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WordPress 24-Hour Trainer 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1118066904
ISBN-10: 1118066901
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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

  • Install WordPress

  • 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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 2 edition (August 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118066901
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118066904
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #879,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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