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WordPress For Dummies, 6th Edition

WordPress For Dummies, 6th Edition

Lisa Sabin-Wilson

ISBN: 978-1-118-79183-7

Mar 2014

432 pages

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The bestselling WordPress guide, fully updated to cover the 2013 enhancements

WordPress has millions of users, and this popular guide has sold more than 105,000 copies in its previous editions. With the newest releases of WordPress, author and WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson has completely updated the book to help you use and understand all the latest features. You'll learn about both the hosted version and the more flexible, which requires third-party hosting. Whether you're switching to WordPress from another blogging platform or just beginning to blog, you'll find lots of advice in this friendly guide.

  • WordPress is a state-of-the-art blogging platform that emphasizes aesthetics, web standards, and usability
  • This guide explains how to set up and maintain a blog with either of the two WordPress versions
  • Covers all the changes and improvements in the latest release of WordPress

WordPress For Dummies, 6th Edition is the guide you'll want by your side to help you create and maintain a knockout blog with WordPress.

Foreword  xi

Introduction  1

About This Book 1

Conventions Used in This Book 2

What You Are Not to Read 3

Foolish Assumptions 3

How This Book Is Organized 4

Part I: Introducing WordPress 4

Part II: Using the WordPress Hosted Service 4

Part III: Self-Hosting with WordPressorg 5

Part IV: Flexing and Extending WordPress 5

Part V: Customizing WordPress 5

Part VI: The Part of Tens 5

Icons Used in This Book 6

Where to Go from Here 6

Part I: Introducing WordPress  7

Chapter 1: What WordPress Can Do for You 9

Chapter 2: WordPress Blogging Basics 19

Part II: Using the WordPress Hosted Service  31

Chapter 3: Getting Star ted with WordPress 33

Chapter 4: Writing and Managing Your Blog 59

Chapter 5: Enhancing Your Blog with Themes, Widgets, and Upgrades 97

Part III: Self-Hosting with WordPressorg  121

Chapter 6: Setting Up Blogging Base Camp 123

Chapter 7: Understanding the WordPressorg Dashboard  143

Chapter 8: Establishing Your Blog Routine 179

Part IV: Flexing and Extending WordPress  207

Chapter 9: Media Management: Images, Audio, and Video 209

Chapter 10: Making the Most of WordPress Plugins  227

Chapter 11: Finding and Installing WordPress Themes 253

Part V: Customizing WordPress  265

Chapter 12: Understanding Themes and Templates   267

Chapter 13: Tweaking WordPress Themes 309

Part VI: The Part of Tens  351

Chapter 14: Ten Popular WordPress Plugins 353

Appendix: Upgrading, Backing Up, and Migrating 369

Index  395

Bonus Chapter 1: Designing for WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS)
Bonus Chapter 2: Hosting Multiple Sites with WordPress