WordPress In Depth

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Pearson Education, Jul 25, 2011 - Computers - 600 pages
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Do more with WordPress – in less time!


This is the most complete, coherent, and practical guide to succeeding with WordPress 3.1 and WordPress.com’s hosted services. The authors help you efficiently design, secure, and manage your blog, and add powerful features to attract visitors and build thriving communities. Get comfortable with WordPress, leverage its immense power, and customize it to your unique needs—no matter how large your blog grows, or how complex your content management challenges are!


•     Start your WordPress blog right, to avoid hassle and rework later

•     Make your blog’s appearance stand out from the crowd

•     Use QuickPress to create new posts in no time

•     Make your posts easier to find and more useful to casual visitors

•     Revamp your whole blog in minutes with themes

•     Use HTML and CSS “power tools” to add advanced blog features

•     Engage readers with comments, polls, and ratings

•     Manage teams of blog administrators, editors, authors, and contributors

•     Use WordPress Statistics and Google Analytics to understand and grow your audience

•     Add graphics and media to your blog posts

•     Work with a hosting provider that runs WordPress software for you

•     Create new blog networks with WordPress Multisite

•     Integrate social networking features with BuddyPress

•     Find, test, activate, and use powerful third-party plug-ins

•     Build your own themes and plug-ins


All In Depth books offer:


•     Comprehensive coverage with detailed solutions

•     Troubleshooting help for tough problems you can’t fix on your own

•     Outstanding authors recognized worldwide for their expertise and teaching style


Learning, reference, problem-solving...the only WordPress book you need!


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About the author (2011)

Bud Smith wrote his first book for Que about buying computers fifteen years ago—and had

to do his online research for it using dial-up Internet. Since then, he’s lived and worked in

Silicon Valley; London, England; Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand; San Francisco and

Oakland, California, and written a dozen more books. And he does most of his online work at

broadband speeds—except when he’s using the Web on his cell phone, which is as slow as his

old dial-up modem. Bud runs a WordPress-based blog at RunawayDaily.com.


Michael McCallister is devoted to the idea that technology need not be feared and can be mastered

by anyone. He has been writing about technology in general, and open source software

in particular, for the whole of the twenty-first century, and part of the previous century, too.

He tries to help build the open source community, from which derives WordPress and so much

else that is good, true, and pure in life (the parts of life that run on computers, anyway). While

Bud has moved hither and yon, Michael has lived the relatively boring, stable life in the central

United States (Milwaukee, Madison, and Boulder). Michael has been running “Notes from the

Metaverse” on WordPress since 2006 at metaverse.wordpress.com. Find out more at www.


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