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WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Lisa Sabin-Wilson

ISBN: 978-1-118-38333-9

May 2013

840 pages

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Top WordPress guide, now fully updated for the latest WordPress release!

This updated new edition comprises one of the largest collections of practical intermediate to advanced information on WordPress. Fully updated for the latest WordPress release, this in-depth book covers it all, from setting up your software to publishing your site, using SEO and social media, developing and using plug-ins, running multiple sites with WordPress, and more. Veteran author Lisa Sabin-Wilson is a top authority on WordPress, and she and her co-authors pack this book with essential and easy-to-follow tips, techniques, and advice.

  • Presents straightforward and easy-to-understand intermediate to advanced coverage of the WordPress, the most popular blog software in use today
  • Features eight minibooks that cover what you need to know in depth, including WordPress basics, setting up the software, exploring the dashboard, publishing your site with WordPress, using SEO and social media, customizing the look of your site, using plug-ins, and running multiple sites with WordPress
  • Covers the very latest release of WordPress

Get up to speed on WordPress with WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and turn your hobby into a business!

Introduction 1

Book I: WordPress Basics 5

Chapter 1: Exploring Basic WordPress Concepts 7

Chapter 2: Exploring the World of Open Source Software 19

Chapter 3: Understanding Development and Release Cycles 29

Chapter 4: Meeting the WordPress Community 37

Chapter 5: Discovering Different Versions of WordPress 49

Book II: Setting Up the WordPress Software 61

Chapter 1: Understanding the System Requirements 63

Chapter 2: Using File Transfer Protocol 73

Chapter 3: Getting to Know PHP and MySQL 87

Chapter 4: Installing WordPress on Your Web Server 97

Chapter 5: Confi guring WordPress for Optimum Security 115

Chapter 6: Upgrading WordPress 133

Chapter 7: Backing Up, Packing Up, and Moving to a New Host 143

Book III: Exploring the WordPress Dashboard 159

Chapter 1: Logging In and Taking a Look Around 161

Chapter 2: Exploring Tools and Settings 177

Chapter 3: Managing Users and Multiple Authors 205

Chapter 4: Dealing with Comments and Spam 217

Chapter 5: Creating Categories and Tags 229

Book IV: Publishing Your Site with WordPress 241

Chapter 1: Writing Your First Post 243

Chapter 2: Creating a Static Page 259

Chapter 3: Uploading and Displaying Photos and Galleries 267

Chapter 4: Exploring Podcasting and Video Blogging 279

Chapter 5: Working with Custom Fields 287

Chapter 6: Using WordPress as a Content Management System 301

Book V: Examining SEO and Social Media 323

Chapter 1: Exposing Your Content 325

Chapter 2: Creating a Social Media Listening Hub 345

Chapter 3: Understanding Analytics 357

Chapter 4: Search Engine Optimization 373

Chapter 5: Exploring Popular SEO Plugins 391

Book VI: Customizing the Look of Your Site 401

Chapter 1: Examining the Default Theme: Twenty Twelve 403

Chapter 2: Finding and Installing WordPress Themes 423

Chapter 3: Exploring the Anatomy of a Theme 437

Chapter 4: Customizing Your Theme 467

Chapter 5: Understanding Parent and Child Themes 487

Chapter 6: Digging into Advanced Theme Development 503

Chapter 7: Using Theme Frameworks to Simplify Customization 549

Book VII: Using and Developing Plugins 563

Chapter 1: Introducing WordPress Plugins 565

Chapter 2: Installing and Managing Plugins 583

Chapter 3: Confi guring and Using Plugins 597

Chapter 4: Modifying Existing Plugin Code 617

Chapter 5: Creating Simple Plugins from Scratch 625

Chapter 6: Exploring Plugin Development Best Practices 675

Chapter 7: Plugin Tips and Tricks 689

Book VIII: Running Multiple Sites with WordPress 707

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Multiple Sites 709

Chapter 2: Setting Up and Confi guring Network Features 717

Chapter 3: Becoming a Network Admin 725

Chapter 4: Management of Users and Access Control 745

Chapter 5: Using Network Plugins and Themes 755

Chapter 6: Using Multiple Domains within Your Network 771

Index 787