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Sams Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes

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  • Copyright 2010
  • Pages: 240
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33668-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33668-3

Sams Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes

Chuck Tomasi

Kreg Steppe

Sams Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to build great blogs with WordPress and WordPress.org, and reach any audience by web browser, RSS, or cell phone!

Tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls

Notes provide additional information

Plain English definitions explain new terms

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…

  • Quickly build blogs for free with WordPress.com
  • Customize your blog to fit your message
  • Create powerful text, audio, and video content
  • Moderate comments and build communities
  • Set up RSS feeds
  • Host your own blog with WordPress.org software
  • Deliver content via iPhone and BlackBerry
  • Streamline publishing with third-party tools

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Category:  Internet

Covers:  WordPress

User Level:  Beginning

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Introducing WordPress

Understanding What WordPress Is ............................................5

Getting Started with WordPress.com ........................................9

Migrating From Another Blog ..................................................13

Summary ..............................................................................13

2 Completing Your Profile

Finding Your Profile ................................................................15

Profile Options ......................................................................16

Completing Your About Page ..................................................25

Summary ..............................................................................26

3 Creating Posts and Pages

Creating Posts ......................................................................27

Editing Existing Posts ............................................................36

Creating Pages ......................................................................39

Summary ..............................................................................54

4 Configuring Your Blog Settings

General ................................................................................55

Writing ..................................................................................58

Reading ................................................................................62

Discussion ............................................................................65

Media ..................................................................................70

Privacy ..................................................................................71

Delete Blog ..........................................................................72

OpenID..................................................................................73

Domains ..............................................................................73

Summary ..............................................................................74

5 Managing Comments

Understanding Comments ......................................................75

Allowing or Denying Comments ..............................................77

Managing Comments ............................................................82

Best Practices ......................................................................90

Summary ..............................................................................91

6 Personalizing the Appearance of Your Blog

Themes ................................................................................93

Widgets ..............................................................................100

Making Additional Changes ..................................................103

Summary ............................................................................111

7 Using RSS and Data Migration Tools

Syndicate Your Blog with RSS ..............................................113

Other Useful Tools ..............................................................118

Backing Up Your Data ..........................................................123

Migrating Your Blog ..............................................................124

Importing from Another Blog ................................................128

Summary ............................................................................130

8 Setting Up Hosting

Why Host Your Own Blog? ....................................................131

Understanding Your Responsibilities......................................132

Setting Up Your Domain Name..............................................133

Setting Up Your Web Hosting Account....................................136

Finding Support ..................................................................137

Summary ............................................................................137

9 Installing WordPress

Using Automated Script Services ..........................................139

Installing WordPress Manually ..............................................140

Uploading Your Files ............................................................143

Creating the Database ........................................................146

Running the Install Script ....................................................147

Summary ............................................................................151

10 Using Themes on Your Own Site

Changing the Look and Function of Your Site ........................153

Searching for and Installing a Theme ....................................157

Widgets ..............................................................................166

Summary ............................................................................168

11 Customizing Your Site with Plug-ins

What Are Plug-ins? ..............................................................169

Using the Plug-ins Dashboard ..............................................170

Finding Plug-ins ..................................................................172

Installing a Plug-in ..............................................................177

Upgrading Plug-ins ..............................................................181

Removing a Plug-in ..............................................................183

Popular Plug-ins ..................................................................184

Summary ............................................................................186

12 Blogging on the Go

Setting Up Your Blog for Remote Access ..............................187

Posting from Other Websites ................................................189

Using Mobile Applications ....................................................192

Using Email to Post ............................................................196

Using ScribeFire ..................................................................200

Summary ............................................................................204

13 WordPress Support

Looking for Help ..................................................................205

Free Support ......................................................................205

Paid Support ......................................................................209

Other Learning Resources ....................................................210

Summary ............................................................................211

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