WordPress Web Design For Dummies, 2nd Edition
By Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: August 2013
Pages: 384

Learn to:

  • Create dynamic, custom websites with the self-hosted version of WordPress
  • Use free themes and enhance them with CSS and HTML
  • Plan your design and choose graphics, colors, and fonts

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Want to create cost-effective, fabulous websites? Do it with WordPress — here's how!

WordPress is much more than a great blogging platform. You can use it as a content management system or to design a website using one of the many free WordPress themes. Your site can include an e-commerce storefront, photo gallery, discussion forum, social community, and more. Follow the steps in this book; you'll be saying — and hearing — "wow!"

  • Lay the groundwork — get your domain, find a host that supports WordPress, and install WordPress on your web server
  • Choose your tools — select a text editor, set up FTP, choose the graphics type and software you need, and explore colors
  • Pick a theme — learn all about WordPress themes, find and install one, and add widgets and template tags
  • Make it yours — use CSS and HTML to customize site design and enhance your site with plugins
  • Spruce it up — optimize your website for search engines, add a photo gallery, and integrate Twitter and Facebook into your site

Open the book and find:

  • Why you need to keep WordPress up to date
  • Quick tips for content management
  • What to look for in graphics and design
  • Things you need to know about typography
  • How parent and child themes work
  • Ways to create a unique look for your site
  • Ten powerful WordPress plugins
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