WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition
By Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: May 2013
Pages: 840

WordPress is free — and with this WordPress how-to guide, it can also be easy!

Invest a bit of time with this book, and you'll have a blog that suits your needs, delights your readers, and keeps visitors coming back. Here's something for everyone: blogging basics if you're just starting out, SEO and social media tricks to drive traffic to your site, and ways to customize your blog with plugins and themes.

  • Build your foundation — if you're just getting started, learn WordPress and blogging basics
  • Dig in — learn about the software that powers WordPress, how to obtain a web server, and why you need FTP
  • Dashing here and there — see how to make the WordPress dashboard your administrative hub
  • Publishing perfection — discover options for posting to your site, saving drafts, adding multimedia files, and more
  • Social media magic — learn to make your site social media and search engine friendly
  • What's in a theme — make your blog unique with personalized themes you can create or enhance
  • Attention geeks — tinker with plugin base code or create your own plugin from scratch
  • Super you — achieve "super admin" status by running a multisite installation

Open the book and find:

  • Tips for making your blog stand out
  • What you should know about open source
  • WordPress web hosting requirements
  • How to manage comments
  • The difference between blog posts and static pages
  • Pointers on finding social media influencers
  • Advice on using site analytics
  • How to find and install plugins


  • 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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