Books & Videos

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. Managing Your New Site
      4. Exploring the WordPress.com Community
      5. Visiting the WordPress.com Store
    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. Keeping WordPress Up to Date
  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 Web Addresses
      5. Dashboard Tricks to Save Time and Effort
    2. Chapter 5 Choosing and Polishing Your Theme

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

      1. Making Fancier Posts
      2. Adding Pictures
      3. Featured Images
      4. Showing Part of a Post
      5. Post Formats
    4. Chapter 7 Adding Pages and Menus

      1. Creating Pages
      2. Viewing Pages
      3. Custom Menus
      4. Changing Your Home Page
      5. Page Templates
    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
      4. Playing Audio Files
    3. Chapter 11 Collaborating with Multiple Authors

      1. Adding People 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. Managing Your Site’s Feed
      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. Adding New Types of Posts
      3. Creating Custom Category Pages
      4. Building a Better Home Page
      5. Making a Smarter Product Page
      6. Adding eCommerce
  5. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Migrating from WordPress.com

      1. Before You Begin
      2. Transferring Your Data
      3. Cleaning Up Your New Site
    2. Appendix Securing a Self-Hosted Site

      1. 1. Crash-Proof Your Site with Backups
      2. 2. Change Your Posting Account
      3. 3. Be Cautious When Extending Your Site
      4. 4. Prevent Password-Guessing Attacks
      5. 5. Hide Passwords with SSL
    3. Appendix Useful Websites

      1. Chapter Links