WordPress Web Design For Dummies
By Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: May 2011
Pages: 384

Express yourself with WordPress! Create a custom site with e-commerce, social media, and more

WordPress has grown up! No longer just a blogging tool, it has secret powers that enable you to include features like photo and video galleries, portfolios, directories and contact forms, client testimonials, integration with Facebook and Twitter, and a whole lot more in your Web site. The secret is out — read on and learn what you can do!

  • A solid foundation — understand what a content management system is, how a blog differs from a Web site, and what you need from a Web host

  • The right tool for the job — learn about FTP, types of editors, graphics programs, fonts and colors, and image libraries

  • Choose your theme — discover the anatomy of a WordPress theme and how to use template tags to display different content

  • It's all yours — create a unique, customized site using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and HTML

  • Pick plugins — use plugins to add galleries, social communities, and forums to your site

Open the book and find:

  • Why WordPress is perfect for e-commerce sites

  • Steps for installing WordPress on your Web server

  • How plain text editors differ from WYSIWYG editors

  • Hints for creating dynamite design

  • What you can do with widgets

  • Examples of content types and formats

  • Tips for using WordPress as a content management system

  • How template tags work

Learn to:

  • Create custom, feature-rich, dynamic Web sites using WordPress

  • Customize your design using CSS, HTML, and PHP

  • Develop company sites, online magazines, and e-commerce Web sites

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