WordPress 24-Hour Trainer Paperback – 12 Aug 2011
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From the Back Cover
Learn to build, update, maintain, and expand a WordPress website
WordPress is an increasingly popular open–source content management system that exists in either a self–hosted or hosted version and allows you to build and maintain a feature–rich website. This unique book–and–video package serves as a friendly, self–paced learning experience on the capabilities and newest features of the self–hosted version of WordPress (though much of it also applies to the hosted version). Veteran author George Plumley teaches you how to customize and extend WordPress in a number of ways in order to make it do exactly what you need. The valuable lessons featured in the book focus on everyday tasks and are supplemented on the instructional video to enhance your learning experience.
WordPress 24–Hour Trainer, Second Edition:
Demonstrates how to enter new content, create new pages, and make content search–engine friendly
Details techniques for breaking up large amounts of text, writing a post, and creating a sub page
Explores plugins that help you connect your site to social media, make your site mobile friendly, and more
Addresses creating and managing menus and displaying links
Explains how to find files in the media library
Walks you through running multiple websites from a single installation
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 will guide you through all the techniques involved.
On the DVD
Don′t just learn do!
The lessons within the book are accompanied by an instructional demonstration on the DVD.
You′ll learn to:
Plan what you need to do before starting your site
Enter your content and publish it
Upload images, video, documents, and more
Navigate through various types of content
Deal with links, comments, RSS feeds, social networks, and multiple users
Work with themes
Optimize your site
Make sure your software is up to date
Add functionality with plugins
About the Author
George Plumley is a web developer and designer who has been helping small business clients build and update their websites for more than 15 years. His signature consulting tools are his training videos, including more than 100 on WordPress.
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Critically, it does not explain the relationship between Posts and Pages adequately. Apparently, in contradiction to the description on Amazon, WordPress posts can only be used for blogging. If you wanted to use WordPress in order to take advantage of ready-made functionality and a plethora of plugins, prepare to be frustrated.
I found the enclosed DVD lessons much more useful than the book itself.