WordPress All-in-One For Dummies
By Lisa Sabin-Wilson, Cory Miller, Kevin Palmer, Andrea Rennick, Michael Torbert
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: March 2011
Pages: 912

Express yourself with WordPress, the world's most popular blogging software (and it's free!)

Tens of millions of bloggers rely on WordPress — no wonder you want to join them! But WordPress can be a teensy bit intimidating. That's why this friendly all-in-one guide covers everything from installing the software to developing plugins. Fret not, fearless blogger! Everything you need to know is in one of these handy, easy-to-use minibooks.

  • WordPress 101 — learn about open source and get a look at WordPress development and release cycles

  • Nuts and bolts — explore PHP and MySQL®, obtain a Web server, install WordPress, and secure it

  • Discover the Dashboard — configure its settings for a great user experience and manage comments, including spam

  • Publishing details — discover options for posting content,schedule future posts, insert media files, and explore Custom Post Types

  • Get social — fine-tune social media contacts for your blog and use WordPress's SEO features

  • Find your theme — customize your blog site with your choice of thousands of WordPress themes

  • Create your own plugins — learn what they do, where to get them, and how to build your own

  • Run multiple sites — manage a multisite operation as a Super Admin

Open the book and find:

  • How to get a domain name and hosting account

  • Advice on backing up andrestoring WordPress

  • Help managing multiple authors

  • Blog-writing tips

  • How to use the Dashboard as a hub for analytics

  • All the options for customizing your site

  • What to do with template tags and theme frameworks

  • Directions for developing plugins

8 books in 1

  • WordPress Basics

  • Setting Up the WordPress Software

  • Exploring the WordPress Dashboard

  • Publishing Your Site with WordPress

  • Examining SEO and Social Media

  • Customizing the Look of Your Site

  • Using and Developing Plugins

  • Running Multiple Sites with WordPress

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