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Publisher Comments:

WordPress on Demand will cover both WordPress.com and WordPress.org in a visual, step-by-step format. In addition to offering detailed guidance on how to complete dozens of common WordPress tasks, this book will provide real-world advice and suggestions on how to save time, avoid frustration, and create a high-quality, well-designed site that attracts an audience and achieves results. WordPress on Demand will be based on WordPress version 3.5.1.

 

In this book, readers will learn how to:

• Decide between hosted WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org)

• Choose the right domain name and web host

• Set up a WordPress website in minutes

• Configure WordPress settings that control privacy, search engine visibility, and more

• Choose, install, and customize themes

• Create, format, and manage pages and posts

• Add media files including images, audio, video, and documents

• Choose, install, and customize sidebar widgets

• Choose, install, and configure self-hosted WordPress plugins

• Add and manage custom menus

• Make the most of WordPress.com free and premium features

• Create and manage a site with multiple users

• Manage user comments and comment spam

• Import, export, and back up WordPress sites

• Design a site that works on mobile devices

 

Bonus content includes:

• Workshops that show readers how to enhance their feeds, create a private WordPress site, optimize their site for search engines, and more

• Shortcuts, advice, and cautions to save time and frustration

• Design tips to help readers create a high-quality site even if they have no design background

• Recommended plugins and themes

Synopsis:

WordPress on Demand will cover both WordPress.com and WordPress.org in a visual, step-by-step format. In addition to offering detailed guidance on how to complete dozens of common WordPress tasks, this book will provide real-world advice and suggestions on how to save time, avoid frustration, and create a high-quality, well-designed site that attracts an audience and achieves results. WordPress on Demand will be based on WordPress version 3.5.1.

 

In this book, readers will learn how to:

• Decide between hosted WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org)

• Choose the right domain name and web host

• Set up a WordPress website in minutes

• Configure WordPress settings that control privacy, search engine visibility, and more

• Choose, install, and customize themes

• Create, format, and manage pages and posts

• Add media files including images, audio, video, and documents

• Choose, install, and customize sidebar widgets

• Choose, install, and configure self-hosted WordPress plugins

• Add and manage custom menus

• Make the most of WordPress.com free and premium features

• Create and manage a site with multiple users

• Manage user comments and comment spam

• Import, export, and back up WordPress sites

• Design a site that works on mobile devices

 

Bonus content includes:

• Workshops that show readers how to enhance their feeds, create a private WordPress site, optimize their site for search engines, and more

• Shortcuts, advice, and cautions to save time and frustration

• Design tips to help readers create a high-quality site even if they have no design background

• Recommended plugins and themes

About the Author

Patrice-Anne Rutledge is a business technology author, journalist, and long-time WordPress user who specializes in teaching others to maximize the power of new technologies. She is also the author of numerous other books for Pearson Education, including Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 Minutes, S ams Teach Yourself Google+ in 10 Minutes, Using Facebook, The Truth About Profiting from Social Networking, and PowerPoint 2013 Absolute Beginner’s Guide. You can reach Patrice through her website at www.patricerutledge.com.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introducing WordPress

Understanding What WordPress Can Do

Exploring the Parts of a WordPress Website

Choosing Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org

Understanding Domain Names

Understanding Web Hosting

Planning Your Site

Chapter 2 – Getting Started with WordPress.com

Understanding Free vs. Premium Features

Creating a Website with WordPress.com

Exploring the WordPress.com Dashboard

Creating Your Public Profile

Getting Help

Logging in to WordPress.com    

Logging out of WordPress.com

Chapter 3 – Getting Started with WordPress.org

Choosing a Web Host

Installing WordPress.org

Exploring the WordPress.org Dashboard

Using the Admin Bar

Creating Your Public Profile

Getting Help

Logging in to WordPress.org

Logging out of WordPress.org

Chapter 4 – Specifying WordPress Settings

Understanding WordPress Settings

Specifying General Settings

Specifying Writing Settings

Specifying Reading Settings

Specifying Discussion Settings

Specifying Media Settings

Specifying Privacy Settings

Specifying Permalinks Settings (WordPress.org)

Specifying Sharing Settings (WordPress.com)

Specifying Polls & Ratings Settings (WordPress.com)

Specifying Domains Settings (WordPress.com)

Specifying Email Post Changes Settings (WordPress.com)

Specifying Text Messaging Settings (WordPress.com)

Specifying OpenID Settings (WordPress.com)

Specifying Webhooks Settings (WordPress.com)

Chapter 5 – Working with Themes

Exploring the WordPress Default Theme

Choosing the Right Theme for Your Website

Searching for and Installing a Theme (WordPress.org)

Uploading a Theme (WordPress.org)

Customizing Theme Options

Activating a New Theme (WordPress.com)

Activating a New Theme (WordPress.org)

Editing a Theme (WordPress.org)

Deleting a Theme

Chapter 6 – Creating and Managing Pages

Understanding WordPress Pages

Creating a Page

Formatting a Page

Viewing All Pages

Editing a Page

Copying a Page (WordPress.com)

Deleting a Page

Chapter 7 – Creating and Managing Posts

Understanding WordPress Posts

Specifying Screen Options

Creating a Post

Previewing a Post

Publishing a Post with QuickPress

Copying a Post (WordPress.com)    

Viewing All Your Posts

Editing a Post

Deleting a Post

Managing Categories

Managing Tags

Chapter 8 – Formatting Pages and Posts

Formatting with the Visual Tab

Formatting with the HTML Tab

Formatting Text

Applying a Paragraph Style

Creating a List

Inserting a Link

Inserting the More Tag

Running the Spellchecker

Chapter 9 – Working with Media Files

Understanding WordPress Media Files

Inserting an Image from Your Computer

Inserting an Image from a URL

Inserting an Image from the Media Library

Inserting a Document from Your Computer

Inserting a Document from a URL

Inserting a Document from the Media Library

Inserting an Audio File

Inserting a Video

Viewing Your Media Library

Working with Galleries

Chapter 10 – Working with Widgets

Understanding Sidebar Widgets

Planning the Sidebar Widgets You’ll Need

Adding a Widget to a Sidebar

Removing a Widget from a Sidebar

Chapter 11 – Working with Links

Understanding WordPress Links

Creating a Link Category

Adding a Link    

Viewing Link Categories

Adding Links to Your Sidebar

Viewing Links

Deleting a Link

Deleting Multiple Links

Deleting Link Categories

Chapter 12 – Working with Plugins (WordPress.org)

 Choosing the Right Plugins for Your Website

Searching for and Installing a Plugin

Uploading a Plugin

Activating a Plugin

Specifying Plugin Settings

Deactivating a Plugin

Upgrading a Plugin

Deleting a Plugin

Chapter 13 – Adding and Managing Menus

Understanding WordPress Menus

Creating a Custom Menu

Customizing a Menu

Deleting a Menu

Chapter 14 – Using WordPress.com Free Features

Adding a Poll

Managing Polls

Deleting a Poll

Adding a Custom Form

Viewing Form Feedback

Deleting a Custom Form

Enabling Ratings

Viewing Rating Reports

Using Zemanta to Find Related Content

Customizing Your Website with Custom Design

Enabling the Mobile Theme

Enabling the iPad Theme

Viewing Your Site Stats

Chapter 15 - Using WordPress.com Premium Features

Upgrading to Access Premium Features

Adding a Custom Domain

Using VideoPress

Customizing Your Site with Custom Design

Increasing Storage

Removing Ads from Your Website

Redirecting Your Website

Requesting a Guided Transfer

Chapter 16 - Managing Multiple Users

Understanding User Roles

Adding a New User

Inviting Users (WordPress.com)

Managing Users

Chapter 17 - Managing Comments

Understanding WordPress Comments

Allowing Comments on Your Pages and Posts

Activating the Akismet Plugin to Reduce Comment Spam

Viewing Comments

Approving Comments

Deleting Comments

Chapter 18 - Managing Your WordPress Website

Backing Up Your WordPress Site

Upgrading to a New Version of WordPress (WordPress.org)

Importing Content from Another System

Exporting Your WordPress Content

Deleting Your Website

Workshops

Enhancing Your Site’s Feed with FeedBurner

Optimizing Your Content for Search Engines

Installing a Contact Form (WordPress.org)

Publishing a Post at a Future Date and Time

Creating a Private WordPress Website

Customizing Your Header

Customizing Your Background

Going Mobile with WordPress

Appendix A: Themes

Appendix B: Plugins

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789750372
Author:
Rutledge, Patrice-anne
Publisher:
Que
Author:
Rutledge, Patrice-Anne
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
Interactive Media
Subject:
WordPress.com; WordPress.org; WordPress Themes; Blogging; How to Blog; Learning WordPress; WordPress Tutorial; WordPress Guide; WordPress Reference; WordPress Widgets; WordPress Plug-Ins; WordPress Menus; WordPress for Dummies; WordPress Missing Manual; W
Subject:
WordPress.com; WordPress.org; WordPress Themes; Blogging; How to Blog; Learning WordPress; WordPress Tutorial; WordPress Guide; WordPress Reference; WordPress Widgets; WordPress Plug-Ins; WordPress Menus; WordPress for Dummies; WordPress Missing Manual; W
Subject:
WordPress.com; WordPress.org; WordPress Themes; Blogging; How to Blog; Learning WordPress; WordPress Tutorial; WordPress Guide; WordPress Reference; WordPress Widgets; WordPress Plug-Ins; WordPress Menus; WordPress for Dummies; WordPress Missing Manual; W
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
On Demand
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.125 x 7.438 x 0.56 in 565 gr

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WordPress on Demand will cover both WordPress.com and WordPress.org in a visual, step-by-step format. In addition to offering detailed guidance on how to complete dozens of common WordPress tasks, this book will provide real-world advice and suggestions on how to save time, avoid frustration, and create a high-quality, well-designed site that attracts an audience and achieves results. WordPress on Demand will be based on WordPress version 3.5.1.

 

In this book, readers will learn how to:

• Decide between hosted WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org)

• Choose the right domain name and web host

• Set up a WordPress website in minutes

• Configure WordPress settings that control privacy, search engine visibility, and more

• Choose, install, and customize themes

• Create, format, and manage pages and posts

• Add media files including images, audio, video, and documents

• Choose, install, and customize sidebar widgets

• Choose, install, and configure self-hosted WordPress plugins

• Add and manage custom menus

• Make the most of WordPress.com free and premium features

• Create and manage a site with multiple users

• Manage user comments and comment spam

• Import, export, and back up WordPress sites

• Design a site that works on mobile devices

 

Bonus content includes:

• Workshops that show readers how to enhance their feeds, create a private WordPress site, optimize their site for search engines, and more

• Shortcuts, advice, and cautions to save time and frustration

• Design tips to help readers create a high-quality site even if they have no design background

• Recommended plugins and themes

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