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WordPress 24-Hour Trainer

byGeorge Plumley

Paperback | August 16, 2011

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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.

George Plumley is a web developer and designer who has been helping small business clients build and update their websites for more than 15 years. His signature consulting tools are his training videos, including more than 100 on WordPress.
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Title:WordPress 24-Hour TrainerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 9.3 × 7.42 × 0.84 inPublished:August 16, 2011Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1118066901

ISBN - 13:9781118066904

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION xxvii

SECTION I: BEFORE YOU START.

LESSON 1: THINKING LIKE WORDPRESS 3

LESSON 2: PLANNING YOUR SITE FOR WORDPRESS 11

SECTION II: FIRING UP WORDPRESS.

LESSON 3: INSTALLING WORDPRESS 21

LESSON 4: ADMIN AREA OVERVIEW 31

LESSON 5: BASIC ADMIN SETTINGS 39

SECTION III: WORKING WITH WRITTEN CONTENT.

LESSON 6: ADDING A NEW POST — OVERVIEW 49

LESSON 7: WORKING WITH THE TEXT EDITOR 61

LESSON 8: LAYING OUT TEXT 73

LESSON 9: ADVANCED POST OPTIONS 81

LESSON 10: ADDING A NEW PAGE 91

SECTION IV: WORKING WITH MEDIA CONTENT.

LESSON 11: THE BASICS OF HANDLING MEDIA FILES 97

LESSON 12: THE UPLOAD/INSERT WINDOW TABS 105

LESSON 13: IMAGE OPTIONS IN DETAIL 113

LESSON 14: EDITING AND LAYING OUT IMAGES 121

LESSON 15: WORKING WITH IMAGE GALLERIES 137

LESSON 16: ADDING VIDEO AND AUDIO 147

LESSON 17: ADDING DOCUMENTS 153

SECTION V: MANAGING YOUR CONTENT.

LESSON 18: MANAGING POSTS AND PAGES 161

LESSON 19: MANAGING MEDIA FILES 173

LESSON 20: MANAGING POST CATEGORIES AND TAGS 179

LESSON 21: MANAGING WIDGETS AND MENUS 187

SECTION VI: MAKING YOUR SITE SOCIAL.

LESSON 22: THE LINKS MANAGER 201

LESSON 23: MANAGING COMMENTS 207

LESSON 24: BRINGING IN CONTENT FROM OTHER SITES 215

LESSON 25: HELPING OTHERS CONNECT TO YOUR SITE 223

LESSON 26: HAVING MULTIPLE SITE USERS 233

SECTION VII: CHOOSING AND CUSTOMIZING THEMES.

LESSON 27: OVERVIEW OF WORDPRESS THEMES 241

LESSON 28: CREATING A CHILD THEME 247

LESSON 29: BASIC CUSTOMIZATION OF YOUR DESIGN 255

SECTION VIII: BECOMING SEARCH ENGINE–FRIENDLY.

LESSON 30: OPTIMIZING YOUR CONTENT 267

LESSON 31: OPTIMIZING YOUR SITE AS A WHOLE 275

SECTION IX: HOUSEKEEPING CHORES.

LESSON 32: HOW IS YOUR SITE DOING? 285

LESSON 33: KEEPING UP TO DATE 291

LESSON 34: BACKING UP YOUR SITE 299

SECTION X: ADDING FUNCTIONALITY USING PLUGINS.

LESSON 35: INSTALLING AND ACTIVATING PLUGINS 307

LESSON 36: TWO EXAMPLE PLUGINS 315

LESSON 37: OTHER COMMON USES FOR PLUGINS 323

SECTION XI: TAKING WORDPRESS EVEN FURTHER.

LESSON 38: RUNNING MULTIPLE SITES WITH WORDPRESS 335

LESSON 39: CUSTOMIZING WORDPRESS 341

APPENDIX A: TROUBLESHOOTING WORDPRESS 347

APPENDIX B: GLOSSARY 351

APPENDIX C: WHAT’S ON THE DVD? 357

INDEX 361