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Get your blog up and running with WordPress
Are you itching to share your thoughts with the world through blogging but aren't sure how? Teach Yourself VISUALLY WordPress introduces you to one of the most popular, easy-to-use blogging platforms: WordPress. This book's clear directions and visual approach helps you to quickly get started in WordPress and then take full advantage of all its features. Janet Majure, an experienced and popular WordPress user, demonstrates key points with examples from her blogs.
- Provides visual step-by-step instructions for creating and setting up a WordPress site
- Explains how to create engaging written and visual content
- Shares advice on customizing sites through use of plug-ins and themes and custom site editing
- Details more advanced procedures for self-hosted bloggers, including buying a domain, getting a Web host, and installing WordPress
The blogosphere beckons! Teach Yourself VISUALLY WordPress Brimming with clear instructions and exciting ideas for building a successful blog on WordPress.
Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 130 WordPress tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on WordPress in no time.
You'll learn to:
Research blog names and topics
Customize your blog's Dashboard
Create posts with text and media
Extend your options with widgets
Develop a comment policy
Troubleshoot and fix your blog
Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
Table of Contents
chapter 1 Introducing Blogging and WordPress.
chapter 2 Set Up Your WordPress.com Blog.
chapter 3 Set Up Your Self-Hosted WordPress.org Blog.
chapter 4 Choose Your Self-Hosted Blog’s Settings.
chapter 5 Know Your Blog’s Dashboard in Detail.
chapter 6 Create Written Blog Content.
chapter 7 Create Visual and Audio Content.
chapter 8 Extend Your Options with Widgets and Plugins.
chapter 9 Make Your Blog Content Appealing.
chapter 10 Build Traffic to Your Blog.
chapter 11 Tweak Your Theme.
chapter 12 Use WordPress for Content Management.
chapter 13 Maintain Your WordPress Blog.