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Get comfortable with WordPress fast, with this media-rich, customized, hands-on learning experience!
Covers the upcoming release of a major upgrade to WordPress, WordPress 3.0 Tightly integrated with online video, screencast tutorials, podcasts, and more: the total learning experience for new WordPress users Companion website provides supplemental media including video, screencasts tutorials, podcasts, and much more.
WordPress has grown into the #1 blogging tool in its category: several million bloggers have downloaded this powerful open source software, and millions more are using WordPress.com's hosted services. Thirty-two of Technorati's Top 100 blogs now use WordPress. Using WordPress is a customized, media-rich learning experience designed to help new users master WordPress quickly, and get the most out of it, fast! It starts with a concise, friendly, straight-to-the-point guide to WordPress. This exceptional book is fully integrated with an unprecedented collection of online learning resources: online video, screencasts, podcasts, and additional web content, all designed to reinforce key concepts and help users achieve real mastery. The book and online content work together to teach everything mainstream WordPress users need to know. This practical, approachable coverage guides readers through getting started fast; and will cover the upcoming release of WordPress 3.0. This major upgrade will include built-in image editor and the ability to host multiple blogs from one WordPress install.
"Using Wordpress" is a customized, media-rich learning experience designed to help new users master Wordpress quickly, and get the most out of it, fast. The book and online content work together to teach everything mainstream Wordpess users need to know.
About the Author
Tris Hussey, a long-time technologist, blogger, and writer, started off as an academic and found tech support much more to his liking. After picking up blogging on a whim in 2004, he quickly became Canada’s first professional blogger and a leading expert in business blogging. He has been a part of several Web 2.0 startups, working on everything from blogging software to blogging agencies.
Table of Contents
Introduction . . . 1
1 Domains and Hosts: Getting the Foundation in Place . . . 7
2 Installing WordPress on Your Own Server . . . 25
3 Getting Around WordPress . . . 47
4 Configuring WordPress to Work Its Best . . . 81
5 How WordPress.com Is Different Than WordPress.org . . . 101
6 Finding and Using Plugins . . . 125
7 All About Themes . . . 147
8 Organizing the Content on Your Blog . . . 191
9 Creating and Managing Content with WordPress . . . 207
10 Creating Sites with WordPress . . . 233
11 Tuning WordPress for Search Engines . . . 251
12 Managing Multimedia with WordPress . . . 263
13 Maintaining WordPress . . . 281
14 Understanding WordPress Security . . . 299
15 Troubleshooting Common Problems . . . 311
Index . . . 333
The following chapters can be accessed online at quepublishing.com/using or usingwordpressbook.com:
16 Tips and Tools for WordPress
17 Managing Multiple Blogs
18 Becoming a Part of the WordPress Community