Watch, Read, and Learn How to Create and Customize WordPress Sites
By George Plumley
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: November 2009
A unique introduction to building web sites with WordPress
WordPress is today's most popular open source blog publishingapplication, but its powerful features, simple interface, and easyexpansion make it a great content management system for all typesof web sites. This unique book-and-video package provides you withbeginner-friendly tutorials for building and maintaining aWordPress web site. You'll discover how to customize WordPress tomeet your needs and you'll see how critical—andsimple—it is to expand and update content in order to makeyour site as effective as possible.
Walks you through installing the software, provides an overviewof the administration interface, and covers the basic settingsyou'll need to get started
Examines the ins and outs of uploading images, video, documents,etc., and using them on your site
Demonstrates how to customize the look of your site usingcascading style sheets
Reviews helpful techniques for optimizing your site and makingit search-engine friendly
Explains how to track your site's statistics, keep your pluginsand themes up to date, and practice smart backup habits
Addresses installing, activating, and troubleshootingplugins
Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programminglanguages and technologies easier than you think. Written byprogrammers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorialformat that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
On the DVD
Don't just learn—do!
The lessons within the book are each accompanied by aninstructional demonstration on the DVD.
You'll learn to:
Plan your site for WordPress
Write and add a new post
Add new pages & sub pages
Work with image galleries
Manage media files, posts, categories, and widgets
Link to other sites
Approve, edit, and delete comments
Customize the design and layout
Optimize your content
Please see the DVD appendix for details and complete systemrequirements.