WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, 2E uses a visual
approach to teach the essential elements of WordPress, one of the
world's most popular publishing platforms. This book gives readers
the tools they need to create beautiful, functional
WordPress-powered sites with minimal hassle. Using plenty of
screenshots and a clear, organized format, authors Jessica Neuman
Beck and Matt Beck walk new users through the installation and
setup process while providing valuable tips and tricks for more
experienced users. With no other resource but this guide, readers
can set up a fully-functional and well-designed WordPress site that
takes advantage of all the features WordPress has to offer.
This new, fully updated version covers all the key new features of WordPress 3, including an improved welcome screen with enhanced security and usability; internal linking to articles on one's own blog; support for individual author templates; improved menu interface allowing for changes to be made from inside the WordPress dashboard; and the new, easily customizable Default Theme, Twenty Eleven, with support for child themes and header and background adjustments. It also covers more advanced features, such as improved content management with Custom Post types, which allow WordPress theme developers to create custom content types outside of pages and posts; and integration of the WordPress Multi-User into the WordPress core so that users can create and manage hundreds of blogs.