WordPress 3 Site Blueprints

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  • Easily transform a static website into a fully-functional WordPress blog
  • Create a community portal where members can interact and share content
  • Build an e-commerce website where you will be able to sell a wide variety of products online
  • Set up a local classified ads website where users can register and then submit listings
  • Design a consumer review website where visitors may post their views and opinions about products and/or services
  • Create your own microblogging site that is either publicly or privately viewable
  • Build a standalone or an integrated job board site where companies can post listings that may be viewed by job seekers
  • Set up a local business directory where potential clients can browse member profiles submitted by businesses in their area
  • Design a membership site where you can sell subscriptions of various types
  • Use WordPress as a CMS and convert an HTML template into a dynamic WordPress theme
  • Edit WordPress theme files and hack plugins so that both are customized to your needs

Sure, WordPress can be used for blogging, but this powerful software is capable of so much more. With the right combination of plugins, themes, customizations, and configurations WordPress can be transformed into a community portal, an e-commerce site, and much more. While it is easy to get started with WordPress, its full power is not obvious. There is very little that WordPress can't do—if you can image it, then it's probably possible with WordPress. If you want to create a powerful, fully-featured blog or non-blog website in no time, this book is for you.

While some books merely talk about the capabilities of WordPress in general and leave you to figure out how they apply to your situation, WordPress 3 Site Blueprints takes a different approach. The first chapter will show you how to migrate from an existing static website to a WordPress blog. Each of the other chapters is devoted to the construction of a different type of site that can be created with WordPress and the right combination of themes and/or plugins. As you follow along, you will learn by doing because each of these nine chapters shows you how to build a WordPress-powered site from start to finish. That means that, by the time you reach the end of every chapter, you will have a fully-functional site online.

Each chapter provides easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions along with screenshots to help you follow along easily. In addition, detailed information is provided to help you optimally configure each and every plugin and theme mentioned in this book so that you can get the most out of each of these sites. By the time you reach the end of each blueprint, you will have a fully functional site online that is ready for use as is or that you may customize further if you so desire.

  • Everything you need to build a varied collection of feature-rich customized WordPress websites for yourself
  • Transform a static website into a dynamic WordPress blog
  • In-depth coverage of several WordPress themes and plugins
  • Packed with screenshots and step-by-step instructions to help you complete each site
Page Count 300
Course Length 9 hours 0 minutes
ISBN 9781847199362
Date Of Publication 29 Aug 2010


Heather R. Wallace

Heather R. Wallace is an author, WordPress consultant, and web developer who has been building websites since 1997. She has developed and managed several different websites and blogs; many of which have been powered by WordPress.

While Heather manages several websites, it's at WPBlogBot.com that she offers her consultation services on a wide variety of WordPress-related tasks such as installation, customization, troubleshooting, and more.