WordPress 24-Hour Trainer

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WordPress 24-Hour Trainer

Format:  Paperback,

373 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Aug 2011

ISBN-13: 9781118066904

ISBN-10: 1118066901

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The eagerly anticipated second edition, completely updated for WordPress 3.1

As an open source content management system, WordPress allows users to easily build feature-rich web sites with no programming experience. This unique book-and-video package is a friendly, self-paced beginners guide to the latest release of WordPress. Lessons are focused on practical, everyday tasks that users will need to create and maintain their sites: entering new content, creating new pages, managing menus, making content search-engine friendly. Plus you'll find lots of tips based on years of experience teaching people to use WordPress.

You'll also learn how to extend the functionality of WordPress by using the thousands of plugins available. Connecting to social media, creating membership and e-commerce sites, setting up events calendars, making your site mobile-friendly--these are just some of the plugins you'll be introduced to. Each lesson in the book is supplemented by an instructional video intended to enhance your learning experience. Plus, a trouble-shooting appendix addresses various issues to help you solve any challenges you may face.Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Aug 2011
ISBN-13: 9781118066904
ISBN-10: 1118066901
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 373
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 9.25 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Introduction
BEFORE YOU START
Thinking Like Wordpress
Planning Your Site For Wordpress
Firing Up Wordpress
Installing Wordpress
Admin Area Overview
Basic Admin Settings
Working With Written Content
Adding A New Post - Overview
Working With The Text Editor
Laying Out Text
Advanced Post Options
Adding A New Page
Working With Media Content
The Basics Of Handling Media Files
The Upload/Insert Window Tabs
Image Options In Detail
Editing And Laying Out Images
Working With Image Galleries
Adding Video And Audio
Adding Documents
Managing Your Content
Managing Posts And Pages
Managing Media Files
Managing Post Categories And Tags
Managing Widgets And Menus
Making Your Site Social
The Links Manager
Managing Comments
Bringing In Content From Other Sites
Helping Others Connect To Your Site
Having Multiple Site Users
Choosing And Customizing Themes
Overview Of Wordpress Themes
Creating A Child Theme
Basic Customization Of Your Design
Becoming Search Engine-Friendly
Optimizing Your Content
Optimizing Your Site As A Whole
Housekeeping Chores
How Is Your Site Doing?
Keeping Up To Date
Backing Up Your Site
Adding Functionality Using Plugins
Installing And Activating Plugins
Two Example Plugins
Other Common Uses For Plugins
Taking Wordpress Even Further
Running Multiple Sites With Wordpress
Customizing Wordpress
Troubleshooting Wordpress
Glossary
What's On The Dvd?
Index

Book description

The eagerly anticipated second edition, completely updated for WordPress 3.1

As an open source content management system, WordPress allows users to easily build feature-rich web sites with no programming experience. This unique book-and-video package is a friendly, self-paced beginners guide to the latest release of WordPress. Lessons are focused on practical, everyday tasks that users will need to create and maintain their sites: entering new content, creating new pages, managing menus, making content search-engine friendly. Plus you'll find lots of tips based on years of experience teaching people to use WordPress.

You'll also learn how to extend the functionality of WordPress by using the thousands of plugins available. Connecting to social media, creating membership and e-commerce sites, setting up events calendars, making your site mobile-friendly--these are just some of the plugins you'll be introduced to. Each lesson in the book is supplemented by an instructional video intended to enhance your learning experience. Plus, a trouble-shooting appendix addresses various issues to help you solve any challenges you may face.

Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox. com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.

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