The eagerly anticipated second edition, completely updated for WordPress 3.1
As an open source content management system, WordPress allows users to easily build feature-rich web sites with no programming experience. This unique book-and-video package is a friendly, self-paced beginners guide to the latest release of WordPress. Lessons are focused on practical, everyday tasks that users will need to create and maintain their sites: entering new content, creating new pages, managing menus, making content search-engine friendly. Plus you'll find lots of tips based on years of experience teaching people to use WordPress.
You'll also learn how to extend the functionality of WordPress by using the thousands of plugins available. Connecting to social media, creating membership and e-commerce sites, setting up events calendars, making your site mobile-friendly—these are just some of the plugins you'll be introduced to. Each lesson in the book is supplemented by an instructional video intended to enhance your learning experience. Plus, a trouble-shooting appendix addresses various issues to help you solve any challenges you may face.
Admin area overview
Basic admin settings
Adding a new post
Working with the text
Laying out text
The basics of handling media files
The upload/insert window
Image options in detail
Editing and laying out
Working with image galleries
Adding video and audio
Managing posts and pages
Managing media files
Managing post categories and
Managing widgets and
The links manager
Bringing in content from other sites
Helping others connect to your site
Having multiple site users
Overview of WordPress themes
Creating a child theme
Basic customization of your design
Optimizing your content
Optimizing your site as a whole
How is your site doing?
Keeping up to date
Backing up your site
Installing and activating plugins
Two example plugins
Other common uses for plugins
Running multiple sites with WordPress
If learning the new WordPress is a pressing issue for you, then this book-and-video package is exactly what you need.
Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.