WordPress: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 2014
Pages: 612

Whether you’re a budding blogger or seasoned Web designer, WordPress is a brilliant tool for creating websites, once you know how to tap its impressive features. The latest edition of this jargon-free Missing Manual shows you how to use WordPress 3.9’s themes, widgets, plug-ins, and souped-up editing and multimedia tools to build just about any kind of site.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Create your site. Get hands-on, A-to-Z instructions for building all types of websites, from classy blogs to professional-looking ecommerce sites.
  • Add features. Choose from thousands of widgets and plug-ins to enhance your site’s ease of use, looks, and performance.
  • Mix in multimedia. Add picture galleries, slideshows, video clips, music players, and podcasts to your pages.
  • Attract an audience. Create automatic content feeds, sign up site subscribers, and help readers share your posts on social media.
  • Fine-tune your content. Analyze site statistics to improve your content and reach, and to optimize your site for search engines.
  • Go Mobile. Choose a theme that automatically reconfigures your site for mobile devices.
  • Build a truly unique site. Learn how to customize WordPress themes to create a site that looks exactly the way you want it to.
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Good introduction to WP, needs code sample updates

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    Comments about oreilly WordPress: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition:

    Good read, a complete overview for someone who needs an introduction about how to use WordPress. Sometimes, and that is inevitable, the code and the design examples seem a little bit dated. For instance, it has a whole section about query_posts(). But this function re-run SQL queries and is not recommended for theme-design. This function isn't meant to be used by plugins or themes, and should be avoided. Still it is a good introduction to using WordPress to build websites. If you are looking to learn about theme design, you'll need a more advanced book on top of this.

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      Comments about oreilly WordPress: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition:

      This book is a wonderful resource for anyone trying to start up their blog with Wordpress. This can be a daunting task for many but rest assured you'll be looking like a pro and feeling confident. I really like the format and layout of this book. Everything is so easy to find and understand. I recommend this for all levels. I received an evaluation copy in exchange for my honest unpaid opinion.

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