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WordPress Bible

ISBN: 978-0-470-63581-0
672 pages
January 2010
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A complete and thorough guide to the largest self-hosted blogging tool: WordPress

Has learning WordPress become a pressing issue for you? If so, then turn to WordPress Bible, a complete resource on everything you need to know to learn WordPress from beginning to end. You'll start with the basics of WordPress, such as the principles of blogging and social media interaction. Then the pace ramps up to more intermediate-to-advanced topics including plugins, WordPress Loop, themes and templates, custom fields, caching, security, and more.

Written by a popular WordPress consultant, this comprehensive guide is timed to publish with the release of the latest version of WordPress, ensuring that you have the most up-to-date information available on the largest and most-used blogging tool in the world.

  • Serves as the definitive guide to every aspect of WordPress, the most popular self-hosted blogging tool in the world
  • Covers everything, from the basics of installation to more advanced topics such as plugins and security
  • Includes coverage of the most recent release of WordPress, keeping you up to date on all its latest features
  • Addresses themes and templates, WordPress Loop, custom fields, caching, and more
  • Author is a popular WordPress consultant

You'll be hard-pressed to find another resource as thorough and comprehensive as WordPress Bible.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: Getting Started with WordPress.

Chapter 1: Learning About WordPress.

Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring WordPress.

Chapter 3: WordPress, SEO, and Social Media Marketing.

Part II: Working with Plugins.

Chapter 5: Extending WordPress with Plugins.

Chapter 6: Widgetizing WordPress.

Chapter 7: Understanding the WordPress Database Class.

Chapter 8: Dissecting the Loop and WP_Query.

Part III: Working with Themes and Template Tags.

Chapter 9: Using Free or Premium Themes.

Chapter 10: Understanding the Template File Hierarchy.

Chapter 11: Adding JavaScript and CSS to Themes.

Chapter 12: Dissecting the Comment Loop, Template Tags, and Theme Best Practices.

Part IV: Creating Content.

Chapter 13: Navigating the Content Production Experience.

Chapter 14: Using Offline Editors.

Part V: Keeping Up with the Joneses: Maintenance and Upgrades.

Chapter 15: Performing Automatic Upgrades.

Chapter 16: Moving to WordPress and Backing It Up.

Chapter 17: WordPress Maintenance and Security.

Chapter 18: Caching Strategy to Ensure WordPress Scales.

Chapter 19: Understanding WordPress Roles and Capabilities.

Part VI: Alternate Uses for WordPress.

Chapter 20: Using WordPress for Alternative Blogging.

Chapter 21: WordPress as a Content Management System.

Part VII: Looking at the WordPress Ecosystem.

Chapter 22: Leveraging WordPress MU and Multi-Blog Functionality.

Chapter 23: Adding User Forums with bbPress.

Chapter 24: Creating Your Own Social Network with BuddyPress.

Chapter 25: Using BackPress as a Development Framework.

Chapter 26: WordPress.com and the Automattic Products.

Chapter 27: Leveraging Automattic Products.

Part VIII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: WordPress Hook Reference.

Appendix B: Template Tags.

Appendix C: What About PHP 5?

Appendix D: WordPress Hosting.

Appendix E: WordPress Vendors and Professional Services.

Appendix F: WordPress in Government.

Appendix G: WordPress in Major Media.

Appendix H: The General Public License.

Index.

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Aaron Brazell is a leading WordPress and social media consultant, with clients ranging from enterprise software companies to small- and medium-sized businesses. He has worked on large-scale WordPress installations from both a technical/scaling perspective to complex deliveries involving extreme leveraging of the software plugin API. He maintains a large business and technology blog in the Washington D.C. area, Technosailor.com.

Mark Jaquith is one of the lead WordPress core developers and an independent Web services consultant. He has consulted for major clients through his company, Covered Web Services, and is the author of several popular WordPress plugins, including Subscribe to Comments and Page Links To.

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