3

Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring WordPress 23

Chapter 3: WordPress, SEO, and Social Media Marketing 43

Chapter 4: Finding Help in the WordPress Support System 63

Part II: Working with Plugins 77

Chapter 5: Extending WordPress with Plugins 79

Chapter 6: Building Widgets and Navigation Menus 115

Chapter 7: Understanding the WordPress Database Class 137

Chapter 8: Dissecting the Loop and WP_Query 159

Part III: Working with Themes and Template Tags 179

Chapter 9: Using Free or Premium Themes 181

Chapter 10: Understanding the Template File Hierarchy 195

Chapter 11: Adding JavaScript and CSS to Themes 225

Chapter 12: Dissecting the Comment Loop, Template Tags, and Theme Best Practices 245

Part IV: Creating Content 269

Chapter 13: Navigating the Content Production Experience 271

Chapter 14: Using Offline Editors 291

Part V: Keeping Up with the Joneses: Maintenance and Upgrades 311

Chapter 15: Performing Automatic Upgrades 313

Chapter 16: Moving to WordPress and Backing It Up 323

Chapter 17: WordPress Maintenance and Security 349

Chapter 18: Caching Strategy to Ensure WordPress Scales 369

Chapter 19: Understanding WordPress Roles and Capabilities 389

Part VI: Alternate Uses for WordPress 399

Chapter 20: Using WordPress for Alternative Blogging 401

Chapter 21: WordPress as a Content Management System 423

Part VII: Looking at the WordPress Ecosystem 437

Chapter 22: Leveraging WordPress Multisite Functionality 439

Chapter 23: Adding User Forums with bbPress 459

Chapter 24: Creating Your Own Social Network with BuddyPress 469

Chapter 25: Using BackPress as a Development Framework 485

Chapter 26: WordPress.com and the Automattic Products 495

Chapter 27: Leveraging Automattic Products 513

Part VIII: Appendixes 529

Appendix A: WordPress Hook Reference 531

Appendix B: Template Tags 589

Appendix C: WordPress Hosting 643

Appendix D: WordPress Vendors and Professional Services 653

Appendix E: WordPress in Government 665

Appendix F: WordPress in Major Media 675

Appendix G: The General Public License 683

Index 689

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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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