WordPress Complete - Sixth Edition

Learn how to build a beautiful and feature-rich website or blog with WordPress all on your own.
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WordPress Complete - Sixth Edition

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Learn how to build a beautiful and feature-rich website or blog with WordPress all on your own.
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ISBN 139781787285705
Paperback412 pages

Book Description

WordPress Complete, Sixth Edition is a practical guide for everyone who wants to start their journey as an online publisher, website owner, or even a website developer. It takes you step-by-step through the process of planning out and building your site, and offers loads of screenshots and examples along the way. It's also a beginner's guide to theme and plugin development.

This book begins with the basics of WordPress, followed by the different components that you as a developer will need to use to work swiftly and efficiently.

The book starts by introducing WordPress to new readers in this field. You are then shown how to set it up, implement a blog, and use plug-ins and widgets. You'll use themes to make any website look and feel better and more original. You also learn how to create your own themes and perform testing to ensure your website is bug-free. You will also acquire some idea of how to use WordPress for non-blog-like websites.

By the end of the book, you will feel confident enough to design high-quality websites and will be familiar with the ins and outs of WordPress.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing WordPress
Getting into WordPress
Understanding the common terms
Why choose WordPress?
Getting to know the WordPress family
Digging into WordPress – the features
Getting familiar with the new feature list since 4.1
Learning more with online WordPress resources
Staying updated with WordPress news
Understanding the Codex
Getting support from other users
Using theme and plugin directories
Summary
Chapter 2: Getting Started with WordPress
Building your WordPress website – start here
Using WordPress.com
Installing WordPress manually
Installing WordPress through an auto-installer script
The wp-admin panel
Getting a Gravatar
Summary
Chapter 3: Creating Blog Content
WordPress admin conventions
Posting on your blog
Discussion on your blog – comments
Adding and managing categories
Summary
Chapter 4: Pages, Media, and Importing/Exporting Content
Pages
Media Library
Importing/exporting your content
Summary
Chapter 5: Plugins - What They Are and Why You Need Them
Breaking down plugins - what are they?
Why use plugins
Where to get plugins
Finding new plugins
Installing a plugin - the how-to
The must-have pack of plugins
Summary
Chapter 6: Choosing and Installing Themes
Finding themes
Some not-design-related theme basics
Installing and changing themes
Summary
Chapter 7: Customizing Your Website Appearance/Design
Menus
Widgets
The WordPress Customizer
Summary
Chapter 8: Developing Your Own Theme
Setting up your design
Converting your build into a theme
Creating template files within your theme
Making your theme widget-friendly
Enabling a menu in your theme
Making your theme editable in the WordPress Customizer
Creating a child theme
Sharing your theme
Summary
Chapter 9: Social Media Integration, Podcasting, and HTTPS
Integrating social media
Podcasting
HTTPS - what, why, and how
Summary
Chapter 10: Developing Plugins, Widgets, and an Introduction to the REST API
Plugins
Widgets
Shortcodes
The WordPress REST API
Summary
Chapter 11: Community Blogging
Concerns for a multi-author blog
User roles and abilities
Managing users
User management plugins
Summary
Chapter 12: Creating a Non-Blog Website Part One - The Basics
The must-do tasks
Static websites
Corporate or business websites
One-page websites
Summary
Chapter 13: Creating a Non-Blog Website Part Two - E-Commerce Websites and Custom Content Elements
E-commerce stores
Video blogs and photo blogs
Social networks
Introducing custom post types
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • What WordPress is, where to get it, and how to launch your website quickly using it.
  • How to publish your first content (a blog post or article).
  • What the most important sub-pages of a quality website are, and how to create them in WordPress.
  • How to upload multimedia content such as images, audio, and video.
  • How to install and work with plugins and widgets.
  • Where to find quality themes and how to install them.
  • How to develop your own WordPress plugins and themes.

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing WordPress
Getting into WordPress
Understanding the common terms
Why choose WordPress?
Getting to know the WordPress family
Digging into WordPress – the features
Getting familiar with the new feature list since 4.1
Learning more with online WordPress resources
Staying updated with WordPress news
Understanding the Codex
Getting support from other users
Using theme and plugin directories
Summary
Chapter 2: Getting Started with WordPress
Building your WordPress website – start here
Using WordPress.com
Installing WordPress manually
Installing WordPress through an auto-installer script
The wp-admin panel
Getting a Gravatar
Summary
Chapter 3: Creating Blog Content
WordPress admin conventions
Posting on your blog
Discussion on your blog – comments
Adding and managing categories
Summary
Chapter 4: Pages, Media, and Importing/Exporting Content
Pages
Media Library
Importing/exporting your content
Summary
Chapter 5: Plugins - What They Are and Why You Need Them
Breaking down plugins - what are they?
Why use plugins
Where to get plugins
Finding new plugins
Installing a plugin - the how-to
The must-have pack of plugins
Summary
Chapter 6: Choosing and Installing Themes
Finding themes
Some not-design-related theme basics
Installing and changing themes
Summary
Chapter 7: Customizing Your Website Appearance/Design
Menus
Widgets
The WordPress Customizer
Summary
Chapter 8: Developing Your Own Theme
Setting up your design
Converting your build into a theme
Creating template files within your theme
Making your theme widget-friendly
Enabling a menu in your theme
Making your theme editable in the WordPress Customizer
Creating a child theme
Sharing your theme
Summary
Chapter 9: Social Media Integration, Podcasting, and HTTPS
Integrating social media
Podcasting
HTTPS - what, why, and how
Summary
Chapter 10: Developing Plugins, Widgets, and an Introduction to the REST API
Plugins
Widgets
Shortcodes
The WordPress REST API
Summary
Chapter 11: Community Blogging
Concerns for a multi-author blog
User roles and abilities
Managing users
User management plugins
Summary
Chapter 12: Creating a Non-Blog Website Part One - The Basics
The must-do tasks
Static websites
Corporate or business websites
One-page websites
Summary
Chapter 13: Creating a Non-Blog Website Part Two - E-Commerce Websites and Custom Content Elements
E-commerce stores
Video blogs and photo blogs
Social networks
Introducing custom post types
Summary

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ISBN 139781787285705
Paperback412 pages
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