WordPress For Dummies, 3rd Edition

The bestselling guide to WordPress, fully updated for newest version of WordPress

WordPress, the popular, free blogging platform, has been updated with new features and improvements. Bloggers who are new to WordPress will learn to take full advantage of its flexibility and usability with the advice in this friendly guide.

Previous editions have sold nearly 50,000 copies, and interest in blogging continues to explode.

  • WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog platform that emphasizes aesthetics, Web standards, and usability
  • WordPress For Dummies, 3rd Edition covers both the free-hosted WordPress.com version and WordPress.org, which requires users to purchase Web hosting services
  • Written by an expert who works directly with the developers and cofounder of WordPress
  • Shows readers how to set up and maintain a blog with WordPress and how to use all the new features

Like its earlier editions, WordPress For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps bloggers quickly and easily take advantage of everything this popular blogging tool has to offer.

From the Back Cover
Get online fast and get the most out of the Web’s most popular blogging toolUsed by millions, WordPress is the world’s #1 blogging tool for a reason — it gives you the tools you need to customize your blog and make it truly one of a kind! Whether you’re creating a new blog or you just want to get the most out of your current one, WordPress For Dummies, 3rd Edition, is the last word on WordPress.

  • Blogging basics — choose a platform, create an account, select a theme, configure your settings, publish your thoughts, interact with your followers, slam the door on spam, and archive your posts
  • Right here, write now — write, revise, and publish posts, and learn about links, tags, and creating categories
  • Make the most of your posts with media — edit and insert photos and quickly add and organize audio and video
  • Get interactive — easily insert polls and let readers rate your posts
  • Widgets & more — tap into text, RSS, and social media widgets, and get plugged in to plugins
  • Now you’re stylin’ — customize one of the many WordPress themes with new headers, backgrounds, fonts, and styles
  • WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org — let WordPress host your blog for free or link WordPress with your domain

Open the book and find:

  • How to set up a MySQL database
  • The anatomy of a template tag
  • Ways to enhance your blog with themes, polls, ratings, and widgets
  • How to manage multiple blogs and users
  • Tips for tackling spam with Akismet
  • Advice on optimizing for search engines
  • How to use WordPress as a content management system
  • Ways to style with CSS

Learn to:

  • Create and maintain a WordPress blog
  • Use the new features and upgrades in WordPress
  • Customize your blog with themes and plugins
  • Apply tags and CSS to create a unique presentation

Book Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 3rd Edition (August, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470592745
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470592748
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