From the Back Cover
Master the blog platform of choice around the world
Whether you're a casual blogger or programming pro, this detailed guide will help you get the very most out of the new version of the hottest blogging platform on the planet. A complete step-by-step reference, this book covers WordPress 3.1 from the basics through advanced application development. Learn how to use custom plugins and themes, build navigation menus on the fly with no coding, leverage the WordPress multisite API, and much more.
Explore various Web servers and all modules, then install and configure the software
Enhance your blog's findability with SEO, keywords, and meta tags
Create events with actions, apply hooks, and expand functionality with plugins
Leverage Twitter widgets, the Facebook Like button, or other social media devices to extend your blog's reach
Integrate navigation menus with custom dynamic themes
Set up WordPress as a Content Management System
Build your own self-contained social network with BuddyPress
Companion Web Site
Visit www.wiley.com/go/wordpressbible2e for all of the author's example files from the book.
Install, configure, and manage WordPress
Turn a blog into a social network
Create a dynamic, full-fledged CMS
About the Author
Aaron Brazell is a WordPress expert, core contributor, and developer currently responsible for directing and developing a WordPress premium platform for customers. His WordPress knowledge extends back to the early days of the software, and he has worked on large-scale WordPress installations from both a technical/scaling perspective to complex deliveries involving extreme leveraging of the software plugin API. He maintains a business and technology blog, Technosailor.com.
Mark Jaquith is one of the lead developers of WordPress and an independent Web services consultant. With over four and a half years of extensive experience with WordPress, he has written several popular plugins and contributed countless patches to the core WordPress engine.