WordPress All-in-One for Dummies, 3rd Edition

  • 10h 47m
  • Lisa Sabin-Wilson
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2017

Everything you need to know about WordPress

If you strive to have a blog that suits your needs, delights your readers, and keeps visitors coming back for more, this book is your ace in the hole! Offering you cream-of-the-crop guidance from eight bestselling books, WordPress All-in-One For Dummies is the only reference you need to get a handle on blogging basics, use SEO and social media tricks to drive traffic to your site, customize your blog with plugins and themes, and so much more.

WordPress powers more than 25% of the web—and for good reason. It's a state-of-the-art blog-publishing platform that makes your site look professional, lets it be searchable, and provides readers with a pleasant user experience. Whether you're just dreaming up your first blog or want to learn to use the latest version of the software to keep your site up to date, WordPress All-in-One For Dummies is the way to go!

  • Build your site foundation and become an admin pro
  • Personalize your site with themes and plugins
  • Use SEO and social media to extend your site
  • Read and understand site analytics

WordPress is free—and with a bit of help from this how-to guide, it can also be easy!

About the Author

Lisa Sabin-Wilson is the co-owner of WebDevStudios, a development company specializing in custom WordPress plugins, themes, and deployments. She is a popular conference speaker and bestselling author of WordPress For Dummies.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Exploring Basic WordPress Concepts
  • Exploring the World of Open-Source Software
  • Understanding Development and Release Cycles
  • Meeting the WordPress Community
  • Discovering Different Versions of WordPress
  • Understanding the System Requirements
  • Using Secure File Transfer Protocol
  • Getting to Know PHP and MySQL
  • Installing WordPress on Your Web Server
  • Configuring WordPress for Optimum Security
  • Updating WordPress
  • Backing up, Packing up, and Moving to a New Host
  • Logging in and Taking a Look around
  • Exploring Tools and Settings
  • Managing Users and Multiple Authors
  • Dealing with Comments and Spam
  • Creating Categories and Tags
  • Writing Your First Post
  • Creating a Static Page
  • Uploading and Displaying Photos and Galleries
  • Exploring Podcasting and Video Blogging
  • Working with Custom Fields
  • Using WordPress as a Content Management System
  • Exposing Your Content
  • Creating a Social Media Listening Hub
  • Understanding Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Exploring Popular SEO Plugins
  • Examining the Default Theme—Twenty Seventeen
  • Finding and Installing WordPress Themes
  • Exploring the Anatomy of a Theme
  • Customizing Your Theme
  • Understanding Parent and Child Themes
  • Digging into Advanced Theme Development
  • Using Theme Frameworks to Simplify Customization
  • Introducing WordPress Plugins
  • Installing and Managing Plugins
  • Configuring and Using Plugins
  • Modifying Existing Plugin Code
  • Creating Simple Plugins from Scratch
  • Exploring Plugin Development Best Practices
  • Plugin Tips and Tricks
  • An Introduction to Multiple Sites
  • Setting up and Configuring Multisite Features
  • Becoming a Network Admin
  • Managing Users and Access Control
  • Using Network Plugins and Themes
  • Using Multiple Domains within Your Network