WordPress for Dummies, 3rd edition

The bestselling guide to WordPress, WordPress For Dummies, is fully updated for newest version of WordPress 3.0. Previous editions of WordPress For Dummies have sold nearly 50,000 copies, and interest in WP blogging continues to explode. This 3rd edition covers both the free-hosted WordPress.com version and WordPress.org, which requires users to purchase Web hosting services. WordPress for Dummies is written by Lisa Sabin-Wilson, an expert who works directly with the developers and cofounder of WordPress. Working with WordPress since 2002, she has designed over 1,000 personal and professional blogs and Web sites. Lisa is a frequent panel member and guest speaker at blogging and social media conferences, including SXSW and WordCamp.

You will learn the blogging basics like choosing a platform, creating an account, selecting a theme, configuring your settings, publishing your thoughts, interacting with your followers, slamming the door on spam using the Akismet plugin, and archiving your posts. Learn to write, revise, and publish posts, and learn about links, tags, and creating categories. You will learn how to make the most of your posts with media, editing and inserting photos and quickly add and organize audio and video. Find out how to get interactive by easily inserting polls and how to let readers rate your posts. Everything about plugins and widgets; tap into text, RSS, and social media widgets, and get plugged in to plugins.

Find out how to style your blog; customize one of the many available WordPress themes with new headers, backgrounds, fonts and styles. Learn how to gain good rankings in Google with advice on optimizing your blog for search engines, and the difference between WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org; let WordPress host your blog for free or link WordPress with your domain.

WordPress for Dummies

Like its earlier editions, WordPress For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps bloggers quickly and easily take advantage of everything this popular blogging tool has to offer. Check out the complete table of contents below:

WordPress For Dummies : Table of Contents

Part I: Introducing WordPress.
Chapter 1: What WordPress Can Do for You.
Chapter 2: WordPress Blogging Basics.
Part II: Using the WordPress Hosted Service.
Chapter 3: Getting Started with WordPress.com.
Chapter 4: Writing and Managing Your Blog.
Chapter 5: Enhancing Your Blog with Themes, Widgets, and Upgrades.
Part III: Self-Hosting with WordPress.org.
Chapter 6: Setting Up Blogging Base Camp.
Chapter 7: Understanding the WordPress.org Dashboard.
Chapter 8: Establishing Your Blog Routine.
Part IV: Flexing and Extending WordPress.
Chapter 9: Media Management: Images, Audio, and Video.
Chapter 10: Making the Most of WordPress Plugins.
Chapter 11: Finding and Installing WordPress Themes.
Part V: Customizing WordPress.
Chapter 12: Understanding Themes and Templates.
Chapter 13: Tweaking WordPress Themes.
Chapter 14: Beyond Blogging: WordPress as a Content Management System.
Chapter 15: Hosting Multiple Sites with WordPress.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten Great Sites That Use WordPress as a CMS.
Chapter 17: Ten Popular WordPress Plugins.
Chapter 18: Ten Free WordPress Themes.
Appendix: Migrating Your Existing Blog to WordPress.

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