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WordPress Web Design For Dummies


Learn how WordPress can help you create a unique, customized Web site

Once only a platform for bloggers, WordPress is gaining popularity as a tool for creating individualized Web sites. WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson makes it easy for anyone with a basic knowledge of the WordPress software to create a custom site using complimentary technologies including CSS, HTML, and PHP. This easy-to-follow, full-color guide helps you identify the tools and technologies you need to create the site you envision, build a user-friendly navigation system, select colors and layouts, work with existing WordPress themes, and even develop your own theme to personalize your site.

  • WordPress offers a versatile tool for building customized Web sites; this full-color book walks you through the process, explains the complimentary technologies involved, and shows you how to select colors, fonts, and themes
  • Case studies illustrate the process and the effects that can be achieved
  • Shows how to incorporate WordPress templates, graphic design principles, HTML, CSS, and PHP to build a truly one-of-a-kind Web site

If you know how to use WordPress software to create a blog, WordPress Web Design For Dummies will enable you to quickly and easily construct a unique Web site for your business, organization, or personal use.


From the Back Cover

Express yourself with WordPress! Create a custom site with e-commerce, social media, and more

WordPress has grown up! No longer just a blogging tool, it has secret powers that enable you to include features like photo and video galleries, portfolios, directories and contact forms, client testimonials, integration with Facebook and Twitter, and a whole lot more in your Web site. The secret is out — read on and learn what you can do!

  • A solid foundation — understand what a content management system is, how a blog differs from a Web site, and what you need from a Web host
  • The right tool for the job — learn about FTP, types of editors, graphics programs, fonts and colors, and image libraries
  • Choose your theme — discover the anatomy of a WordPress theme and how to use template tags to display different content
  • It’s all yours — create a unique, customized site using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and HTML
  • Pick plugins — use plugins to add galleries, social communities, and forums to your site

Open the book and find:

  • Why WordPress is perfect for e-commerce sites
  • Steps for installing WordPress on your Web server
  • How plain text editors differ from WYSIWYG editors
  • Hints for creating dynamite design
  • What you can do with widgets
  • Examples of content types and formats
  • Tips for using WordPress as a content management system
  • How template tags work

Learn to:

  • Create custom, feature-rich, dynamic Web sites using WordPress
  • Customize your design using CSS, HTML, and PHP
  • Develop company sites, online magazines, and e-commerce Web sites

Book Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (June 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470935030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470935033
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