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WordPress Web Design For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Updated, full-color guide to creating dynamic websites with WordPress 3.6

In this updated new edition, bestselling For Dummies author and WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson makes it easy for anyone with a basic knowledge of the WordPress software to create a custom site using complementary technologies such as CSS, HTML, PHP, and MySQL. You’ll not only get up to speed on essential tools and technologies and further advance your own design skills, this book also gives you pages of great case studies, so you can see just how other companies and individuals are creating compelling, customized, and cost-effective websites with WordPress.

  • Shows you how to incorporate WordPress templates, graphic design principles, HTML, CSS, and PHP to build one-of-a-kind websites
  • Explains how to create an effective navigation system, choose the right color palette and fonts, and select different layouts
  • Reveals how you can tweak existing website designs with available themes, both free and premium
  • Provides numerous case studies to illustrate techniques and processes, and the effects you can achieve
  • Discusses how you can translate your design skills into paid work

Want to create cost-effective and fantastic websites with WordPress? This do-it-yourself book will get you there.

Table of Contents
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 Thirteen
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 Website
Chapter 14. Using Basic CSS and HTML to Customize Your Site Design
Chapter 15. Designing for WordPress as a CMS
Chapter 16. Enhancing Your Website 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

Book Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2nd Edition (September 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111854661X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118546611
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