WordPress on Demand

WordPress on Demand

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WordPress on Demand will cover both WordPress.com and WordPress.org in a visual, step-by-step format. In addition to offering detailed guidance on how to complete dozens of common WordPress tasks, this book will provide real-world advice and suggestions on how to save time, avoid frustration, and create a high-quality, well-designed site that attracts an audience and achieves results. WordPress on Demand will be based on WordPress version 3.5.1.

In this book, readers will learn how to:

* Decide between hosted WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org)
* Choose the right domain name and web host
* Set up a WordPress website in minutes
* Configure WordPress settings that control privacy, search engine visibility, and more
* Choose, install, and customize themes
* Create, format, and manage pages and posts
* Add media files including images, audio, video, and documents
* Choose, install, and customize sidebar widgets
* Choose, install, and configure self-hosted WordPress plugins
* Add and manage custom menus
* Make the most of WordPress.com free and premium features
* Create and manage a site with multiple users
* Manage user comments and comment spam
* Import, export, and back up WordPress sites
* Design a site that works on mobile devices

Bonus content includes:

* Workshops that show readers how to enhance their feeds, create a private WordPress site, optimize their site for search engines, and more
* Shortcuts, advice, and cautions to save time and frustration
* Design tips to help readers create a high-quality site even if they have no design background
* Recommended plugins and themes
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 189 x 230 x 15mm | 570g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0789750376
  • 9780789750372
  • 1,497,379

Table of contents

Introduction xv

1 Introducing WordPress 1

Understanding the Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org 2

Understanding Web Hosting 5

Understanding Domain Names 6

Planning Your Website 6

2 Getting Started with WordPress.com 11

Creating a Website with WordPress.com 12

Activating and Setting Up Your WordPress.com Account 16

Logging In to WordPress.com 23

Creating Your WordPress.com Profile 24

Defining Your Personal Settings 27

Finding and Following Friends 30

Getting Help 31

Verifying Your Website 32

Signing Out of WordPress.com 33

3 Getting Started with WordPress (WordPress.org) 35

Installing WordPress 36

Logging In to WordPress 43

Creating Your WordPress Profile 45

Getting Help 47

Logging Out of WordPress 48

4 Specifying WordPress Settings 49

Specifying General Settings 50

Specifying Writing Settings 53

Specifying Reading Settings 56

Managing Discussion Settings 59

Modifying Media Settings 61

Customizing Permalinks Settings (WordPress.org) 63

Enabling Sharing (WordPress.com) 64

Setting Up Polls (WordPress.com) 66

Setting Up Ratings (WordPress.com) 67

Specifying Email Post Changes Settings (WordPress.com) 68

Adding OpenID Trusted Sites (WordPress.com) 69

Adding Webhooks (WordPress.com) 70

5 Working with Themes 71

Searching for and Activating a Theme (WordPress.com) 75

Searching for and Installing a Theme (WordPress.org) 77

Uploading a Theme (WordPress.org) 79

Using Live Preview 81

Activating a Different Theme 82

Customizing Your Theme 83

Deleting a Theme (WordPress.org) 90

6 Creating and Managing Pages 91

Adding Pages 92

Managing Pages 96

Copying Pages (WordPress.com) 99

Deleting Pages 100

7 Creating and Managing Posts 103

Creating a Post on the Add New Post Screen 104

Creating a Post with QuickPress 110

Copying a Post (WordPress.com) 111

Creating a Post Using the Quick Post Form (WordPress.com) 112

Viewing All Posts 114

Editing and Deleting Posts 115

Working with Categories 118

Working with Tags 122

8 Formatting Pages and Posts 127

Formatting with the Visual Editor 128

Creating a List 131

Creating a Blockquote 132

Working with Links 133

Using the More Tag 137

Checking Spelling, Grammar, and Style 139

Using the Distraction Free Writing Mode 140

Formatting with the Text Editor 141

9 Working with Media Files 143

Inserting an Image from Your Computer 145

Inserting a Media File from Your Computer 148

Embedding a Hosted Media File 152

Inserting a Media File from a URL 153

Uploading Files Directly to the Media Library 154

Inserting a Media File from the Media Library 156

Inserting an Image Gallery 157

Viewing the Media Library 160

Editing a Media File 161

10 Working with Widgets 163

Adding a Widget to a Sidebar 164

Configuring a Widget 168

Rearranging Widgets 169

Removing a Widget from a Sidebar 170

11 Working with Links 171

Creating a Link Category 172

Adding a New Link 173

Viewing and Finding Links 176

Editing Links and Link Categories 177

Displaying Links on Your Sidebar 179

Deleting Links and Link Categories 180

12 Working with Plugins (WordPress.org) 181

Searching for and Installing Plugins 182

Activating Plugins 188

Specifying Plugin Settings 189

Updating Plugins 190

Deactivating and Deleting Plugins 191

13 Adding and Managing Menus 193

Changing Page Menu Order 194

Creating Custom Menus 195

Managing Custom Menus 198

14 Getting Feedback on Your Website (WordPress.com) 201

Getting Feedback Before You Publish 203

Working with Polls 207

Working with Ratings 216

Working with Contact Forms 218

15 WordPress.com Premium Features 223

Purchasing an Upgrade 228

Viewing and Managing Upgrades 230

Viewing Your Billing History 231

16 Managing Users 233

Adding New Users (WordPress.com) 235

Adding New Users (WordPress.org) 238

Managing Your WordPress Users 239

17 Managing Comments 243

Activating the Akismet Plugin to Control Comment Spam (WordPress.org) 246

Updating the Comments Setting on Existing Posts and Pages 249

Moderating Comments 250

Adding Comments to Your Own Site 255

Deleting Comments 256

Managing Spam 258

18 Managing Your WordPress Website 261

Managing Your Website (WordPress.com) 262

Managing Your Website (WordPress.org) 266

A WordPress Premium Themes 277

B WordPress Plugins (WordPress.org) 281

C Going Mobile with WordPress 289

Index 293

Workshops online
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About Patrice-Anne Rutledge

Patrice-Anne Rutledge is a business technology author, journalist, and long-time WordPress user who specializes in teaching others to maximize the power of new technologies. She is also the author of numerous other books for Pearson Education, including Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself Google+ in 10 Minutes, Using Facebook, The Truth About Profiting from Social Networking, and PowerPoint 2013 Absolute Beginner's Guide. You can reach Patrice through her website at www.patricerutledge.com.
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