WordPress In Depth [NOOK Book]

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WordPress has grown into the #1 blogging tool in its category: several million bloggers have downloaded this powerful open source software, and millions more are using WordPress.com's hosted services. Thirty-two of Technorati's Top 100 blogs now use WordPress. WordPress InDepth, 2/e, is a comprehensive reference for everyone who wants to use either WordPress or WordPress.com more effectively -- regardless of their experience with ...

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Overview

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

WordPress has grown into the #1 blogging tool in its category: several million bloggers have downloaded this powerful open source software, and millions more are using WordPress.com's hosted services. Thirty-two of Technorati's Top 100 blogs now use WordPress. WordPress InDepth, 2/e, is a comprehensive reference for everyone who wants to use either WordPress or WordPress.com more effectively -- regardless of their experience with WordPress or with blogging. It offers comprehensive guidance for every aspect of using WordPress -- from downloading, installing, and securing it through blog design, templates, themes, posting entries, working with comments and email, and managing WordPress blogs. WordPress software has moved from Version 2.9 to Version 3.0 and this new edition has been fully updated to reflect the changes, including: -New look. The software has a more sophisticated look. Some menu items have been moved around, and the font is different. -Menus editor. WordPress now allows users to create and manage menus -Graphics editor. -New default theme. The look and functionality of the default theme have changed -Merger of WordPress and WordPress Multi-User (WordPress MU) -Use of WordPress as a CMS.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132695558
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 8/8/2011
  • Series: In Depth
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 600
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Bud Smith wrote his first book for Que about buying computers fifteen years ago—and had

to do his online research for it using dial-up Internet. Since then, he’s lived and worked in

Silicon Valley; London, England; Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand; San Francisco and

Oakland, California, and written a dozen more books. And he does most of his online work at

broadband speeds—except when he’s using the Web on his cell phone, which is as slow as his

old dial-up modem. Bud runs a WordPress-based blog at RunawayDaily.com.

Michael McCallister is devoted to the idea that technology need not be feared and can be mastered

by anyone. He has been writing about technology in general, and open source software

in particular, for the whole of the twenty-first century, and part of the previous century, too.

He tries to help build the open source community, from which derives WordPress and so much

else that is good, true, and pure in life (the parts of life that run on computers, anyway). While

Bud has moved hither and yon, Michael has lived the relatively boring, stable life in the central

United States (Milwaukee, Madison, and Boulder). Michael has been running “Notes from the

Metaverse” on WordPress since 2006 at metaverse.wordpress.com. Find out more at

michaelmccallister.com.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started with Your Blog
Chapter 1: Getting Started with WordPress
Chapter 2: Starting Your Blog Right
Chapter 3: Creating Your Blog's Look
Part II: Running Your Blog
Chapter 4: Creating Your First Post
Chapter 5: Taking Posts Further
Chapter 6: Using HTML in Your Widgets and Blog
Chapter 7: Adding Features to Your Blog
Chapter 8: Tracking Statistics and Bringing In Visitors
Part III: Taking Your Blog Further
Chapter 9: Adding Graphics to Your Posts
Chapter 10: Adding Upgrades, Audio, and Video
Part IV: Building Your Own WordPress Installation
Chapter 11: Installing and Upgrading WordPress Software
Chapter 12: The WordPress Toolkit: Themes
Chapter 13: The WordPress Toolkit: Plug-Ins
Chapter 14: Style Sheets for Building Themes
Chapter 15: PHP Basics: Themes and Plug-Ins
Part V: Appendices
Appendix A: WordPress.com Versus WordPress.org
Appendix B: WordPress Documentation
Appendix C: Examples of WordPress Blogs
Appendix D: Examples of WordPress.com Blogs
Appendix E: WordPress Site Maps
Appendix F: Importing Content from Other Systems
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  • Posted October 31, 2010

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    A useful reference book for WordPress

    This is a good reference book for me. Instead of reading it from cover to cover, I look through the book, and then zoom in to the sections that I am really interested in. I remember roughly what content this book cover, and then go back to read the information at the related sections when I need it later.

    This book has a brief "Table of Contents" and a detailed one, as well as 19 pages of detailed index. These two features are extremely helpful to me. I plan to read it from cover to cover at least once when I have more time later since the information seems very useful.

    Gang Chen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Author of "LEED GA Exam Guide," "Architectural Practice Simplified," "Planting Design Illustrated," and other books on various LEED exams, architecture, and landscape architecture

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