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WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide by Matt Beck, Jessica Neuman Beck

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12. More Than a Blog

Maintaining and updating a Web site no longer requires a degree in computer science, but typically you need to know at least a bit of HTML in order to make any significant changes to your content—or you may need to hire someone to manage the site for you. That’s not always practical for an individual or a small business.

The content management system (CMS) was born in response to a growing number of site owners who did not have the time or inclination to learn code. With a CMS, it’s easy to make changes to a site without modifying or even looking at the code.

In this chapter we’ll show you how to use WordPress as a basic CMS to set up a static home page. We’ll tell you how to set up multiple authors, and give you an overview ...

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