9781118066904

WordPress 24-Hour Trainer

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  • ISBN13:

    9781118066904

  • ISBN10:

    1118066901

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/16/2011
  • Publisher: Wrox
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Summary

This book and video package provides the framework for WordPress (structuring sites, laying out pages), and the videos provide the concrete examples, including variations by operating systems and browsers. Organized into 38 different lessons in 11 Sections, readers will learn how to plan their site first and then install WordPress; work with and manage written content and media content; make a social site and nail down its look; optimize search engine use; get stats from your hosting company; use the power of plugins, tweak theme code; do a site makeover, and customize and manipulate WordPress. A trouble-shooting appendix addresses install issues and issues with editing and adding content. The value-add, video tutorials, each of which is under two minutes, cover very specific tasks as well as offering additional trouble-shooting tips. All of this is complaint with WordPress 3.2 due to release in mid-2011.

Author Biography

George Plumley is a web developer and designer who has been helping small business clients build and update their websites for more than 15 years. His signature consulting tools are his training videos, including more than 100 on WordPress.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION xxvii

SECTION I: BEFORE YOU START.

LESSON 1: THINKING LIKE WORDPRESS 3

LESSON 2: PLANNING YOUR SITE FOR WORDPRESS 11

SECTION II: FIRING UP WORDPRESS.

LESSON 3: INSTALLING WORDPRESS 21

LESSON 4: ADMIN AREA OVERVIEW 31

LESSON 5: BASIC ADMIN SETTINGS 39

SECTION III: WORKING WITH WRITTEN CONTENT.

LESSON 6: ADDING A NEW POST — OVERVIEW 49

LESSON 7: WORKING WITH THE TEXT EDITOR 61

LESSON 8: LAYING OUT TEXT 73

LESSON 9: ADVANCED POST OPTIONS 81

LESSON 10: ADDING A NEW PAGE 91

SECTION IV: WORKING WITH MEDIA CONTENT.

LESSON 11: THE BASICS OF HANDLING MEDIA FILES 97

LESSON 12: THE UPLOAD/INSERT WINDOW TABS 105

LESSON 13: IMAGE OPTIONS IN DETAIL 113

LESSON 14: EDITING AND LAYING OUT IMAGES 121

LESSON 15: WORKING WITH IMAGE GALLERIES 137

LESSON 16: ADDING VIDEO AND AUDIO 147

LESSON 17: ADDING DOCUMENTS 153

SECTION V: MANAGING YOUR CONTENT.

LESSON 18: MANAGING POSTS AND PAGES 161

LESSON 19: MANAGING MEDIA FILES 173

LESSON 20: MANAGING POST CATEGORIES AND TAGS 179

LESSON 21: MANAGING WIDGETS AND MENUS 187

SECTION VI: MAKING YOUR SITE SOCIAL.

LESSON 22: THE LINKS MANAGER 201

LESSON 23: MANAGING COMMENTS 207

LESSON 24: BRINGING IN CONTENT FROM OTHER SITES 215

LESSON 25: HELPING OTHERS CONNECT TO YOUR SITE 223

LESSON 26: HAVING MULTIPLE SITE USERS 233

SECTION VII: CHOOSING AND CUSTOMIZING THEMES.

LESSON 27: OVERVIEW OF WORDPRESS THEMES 241

LESSON 28: CREATING A CHILD THEME 247

LESSON 29: BASIC CUSTOMIZATION OF YOUR DESIGN 255

SECTION VIII: BECOMING SEARCH ENGINE–FRIENDLY.

LESSON 30: OPTIMIZING YOUR CONTENT 267

LESSON 31: OPTIMIZING YOUR SITE AS A WHOLE 275

SECTION IX: HOUSEKEEPING CHORES.

LESSON 32: HOW IS YOUR SITE DOING? 285

LESSON 33: KEEPING UP TO DATE 291

LESSON 34: BACKING UP YOUR SITE 299

SECTION X: ADDING FUNCTIONALITY USING PLUGINS.

LESSON 35: INSTALLING AND ACTIVATING PLUGINS 307

LESSON 36: TWO EXAMPLE PLUGINS 315

LESSON 37: OTHER COMMON USES FOR PLUGINS 323

SECTION XI: TAKING WORDPRESS EVEN FURTHER.

LESSON 38: RUNNING MULTIPLE SITES WITH WORDPRESS 335

LESSON 39: CUSTOMIZING WORDPRESS 341

APPENDIX A: TROUBLESHOOTING WORDPRESS 347

APPENDIX B: GLOSSARY 351

APPENDIX C: WHAT’S ON THE DVD? 357

INDEX 361

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