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WordPress All-in-One For Dummies

by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Wiley | May 28, 2013 | Trade Paperback |

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Top WordPress guide, now fully updated for the latest WordPress release!

This updated new edition comprises one of the largest collections of practical intermediate to advanced information on WordPress. Fully updated for the latest WordPress release, this in-depth book covers it all, from setting up your software to publishing your site, using SEO and social media, developing and using plug-ins, running multiple sites with WordPress, and more. Veteran author Lisa Sabin-Wilson is a top authority on WordPress, and she and her co-authors pack this book with essential and easy-to-follow tips, techniques, and advice.

  • Presents straightforward and easy-to-understand intermediate to advanced coverage of the WordPress, the most popular blog software in use today
  • Features eight minibooks that cover what you need to know in depth, including WordPress basics, setting up the software, exploring the dashboard, publishing your site with WordPress, using SEO and social media, customizing the look of your site, using plug-ins, and running multiple sites with WordPress
  • Covers the very latest release of WordPress

Get up to speed on WordPress with WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition,and turn your hobby into a business!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 840 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 1.57 in

Published: May 28, 2013

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118383346

ISBN - 13: 9781118383346

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WordPress All-in-One For Dummies

WordPress All-in-One For Dummies

by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 840 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 1.57 in

Published: May 28, 2013

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118383346

ISBN - 13: 9781118383346

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Book I: WordPress Basics 5 Chapter 1: Exploring Basic WordPress Concepts 7 Chapter 2: Exploring the World of Open Source Software 19 Chapter 3: Understanding Development and Release Cycles 29 Chapter 4: Meeting the WordPress Community 37 Chapter 5: Discovering Different Versions of WordPress 49 Book II: Setting Up the WordPress Software 61 Chapter 1: Understanding the System Requirements 63 Chapter 2: Using File Transfer Protocol 73 Chapter 3: Getting to Know PHP and MySQL 87 Chapter 4: Installing WordPress on Your Web Server 97 Chapter 5: Confi guring WordPress for Optimum Security 115 Chapter 6: Upgrading WordPress 133 Chapter 7: Backing Up, Packing Up, and Moving to a New Host 143 Book III: Exploring the WordPress Dashboard 159 Chapter 1: Logging In and Taking a Look Around 161 Chapter 2: Exploring Tools and Settings 177 Chapter 3: Managing Users and Multiple Authors 205 Chapter 4: Dealing with Comments and Spam 217 Chapter 5: Creating Categories and Tags 229 Book IV: Publishing Your Site with WordPress 241 Chapter 1: Writing Your First Post 243 Chapter 2: Creating a Static Page 259 Chapter 3: Uploading and Displaying Photos and Galleries 267 Chapter 4: Exploring Podcasting and Video Blogging 279 Chapter 5: Working with Custom Fields 287 Chapter 6: Using WordPress as a Content Management System 301 Book V: Examining SEO and Social Media 323 Chapter 1: Exposing Your Content 325 Chapter 2: Creating a Social Media Listening Hub 345 Chapter 3: Understanding Anal
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Top WordPress guide, now fully updated for the latest WordPress release!

This updated new edition comprises one of the largest collections of practical intermediate to advanced information on WordPress. Fully updated for the latest WordPress release, this in-depth book covers it all, from setting up your software to publishing your site, using SEO and social media, developing and using plug-ins, running multiple sites with WordPress, and more. Veteran author Lisa Sabin-Wilson is a top authority on WordPress, and she and her co-authors pack this book with essential and easy-to-follow tips, techniques, and advice.

  • Presents straightforward and easy-to-understand intermediate to advanced coverage of the WordPress, the most popular blog software in use today
  • Features eight minibooks that cover what you need to know in depth, including WordPress basics, setting up the software, exploring the dashboard, publishing your site with WordPress, using SEO and social media, customizing the look of your site, using plug-ins, and running multiple sites with WordPress
  • Covers the very latest release of WordPress

Get up to speed on WordPress with WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition,and turn your hobby into a business!

From the Jacket

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

8 BOOKS IN 1

  • 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

About the Author

Lisa Sabin-Wilson is the founder and creative director of E.Webscapes Design Studio, a web design company specializing in blog design and development with emphasis on WordPress. She's a popular conference speaker and the bestselling author of WordPress For Dummies and WordPress Web Design For Dummies.

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