WordPress 24-Hour Trainer (3rd Edition)

WordPress 24-Hour Trainer (3rd Edition)

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The easy, self-paced guide to the powerful WordPress platform WordPress 24-Hour Trainer, 3rd Edition provides a comprehensive, unique book-and-video package that focuses on the practical, everyday tasks you will face when creating and maintaining WordPress websites. This easy-to-use, friendly guide will show you how to create and edit pages, integrate your site with social media, keep your site secure, make content more search engine friendly to help drive website traffic, troubleshoot the most common WordPress issues, and much more. This updated edition of WordPress 24-Hour Trainer covers the latest features of WordPress 4.0 and 4.1 in an easy-to-use format: * Fully-illustrated guides to key tasks you'll need to perform with WordPress. * At the end of each lesson a list of related plugins you can install to make WordPress an even more powerful tool. * Step-by-step guides at the end of lessons to help you practice what you just learned. * Videos that show you first hand some of the concepts in each lesson. WordPress 24-Hour Trainer, 3rd Edition is your perfect real-world guide to fully leveraging this powerful platform.

About Author

George Plumley is a freelance web developer and designer who has specialized in helping small business clients build and update their websites for more than 20 years, the last seven of which have focused exclusively on WordPress. He has trained hundreds of clients and students, and regularly provides workshops and seminars on using and customizing WordPress. Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that guides you through all the techniques involved.


INTRODUCTION xxvii SECTION I: BEFORE YOU START LESSON 1: THINKING LIKE WORDPRESS 3 Static Versus Dynamic Web Pages 3 Content Management Systems 5 LESSON 2: PLANNING YOUR SITE FOR WORDPRESS 11 Mapping Out Your Site Content 11 Special Site Functionality 16 How You Want the Site to Look 18 Try It 20 SECTION II: FIRING UP WORDPRESS LESSON 3: INSTALLING WORDPRESS 23 Hosting WordPress 23 Manually Installing WordPress 25 Auto-Installing WordPress 27 When the Installation Is Finished 28 Try It 29 LESSON 4: ADMIN AREA OVERVIEW 31 Logging In 31 Navigating the Admin Area 32 The Dashboard 36 Customizing Admin Screens 36 Getting Comfortable 39 Try It 41 LESSON 5: BASIC ADMIN SETTINGS 43 The Settings Menu 43 Profile Settings 49 Try It 53 LESSON 6: ADDING A NEW POST: AN OVERVIEW 57 Navigating to Add a New Post 57 Adding a New Post 59 Try It 66 LESSON 7: WORKING WITH TEXT IN THE CONTENT EDITOR 69 Anatomy of the Content Editor 69 Working with the Content Editor 73 Try It 88 LESSON 8: BASIC POST SCREEN FUNCTIONS 89 Publish 89 Try It 102 LESSON 9: ADVANCED POST FUNCTIONS 103 Revisions 103 Excerpt 104 Custom Fields 107 Discussion 108 Comments 109 Slug 109 Author 109 Try It 110 LESSON 10: ADDING A NEW PAGE 113 Pages Versus Posts 113 Adding a Page 113 Page Attributes 115 Order 117 Try It 118 LESSON 11: THE BASICS OF ADDING MEDIA FILES 121 Uploading and Inserting an Image into a Post 121 Uploading an Image to the Media Library 125 Problems Uploading Media Files 128 Try It 131 LESSON 12: THE MEDIA UPLOADER WINDOW 133 Insert Media 135 Create Gallery 142 Set Featured Image 143 Insert from URL 144 Try It 146 LESSON 13: WORKING WITH IMAGES IN THE CONTENT EDITOR 149 The Image Details Window 149 Moving Images 153 Resizing Images 154 Design Considerations for Image Placement 157 Try It 159 LESSON 14: USING THE WORDPRESS IMAGE EDITOR 161 The Image Editor Functions 163 Cropping an Image 164 Scaling an Image 166 Controlling WordPress Image Dimensions 167 Flipping an Image 168 Try It 169 LESSON 15: WORKING WITH WORDPRESS IMAGE GALLERIES 171 Creating an Image Gallery in a Post 171 More Gallery Options 177 Try It 180 LESSON 16: ADDING VIDEO AND AUDIO 183 Video 183 Audio 189 Try It 191 LESSON 17: ADDING DOCUMENTS 193 Uploading and Inserting a Document 193 Document File Types 196 Updating a Document 196 Try It 198 LESSON 18: MANAGING POSTS AND PAGES 201 Finding Posts and Pages 201 Using Quick Edit 204 Using Bulk Actions 206 Importing Content from Another Site 208 Admin Settings Affecting Posts and Pages 210 Try It 213 LESSON 19: MANAGING MEDIA FILES 215 The Two Faces of the Media Library 215 Filtering and Searching the Media Library 219 Editing and Deleting Media Files 220 Admin Settings for Media 221 Try It 223 LESSON 20: MANAGING POST CATEGORIES AND TAGS 225 Managing Categories 225 Managing Tags 229 Converting Categories and Tags 230 Try It 232 LESSON 21: MANAGING WIDGETS AND MENUS 235 Widgets and Widget Areas 235 The WordPress Menu System 239 Try It 247 LESSON 22: CONNECTING TO SOCIAL MEDIA 251 Helping Visitors Follow You 251 Letting Visitors Share Your Content 253 Posting Directly to Social Media 255 Displaying Social Media Activity 256 Try It 259 LESSON 23: MANAGING COMMENTS 261 Allow Comments? 261 Admin Settings for Commenting 261 Knowing You Have Comments 263 Approving, Editing, or Deleting Comments 265 Dealing with Spam Comments 267 Farming Out Comments 268 Try It 269 LESSON 24: BRINGING IN CONTENT FROM OTHER SITES 271 Adding Content from Third-Party Sites 272 RSS Feeds 273 Try It 277 LESSON 25: CONNECTING BY E-MAIL 279 Contacting You by E-mail 279 Collecting Visitor E-mails 282 E-mailing Site Updates 284 Try It 287 LESSON 26: MANAGING MULTIPLE SITE USERS 289 User Roles and Their Capabilities 289 Adding a User 291 Changing a User s Abilities 293 Users and Security 293 Try It 295 SECTION VII: CHOOSING AND CUSTOMIZING THEMES LESSON 27: OVERVIEW OF WORDPRESS THEMES 299 What Is a WordPress Theme? 299 Choosing a WordPress Theme 301 Changing Themes 305 Try It 307 LESSON 28: THEME INSTALLATION AND BASIC CUSTOMIZATION 309 Installing and Activating a Theme 309 Built-in WordPress Design Functions 314 Theme Options 321 Try It 322 LESSON 29: ADVANCED DESIGN CUSTOMIZATION 323 Using Custom CSS 323 Using a Child Theme 325 More Ways to Customize 328 Try It 330 SECTION VIII: BECOMING SEARCH ENGINE FRIENDLY LESSON 30: OPTIMIZING YOUR CONTENT 333 Writing Search-Friendly Titles 333 Writing Search-Friendly Content 336 Creating Search-Friendly Links 337 Making Images Search-Friendly 338 Try It 339 LESSON 31: OPTIMIZING BEHIND THE SCENES 341 Optimizing Admin Settings 341 Meta Tags 345 Plugins for SEO 346 Monitoring Site Statistics 348 Try It 350 SECTION IX: MAINTENANCE AND SECURITY LESSON 32: KEEPING UP TO DATE 353 Updating WordPress 353 Updating Plugins 356 Updating Themes 357 Try It 360 LESSON 33: KEEPING BACKUPS 361 The Elements of Backing Up 361 Try It 366 LESSON 34: KEEPING YOUR SITE SECURE 367 Six Steps to Greater WordPress Security 367 Dealing with Sensitive Data 371 Secure Hosting 372 Try It 375 LESSON 35: INSTALLING AND ACTIVATING PLUGINS 379 What Is a Plugin? 379 Try It 384 LESSON 36: MORE PLUGIN SUGGESTIONS 387 Plugin Categories 387 JetPack 395 Plugins for Other Plugins and Themes 396 Try It 396 SECTION XI: REFERENCES APPENDIX: TROUBLESHOOTING WORDPRESS 399 Site Visible but with an Error Message 399 Error Establishing a Database Connection 400 The White Screen of Death 400 Page Cannot Display 401 You Cannot Recover Your Password 401 Finding Help Online 401 GLOSSARY 405 INDEX 411

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118995600
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9781118995600
  • weight: 752
  • ISBN10: 1118995600
  • edition: 3rd Edition

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