Head First WordPress

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Jul 23, 2010 - Computers - 334 pages
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Whether you’re promoting your business or writing about your travel adventures, Head First WordPress will teach you not only how to make your blog look unique and attention-grabbing, but also how to dig into the more complex features of WordPress 3.0 to make your website work well, too.

You’ll learn how to move beyond the standard WordPress look and feel by customizing your blog with your own URL, templates, plugin functionality, and more. As you learn, you’ll be working with real WordPress files: The book’s website provides pre-fab WordPress themes to download and work with as you follow along with the text.

  • Gain immediate experience with WordPress 3.0, the June 2010 release of the software
  • Get your site up and running by setting up a MySQL database and creating configuration files
  • Work with the Wordpress platform to create posts and pages, learn the difference between tags and categories, edit content, moderate comments, and manage spam
  • Explore how to extend Wordpress with plugins and templates
  • Convert custom designs (in HTML and CSS) into functional themes and use them in WordPress

We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First WordPress uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.

  

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Review: Head First WordPress: A Brain-Friendly Guide to Creating Your Own Custom WordPress Blog (Head First Series)

User Review  - Katya Kean - Goodreads

4 year old book. At this point it might be better to just Google the subjects and look for more up-to-date information. Things I wish I'd known: When installing the themes, use the hosting file ... Read full review

Review: Head First WordPress: A Brain-Friendly Guide to Creating Your Own Custom WordPress Blog (Head First Series)

User Review  - Chad Warner - Goodreads

This book is short and very high-level, dedicating only 1 or 2 pages to most topics. It's best for beginners or intermediate WordPress users. It covers styling a theme, managing users, managing ... Read full review

Contents

WordPress from scratch
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2
43
3
89
Template Files
119
4
131
nav ul
163
5
167
6
199
7
239
8
273
Youve been Dugg
279
Start caching with the WP Super Cache plugin
286
Check performance issues with YSlow
294
Float around in the Amazon cloud
300
Using the CDN in WordPress
306
The top ten things we didnt cover
311

WordPress publishes an RSS feed automatically
208
Vimeo doesnt work well with podcasting 211 Wheres the video?
215
TSG Podcasting Plugin
221
Feedburner gives you podcast stats
231
BuddyPress social networking plugin
317
43
325
239
331
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About the author (2010)

Jeff Siarto is a user experience and web designer currently calling Chicago home. He has two degrees from Michigan State University and was a student of the standards-based web design movement--aspiring to the likes of Cederholm, Zeldman and Meyer. Jeff is a die-hard coworker and helps organize Jelly Chicago, a coworking group that meets twice a week in Chicago's Lincoln Parkneighborhood. When Jeff isn't pushing pixels, he enjoys cooking andeating (ok, mostly eating) and spending time with his wife onChicago's west side and in Michigan with friends and family.

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