WordPress All-in-One For Dummies

WordPress All-in-One For Dummies

by Lisa Sabin-Wilson


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ISBN-13: 9781119327776
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/17/2017
Pages: 864
Sales rank: 324,223
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Lisa Sabin-Wilson is the co-owner of WebDevStudios, a development company specializing in custom WordPress plugins, themes, and deployments. She is a popular conference speaker and bestselling author of WordPress For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: WordPress Basics 5

Chapter 1: Exploring Basic WordPress Concepts 7

Chapter 2: Exploring the World of Open Source Software 19

Chapter 3: Understanding Development and Release Cycles 29

Chapter 4: Meeting the WordPress Community 37

Chapter 5: Discovering Different Versions of WordPress 49

Book II: Setting Up the WordPress Software 61

Chapter 1: Understanding the System Requirements 63

Chapter 2: Using File Transfer Protocol 73

Chapter 3: Getting to Know PHP and MySQL 87

Chapter 4: Installing WordPress on Your Web Server 97

Chapter 5: Confi guring WordPress for Optimum Security 115

Chapter 6: Upgrading WordPress 133

Chapter 7: Backing Up, Packing Up, and Moving to a New Host 143

Book III: Exploring the WordPress Dashboard 159

Chapter 1: Logging In and Taking a Look Around 161

Chapter 2: Exploring Tools and Settings 177

Chapter 3: Managing Users and Multiple Authors 205

Chapter 4: Dealing with Comments and Spam 217

Chapter 5: Creating Categories and Tags 229

Book IV: Publishing Your Site with WordPress 241

Chapter 1: Writing Your First Post 243

Chapter 2: Creating a Static Page 259

Chapter 3: Uploading and Displaying Photos and Galleries 267

Chapter 4: Exploring Podcasting and Video Blogging 279

Chapter 5: Working with Custom Fields 287

Chapter 6: Using WordPress as a Content Management System 301

Book V: Examining SEO and Social Media 323

Chapter 1: Exposing Your Content 325

Chapter 2: Creating a Social Media Listening Hub 345

Chapter 3: Understanding Analytics 357

Chapter 4: Search Engine Optimization 373

Chapter 5: Exploring Popular SEO Plugins 391

Book VI: Customizing the Look of Your Site 401

Chapter 1: Examining the Default Theme: Twenty Twelve 403

Chapter 2: Finding and Installing WordPress Themes 423

Chapter 3: Exploring the Anatomy of a Theme 437

Chapter 4: Customizing Your Theme 467

Chapter 5: Understanding Parent and Child Themes 487

Chapter 6: Digging into Advanced Theme Development 503

Chapter 7: Using Theme Frameworks to Simplify Customization 549

Book VII: Using and Developing Plugins 563

Chapter 1: Introducing WordPress Plugins 565

Chapter 2: Installing and Managing Plugins 583

Chapter 3: Confi guring and Using Plugins 597

Chapter 4: Modifying Existing Plugin Code 617

Chapter 5: Creating Simple Plugins from Scratch 625

Chapter 6: Exploring Plugin Development Best Practices 675

Chapter 7: Plugin Tips and Tricks 689

Book VIII: Running Multiple Sites with WordPress 707

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Multiple Sites 709

Chapter 2: Setting Up and Confi guring Network Features 717

Chapter 3: Becoming a Network Admin 725

Chapter 4: Management of Users and Access Control 745

Chapter 5: Using Network Plugins and Themes 755

Chapter 6: Using Multiple Domains within Your Network 771

Index 787

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very sophisticated and comprehensive book. But it is definitely not for dummies or beginners which I am. So I was disappointed. I will use it as a reference but I was hoping for stepwise directions or a simple tutorial to get me started.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted an all-around WordPress book; alas, this particular book is limited to creating sites for blogs. I want to use WordPress as a general Content Management System, and I have no interest in blogs. I've seen some sites that are flexible (with respect to viewing client) and are non-blog sites. I goofed in not researching this issue with this book in mind. Lesson learned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been unable to use this book as a step-by-step guide since the bitmaps do not match what I’m seeing. This is because the book omits anything to web hosting and redirects the reader to their web hosting company to resolve those details. I purchased web hosting from Wordpress itself so I should have a very standard structure. So the details that would allow me to proceed are missing. I have never put so much time into a book and gotten so little out of it.
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bearchar More than 1 year ago
Excellent book and content is just what I need. Thanks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't know I haven't been able to read it yet.