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Head First WordPress by Jeff Siarto

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Table of Contents (the real thing)

Intro

Your brain on WordPress. Here you are trying to learn something, while here your brain is doing you a favor by making sure the learning doesn’t stick. Your brain’s thinking, “Better leave room for more important things, like which wild animals to avoid and whether naked snowboarding is a bad idea.” So how do you trick your brain into thinking that your life depends on knowing enough to create your own WordPress site?

Who is this book for?

We know what you’re thinking

Metacognition: thinking about thinking

Here’s what YOU can do to bend your brain into submission

Read me

The technical review team

Acknowledgments

1

getting started

WordPress from scratch

You’ve got something to say.

Whether it’s just you and your desire to let everyone know about your growing collection of hand-crocheted Star Wars figures, or a big company with hundreds of products, blogging let’s anyone publish online without having to be a genius about HTML, CSS, or any other programming. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to get hosting for your blog, install WordPress, and create and publish your first blog post.

Web publishing for the masses

How WordPress works: the 30,000-foot view

The lifecycle of a WordPress blog post

The Acme Bit and Pixel Company

Download WordPress

The “famous” 5-minute WordPress Install®

Upload your WordPress files to the web server

FTP client options

WordPress installation step 2: Configuration

WordPress stores all your stuff in a database

Create ...

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