Building a Wordpress Blog People Want to Read

ISBN-10: 032174957X

ISBN-13: 9780321749574

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Scott McNulty

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WordPress is an open-source personal publishing platform that is easy to use, flexible, and highly customizable. Although used primarily for publishing blogs, WordPress can easily be used to create and maintain complete Web sites. WordPress expert Scott McNulty takes readers through the entire process.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 12/3/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Why WordPress?
The Downside of WordPress
The Upside of WordPress
WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org
New in WordPress 3.0
Installing WordPress
Getting What You Need
Setting up the MySQL Database
Choosing Your Blog's URL
Installing WordPress
Editing the wp-config File
Troubleshooting Common Installation Problems
Managing User Accounts
Managing User Profiles
Adding and Deleting Users
The Dashboard
Right Here: Right Now
Meeting the Public: Comments and Links
Plugins
QuickPress
Recent Drafts
WordPress Blog
Keeping Current: Other WordPress News
Customizing the Dashboard
Beyond the Dashboard
Futureproofing Your Blog
General Settings
Writing Settings
Reading Settings
Discussion Settings
Avatar Settings
Media Settings
Privacy Settings
Permalink Settings
Preparing to Post
Breaking Down the Elements of a Post
Composing and Formatting a Post
Adding Media to a Post
Creating Tags and Categories
Setting Advanced Posting Options
Customizing the Add New Post Screen
Publishing Your Post (Finally!)
Setting Status
Setting Visibility
Posting to Your Blog
Using the Press This Bookmarklet
Managing Posts
Managing Categories
Managing Tags
Working with Pages
Working with Page Settings
Understanding Page Permalinks
Creating a Page Template
Managing Pages
Custom Post Types and Taxonomies
Types, Taxonomies, and Your Blog
Types and Taxonomies Combined
Some Uses for Custom Post Types and Taxonomies
Handling Links
What the Heck Are Links?
Configuring Links
Importing Links
Managing Links
Coping with Comments
Comments: Bad or Good?
Deciding Who Can Comment
Understanding How Users Comment
Moderating Comments
Managing Comments
Dealing with Comment Spam
Working with Themes and Widgets
Viewing the Current Theme
Installing a New Theme
Managing Themes
Working with Menus
Adding Widgets for Code-Free Customization
Customizing the Current Theme
Theme Tweaking
Using the Theme Editor
Tweaking a Stock Theme
Using Plug-Ins
Managing Plug-Ins
Finding Plug-Ins
Creating a Plug-In of Your Very Own
Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Troubleshooting Problems
Heading off Trouble Before It Begins
Bloggerly Wisdom
Content
Consistency
Community
Final Thought
Index
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