A comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to set up, customize, and market your blog using WordPress
Clear practical coverage of all aspects of WordPress
Concise, clear, and easy to follow, rich with examples
In-depth coverage of installation, themes, syndication, and podcasting
WordPress is an open-source blog engine released under the GNU general public license. It allows users to easily create dynamic blogs with great content and many outstanding features. It is an ideal tool for developing blogs and though it is chiefly used for blogging, it can also be used as a complete CMS with very little effort. Its versality and ease of use has attracted a large, enthusiastic, and helpful community of users.
If you want to create powerful, fully-featured blogs in no time, this book is for you. This book will help you explore WordPress showing you what it offers and how to go about building your blog with the system.
You will be introduced to the main aspects of a blog â€“ users, communities, posts, comments, news feeds â€“ and learn how to manage them using WordPress. You will develop the skills and confidence to manage all types of content, be it text or images, on your blog, and also understand how users interact with the blog. In working through the book you'll be inspired as well as informed, and have the capability and the ideas to make your blog cutting edge and exciting to maximize its impact.
WordPress is a simple and powerful way to start blogging. If you're not an IT expert but want to use a state-of-the-art blogging system to give your blog the best chance of success, while giving you the time to focus on content and your readers, WordPress is the right system for you, and this book is the right place to start. It will give you a rapid and straightforward introduction to the rich and powerful features of WordPress and get you up and running with a state-of-the-art blog as quickly and painlessly as possible.