WordPress 24-Hour Trainer: Watch, Read, and Learn How to Create and Customize WordPress Sites

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9780470554586: WordPress 24-Hour Trainer: Watch, Read, and Learn How to Create and Customize WordPress Sites

Don't let WordPress intimidate you. WordPress 24-Hour Trainer is a unique lesson-based book that walks you through the essential parts of WordPress. Each lesson is streamlined to teach a specific aspect of WordPress, helping you to focus on just what you need in order to get the task accomplished. If you learn better visually, this book provides you with a video to accompany each lesson.

This book is the perfect guide to

  • Planning and preparing your site for WordPress
  • Installing WordPress
  • Writing, tagging, and publishing a post
  • Working with the text editor
  • Styling paragraphs and creating lists
  • Working with media files
  • Linking, aligning, and sizing an image
  • Working with image galleries
  • Adding video and audio
  • Naming, scheduling, and managing posts
  • Making your site stand out
  • Helping others connect to your site
  • Becoming search engine friendly
  • Optimizing your site
  • Backing up your site
  • Installing and activating plugins

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From the Back Cover:

A unique introduction to building web sites with WordPress

WordPress is today's most popular open source blog publishing application, but its powerful features, simple interface, and easy expansion make it a great content management system for all types of web sites. This unique book-and-video package provides you with beginner-friendly tutorials for building and maintaining a WordPress web site. You'll discover how to customize WordPress to meet your needs and you'll see how critical—and simple—it is to expand and update content in order to make your site as effective as possible.

  • Walks you through installing the software, provides an overview of the administration interface, and covers the basic settings you'll need to get started

  • Examines the ins and outs of uploading images, video, documents, etc., and using them on your site

  • Demonstrates how to customize the look of your site using cascading style sheets

  • Reviews helpful techniques for optimizing your site and making it search-engine friendly

  • Explains how to track your site's statistics, keep your plugins and themes up to date, and practice smart backup habits

  • Addresses installing, activating, and troubleshooting plugins

Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

On the DVD

Don't just learn—do!

The lessons within the book are each accompanied by an instructional demonstration on the DVD.

You'll learn to:

  • Plan your site for WordPress

  • Write and add a new post

  • Handle revisions

  • Add new pages & sub pages

  • Work with image galleries

  • Manage media files, posts, categories, and widgets

  • Link to other sites

  • Approve, edit, and delete comments

  • Customize the design and layout

  • Optimize your content

  • Extend WordPress

Please see the DVD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

About the Author:

George Plumley is a web developer who now builds sites almost exclusively using WordPress. He runs the WordPress tutorial site www.seehowtwo.com.

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