Top WordPress guide, now fully updated for the latest WordPress release!
This updated new edition comprises one of the largest collections of practical intermediate to advanced information on WordPress. Fully updated for the latest WordPress release, this in-depth book covers it all, from setting up your software to publishing your site, using SEO and social media, developing and using plug-ins, running multiple sites with WordPress, and more. Veteran author Lisa Sabin-Wilson is a top authority on WordPress, and she and her co-authors pack this book with essential and easy-to-follow tips, techniques, and advice.
Presents straightforward and easy-to-understand intermediate to advanced coverage of the WordPress, the most popular blog software in use today
Features eight minibooks that cover what you need to know in depth, including WordPress basics, setting up the software, exploring the dashboard, publishing your site with WordPress, using SEO and social media, customizing the look of your site, using plug-ins, and running multiple sites with WordPress
Covers the very latest release of WordPress
Get up to speed on WordPress with WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition,and turn your hobby into a business!
From the Back Cover
WordPress is free — and with this WordPress how-to guide, it can also be easy!
Invest a bit of time with this book, and you'll have a blog that suits your needs, delights your readers, and keeps visitors coming back. Here's something for everyone: blogging basics if you're just starting out, SEO and social media tricks to drive traffic to your site, and ways to customize your blog with plugins and themes.
Build your foundation — if you're just getting started, learn WordPress and blogging basics
Dig in — learn about the software that powers WordPress, how to obtain a web server, and why you need FTP
Dashing here and there — see how to make the WordPress dashboard your administrative hub
Publishing perfection — discover options for posting to your site, saving drafts, adding multimedia files, and more
Social media magic — learn to make your site social media and search engine friendly
What's in a theme — make your blog unique with personalized themes you can create or enhance
Attention geeks — tinker with plugin base code or create your own plugin from scratch
Super you — achieve "super admin" status by running a multisite installation
Open the book and find:
Tips for making your blog stand out
What you should know about open source
WordPress web hosting requirements
How to manage comments
The difference between blog posts and static pages
Pointers on finding social media influencers
Advice on using site analytics
How to find and install plugins
8 BOOKS IN 1
Setting Up the WordPress Software
Exploring the WordPress Dashboard
Publishing Your Site with WordPress
Examining SEO and Social Media
Customizing the Look of Your Site
Using and Developing Plugins
Running Multiple Sites with WordPress
About the Author
Lisa Sabin-Wilson is the founder and creative director of E.Webscapes Design Studio, a web design company specializing in blog design and development with emphasis on WordPress. She's a popular conference speaker and the bestselling author of WordPress For Dummies and WordPress Web Design For Dummies.