Teach Yourself VISUALLY WordPress, 3rd Edition

  • 3h 18m
  • George Plumley
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2015

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.

About the Author

George Plumley has been building websites for over 20 years, working exclusively with WordPress since 2007. He is the author of several books and video courses on WordPress, as well as running the help site SeeHowSupport.com where he does site makeovers and group coaching for clients.

In this Book

  • How to Use This Book
  • Introducing WordPress
  • Setting up Your WordPress.com Site
  • Setting up Your WordPress.org Site
  • Knowing Your Administration Tools
  • Creating Written Content
  • Creating Visual and Audio Content
  • Organizing and Managing Your Site Content
  • Using Widgets and Menus
  • Tweaking Your Theme
  • Adding Functionality with Plugins
  • Making Your Site Social
  • Managing Your WordPress Site
  • Maintaining Your WordPress Site