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WordPress: The Missing Manual

Overview

Whether you’re a budding blogger or web development professional, WordPress is a brilliant tool for creating websites—if you know how to tap its impressive features. This jargon-free Missing Manual shows you how to use WordPress and its themes, plug-ins, and widgets to build just about any website you can imagine, from a classy blog to a basic e-commerce site.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Create a ...
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Overview

Whether you’re a budding blogger or web development professional, WordPress is a brilliant tool for creating websites—if you know how to tap its impressive features. This jargon-free Missing Manual shows you how to use WordPress and its themes, plug-ins, and widgets to build just about any website you can imagine, from a classy blog to a basic e-commerce site.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Create a blog. Get a free WordPress.com account, choose the right theme, and start publishing content.
  • Build a website. Produce a professional-looking business site by customizing a WordPress theme.
  • Add features. Choose from thousands of WordPress widgets and plug-ins to extend your site’s features.
  • Mix in multimedia. Include slideshows, video clips, webcasts, podcasts, and music players.
  • Involve your readers. Let readers leave comments, contribute to your site, and carry on a dialog.
  • Build an audience. Learn search-engine optimization, measure your reader’s favorite pages, and publicize your site.
  • Create a community. Use social media tools such as “Like” and sharing buttons, and provide RSS feeds of your posts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449309848
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 558
  • Sales rank: 305,611
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew MacDonald is a science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. Web novices can tiptoe out onto the Internet with him in Creating a Website: The Missing Manual. HTML fans can learn about the cutting edge of web design in HTML5: The Missing Manual. And human beings of all description can discover just how strange they really are in the quirky handbooks Your Brain: The Missing Manual and Your Body: The Missing Manual.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits

Introduction

Part 1: Starting Out with WordPress

Chapter 1: The WordPress Landscape

Chapter 2: Signing Up with WordPress.com

Chapter 3: Installing WordPress on Your Web Host

Part 2: Building a WordPress Blog

Chapter 4: Creating Posts

Chapter 5: Choosing and Polishing Your WordPress Theme

Chapter 6: Jazzing Up Your Posts

Chapter 7: Adding Pages and Menus

Chapter 8: Comments: Letting Your Readers Talk Back

Part 3: Supercharging Your Blog

Chapter 9: Getting New Features with Plug-Ins

Chapter 10: Adding Picture Galleries, Video, and Music

Chapter 11: Collaborating with Multiple Authors

Chapter 12: Attracting a Crowd

Part 4: From Blog to Website

Chapter 13: Editing Themes: The Key to Customizing Your Site

Chapter 14: Building an Advanced WordPress Site

Part 5: Appendixes

Migrating from WordPress.com

Useful Websites

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    Very useful

    I'm most of the way through it and have found it very useful. My new website has greatly benefited from some of the techniques/ ideas presented.

    Well worth the purchase and reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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