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WordPress All-in-One For Dummies Paperback – April 19, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0470877012 ISBN-10: 0470877014 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 912 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (April 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470877014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470877012
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #697,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'...it's great to see a resource which covers it all.' (Dansgalaxy.co.uk, June 2011).

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Express yourself with WordPress, the world's most popular blogging software (and it's free!)

Tens of millions of bloggers rely on WordPress — no wonder you want to join them! But WordPress can be a teensy bit intimidating. That's why this friendly all-in-one guide covers everything from installing the software to developing plugins. Fret not, fearless blogger! Everything you need to know is in one of these handy, easy-to-use minibooks.

  • WordPress 101 — learn about open source and get a look at WordPress development and release cycles

  • Nuts and bolts — explore PHP and MySQL®, obtain a Web server, install WordPress, and secure it

  • Discover the Dashboard — configure its settings for a great user experience and manage comments, including spam

  • Publishing details — discover options for posting content,schedule future posts, insert media files, and explore Custom Post Types

  • Get social — fine-tune social media contacts for your blog and use WordPress's SEO features

  • Find your theme — customize your blog site with your choice of thousands of WordPress themes

  • Create your own plugins — learn what they do, where to get them, and how to build your own

  • Run multiple sites — manage a multisite operation as a Super Admin

Open the book and find:

  • How to get a domain name and hosting account

  • Advice on backing up andrestoring WordPress

  • Help managing multiple authors

  • Blog-writing tips

  • How to use the Dashboard as a hub for analytics

  • All the options for customizing your site

  • What to do with template tags and theme frameworks

  • Directions for developing plugins

8 books in 1

  • WordPress Basics

  • Setting Up the WordPress Software

  • Exploring the WordPress Dashboard

  • Publishing Your Site with WordPress

  • Examining SEO and Social Media

  • Customizing the Look of Your Site

  • Using and Developing Plugins

  • Running Multiple Sites with WordPress


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Too much bla-bla for a subject so simple.
Carl R. Mailhos
If you are developing a website or a blog using WP is the best way to go.
John Carrott
Great book, easy to understand, and informative.
Linda Keesee

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64 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Conrad J. Obregon TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 8, 2011
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Here is a quote from Page 57 of "WordPress All-in-one for Dummies" that ought to be highlighted on the cover of the book. "The self-installed version from WordPress.org is the primary focus of WordPress All-in-one for Dummies." What does that mean?

WordPress is the popular software that allows for the creation of blogs and it comes in two versions. The version of WordPress found on the .com site (which I think of as the on-line version) allows the user to set up a free, full featured blog that will satisfy the basic needs of many bloggers and that is slightly customizable at no charge, and then, still more customizable for some small fees. The .org (or self-installed) version is meant to be loaded onto a hosting computer and is fully customizable although one will have to be familiar with the workings of software and capable of writing code to accomplish this.

Like the self-installed version, the on-line version operates from a main "dashboard", which is by no means instinctive. Its use can be learned from the software's help facility but a guide devoted solely to this version would be extremely useful. Some of that information can be gleaned from this book, like the method of installing one's own graphic in the header, instead of the WordPress defaults, but one will have to sort through the information in the book. If you just want to set up a blog, for whatever purposes, or if you just want to make a start in getting into blogging, the on-line version will prove adequate, and, especially if one is willing to invest in upgrades which are available for a small fee, can be tailored to give a distinctive enough look.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Chris Dawson on June 23, 2011
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This year was the first I've bought any books from the Dummies series, I can state now that I am a convert. I am also new to Wordpress, if not I.T. generally. I found this book particularly helpful, clear and answered all the questions that a dummy such as me would ask. I highly recommend this book to any beginner of Wordpress.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Hougland on November 21, 2012
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Unfortunately I was not able to examine the book before purchase. It is the worse "self-help" books that that I've bought in 20 years. It is not clear nor does it contain step-by-step instructions. The poor index makes this book almost worthless. It is NOT a book for beginners as a book for dummies would imply. Usually I can find some redeeming feature in a book, but not this one.
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23 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Freia B on July 9, 2011
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I have worked with websites, have two of my own that I work with but have a host for them. Thought I'd see if I can design from scratch. Bought Word Press for Dummies. Well, I felt dumber than before I read the book. It tends to assume you know the basics and then starts explaining from point B or C or even D. Which leaves a person wondering what to do for the first steps. The book also uses design lingo and assumes you know all the words. I thought it was confusing, frustrating, and not useful at all. Remember I know HTML and manage my websites, but this book stumped me. The Winter Years of World War II
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rose L. Nash on September 3, 2012
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I'm sorry to report that this book is of no help to me at all. It's extremely complicated and too much of it is in print that is too small to read. The book is too big, heavy and cumbersome and very difficult to handle. This is not for dummies at all; it's for people who know all the terms it mentions, and there is no glossary to tell you what the terms are so that you can fathom what they're trying to teach you. I got lost immediately and wanted to throw it away. I wish I could send it back. I GIVE IT NO STARS AND DON'T RECOMMEND IT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT A WHIZ WITH THIS KIND OF MATERIAL.
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By Linda Keesee on May 10, 2014
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Great book, easy to understand, and informative. If your new to blogging, and not very tech smart this book can help building your blog less stressful.
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By Russell Aaron on April 14, 2014
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WordPress updates almost 3-4 times a year. The good news is that 90% of all the features of this book are still relevant. I've personally met Lisa at a number of WordCamp'. Her talks are just as awesome.
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By Mindy on February 13, 2014
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the most frustrating book on the planet. so sorry I bought this book, I wanted to start a blog. too confusing
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