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Table of Contents

  1. Starting Out with WordPress

    1. Chapter 1 The WordPress Landscape

      1. How WordPress Works
      2. What You Can Build with WordPress
      3. WordPress Hosting
    2. Chapter 2 Signing Up with WordPress.com

      1. Choosing a Web Address
      2. Creating Your WordPress.com Account
      3. The WordPress.com Community
    3. Chapter 3 Installing WordPress on Your Web Host

      1. Preparing for WordPress
      2. Installing WordPress with an Autoinstaller
      3. Installing WordPress by Hand
      4. Maintaining Your Site
  2. Building a WordPress Blog

    1. Chapter 4 Creating Posts

      1. Introducing the Dashboard
      2. Adding Your First Post
      3. Organizing Your Posts
      4. How to Get High-Quality URLs
      5. Dashboard Tricks to Save Time and Effort
    2. Chapter 5 Choosing and Polishing Your WordPress Theme

      1. How Themes Work
      2. Tweaking Your Theme
      3. Customizing Your Widgets
      4. Choosing a New Theme
    3. Chapter 6 Jazzing Up Your Posts

      1. Making Fancier Posts
      2. Using Pictures
      3. The Media Library
      4. Showing Part of a Post
    4. Chapter 7 Adding Pages and Menus

      1. Creating Pages
      2. Viewing Pages
      3. Custom Menus
      4. Changing Your Home Page
    5. Chapter 8 Comments: Letting Your Readers Talk Back

      1. Allowing or Forbidding Comments
      2. The Life Cycle of a Comment
      3. The Ongoing Conversation
      4. Making Comments More Personal
      5. Stamping Out Comment Spam
  3. Supercharging Your Blog

    1. Chapter 9 Getting New Features with Plug-Ins

      1. Managing Plug-Ins
      2. The Jetpack Plug-In
      3. Adding Mobile Support
      4. Backing Up a WordPress Site
      5. Better Performance with Caching
    2. Chapter 10 Adding Picture Galleries, Video, and Music

      1. Understanding Embeds and Shortcodes
      2. Showing Groups of Pictures
      3. Embedding a Video Window
      4. Playing Audio Files
    3. Chapter 11 Collaborating with Multiple Authors

      1. Adding Users to Your Site
      2. Working with Authors
      3. Building a Private Community
      4. Creating a Network of Sites
    4. Chapter 12 Attracting a Crowd

      1. Encouraging Your Readers to Share
      2. Keeping Readers in the Loop
      3. Notifying Readers by Using Feeds
      4. Search Engine Optimization
      5. WordPress Site Statistics
  4. From Blog to Website

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

      1. The Goal: More Flexible Blogs and Sites
      2. Taking Control of Your Theme
      3. Protecting Yourself with a Child Theme
      4. Editing the Styles in Your Theme
      5. Editing the Code in Your Theme
    2. Chapter 14 Building an Advanced WordPress Site

      1. Planning Your Site
      2. Creating Custom Category Pages
      3. Building a Better Home Page
      4. From Post to Product Page
      5. Adding E-Commerce
  5. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Migrating from WordPress.com

      1. Before You Begin
      2. Transferring Your Data
      3. Cleaning Up Your New Site
    2. Appendix Useful Websites

      1. Chapter Links