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WordPress 3.7 Complete: Third Edition

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Karol Król, Aaron Hodge Silver

Nothing has simplified website production quite as effectively as WordPress, and this book makes it easier still to build a fully featured site of your own. Packed with screenshots and clear instructions, it covers everything you need for success.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782162407
Paperback404 pages

About This Book

  • Learn how to build a WordPress site quickly and effectively
  • Find out how to create content that’s optimized to be published on the Web
  • Learn the basics of working with WordPress themes and playing with widgets

Who This Book Is For

This WordPress book is a guide to WordPress for online publishers and web developers. If you are new to blogging and want to create your own blog or website from scratch, then "WordPress 3.7 Complete: Third Edition" is for you. No prior knowledge of HTML/CSS or PHP is required.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing WordPress
Getting into WordPress
Understanding the common terms
Choosing WordPress – the reason why
Getting to know the WordPress family
Digging into WordPress – the features
Getting familiar with the new feature list since 3.0
Learning more with the online WordPress resources
Staying updated through WordPress news
Understanding the Codex
Getting support from other users
Using theme and plugin directories
Summary
Chapter 2: Getting Started
Building your WordPress website – start here
Using WordPress.com
The WP Admin panel
Getting a Gravatar
Summary
Chapter 3: Creating Blog Content
WP Admin conventions
Posting on your blog
Discussion on your blog – comments
Adding and managing categories
Summary
Chapter 4: Pages, Menus, Media Library, and More
Pages
Menus
Header
Advanced site customization
Links
Media library
Importing/exporting your content
Summary
Chapter 5: Plugins and Widgets
Breaking down plugins – what are they?
Why to use plugins
Where to get plugins
Finding new plugins
Installing a plugin – the how-to
The must-have pack of plugins
Widgets
Summary
Chapter 6: Choosing and Installing Themes
Finding themes
Some not-design-related theme basics
Installing and changing themes
Summary
Chapter 7: Developing Your Own Theme
Setting up your design
Converting your build into a theme
Creating templates within your theme
Making your theme widget friendly
Enabling a menu in your theme
Creating a child theme
Sharing your theme
Summary
Chapter 8: Feeds, Podcasting, and Offline Blogging
Feed basics
Your built-in WordPress feeds
Adding feed links
Podcasting
Offline blogging tools
Summary
Chapter 9: Developing Plugins and Widgets
Plugins
Widgets
Shortcodes
Summary
Chapter 10: Community Blogging
Concerns for a multiauthor blog
User roles and abilities
Managing users
User management plugins
Creating a multisite website
Summary
Chapter 11: Creating a Non-blog Website Part One – The Basics
The must-do tasks
Static websites
Corporate or business websites
E-commerce stores
Summary
Chapter 12: Creating a Non-blog Website Part Two – Community Websites and Custom Content Elements
Membership websites
Video and photo blogs
Social networks
Introducing custom post types
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Explore what WordPress is and where to get it
  • Launch your website using quick WordPress installation
  • Publish your first content (blog post)
  • Discover what the most important sub pages of a quality website are and how to create them in WordPress
  • Create custom menus to improve the user experience of your website
  • Upload multimedia content such as images, audio, and video
  • Install and work with plugins and widgets
  • Find out where to get quality themes from and how to install them
  • Produce a non-blog website with WordPress

In Detail

Back in the day, when you wanted to launch a new website, you either had to learn web programming yourself or hire a professional who would take care of the whole process for you. Those times are long gone due to WordPress and the great opportunities it brings. With WordPress, anyone can build an optimized site with the least amount of effort possible and then make it available to the world in no time. WordPress is a flexible and powerful tool that's ideal for creating both blog and non-blog websites. You can customize the features, incorporate your own design, and even write your own plugins with ease. Its versatility and ease of use have attracted a large, enthusiastic, and helpful community of users.

"WordPress 3.7 Complete: Third Edition" is a practical guide for anyone who wants to start their journey as a web developer. This WordPress book takes you through a step-by-step process of planning out and then building your site.

"WordPress 3.7 Complete: Third Edition" will take you through the complete process of building a fully functional WordPress site from scratch.
You will learn how to create your first blog post, what the difference between posts and pages is, and how to use multimedia files to accompany your content and make it more attractive. Next, you will find out what plugins and themes are and how to use them effectively.

"With WordPress 3.7 Complete: Third Edition" , you will learn all the ins and outs of WordPress and using it for publishing content on the Web. It provides easy-to-apply advice with tons of screenshots and actionable examples.

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