WordPress: The Missing Manual: The Book That Should Have Been in the Box

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Whether you are a budding blogger or seasoned net designer, WordPress is a superb device for creating websites–once you understand how to faucet into its spectacular options. The newest version of this jargon-free Missing Manual exhibits you how one can use WordPress’s themes, widgets, and plug-ins to construct nearly any sort of web site.

The necessary stuff it’s good to know:

  • Set up WordPress. Configure WordPress in your net host or get it operating on your property laptop.
  • Create your web site. Get hands-on directions for constructing all forms of web sites, from blogs to enterprise websites with ecommerce options.
  • Jazz it up. Add image galleries, slideshows, video clips, music gamers, and podcasts.
  • Add options. Select from 1000’s of plug-ins to boost your web site’s capabilities, from contact varieties to a fundamental buying cart.
  • Build a very distinctive web site. Customize a WordPress theme to create a web site that appears precisely the means you need.
  • Attract an viewers. Use website positioning, web site statistics, and social sharing to succeed in extra individuals.
  • Stay secure. Use backup and staging instruments to guard your content material and keep away from disaster.

From the Publisher

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From the Introduction

When you determine to create a web site, there are a number of paths you may take.

You may use a cookie-cutter web site builder (like Wix, Weebly, or Squarespace). But when you do, you lose the capacity to customise each element to get what you actually need. And as a result of these firms host no matter you construct, you additionally hand over ultimate management over your web site.

You may rent an professional (or a workforce of consultants) to construct a web site for you. Find the proper particular person, and also you’ll get an excellent product. But how do you keep it? How do you make modifications, add content material, and continue to grow your web site with out asking your professional to make each change for you?

Or, you may select a 3rd path, and use the ridiculously fashionable publishing device known as WordPress. WordPress isn’t excellent. But it does an incredible job of conserving issues as easy or as complicated as you need.

You begin out with free themes which have stunning typography and layouts. You get a content material publishing system that makes writing new pages as simple as typing in a phrase processor. You can snap in extra superior options once you want them, like social media integration, search optimization, and even ecommerce. And, better of all, you management every part.

About This Book

This guide is for anybody who needs to discover ways to make web sites with WordPress. We assume you already know your means round a pc (and the web), however you haven’t but dipped your toes into the world of WordPress. You don’t have to know HTML and CSS, though these net expertise will come in helpful when you get bold about theme customization (see Chapter 13).

In this guide, you’ll study every part it’s good to create a brand new WordPress web site, fill it with content material, and make it look skilled. Notice that we haven’t but used the phrase weblog. Although WordPress is the world’s premiere running a blog device, it’s additionally an effective way to create different forms of web sites, like websites that publicize companies, report information, promote artists, and even promote merchandise.

What it’s good to use this guide

Not a lot! The absolute naked minimal necessities are a correct laptop (please don’t attempt to construct a WordPress web site in your telephone) and an internet connection. It doesn’t matter whether or not your laptop runs Windows, macOS, or Linux, since you’re going to do all of your work on-line in your favourite browser.

One beneficial ingredient is a website hosting account. (An internet host is an organization that rents out area on the net, so you may make your web site out there to the complete world.) This is prone to price you a couple of {dollars} a month. One account is sufficient, as a result of you need to use a single account to create as many WordPress websites as you need. And it’s simple, so that you’ll most likely need to create a half dozen check websites to make use of whilst you observe the workout routines in this guide.

If you don’t have an internet host but however wish to join, you’ll get the lowdown on how that works in Chapter 2.

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Publisher‏:‎O’Reilly Media; third version (November 3, 2020)
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