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WordPress For Dummies, 7th Edition

WordPress For Dummies, 7th Edition

Lisa Sabin-Wilson

ISBN: 978-1-119-08857-8

Aug 2015

432 pages

Description

Not a WordPress guru? No worries! You can become a pro in no time

It seems as though the world revolves around websites and blogs these days, and with WordPress For Dummies, 7th Edition you can join the fun! This easy-to-read book is packed with the information you need to navigate the world of WordPress, and all of the content is updated to keep you up to speed with the latest updates. The insight this resource offers will equip you to take on the art of blogging or running a website with confidence. Whether you're new to the blogging community or you're looking to maximize your website by extending your use of WordPress features, WordPress For Dummies, 7th Edition is a book you need on your shelf.

With state-of-the-art features, WordPress offers effective user support, and the flexibility to merge your creative ideas with more traditional blogging conventions, WordPress has become the go-to resource for bloggers who want to be noticed. Of course, succeeding in the crowded blogging space requires more than simply starting a blog; a working knowledge of your blogging platform goes a long way in creating a successful site. By understanding the platform upon which you're building your blog, you can take advantage of the features and capabilities that will ultimately help your voice be heard.

  • Get setup with a new WordPress.org account
  • Pick the perfect web host
  • Leverage the power of WordPress as a CMS tool
  • Forget one website—manage as many as you want!

WordPress For Dummies, 7th Edition is the all-inclusive guide you need to start—and maintain—a WordPress site.

Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing WordPress 5

Chapter 1: What WordPress Can Do for You 7

Chapter 2: WordPress Basics 17

Part II: Setting Up WordPress 29

Chapter 3: Setting Up Blogging Base Camp 31

Chapter 4: Understanding the WordPressorg Dashboard 61

Chapter 5: Establishing Your Publishing Routine 97

Part III: Flexing and Extending WordPress 125

Chapter 6: Media Management: Images, Audio, and Video 127

Chapter 7: Making the Most of WordPress Plugins 145

Chapter 8: Finding and Installing WordPress Themes 169

Part IV: Customizing WordPress 181

Chapter 9: Understanding Themes and Templates 183

Chapter 10: Tweaking WordPress Themes 225

Chapter 11: Understanding Parent and Child Themes 253

Chapter 12: WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS) 269

Chapter 13: Hosting Multiple Sites with WordPress 317

Chapter 14: Upgrading, Backing Up, and Migrating 345

Part V: The Part of Tens 369

Chapter 15: Ten Popular WordPress Plugins 371

Chapter 16: Ten Free WordPress Themes 381

Index 389