WordPress 4.x Complete

Build a complete website with this WordPress tutorial, and learn how to develop your own original WordPress themes and customize new plugins and widgets

WordPress 4.x Complete

Karol Król

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Build a complete website with this WordPress tutorial, and learn how to develop your own original WordPress themes and customize new plugins and widgets
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Book Details

ISBN 139781784390907
Paperback412 pages

Book Description

With WordPress, anyone can build an optimized website with the least amount of effort possible and then make it available to the world in no time.

This book will serve as a practical guide for everyone who intends to become an online publisher, website owner, or even a website developer. Beginning with the basic features of WordPress, the book lays a solid foundation to deal with advanced and complex features. It then moves on to helping you choose and install various themes.

Gradually, with increasing complexity, the book goes into the development of your own themes, acting as a beginner's guide to theme and plugin development.

Concluding the learning curve with miscellaneous tasks such as community blogging and administrating the established site, this book empowers you with the ability to maintain your site.

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 3.7
Learning more with 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 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, Menus, Media Library, and More
Pages
Menus
Header
Background
Advanced site customization
Media library
Importing/exporting your content
Summary
Chapter 5: Plugins and Widgets
Breaking down plugins – what are they?
Why use plugins
Where to get plugins from
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 template files 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 Social Media Integration
Getting started with feeds
Working with built-in WordPress feeds
Adding feed links
Podcasting
Integrating social media
Summary
Chapter 9: Developing Plugins and Widgets
Plugins
Widgets
Shortcodes
Summary
Chapter 10: Community Blogging
Concerns for a multi-author blog
User roles and abilities
Managing users
User management plugins
Summary
Chapter 11: Creating a Non-blog Website Part 1 – The Basics
The must-do tasks
Static websites
Corporate or business websites
One-page websites
Summary
Chapter 12: Creating a Non-blog Website Part 2 – Community Websites and Custom Content Elements
Membership websites
Video blogs and photo blogs
Social networks
Introducing custom post types
Summary
Chapter 13: Administrating WordPress
System requirements
Enabling permalinks
The importance of backing up
Upgrading WordPress
Migrating or restoring a WordPress website
Acting in case of a site crash
Setting file permissions
Troubleshooting
Tips for theme development
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Launch your website quickly with the help of a quick WordPress installation guide
  • Create content that is optimized for publishing on the Web
  • Create a quality website with a proper assembly of important subpages
  • Install and work with plugins and widgets
  • Install and create attractive themes for your website
  • Create custom menus to improve the user experience of your website
  • Upload multimedia content such as images, audio, and video easily and effectively
  • Build your first plugins and widgets to add features to your website
  • Expand the features of WordPress for creating non-blogging websites and administer them

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 3.7
Learning more with 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 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, Menus, Media Library, and More
Pages
Menus
Header
Background
Advanced site customization
Media library
Importing/exporting your content
Summary
Chapter 5: Plugins and Widgets
Breaking down plugins – what are they?
Why use plugins
Where to get plugins from
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 template files 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 Social Media Integration
Getting started with feeds
Working with built-in WordPress feeds
Adding feed links
Podcasting
Integrating social media
Summary
Chapter 9: Developing Plugins and Widgets
Plugins
Widgets
Shortcodes
Summary
Chapter 10: Community Blogging
Concerns for a multi-author blog
User roles and abilities
Managing users
User management plugins
Summary
Chapter 11: Creating a Non-blog Website Part 1 – The Basics
The must-do tasks
Static websites
Corporate or business websites
One-page websites
Summary
Chapter 12: Creating a Non-blog Website Part 2 – Community Websites and Custom Content Elements
Membership websites
Video blogs and photo blogs
Social networks
Introducing custom post types
Summary
Chapter 13: Administrating WordPress
System requirements
Enabling permalinks
The importance of backing up
Upgrading WordPress
Migrating or restoring a WordPress website
Acting in case of a site crash
Setting file permissions
Troubleshooting
Tips for theme development
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781784390907
Paperback412 pages
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