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WordPress® Web Design For Dummies®

Book Description

Learn how WordPress can help you create a unique, customized Web site

Once only a platform for bloggers, WordPress is gaining popularity as a tool for creating individualized Web sites. WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson makes it easy for anyone with a basic knowledge of the WordPress software to create a custom site using complimentary technologies including CSS, HTML, and PHP. This easy-to-follow, full-color guide helps you identify the tools and technologies you need to create the site you envision, build a user-friendly navigation system, select colors and layouts, work with existing WordPress themes, and even develop your own theme to personalize your site.

  • WordPress offers a versatile tool for building customized Web sites; this full-color book walks you through the process, explains the complimentary technologies involved, and shows you how to select colors, fonts, and themes
  • Case studies illustrate the process and the effects that can be achieved
  • Shows how to incorporate WordPress templates, graphic design principles, HTML, CSS, and PHP to build a truly one-of-a-kind Web site

If you know how to use WordPress software to create a blog, WordPress Web Design For Dummies will enable you to quickly and easily construct a unique Web site for your business, organization, or personal use.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Part I: Establishing a WordPress Foundation
    3. Chapter 1: Exploring Web Design with WordPress
  5. Part I: Establishing a WordPress Foundation
    1. Chapter 1: Exploring Web Design with WordPress
    2. Chapter 2: Understanding WordPress Requirements
      1. Establishing Your Domain
      2. Chapter 3: Installing WordPress on Your Web Server
    3. Chapter 3: Installing WordPress on Your Web Server
    4. Chapter 4: Managing Content with WordPress
      1. Archiving Content with WordPress
  6. Part II: Choosing the Right Tools
    1. Chapter 5: Exploring Editors, Browsers, and FTP
      1. Choosing the Right Text Editor for You
      2. Chapter 6: Choosing Graphics and Software Resources
    2. Chapter 6: Choosing Graphics and Software Resources
    3. Chapter 7: Choosing Colors and Fonts
      1. Understanding Color
      2. Chapter 8: Planning Your Design Strategy
    4. Chapter 8: Planning Your Design Strategy
      1. Part III: Working with WordPress Themes
      2. Chapter 9: Finding and Installing a WordPress Theme
  7. Part III: Working with WordPress Themes
    1. Chapter 9: Finding and Installing a WordPress Theme
    2. Chapter 10: Working with the Default Theme: Twenty Ten
      1. Exploring the Layout and Structure
      2. Chapter 11: Dissecting Themes and Templates
    3. Chapter 11: Dissecting Themes and Templates
    4. Chapter 12: Displaying Content with Widgets and Template Tags
      1. Exploring Common Template Tags
      2. Chapter 13: Understanding Parent and Child Themes
    5. Chapter 13: Understanding Parent and Child Themes
  8. Part IV: Building Your Custom Web Site
    1. Chapter 14: Using Basic CSS and HTML to Customize Your Site Design
      1. Styling with CSS: The Basics
      2. Chapter 15: Designing for WordPress as a CMS
    2. Chapter 15: Designing for WordPress as a CMS
    3. Chapter 16: Enhancing Your Web Site with Plugins
      1. Installing WordPress Plugins via the Dashboard
  9. Part V: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 17: Ten Powerful Plugins for WordPress
      1. All in One SEO Pack
    2. Chapter 18: Ten Well-Designed Sites That Use WordPress as a CMS
      1. Nourish Network
  10. Cheat Sheet