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WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Top WordPress guide, now fully updated for the latest WordPress release!

This updated new edition comprises one of the largest collections of practical intermediate to advanced information on WordPress. Fully updated for the latest WordPress release, this in-depth book covers it all, from setting up your software to publishing your site, using SEO and social media, developing and using plug-ins, running multiple sites with WordPress, and more. Veteran author Lisa Sabin-Wilson is a top authority on WordPress, and she and her co-authors pack this book with essential and easy-to-follow tips, techniques, and advice.

  • Presents straightforward and easy-to-understand intermediate to advanced coverage of the WordPress, the most popular blog software in use today

  • Features eight minibooks that cover what you need to know in depth, including WordPress basics, setting up the software, exploring the dashboard, publishing your site with WordPress, using SEO and social media, customizing the look of your site, using plug-ins, and running multiple sites with WordPress

  • Covers the very latest release of WordPress

Get up to speed on WordPress with WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and turn your hobby into a business!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Introduction
  5. Book I: WordPress Basics
    1. Chapter 1: Exploring Basic WordPress Concepts
    2. Chapter 2: Exploring the World of Open Source Software
    3. Chapter 3: Understanding Development and Release Cycles
    4. Chapter 4: Meeting the WordPress Community
    5. Chapter 5: Discovering Different Versions of WordPress
  6. Book II: Setting Up the WordPress Software
    1. Chapter 1: Understanding the System Requirements
    2. Chapter 2: Using File Transfer Protocol
    3. Chapter 3: Getting to Know PHP and MySQL
    4. Chapter 4: Installing WordPress on Your Web Server
    5. Chapter 5: Configuring WordPress for Optimum Security
    6. Chapter 6: Upgrading WordPress
    7. Chapter 7: Backing Up, Packing Up, and Moving to a New Host
  7. Book III: Exploring the WordPress Dashboard
    1. Chapter 1: Logging In and Taking a Look Around
    2. Chapter 2: Exploring Tools and Settings
    3. Chapter 3: Managing Users and Multiple Authors
    4. Chapter 4: Dealing with Comments and Spam
    5. Chapter 5: Creating Categories and Tags
  8. Book IV: Publishing Your Site with WordPress
    1. Chapter 1: Writing Your First Post
    2. Chapter 2: Creating a Static Page
    3. Chapter 3: Uploading and Displaying Photos and Galleries
    4. Chapter 4: Exploring Podcasting and Video Blogging
    5. Chapter 5: Working with Custom Fields
    6. Chapter 6: Using WordPress as a Content Management System
  9. Book V: Examining SEO and Social Media
    1. Chapter 1: Exposing Your Content
    2. Chapter 2: Creating a Social Media Listening Hub
    3. Chapter 3: Understanding Analytics
    4. Chapter 4: Search Engine Optimization
    5. Chapter 5: Exploring Popular SEO Plugins
  10. Book VI: Customizing the Look of Your Site
    1. Chapter 1: Examining the Default Theme: Twenty Twelve
    2. Chapter 2: Finding and Installing WordPress Themes
    3. Chapter 3: Exploring the Anatomy of a Theme
    4. Chapter 4: Customizing Your Theme
    5. Chapter 5: Understanding Parent and Child Themes
    6. Chapter 6: Digging into Advanced Theme Development
    7. Chapter 7: Using Theme Frameworks to Simplify Customization
  11. Book VII: Using and Developing Plugins
    1. Chapter 1: Introducing WordPress Plugins
    2. Chapter 2: Installing and Managing Plugins
    3. Chapter 3: Configuring and Using Plugins
    4. Chapter 4: Modifying Existing Plugin Code
    5. Chapter 5: Creating Simple Plugins from Scratch
    6. Chapter 6: Exploring Plugin Development Best Practices
    7. Chapter 7: Plugin Tips and Tricks
  12. Book VIII: Running Multiple Sites with WordPress
    1. Chapter 1: An Introduction to Multiple Sites
    2. Chapter 2: Setting Up and Configuring Network Features
    3. Chapter 3: Becoming a Network Admin
    4. Chapter 4: Management of Users and Access Control
    5. Chapter 5: Using Network Plugins and Themes
    6. Chapter 6: Using Multiple Domains within Your Network
  13. Cheat Sheet