WordPress All-In-One For Dummies, 4th Edition

Book description

Set up your WordPress site today!

WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. The latest version of WordPress.org will be replaced in the fall of 2018 with WordPress 5.0.  This will include a major change with the addition of new editor Gutenberg.  

Take your WordPress experience to the next level with the information packed inside this All-in-One. From the basics of setting up your account, to choosing a host and theme, to managing content with editor Gutenberg, to keeping your site secure, these 8 books of expert information will help you take the WordPress community by storm.  

  • Build your site foundation
  • Choose a server
  • Become a site admin pro
  • Learn how to manage content using Gutenberg

Get ready to blog all about it!

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Foolish Assumptions
    3. Icons Used in This Book
    4. Beyond the Book
    5. Where to Go from Here
  3. Book 1: WordPress Basics
    1. Chapter 1: Exploring Basic WordPress Concepts
      1. Discovering Blogging
      2. Understanding WordPress Technologies
      3. Using WordPress as a Content Management System
    2. Chapter 2: Exploring the World of Open-Source Software
      1. Defining Open-Source
      2. Understanding WordPress Licensing
      3. Applying WordPress Licensing to Your Projects
    3. Chapter 3: Understanding Development and Release Cycles
      1. Discovering WordPress Release Cycles
      2. Keeping Track of WordPress Development
      3. Downloading Nightly Builds
    4. Chapter 4: Meeting the WordPress Community
      1. Finding Other WordPress Users
      2. Users Helping Users
      3. Discovering Professional WordPress Consultants and Services
      4. Contributing to WordPress
      5. Participating in Live WordPress Events
    5. Chapter 5: Discovering Different Versions of WordPress
      1. Comparing the Two Versions of WordPress
      2. Hosting Multiple Sites with One WordPress Installation
      3. Discovering WordPress VIP Services
  4. Book 2: Setting Up the WordPress Software
    1. Chapter 1: Understanding the System Requirements
      1. Establishing Your Domain
      2. Finding a Home for Your Site
    2. Chapter 2: Using Secure File Transfer Protocol
      1. Understanding SFTP Concepts
      2. Setting Up SFTP on Your Hosting Account
      3. Finding and Using Free and Easy SFTP Programs
    3. Chapter 3: Getting to Know PHP and MySQL
      1. Understanding How PHP and MySQL Work Together
      2. Exploring PHP Basics
      3. Trying Out a Little PHP
      4. Managing Your MySQL Database
    4. Chapter 4: Installing WordPress on Your Web Server
      1. Exploring Preinstalled WordPress
      2. Installing WordPress Manually
    5. Chapter 5: Configuring WordPress for Optimum Security
      1. Understanding the Basics of Web Security
      2. Preventing Attacks
      3. Using Trusted Sources
      4. Managing Users
      5. Staying Clear of Soup-Kitchen Servers
      6. Hardening WordPress
    6. Chapter 6: Updating WordPress
      1. Getting Notified of an Available Update
      2. Backing Up Your Database
      3. Updating WordPress Automatically
      4. Updating WordPress Manually
    7. Chapter 7: Backing Up, Packing Up, and Moving to a New Host
      1. Migrating Your Existing Site to WordPress
      2. Moving Your Website to a Different Host
  5. Book 3: Exploring the WordPress Dashboard
    1. Chapter 1: Logging In and Taking a Look Around
      1. Logging In to the Dashboard
      2. Navigating the Dashboard
      3. Arranging the Dashboard to Your Tastes
      4. Finding Inline Documentation and Help
    2. Chapter 2: Exploring Tools and Settings
      1. Configuring the Settings
      2. Creating Your Personal Profile
      3. Setting Your Site’s Format
    3. Chapter 3: Managing Users and Multiple Authors
      1. Understanding User Roles and Capabilities
      2. Allowing New User Registration
      3. Adding New Users Manually
      4. Editing User Details
      5. Managing a Multiauthor Site
    4. Chapter 4: Dealing with Comments and Spam
      1. Deciding to Allow Comments on Your Site
      2. Interacting with Readers through Comments
      3. Managing Comments and Trackbacks
      4. Tackling Spam with Akismet
    5. Chapter 5: Creating Categories and Tags
      1. Archiving Content with WordPress
      2. Creating and Editing Tags
  6. Book 4: Publishing Your Site with WordPress
    1. Chapter 1: Writing Your First Post
      1. Composing Your Post
      2. Using the Block Editor
      3. Refining Your Post Options
      4. Publishing Your Post
      5. Being Your Own Editor
    2. Chapter 2: Creating a Static Page
      1. Understanding the Difference between Posts and Pages
      2. Creating the Front Page of Your Website
      3. Adding a Blog to Your Website
    3. Chapter 3: Uploading and Displaying Photos and Galleries
      1. Inserting a Single Image into a Post
      2. Using the Columns block to Insert Multiple Images in a Row
      3. Inserting a Cover Image into a Post
      4. Inserting a Photo Gallery
    4. Chapter 4: Exploring Podcasting and Video Blogging
      1. Inserting Video Files into Your Content
      2. Inserting Audio Files into Your Blog Posts
      3. Inserting Audio with the Embed Block
      4. Podcasting with WordPress
      5. Keeping Media Files Organized
    5. Chapter 5: Working with Custom Fields
      1. Understanding Custom Fields
      2. Exploring the Custom Fields Interface
      3. Adding Custom Fields to Your Template File
      4. Exploring Different Uses for Custom Fields
    6. Chapter 6: Using WordPress as a Content Management System
      1. Creating Different Page Views Using WordPress Templates
      2. Creating a Template for Each Post Category
      3. Pulling In Content from a Single Category
      4. Using Sidebar Templates
      5. Creating Custom Styles for Sticky, Category, and Tag Posts
      6. Working with Custom Post Types
      7. Optimizing Your WordPress Site
  7. Book 5: Examining SEO and Social Media
    1. Chapter 1: Exposing Your Content
      1. Understanding the Three Cs of the Social Web
      2. Making It Easy for Users to Share Your Content
      3. Determining Where You Need to Participate
      4. Finding Influencers
      5. Leveraging Twitter for Social Media Success
      6. Engaging with Facebook
    2. Chapter 2: Creating a Social Media Listening Hub
      1. Exploring Reasons for a Social Media Listening Hub
      2. Exploring Different Listening Tools
      3. Creating Your Own Personal Monitoring Mix
      4. Editing the Dashboard to Create a Listening Post
    3. Chapter 3: Understanding Analytics
      1. Understanding the Importance of Analytics
      2. Exploring the Options for Tracking Data
      3. Understanding Key Analytics Terminology
      4. Adding Google Analytics to Your WordPress Site
    4. Chapter 4: Search Engine Optimization
      1. Understanding the Importance of Search Engine Optimization
      2. Outlining the Advantages That WordPress Presents for SEO
      3. Understanding How Search Engines See Your Content
      4. Optimizing Your Site under the Hood
      5. Researching Your Niche
      6. Creating Search Engine Strategies
    5. Chapter 5: Exploring Popular SEO Plugins
      1. Exploring Must-Use Plugins for SEO Best Practices
      2. Yoast SEO
      3. Google XML Sitemaps for WordPress
      4. Redirection
      5. WP-PageNavi
  8. Book 6: Customizing the Look of Your Site
    1. Chapter 1: Examining the Default Theme: Twenty Nineteen
      1. Exploring the Layout and Structure
      2. Adding a Logo to Your Website
      3. Customizing Colors in Twenty Nineteen
      4. Including Custom Navigation Menus
      5. Enhancing Your Website with Widgets
    2. Chapter 2: Finding and Installing WordPress Themes
      1. Getting Started with Free Themes
      2. Understanding What to Avoid with Free Themes
      3. Installing a Theme
      4. Exploring Premium Theme Options
    3. Chapter 3: Exploring the Anatomy of a Theme
      1. Starting with the Basics
      2. Understanding the Stylesheet
      3. Exploring Template Tags, Values, and Parameters
      4. Creating New Widget Areas
      5. Examining the Main Index and The Loop
      6. Examining Other Template Files
      7. Customizing Your Posts with Template Tags
      8. Putting a Theme Together
    4. Chapter 4: Customizing Your Theme
      1. Changing Your Background Graphic
      2. Changing Your Header Graphic
      3. Personalizing Your Theme with CSS
      4. Understanding Basic HTML Techniques
      5. Changing Basic Elements for a Unique Look
      6. Finding Additional Resources
    5. Chapter 5: Understanding Parent and Child Themes
      1. Customizing Theme Style with Child Themes
      2. Modifying Theme Structure with Child Themes
      3. Preparing a Parent Theme
    6. Chapter 6: Digging into Advanced Theme Development
      1. Getting Started with Advanced Theming
      2. Adding New Template Files
      3. Adding Theme Support for Built-In Features
      4. Exploring Theme Options in the Customizer
  9. Book 7: Using and Developing Plugins
    1. Chapter 1: Introducing WordPress Plugins
      1. Extending WordPress with Plugins
      2. Identifying Core Plugins
      3. Distinguishing between Plugins and Themes
      4. Finding Plugins on the WordPress Website
      5. Evaluating Plugins before Installing
      6. Finding Plugins outside the WordPress Website
      7. Comparing Free and Commercial Plugins
    2. Chapter 2: Installing and Managing Plugins
      1. Installing Plugins within the WordPress Dashboard
      2. Manually Installing Plugins
      3. Upgrading Plugins
      4. Activating and Deactivating Plugins
      5. Deleting Plugins
    3. Chapter 3: Configuring and Using Plugins
      1. Exploring Activate-and-Go Plugins
      2. Discovering Settings Screens
      3. Using Widgets
      4. Enhancing Content with Shortcodes
    4. Chapter 4: Modifying Existing Plugin Code
      1. Setting the Foundation for Modifying Plugins
      2. Removing Part of a Form
      3. Modifying the Hello Dolly Lyrics
      4. Changing a Shortcode’s Name
    5. Chapter 5: Creating Simple Plugins from Scratch
      1. Understanding Plugin Structure
      2. Creating Your First Plugin
      3. Fixing Problems
      4. Filtering Content
      5. Creating Shortcodes
      6. Adding Widgets
      7. Building a Settings Page
    6. Chapter 6: Exploring Plugin Development Best Practices
      1. Adding a File Header
      2. Creating a readme.txt File
      3. Internationalizing or Localizing Your Plugin
    7. Chapter 7: Plugin Tips and Tricks
      1. Using a Plugin Template
      2. Enhancing Plugins with CSS and JavaScript
      3. Custom Post Types
      4. Using Custom Shortcodes
      5. Adding Functionality to Profile Filters
      6. Correcting Hyperlink Problems
  10. Book 8: Running Multiple Sites with WordPress
    1. Chapter 1: An Introduction to Multiple Sites
      1. Deciding When to Use the Multisite Feature
      2. Understanding the Difference between Sites and Blogs
      3. Setting Up the Optimal Hosting Environment
    2. Chapter 2: Setting Up and Configuring Network Features
      1. Enabling the Network Feature
      2. Exploring the Difference between Subdirectories and Subdomains
      3. Installing the Network on Your Site
      4. Disabling the Network
      5. Dealing with Common Errors
    3. Chapter 3: Becoming a Network Admin
      1. Exploring the Network Admin Dashboard
      2. Managing Your Network
      3. Stopping Spam Sign-Ups and Splogs
    4. Chapter 4: Management of Users and Access Control
      1. Setting Default User Permissions
      2. Changing Defaults
      3. Exploring Default Site Settings
    5. Chapter 5: Using Network Plugins and Themes
      1. Using One Theme on Multiple Sites
      2. Gathering and Displaying Networkwide Content
      3. Using and Installing Networkwide Plugins
      4. Discovering Handy Multisite Plugins
    6. Chapter 6: Using Multiple Domains within Your Network
      1. Finding Your Way with Domain Mapping
      2. Installing the Domain Mapping Plugin
      3. Mapping a Large Volume of Domains
      4. Setting Up Multiple Networks
  11. Index
  12. About the Author
  13. Connect with Dummies
  14. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: WordPress All-In-One For Dummies, 4th Edition
  • Author(s): Lisa Sabin-Wilson
  • Release date: April 2019
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781119553151