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WordPress: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition

  • Length: 624 pages
  • Edition: 2
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-07-17
  • ISBN-10: 144934190X
  • ISBN-13: 9781449341909
  • Sales Rank: #145391 (See Top 100 Books)

Whether you’re a budding blogger or seasoned Web designer, WordPress is a brilliant tool for creating websites, once you know how to tap its impressive features. The latest edition of this jargon-free Missing Manual shows you how to use WordPress 3.9’s themes, widgets, plug-ins, and souped-up editing and multimedia tools to build just about any kind of site.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Create your site. Get hands-on, A-to-Z instructions for building all types of websites, from classy blogs to professional-looking ecommerce sites.
  • Add features. Choose from thousands of widgets and plug-ins to enhance your site’s ease of use, looks, and performance.
  • Mix in multimedia. Add picture galleries, slideshows, video clips, music players, and podcasts to your pages.
  • Attract an audience. Create automatic content feeds, sign up site subscribers, and help readers share your posts on social media.
  • Fine-tune your content. Analyze site statistics to improve your content and reach, and to optimize your site for search engines.
  • Go Mobile. Choose a theme that automatically reconfigures your site for mobile devices.
  • Build a truly unique site. Learn how to customize WordPress themes to create a site that looks exactly the way you want it to.

Table of Contents

Part One: Starting Out with WordPress
Chapter 1: The WordPress Landscape
Chapter 2: Signing Up with WordPress.com
Chapter 3: Installing WordPress on Your Web Host

Part Two: Building a WordPress Blog
Chapter 4: Creating Posts
Chapter 5: Choosing and Polishing Your Theme
Chapter 6: Jazzing Up Your Posts
Chapter 7: Adding Pages and Menus
Chapter 8: Comments: Letting Your Readers Talk Back

Part Three: Supercharging Your Blog
Chapter 9: Getting New Features with Plug-Ins
Chapter 10: Adding Picture Galleries, Video, and Music
Chapter 11: Collaborating with Multiple Authors
Chapter 12: Attracting a Crowd

Part Four: From Blog to Website
Chapter 13: Editing Themes: The Key to Customizing Your Site
Chapter 14: Building an Advanced WordPress Site

Part Five: Appendixes
Appendix A: Migrating from WordPress.com
Appendix B: Securing a Self-Hosted Site
Appendix C: Useful Websites

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