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WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Second Edition by Matt Beck, Jessica Neuman Beck

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2. Getting Familiar with WordPress

In This Chapter

How WordPress Works: An Overview 20

Finding Your Way Around the Dashboard 21

Exporting and Importing Your Site Content 27

Backing Up Your Site Data and Files 31

Upgrading WordPress 38

Putting It All Together 42

Now is a good time to settle down with WordPress and get comfortable with the way it works. In this chapter, we’ll give you an overview of how a WordPress-powered site functions.

We’ll walk you through logging in and navigating the Dashboard and the Admin Bar, which lets you administer your site from the front end while you are logged in; we’ll teach you how to use contextual help to find quick answers to your problems; and we’ll show you how to back up your content and transfer it to ...

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