Advice and techniques that you need to get the job done. Looking for ways to streamline your work so you can focus on maximizing your time? In Depth provides specific, tested, and proven solutions to the problems you run into every day--things other books ignore or oversimplify. This is the one book that you can rely on to answer the questions you have now and will have in the future. In Depth offers * Comprehensive coverage with detailed solutions* Breakthrough techniques and shortcuts that are unavailable elsewhere* Practical, real-world examples with nothing glossed over or left out* Troubleshooting help for tough problems you can't fix on your own* Outstanding authors recognized worldwide for their expertise and teaching style* Quick information via sidebars, tips, reminders, notes, and warnings In Depth is the only tool you need to get more done in less time! Includes coverage on blog creation, widgets, plug-ins, themes, SEO, the WordPress.com platform, and WordPress.org software
Table of Contents
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Your Blog Chapter 1: Getting Started with WordPress 9 Chapter 2: Starting Your Blog Right 27 Chapter 3: Creating Your Blog's Look 51 Part II: Running Your Blog Chapter 4: Creating Your First Post 81 Chapter 5: Taking Posts Further 101 Chapter 6: Using HTML in Your Widgets and Blog 123 Chapter 7: Adding Features to Your Blog 147 Chapter 8: Tracking Statistics and Bringing In Visitors 167 Part III: Taking Your Blog Further Chapter 9: Adding Graphics to Your Posts 191 Chapter 10: Adding Upgrades, Audio, and Video 209 Part IV: Building Your Own WordPress Installation Chapter 11: Installing and Upgrading WordPress Software 229 Chapter 12: The WordPress Toolkit: Themes 257 Chapter 13: The WordPress Toolkit: Plug-Ins 271 Chapter 14: Style Sheets for Building Themes 287 Chapter 15: PHP Basics: Themes and Plug-Ins 321 Part V: Appendices Appendix A: WordPress.com Versus WordPress.org 349 Appendix B: WordPress Documentation 357 Appendix C: Examples of WordPress Blogs 363 Appendix D: Examples of WordPress.com Blogs 367 Appendix E: WordPress Site Maps 371 Appendix F: Importing Content from Other Systems 385 Index 391
Bud Smith wrote his first book for Que about buying computers fifteen years ago--and had to do his online research for it using dial-up Internet. Since then, he's lived and worked in Silicon Valley; London, England; Auckland and Christchurch New Zealand; and San Francisco and written a dozen more books. And he does most of his online work at broadband speeds--except when he's using the Web on his cell phone, which is slower than his old dial-up modem. Bud runs a WordPress-based blog at gvDaily.com. Michael McCallister is devoted to the idea that technology need not be feared and can be mastered by anyone. He has been writing about technology in general and open source software in particular, for the whole of the twenty-first century and part of the last century, too. He tries to help build the open source community, from which derives WordPress and so much else that is good, true, and pure in life (the parts of life that run on computers, anyway). While Bud has moved hither and yon, Michael has lived the relatively boring, stable life in the central United States (Milwaukee, Madison, and Boulder). Michael has been running "Notes from the Metaverse" on WordPress since 2006 at www.michaelmccallister.com.