WordPress For Dummies, 6th Edition
By Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: March 2014
Pages: 432

Learn to:

  • Launch a blog on WordPress.com or on your own site
  • Find and install a WordPress theme and tweak it to your liking
  • Add media files to make your blog come to life

Discover WordPress and add power and flexibility to your website—for blogging and beyond

Whether you’re new to WordPress or you simply want to learn how to take your website or blog to the next level, this guide will get you up and running in no time! Explore this hands-on resource to find out how to use WordPress, from installation and adding blog posts to hosting options and advanced customization moves with themes and plugins.

  • Introducing WordPress — dig into the most popular blogging platform and discover the basics to help get you going
  • Choose your flavor — discover the pros and cons of using the WordPress-hosted option versus the self-hosted option
  • Select your tools — find out about themes, widgets, registering a domain, RSS feeds, using FTP, and much more
  • Media magic — add images, photo galleries, video, and audio to your posts
  • Flex your WordPress muscles — personalize your blog by finding themes and installing plugins that make WordPress do exactly what you want it to
  • Plug it in — dig deeper into WordPress with an overview of how themes work, tips for customizing your theme, and a list of ten popular plugins to ramp things up

Open the book and find:

  • The key benefits of WordPress
  • Tips on finding free themes and plugins
  • What’s on the WordPress Dashboard
  • How to register a domain name to use with WordPress
  • Ways to spruce up your blog with designs and functionality
  • How to stay current with WordPress updates
  • Tips on using templates and tags
  • How to add pizazz with HTML and CSS
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