A unique introduction to building web sites with WordPress
WordPress is today's most popular open source blog publishing application, but its powerful features, simple interface, and easy expansion make it a great content management system for all types of web sites. This unique book-and-video package provides you with beginner-friendly tutorials for building and maintaining a WordPress web site. You'll discover how to customize WordPress to meet your needs and you'll see how critical—and simple—it is to expand and update content in order to make your site as effective as possible.
Walks you through installing the software, provides an overview of the administration interface, and covers the basic settings you'll need to get started
Examines the ins and outs of uploading images, video, documents, etc., and using them on your site
Demonstrates how to customize the look of your site using cascading style sheets
Reviews helpful techniques for optimizing your site and making it search-engine friendly
Explains how to track your site's statistics, keep your plugins and themes up to date, and practice smart backup habits
Addresses installing, activating, and troubleshooting plugins
Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
On the DVD
Don't just learn—do!
The lessons within the book are each accompanied by an instructional demonstration on the DVD.
You'll learn to:
Plan your site for WordPress
Write and add a new post
Add new pages & sub pages
Work with image galleries
Manage media files, posts, categories, and widgets
Link to other sites
Approve, edit, and delete comments
Customize the design and layout
Optimize your content
Please see the DVD appendix for details and complete system requirements.
George Plumley is a web developer who now builds sites almost exclusively using WordPress. He runs the WordPress tutorial site www.seehowtwo.com.