Author(s): Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Bloggers love WordPress! If you're ready to start using this free blogging software, "WordPress For Dummies, 2nd Edition" is just what you and your blog need to make a splash. Professional blog designer Lisa Sabin-Wilson shows you how to use all the latest upgrades to WordPress and helps you decide whether to use the Wordpress.com hosted service or self-host your blog with WordPress.org. Whether you're just venturing into the blogosphere or you want to shift an existing blog to WordPress, "WordPress For Dummies, 2nd Edition" will help: explore theme development and learn where to find free WordPress themes; extend WordPress through plug-ins, CSS, custom fields, and more; find out about archiving, interacting with readers through comments, tracking back, and handling spam; get the scoop on domain registration, Web hosting providers, basic tools like FTP, and more; create a unique blog theme and presentation by using template tags with CSS; sign up for WordPress.com, log in, set options, and create a profile; install WordPress.org, set up a MySQL database, explore RSS feeds, and organize a blogroll; discover the secrets of creating a blog that draws readers; get tips on wonderful widgets, upgrades, and plugins you can add to make your blog extra cool; and learn how to use the Dashboard, manage comments, and make permalinks work with your Web server.
Foreword. Introduction. 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 Administration Panel. 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: Deciding to Bring in the Pros. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten WordPress Web Sites Used As a CMS. Chapter 17: Ten Popular WordPress Plugins. Chapter 18: Ten Free WordPress Themes. Appendix: Migrating Your Existing Blog to WordPress. Index.