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WordPress 24-Hour Trainer, 2nd Edition


The eagerly anticipated second edition, completely updated for WordPress 3.1

As an open source content management system, WordPress allows users to easily build feature-rich web sites with no programming experience. This unique book-and-video package is a friendly, self-paced beginners guide to the latest release of WordPress. Lessons are focused on practical, everyday tasks that users will need to create and maintain their sites: entering new content, creating new pages, managing menus, making content search-engine friendly. Plus you’ll find lots of tips based on years of experience teaching people to use WordPress.

You’ll also learn how to extend the functionality of WordPress by using the thousands of plugins available. Connecting to social media, creating membership and e-commerce sites, setting up events calendars, making your site mobile-friendly—these are just some of the plugins you’ll be introduced to. Each lesson in the book is supplemented by an instructional video intended to enhance your learning experience. Plus, a trouble-shooting appendix addresses various issues to help you solve any challenges you may face.

Lessons include:

  • Installing WordPress
  • Admin area overview
  • Basic admin settings
  • Adding a new post
  • Working with the text
  • Laying out text
  • Advanced post
  • The basics of handling media files
  • The upload/insert window
  • Image options in detail
  • Editing and laying out
  • Working with image galleries
  • Adding video and audio
  • Adding documents
  • Managing posts and pages
  • Managing media files
  • Managing post categories and
  • Managing widgets and
  • The links manager
  • Managing comments
  • Bringing in content from other sites
  • Helping others connect to your site
  • Having multiple site users
  • Overview of WordPress themes
  • Creating a child theme
  • Basic customization of your design
  • Optimizing your content
  • Optimizing your site as a whole
  • How is your site doing?
  • Keeping up to date
  • Backing up your site
  • Installing and activating plugins
  • Two example plugins
  • Other common uses for plugins
  • Running multiple sites with WordPress
  • Customizing WordPress
  • Troubleshooting WordPress

If learning the new WordPress is a pressing issue for you, then this book-and-video package is exactly what you need.

Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.

From the Back Cover
Learn to build, update, maintain, and expand a WordPress website

WordPress is an increasingly popular open-source content management system that exists in either a self-hosted or hosted version and allows you to build and maintain a feature-rich website. This unique book-and-video package serves as a friendly, self-paced learning experience on the capabilities and newest features of the self-hosted version of WordPress (though much of it also applies to the hosted version). Veteran author George Plumley teaches you how to customize and extend WordPress in a number of ways in order to make it do exactly what you need. The valuable lessons featured in the book focus on everyday tasks and are supplemented on the instructional video to enhance your learning experience.

WordPress 24-Hour Trainer, Second Edition:

  • Demonstrates how to enter new content, create new pages, and make content search-engine friendly
  • Details techniques for breaking up large amounts of text, writing a post, and creating a sub page
  • Explores plugins that help you connect your site to social media, make your site mobile friendly, and more
  • Addresses creating and managing menus and displaying links
  • Explains how to find files in the media library
  • Walks you through running multiple websites from a single installation

You’ll learn to:

  • Plan what you need to do before starting your site
  • Install WordPress
  • Enter your content and publish it
  • Upload images, video, documents, and more
  • Navigate through various types of content
  • Deal with links, comments, RSS feeds, social networks, and multiple users
  • Work with themes
  • Optimize your site
  • Make sure your software is up to date
  • Add functionality with plugins

Book Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 2nd Edition (August 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118066901
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118066904
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