The popular guide to WordPress, fully updated to help you get blogging
Join the millions of bloggers who rely on WordPress, the popular and free blogging platform. This guide covers all the features and improvements in the most up-to-date version of WordPress. Whether you are switching to WordPress from another blogging platform or just starting your first blog, you'll find lots of advice in this friendly guide. With this easy-to-follow book, you?ll be able to take full advantage of the flexibility and usability of WordPress. WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog platform that emphasizes aesthetics, web standards, and usability Shows what it takes to set up and maintain a blog with WordPress and how to use all the new features Covers the changes and improvements to the latest release of WordPress
Whether you’re a budding blogger or seasoned Web designer, WordPress is a brilliant tool for creating websites, once you know how to tap its impressive features. The latest edition of this jargon-free Missing Manual shows you how to use WordPress 3.9’s themes, widgets, plug-ins, and souped-up editing and multimedia tools to build just about any kind of site.
The important stuff you need to know:Create your site. Get hands-on, A-to-Z instructions for building all types of websites, from classy blogs to professional-looking ecommerce sites.Add features. Choose from thousands of widgets and plug-ins to enhance your site’s ease of use, looks, and performance.Mix in multimedia. Add picture galleries, slideshows, video clips, music players, and podcasts to your pages.Attract an audience. Create automatic content feeds, sign up site subscribers, and help readers share your posts on social media.Fine-tune your content. Analyze site statistics to improve your content and reach, and to optimize your site for search engines.Go Mobile. Choose a theme that automatically reconfigures your site for mobile devices.Build a truly unique site. Learn how to customize WordPress themes to create a site that looks exactly the way you want it to.
Clear the "blog fog" with this complete visual guide to the WordPress platform Teach Yourself VISUALLY WordPress, 3rd Edition introduces you to the exciting possibilities of one of the world's most popular blogging platforms, and shows you how to build your blog from idea to execution. This edition has been updated to reflect the changes and new features of WordPress, and includes coverage of mobile blogging solutions that allow you to post on the go. Richly illustrated with screenshots and examples from the author's own WordPress blogs, this highly visual guide walks you through the setup and creation process step by step, and offers expert tips and tricks every step of the way. From installing WordPress and choosing a theme to custom site editing and self-hosting, this book provides the answers you need and helps you get organized and published quickly. This is your essential guide to getting the most out of WordPress, from basic setup to advanced mobile features. * Customize your site with plug-ins, themes, and personalized editing * Blog whenever, wherever, with mobile blogging solutions * Buy your domain, choose a hosting service, and set up the admin stuff * Learn the best practices that result in engaging, dynamic websites Whether you're promoting a business, building a personal brand, or just have something to say, this is your no-nonsense guide to building your blog.
Not a WordPress guru? No worries! You can become a pro in no time It seems as though the world revolves around websites and blogs these days, and with WordPress For Dummies, 7th Edition you can join the fun! This easy-to-read book is packed with the information you need to navigate the world of WordPress, and all of the content is updated to keep you up to speed with the latest updates. The insight this resource offers will equip you to take on the art of blogging or running a website with confidence. Whether you're new to the blogging community or you're looking to maximize your website by extending your use of WordPress features, WordPress For Dummies, 7th Edition is a book you need on your shelf. With state-of-the-art features, WordPress offers effective user support, and the flexibility to merge your creative ideas with more traditional blogging conventions, WordPress has become the go-to resource for bloggers who want to be noticed. Of course, succeeding in the crowded blogging space requires more than simply starting a blog; a working knowledge of your blogging platform goes a long way in creating a successful site. By understanding the platform upon which you're building your blog, you can take advantage of the features and capabilities that will ultimately help your voice be heard. * Get setup with a new WordPress.org account * Pick the perfect web host * Leverage the power of WordPress as a CMS tool * Forget one website manage as many as you want! WordPress For Dummies, 7th Edition is the all-inclusive guide you need to start and maintain a WordPress site.
The bestselling guide to WordPress, fully updated to help you get your blog going!
Millions of bloggers rely on WordPress, the popular, free blogging platform. This guide covers all the features and improvements in the most up-to-date version of WordPress. Whether you are switching to WordPress from another blogging platform or just starting your first blog, you'll find the advice in this friendly guide gets you up to speed on both the free-hosted WordPress.com version and WordPress.org, which requires the purchase of web hosting services, and figure out which version is best for you. You'll be able to take full advantage of the flexibility and usability of WordPress.WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog platform that emphasizes aesthetics, web standards, and usabilityPrevious editions of this guide have sold more than 85,000 copies, and interest in blogging continues to explodeIllustrates how to set up and maintain a blog with WordPress and how to use all the new featuresCovers both the free-hosted WordPress.com version and WordPress.org, which requires users to purchase web hosting servicesWritten by an expert who works directly with developers and the cofounder of WordPress