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WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Introduction

WordPress is the most popular blogging software on the planet. Between the hosted service at WordPress.com and the self-hosted software available at WordPress.org, millions of bloggers use WordPress today! That’s impressive. And with WordPress, you can truly tailor a blog to your own tastes and needs.

With no cost for using the benefits of the WordPress platform to publish content on the web, WordPress is as priceless as it is free. WordPress makes writing, editing, and publishing content on the Internet a delightful, fun, and relatively painless experience whether you’re a publisher, designer, developer — or just blogging as a hobby.

About This Book

WordPress being free and accessible to all, however, doesn’t make it inherently easy for everyone. For some, the technologies, terminology, and coding practices can be a little intimidating or downright daunting. WordPress All-in-One For Dummies eliminates any intimidation about using WordPress. With a little research, knowledge, and time, you’ll soon have a blog that suits your needs and gives your readers an exciting experience that keeps them coming back for more.

WordPress All-in-One For Dummies — a complete guide to WordPress — covers the basics: installation and configuration, the Dashboard, publishing content, creating themes, and developing plugins. Additionally, this book provides advanced information about security, the WordPress tools, using the multisite features, and optimizing your blog for search engines. ...

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