Visual QuickStart Guide WordPress 2


book cover
Visual QuickStart Guide WordPress 2
By Maria Langer, Miraz Jordan
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: June 29, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-45019-1
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-45019-7
Pages: 304
 

Table of Contents  | Index
overview

WordPress is an open-source personal publishing platform that is easy to use, flexible, and highly customizable. Although used primarily for publishing blogs, WordPress can easily be used to create and maintain complete Web sites.

Taking the average blogger further than blogspot can, WordPress allows bloggers to create more complicated sites with their open-source technology, rather than blogger which is limited by HTML changes to their templates.

This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide shows you how to install, use, and customize WordPress to get the most from the software. Includes tips that explain why certain techniques are better than others, how to watch for potential problems, and where readers can find more information.



book cover
Visual QuickStart Guide WordPress 2
By Maria Langer, Miraz Jordan
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: June 29, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-45019-1
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-45019-7
Pages: 304
 

Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Thanks from Maria
   Thanks from Miraz
   Introduction
      Introduction to WordPress
      Introduction to Blogging
      Anatomy of a WordPress Blog Page
      Understanding WordPress
      Using WordPress
    Chapter 1.  Getting Started
      Setting Up WordPress
      Setting Up a WordPress.com Account
      Installing WordPress on a Server
      Logging in to a Blog
      WordPress Administration Panels & the Dashboard
      Changing Your Password
      Choosing a Theme
    Chapter 2.  Setting Blog Options
      Blog Options
      Deleting a WordPress Blog
    Chapter 3.  Adding Content
      Blog Content
      Working with Categories
      Creating a Post or Page
      Uploading Files
      Managing Posts
      Posting by E-mail
      Managing Pages
      Working with Links & Bookmarks
    Chapter 4.  Moderating Comments
      Comments, Trackbacks, & Pingbacks
      Setting Discussion Options
      Viewing & Entering Comments
      Moderating Comments
      Managing Comments
      Dealing with Spam
    Chapter 5.  Working with Accounts
      User Accounts
      User Roles & Capabilities
      Setting Your Profile & Personal Options
      Adding Users
      Working with User Accounts
    Chapter 6.  Customizing Themes
      WordPress Themes
      Installing Other Themes
      Theme File Languages
      The Loop
      Components of the Default Theme
      File Permissions
      Tools for Modifying Theme Files
      Modifying Theme Files
      Creating a New Theme
      Modifying the Appearance with CSS
      Modifying Post-Related Content
      Validating Theme Files
    Chapter 7.  Using Plugins
      Plugins
      Obtaining Plugins
      Installing Plugins
      Managing Plugins
      Setting Plugin Options
      Plugins Installed with WordPress
      Other Useful Plugins
      Adhesive
      CG-Feedread
      Exec-PHP
      Duh Gallery
      Event Calendar
      Jerome's Keywords Plugin
      Random Header
      Customizable Post Listings
      Search Pages Plugin
      Static Front Page
      Subscribe to Comments
      WP-ContactForm
      WP-ShortStat
    Chapter 8.  Adding Other Content
      Adding Other Content
      Author Profile
      Author Photos
      Blog Statistics
      Favicons
      Google Ads
      WebCam Images
      Including Files
    Chapter 9.  Blogging Tools
      Blogging Tools
      BlogJet
      Ecto
      MarsEdit
      w.bloggar
    Chapter 10.  Advanced Tasks
      Advanced Tasks
      Creating a Static Home Page
      Directly Accessing the Database
      Importing from Other Blogs
      Podcasting
      Reading Blog & Feed Stats
      Setting up Additional Sites
      Using Custom Fields
    Appendix A.  Online Resources
      Online Resources
      WordPress Information
      Other Resources
      Blogs
    Appendix B.  Using FTP
      Using FTP
      FileZilla
      Using Fetch
      CuteFTP
    Appendix C.  Using Text Editors
      Text Editors
      Text Editor Settings
      HTML-Kit
      TextWrangler
   Index