WordPress 24-Hour Trainer
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|Format:||Paperback, 408 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 12 August 2011|
The eagerly anticipated second edition, completely updated for WordPress 3.1 As an open source content management system, WordPress allows users to easily build feature-rich web sites with no programming experience. This unique book-and-video package is a friendly, self-paced beginners guide to the latest release of WordPress. Lessons are focused on practical, everyday tasks that users will need to create and maintain their sites: entering new content, creating new pages, managing menus, making content search-engine friendly. Plus you'll find lots of tips based on years of experience teaching people to use WordPress. You'll also learn how to extend the functionality of WordPress by using the thousands of plugins available. Connecting to social media, creating membership and e-commerce sites, setting up events calendars, making your site mobile-friendly these are just some of the plugins you'll be introduced to. Each lesson in the book is supplemented by an instructional video intended to enhance your learning experience. Plus, a trouble-shooting appendix addresses various issues to help you solve any challenges you may face. Lessons include: Installing WordPress Admin area overview Basic admin settings Adding a new post Working with the text Laying out text Advanced post The basics of handling media files The upload/insert window Image options in detail Editing and laying out Working with image galleries Adding video and audio Adding documents Managing posts and pages Managing media files Managing post categories and Managing widgets and The links manager Managing comments Bringing in content from other sites Helping others connect to your site Having multiple site users Overview of WordPress themes Creating a child theme Basic customization of your design Optimizing your content Optimizing your site as a whole How is your site doing? Keeping up to date Backing up your site Installing and activating plugins Two example plugins Other common uses for plugins Running multiple sites with WordPress Customizing WordPress Troubleshooting WordPress If learning the new WordPress is a pressing issue for you, then this book-and-video package is exactly what you need. Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.
About the Author
George Plumley is a web developer and designer who has been helping small business clients build and update their websites for more than 15 years. His signature consulting tools are his training videos, including more than 100 on WordPress.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION xxvii SECTION I: BEFORE YOU START. LESSON 1: THINKING LIKE WORDPRESS 3 LESSON 2: PLANNING YOUR SITE FOR WORDPRESS 11 SECTION II: FIRING UP WORDPRESS. LESSON 3: INSTALLING WORDPRESS 21 LESSON 4: ADMIN AREA OVERVIEW 31 LESSON 5: BASIC ADMIN SETTINGS 39 SECTION III: WORKING WITH WRITTEN CONTENT. LESSON 6: ADDING A NEW POST - OVERVIEW 49 LESSON 7: WORKING WITH THE TEXT EDITOR 61 LESSON 8: LAYING OUT TEXT 73 LESSON 9: ADVANCED POST OPTIONS 81 LESSON 10: ADDING A NEW PAGE 91 SECTION IV: WORKING WITH MEDIA CONTENT. LESSON 11: THE BASICS OF HANDLING MEDIA FILES 97 LESSON 12: THE UPLOAD/INSERT WINDOW TABS 105 LESSON 13: IMAGE OPTIONS IN DETAIL 113 LESSON 14: EDITING AND LAYING OUT IMAGES 121 LESSON 15: WORKING WITH IMAGE GALLERIES 137 LESSON 16: ADDING VIDEO AND AUDIO 147 LESSON 17: ADDING DOCUMENTS 153 SECTION V: MANAGING YOUR CONTENT. LESSON 18: MANAGING POSTS AND PAGES 161 LESSON 19: MANAGING MEDIA FILES 173 LESSON 20: MANAGING POST CATEGORIES AND TAGS 179 LESSON 21: MANAGING WIDGETS AND MENUS 187 SECTION VI: MAKING YOUR SITE SOCIAL. LESSON 22: THE LINKS MANAGER 201 LESSON 23: MANAGING COMMENTS 207 LESSON 24: BRINGING IN CONTENT FROM OTHER SITES 215 LESSON 25: HELPING OTHERS CONNECT TO YOUR SITE 223 LESSON 26: HAVING MULTIPLE SITE USERS 233 SECTION VII: CHOOSING AND CUSTOMIZING THEMES. LESSON 27: OVERVIEW OF WORDPRESS THEMES 241 LESSON 28: CREATING A CHILD THEME 247 LESSON 29: BASIC CUSTOMIZATION OF YOUR DESIGN 255 SECTION VIII: BECOMING SEARCH ENGINE-FRIENDLY. LESSON 30: OPTIMIZING YOUR CONTENT 267 LESSON 31: OPTIMIZING YOUR SITE AS A WHOLE 275 SECTION IX: HOUSEKEEPING CHORES. LESSON 32: HOW IS YOUR SITE DOING? 285 LESSON 33: KEEPING UP TO DATE 291 LESSON 34: BACKING UP YOUR SITE 299 SECTION X: ADDING FUNCTIONALITY USING PLUGINS. LESSON 35: INSTALLING AND ACTIVATING PLUGINS 307 LESSON 36: TWO EXAMPLE PLUGINS 315 LESSON 37: OTHER COMMON USES FOR PLUGINS 323 SECTION XI: TAKING WORDPRESS EVEN FURTHER. LESSON 38: RUNNING MULTIPLE SITES WITH WORDPRESS 335 LESSON 39: CUSTOMIZING WORDPRESS 341 APPENDIX A: TROUBLESHOOTING WORDPRESS 347 APPENDIX B: GLOSSARY 351 APPENDIX C: WHAT'S ON THE DVD? 357 INDEX 361
|Publisher: ||John Wiley & Sons Inc|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 18.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.72 kg)|