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WordPress All-in-One For Dummies : For Dummies (Computer/Tech) - Lisa Sabin-Wilson

WordPress All-in-One For Dummies

For Dummies (Computer/Tech)

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Published: 6th May 2013
Format: ePUB

Top WordPress guide, now fully updated for the latest WordPress release!

This updated new edition comprises one of the largest collections of practical intermediate to advanced information on WordPress. Fully updated for the latest WordPress release, this in-depth book covers it all, from setting up your software to publishing your site, using SEO and social media, developing and using plug-ins, running multiple sites with WordPress, and more. Veteran author Lisa Sabin-Wilson is a top authority on WordPress, and she and her co-authors pack this book with essential and easy-to-follow tips, techniques, and advice.

  • Presents straightforward and easy-to-understand intermediate to advanced coverage of the WordPress, the most popular blog software in use today
  • Features eight minibooks that cover what you need to know in depth, including WordPress basics, setting up the software, exploring the dashboard, publishing your site with WordPress, using SEO and social media, customizing the look of your site, using plug-ins, and running multiple sites with WordPress
  • Covers the very latest release of WordPress

Get up to speed on WordPress with WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and turn your hobby into a business!

About the Author

Lisa Sabin-Wilson is the founder and creative director of E.Webscapes Design Studio, a web design company specializing in blog design and development with emphasis on WordPress. She's a popular conference speaker and the bestselling author of WordPress For Dummies and WordPress Web Design For Dummies.



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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
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      Only part way through but this is proving to be an excellent resource. I've always been intimated by technical jargon but Sabin-Wilson simplifies the language, builds confidence and helps create an order in which to proceed and things to be aware of.

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      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

      ISBN: 9781118383346
      ISBN-10: 1118383346
      Series: For Dummies (Computer/Tech)
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 840
      Published: 17th May 2013
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.8  x 4.32
      Edition Number: 1
      Edition Type: Revised