WordPress: The Missing Manual

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Oct 16, 2012 - Computers - 558 pages
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Whether you’re a budding blogger or web development professional, WordPress is a brilliant tool for creating websites—if you know how to tap its impressive features. This jargon-free Missing Manual shows you how to use WordPress and its themes, plug-ins, and widgets to build just about any website you can imagine, from a classy blog to a basic e-commerce site.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Create a blog. Get a free WordPress.com account, choose the right theme, and start publishing content.
  • Build a website. Produce a professional-looking business site by customizing a WordPress theme.
  • Add features. Choose from thousands of WordPress widgets and plug-ins to extend your site’s features.
  • Mix in multimedia. Include slideshows, video clips, webcasts, podcasts, and music players.
  • Involve your readers. Let readers leave comments, contribute to your site, and carry on a dialog.
  • Build an audience. Learn search-engine optimization, measure your reader’s favorite pages, and publicize your site.
  • Create a community. Use social media tools such as “Like” and sharing buttons, and provide RSS feeds of your posts.

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Review: WordPress: The Missing Manual

User Review  - Jenn S. - Goodreads

This book is a wonderful resource for anyone trying to start up their blog with Wordpress. This can be a daunting task for many but rest assured you'll be looking like a pro and feeling confident. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Drmayhem - Goodreads

Gives a good start point for a newbie, but for someone more advanced it's still very handy, a usefull reference guide. Read full review


Starting Out with WordPress
Building a WordPress Blog
From Blog to Website

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Matthew MacDonald is a science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. Web novices can tiptoe out onto the Internet with him in Creating a Website: The Missing Manual. HTML fans can learn about the cutting edge of web design in HTML5: The Missing Manual. And human beings of all description can discover just how strange they really are in the quirky handbooks Your Brain: The Missing Manual and Your Body: The Missing Manual.

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