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WordPress for Dummies�

ISBN-10: 1118383184
ISBN-13: 9781118383186
Edition: 5th 2013
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The popular guide to WordPress, fully updated to help you get bloggingJoin the millions of bloggers who rely on WordPress, the popular and free blogging platform. This guide covers all the features and improvements in the most up–to–date version of WordPress. Whether you are switching to WordPress from another blogging platform or just starting your first blog, you′ll find lots of advice in this friendly guide. With this easy–to–follow book, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the flexibility and usability of WordPress.WordPress is a state–of–the–art blog platform that emphasizes aesthetics, web standards, and usabilityShows what it takes to set up and maintain a blog with WordPress and how to use all the new featuresCovers the changes and improvements to the latest release of WordPressWritten by WordPress expert Lisa Sabin–Wilson, this guide helps bloggers take advantage quickly and easily of everything this popular blogging tool has to offer.

Foreword
Introduction
About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
What You Are Not to Read
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Introducing WordPress
Using the WordPress Hosted Service
Self-Hosting with WordPress.org
Flexing and Extending WordPress
Customizing WordPress
The Part of Tens
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Introducing WordPress
What WordPress Can Do for You
Discovering the Benefits of WordPress
Getting set up the fast and easy way
Extending WordPress's capabilities
Tailing part in the community
Choosing a WordPress Platform
Choosing the hosted version from WordPress.com
Self-hosting with WordPress.org
WordPress Blogging Basics
This Crazy Little Thing Called Blog
Dipping Into Blog Technologies
Archiving your publishing history
Interacting with your readers through comments
Feeding your readers
Tracking back
Dealing with comment and trackback spam
Using WordPress as a Content Management System
Exploring the difference between a website and a blog
Viewing examples: Blog versus website
Moving On to the Business of Blogging
Using the WordPress Hosted Service
Getting Started with WordPress
Creating a WordPress Account
Navigating WordPress
Using the WordPress Dashboard
Right Now
Recent Comments
Your Stuff
What's Hot
QuickPress
Recent Drafts
Stats
Setting Important Options before You Blog
Setting your General options
Adjusting your Date and Time settings
Setting your public profile: Tell us a little about yourself
Setting your preferences
Writing and Managing Your Blog
Ready? Set? Blog!
Inserting media files into your post
Refining your post options
Publishing your post
Organizing Your Blog by Subject
Creating categories and subcategories
Filing posts in categories and subcategories
Creating and Categorizing Your Blogroll
Creating link categories
Adding new links to your blogroll
Managing and Inviting Users
Managing authors and users
Inviting friends to WordPress.com
Managing Comments and Comment Spam
Setting discussion options for your blog
Viewing comments
Creating a Static Page
Setting Up Your Front Page
Publishing a Public or Private Blog
Publicizing through Social Media
Making sharing easy
Like button
Interaction Through SMS (Text Messaging)
Establishing Trust Relationships with OpenID
Enhancing Your Blog with Themes, Widgets, and Upgrades
Changing Your Blog's Look
Enhancing Your Theme with Features
Adding navigation menus
Changing the background color and image
Creating an iPad-friendly display
Changing the header image
Using the Custom Design upgrade
Widget Wonder: Adding Handy Tools to Your Sidebar
Selecting and activating widgets
Using Text widgets
Using the RSS widget
Upgrading Your WordPress Account (For a Fee)
Naming Your Domain
Self-Hosting With WordPress.org
Setting Up Blogging Base Camp
Establishing Your Domain
Understanding domain name extensions
Considering the cost of a domain name
Registering your domain name
Finding a Home for Your Blog
Getting help with hosting WordPress
Dealing with disk space and bandwidth
Transferring Files from Point A to Point B
Installing WordPress
Using SimpleScripts to install WordPress
Installing WordPress manually
Setting up the MySQL database
Uploading the WordPress files
Last step: Running the install script
Understanding the WordPress.org Dashboard
Logging On to the Dashboard
Navigating the Dashboard
Right Now
Recent Comments
Incoming Links
Plugins
QuickPress
Recent Drafts
WordPress Blog
Other WordPress News
Arranging the Dashboard to Your Tastes
Changing the Dashboard layout
Finding inline documentation and help
Creating your own work space
Setting Options on the Dashboard
Configuring the Settings
General
Writing
Reading
Discussion
Media
Privacy
Permalinks
Creating Your Personal Profile
Setting Your Blog's Format
Posts
Media
Links
Pages
Comments
Appearance
Plugins
Users
Tools
Establishing Your Blog Routine
Staying on Topic with Categories
Changing the name of a category
Creating new categories and deleting others
Link Lists: Sharing Your Favorite Sites
Organizing your links
Adding new links
Editing existing links
Examining a Blog Post's Address: Permalinks
Making your post links pretty
Customizing your permalinks
Making sure that your permalinks work with your server
Discovering the Many WordPress RSS Options
Blog It!: Writing Your First Entry
Composing your blog post
Dressing up your posts with images, video, and audio
Refining your post options
Publishing your post
You are your own editor
Look Who's Talking on Your Blog
Managing comments and trackbacks
Moderating comments and trackbacks
Tackling spam with Akismet
Flexing and Extending WordPress
Media Management: Images, Audio, and Video
Inserting Images into Your Blog Posts
Aligning your images
Inserting a photo gallery
Inserting Video Files into Your Blog Posts
Inserting Audio Files into Your Blog Posts
Keeping Media Files Organized
Making the Most of WordPress Plugins
Finding Out What Plugins Are
Exploring the Plugins page
Discovering the one-click plugin update
Exploring the Plugins Included with WordPress
Incorporating Akismet
Saying Hello Dolly
Using Plugins: Just the Basics
Installing Plugins Manually
Finding and downloading the files
Reading the instructions
Uploading and Activating Plugins
Uploading a new plugin
Activating the plugin
Setting Plugin Options
Uninstalling Plugins
Understanding the Open Source Environment
Finding and Installing WordPress Themes
Getting Started with Free Themes
Finding free themes
Avoiding unsafe themes
Previewing themes
Downloading themes
Activating a New Theme
Browsing and Installing Themes from the Dashboard
Deciding to Use Commercial Themes
Customizing WordPress
Understanding Themes and Templates
Using WordPress Themes: The Basics
Understanding theme structure
Connecting templates
Contemplating the Structure of a WordPress Blog
Examining the Anatomy of a Template Tag
Getting Familiar with the Four Main Templates
The Header template
The Main Index template
The Sidebar template
The Footer template
Other templates
Putting a Theme Together
Connecting the templates
Using additional stylesheets
Customizing Your Blog Posts with Template Tags
Using Tags with Parameters for Sidebars
The calendar
List pages
Bookmarks (blogroll)
Post archives
Categories
Getting widgetized
Tweaking WordPress Themes
Styling with CSS: The Basics
CSS selectors
Classes and IDs
CSS properties and values
Changing the Background Color
Creating a custom background
Changing the background using CSS
Using Your Own Header Image

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