Beginning WordPress 3

By Stephanie Leary

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WordPress is colorful and flexible, and includes a variety of themes, templates, and plug-ins for you to explore and utilize. Beginning WordPress 3 aims to address these for the beginner who wants to start using and developing with WordPress.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2895-0
  • User Level: Beginner
  • Publication Date: June 27, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.99
  • eBook Price: $27.99
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One of the most popular open source blogging and content management systems, Wordpress lets you create a website to promote yourself or your business quickly and easily—and better yet, it's free. WordPress is a flexible, user-friendly system, and it can be extended with a variety of themes and plugins.

Beginning WordPress 3 is a complete guide for the beginning developer who wants to start using WordPress. You'll learn how to publish and manage online content, add media, create widgets and plugins, and much more.

What you’ll learn

  • How to get started with Wordpress, create new content, and import existing content
  • How to change what appears on a home page, blog post, and more
  • How to handle media uploads, audio/video players, and podcasting
  • How to create themes, widgets, and plugins
  • How to publish, move, maintain, and secure your WordPress sites

Who this book is for

This book is for first-time users, designers, and developers of online content, blogs, and content management systems.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. About WordPress
  2. Installing and Upgrading
  3. Dashboard and Settings
  4. Working with Content
  5. Importing Content
  6. Creating a Basic Theme
  7. Creating an Advanced Theme
  8. Creating Widgets
  9. Creating Plugins
  10. Users and Roles
  11. Performance and Security
  12. Custom Content Types, Taxonomies, and Fields
  13. Setting up the Network
  14. Appendix A: Plugin Index
  15. Appendix B: Theme Functions
  16. Appendix C: Plugin Recipes
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