CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

Section I: Before You Start

Lesson 1: Thinking Like WordPress

Dynamic vs. Static Websites

Content Management Systems

WordPress as a CMS

How WordPress Assembles Pages

Why Separate Is Good

How WordPress Manages Content

Try It

Lesson 2: Planning Your Site for WordPress

How Content Will Be Entered

How Categories Will Be Organized

How the Site Should Look

Site Layout

Site Design

Try It

Section II: Firing Up WordPress

Lesson 3: Installing WordPress

Uploading the WordPress Files

Setting Up Your Database

Doing the Installation

Try It

Lesson 4: Admin Area Overview

Logging In

Navigating the Admin Area

The Dashboard

Customizing Admin Screens

Try It

Lesson Requirements

Step-by-Step

Lesson 5: Basic Admin Settings

Settings to Get You Started

Tagline

WordPress Address (URL)

Site Address (URL)

E-mail Address

Timezone

Setting Your Personal Profile

Try It

Lesson Requirements

Step-by-Step

Section III: Working with Written Content

Lesson 6: Adding a New Post — Overview

Anatomy of a New Post

Writing a Post

The Button Bar

What You See Isn't Quite What You Get

Working with Text

Categories and Tags

Categories

Tags

Publishing a Post

Status

Visibility

Publish

Try It

Lesson Requirements

Step-by-Step

Lesson 7: Working with the Text Editor

Anatomy of the Text Editor

Sizing the Text Editor

Styling Text

Underlining

Coloring Text

The Formatting Menu

Working with Text Links

Internal Linking

Creating E-Mail Links

Editing Links

Removing Links

Importing Text

Try It

Lesson Requirements

Step-by-Step ...

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