WordPress Web Design For Dummies
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.
Part I: Establishing a WordPress Foundation.
Chapter 1: Exploring Web Design with WordPress.
Chapter 2: Understanding WordPress Requirements.
Chapter 3: Installing WordPress on Your Web Server.
Chapter 4: Managing Content with WordPress.
Part II: Choosing the Right Tools.
Chapter 5: Exploring Editors, Browsers, and FTP.
Chapter 6: Choosing Graphics and Software Resources.
Chapter 7: Choosing Colors and Fonts.
Chapter 8: Planning Your Design Strategy.
Part III: Working with WordPress Themes.
Chapter 9: Finding and Installing a WordPress Theme.
Chapter 10: Working with the Default Theme: Twenty Ten.
Chapter 11: Dissecting Themes and Templates.
Chapter 12: Displaying Content with Widgets and Template Tags.
Chapter 13: Understanding Parent and Child Themes.
Part IV: Building Your Custom Web Site.
Chapter 14: Using Basic CSS and HTML to Customize Your Site Design.
Chapter 15: Designing for WordPress as a CMS.
Chapter 16: Enhancing Your Web Site with Plugins.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Powerful Plugins for WordPress.
Chapter 18: Ten Well-Designed Sites That Use WordPress as a CMS.
WordPress expert and bestselling author of WordPress For Dummies, Lisa Sabin-Wilson discusses her new book WordPress Web Design For Dummies.