WordPress 4.0 Site Blueprints - Second Edition

Create a variety of exciting sites for e-commerce, networking, video streaming, and more, using WordPress
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Book Details

ISBN 139781784397968
Paperback324 pages

Book Description

WordPress is the world’s most popular Content Management System (CMS) and you can use it to create any kind of site you or your clients need. Using free plugins and themes for WordPress, you can create a store, a social media site, a review site, a video site, a network of sites or a community site, and more. Wordpress makes your job of creating your own website simple and hassle-free!

If you’ve started using WordPress to create a blog or simple website, you’ll have had a taste of the opportunities offered by this massively popular CMS.

This book will take you through the process of creating ten popular kinds of site using WordPress with free plugins and themes, each chapter covering various functionality of the web. After having learned how to migrate from your static site to Wordpress in the first chapter, you will then explore the world of social networking websites followed focusing on e-commerce. Without writing too much code, you’ll be able to create a store, a video streaming site, a team communications site, a jobs board, and more.

This book is a one-stop solution to resolve all your worries about creating a website that will give the best experience to your users.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Migrating a Static Site to WordPress
WordPress versus static sites – the differences
Understanding how WordPress stores content
Installing WordPress
Installing a theme
Adjusting your site's settings
Adding content to your site
Setting up navigation menus and widgets
Installing plugins
Making your WordPress site live
Summary
Chapter 2: Creating a Social Media Site
Introducing BuddyPress
Designing your social media site
Installing BuddyPress
Configuring the BuddyPress settings
Installing a theme
Adding widgets
Testing your site
Managing your BuddyPress site
Summary
Chapter 3: Creating a Network of Sites
Introducing WordPress Multisite
Installing Multisite
Managing your network
Allowing signups
Managing your network
Summary
Chapter 4: Creating an E-commerce Site
Planning your e-commerce site
Making your store secure with SSL
Installing WooCommerce and the Storefront theme
Configuring WooCommerce settings
Adding products to your store
Managing your store
Summary
Chapter 5: Creating a Video Streaming Site
Planning your video streaming site
Creating a YouTube channel and uploading videos
Installing and configuring the YouTube plugin
Installing and configuring a suitable theme
Managing and updating your videos
Summary
Chapter 6: Creating a Review Site
Planning your review site
Creating the site and installing a theme
Installing the WP Customer Reviews plugin
Creating posts for our review site
Moderating and publishing reviews
Adding maps to our review site
Tidying up the site – adding widgets
Summary
Chapter 7: Creating a Jobs Board
Planning your jobs board
Installing and configuring the WP Job Manager plugin
Installing and configuring a theme
Adding Job Listings
Managing Job Listings
Searching and applying for jobs
Managing users
Summary
Chapter 8: Creating a Team Communications Site
Installing and configuring the P2 theme
Adding users to your site
Configuring privacy and discussions
Adding posts and comments to the site
Summary
Chapter 9: Creating a Gallery Site
Installing a theme
Installing the NextGEN Gallery plugin
Adding galleries
Creating posts to display galleries
Editing images
Creating an album
Adding a menu and widgets
Summary
Chapter 10: Creating a Membership Site
Designing and planning your membership site
Installing the Paid Memberships Pro plugin
Configuring membership settings
Adding a menu and widgets to the site
Adding content to your site
Registering and accessing content
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Migrate your old static site into WordPress
  • Create a network of sites for other people to work with each other
  • Build a great store using the free WooCommerce plugin
  • Create a video streaming site linked to YouTube
  • Create a review site for products, services, or anything you’d like
  • Create a jobs board so people can post jobs and apply for them
  • Create websites that focus on networking such as a social media site, a communications center for your team, and a membership site to build a community
  • Create a beautiful gallery site to showcase your photography

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Migrating a Static Site to WordPress
WordPress versus static sites – the differences
Understanding how WordPress stores content
Installing WordPress
Installing a theme
Adjusting your site's settings
Adding content to your site
Setting up navigation menus and widgets
Installing plugins
Making your WordPress site live
Summary
Chapter 2: Creating a Social Media Site
Introducing BuddyPress
Designing your social media site
Installing BuddyPress
Configuring the BuddyPress settings
Installing a theme
Adding widgets
Testing your site
Managing your BuddyPress site
Summary
Chapter 3: Creating a Network of Sites
Introducing WordPress Multisite
Installing Multisite
Managing your network
Allowing signups
Managing your network
Summary
Chapter 4: Creating an E-commerce Site
Planning your e-commerce site
Making your store secure with SSL
Installing WooCommerce and the Storefront theme
Configuring WooCommerce settings
Adding products to your store
Managing your store
Summary
Chapter 5: Creating a Video Streaming Site
Planning your video streaming site
Creating a YouTube channel and uploading videos
Installing and configuring the YouTube plugin
Installing and configuring a suitable theme
Managing and updating your videos
Summary
Chapter 6: Creating a Review Site
Planning your review site
Creating the site and installing a theme
Installing the WP Customer Reviews plugin
Creating posts for our review site
Moderating and publishing reviews
Adding maps to our review site
Tidying up the site – adding widgets
Summary
Chapter 7: Creating a Jobs Board
Planning your jobs board
Installing and configuring the WP Job Manager plugin
Installing and configuring a theme
Adding Job Listings
Managing Job Listings
Searching and applying for jobs
Managing users
Summary
Chapter 8: Creating a Team Communications Site
Installing and configuring the P2 theme
Adding users to your site
Configuring privacy and discussions
Adding posts and comments to the site
Summary
Chapter 9: Creating a Gallery Site
Installing a theme
Installing the NextGEN Gallery plugin
Adding galleries
Creating posts to display galleries
Editing images
Creating an album
Adding a menu and widgets
Summary
Chapter 10: Creating a Membership Site
Designing and planning your membership site
Installing the Paid Memberships Pro plugin
Configuring membership settings
Adding a menu and widgets to the site
Adding content to your site
Registering and accessing content
Summary

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Paperback324 pages
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