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WordPress 2.7 Cookbook

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Learn
  • Use filters to add more features to WordPress without editing any core files
  • Easily transform a personal blog to a complete, multi-author online magazine
  • Turn any free WordPress theme into a powerful and polished premium theme by changing colors and fonts, inserting your custom logo, and more
  • Transform a classic theme into a captivating Photoblog
  • Learn how plug-ins and widgets work, and how you can create your own
  • Integrate popular services into your blog including Twitter, FeedBurner, Digg, del.icio.us, and many more
  • Learn proven techniques to attract more readers and comments
  • Incorporate advertisements into your RSS feed
  • Tips and tricks to secure your blog and optimize it for SEO
About

About 120,000 blogs are created every day. Most of them quickly die, but a few stay, grow up, and then become well known and respected places on the Web. If you are seriously interested in being in the top league, you will need to learn all the tricks of the trade. WordPress 2.7 Cookbook focuses on providing solutions to common WordPress problems, to make sure that your blog will be one of the ones that stay.

The author's experience with WordPress enables him to share insights on using WordPress effectively, in a clear and friendly way, giving practical hands-on solutions to WordPress problems, questions, and common tasks – from themes to widgets and from SEO to security.

Are you feeling limited with WordPress, or are you wondering how popular blogs do a certain kind of thing that you can't? With this cookbook, you will learn many WordPress secrets and techniques, with step-by-step, useful recipes dedicated to achieving a particular goal or solve a particular problem. You'll learn the secret of expensive premium themes, how to optimize your blog for SEO and online profits, and how to supercharge WordPress with killer functions used by the most popular blogs over the Internet.

Features
  • Take your WordPress blog to the next level with solutions to common WordPress problems that make your blog better, smarter, faster, and more secure
  • Enhance your SEO and make more money online by applying simple hacks
  • Fully tested and compatible with WordPress 2.7
  • Part of Packt's Cookbook series: Each recipe is a carefully organized sequence of instructions to complete the task as efficiently as possible
Page Count 304
Course Length 9 hours 7 minutes
ISBN 9781847197382
Date Of Publication 14 Jul 2009
Managing media files with the Media Library
Live editing themes with the built-in Theme Editor
Editing plugins with the WordPress built-in Plugin Editor
Managing authors and users with the User Manager
Importing and exporting content with the Import and Export tool
Optimizing your permalinks for SEO
Migrating your permalinks safely
Optimizing your title tag for SEO
Creating Meta descriptions for your posts
Avoiding duplicate content with a robot.txt file
Adding a sitemap to your blog
Using Google Webmaster Tools
Pinging third party services
Enhancing your WordPress blog SEO with the All in One SEO Pack plugin

Authors

Jean-Baptiste Jung

Jean-Baptiste Jung is a self-taught web developer, web designer, and blogger. Jean is pretty active in the WordPress community and the Internet in general, blogging on his blogs CatsWhoCode.com and WpRecipes.com, as well as writing for prestigious blogs as such as Smashing Magazine.