Head First Wordpress

by Staff

Head First WordPressWant to move past your own basic blog? Ever wonder how the big professional blogs handle such large sites with multiple authors? Whether you're promoting your business or writing about your travel adventures, "Head First WordPress" will teach you not only how to make your blog look unique and attention-grabbing, but also how to dig into the more complex functionality available on the WordPress platform.

Head First WordPress Web and User Experience designer Jeff Siarto says

Quoting  begins My book will help give users more control over their web publishing ... We spend time dealing with Wordpress as content management system and the real-life work of managing a site on the web. It's the next step toward Webmaster status. Quoting  ends

While reading "Head First WordPress," you'll learn how to customize your blog with your own URL and templates, embed video and audio, support multiple authors, and much more. By the end of this book, you'll have a full-fledged website.

  • Get your site up and running by setting up a MySQL database and creating configuration files
  • Work with the Wordpress platform to create posts and pages, learn the difference between tags and categories, edit content, moderate comments, and manage spam
  • Explore how to extend Wordpress with plugins and templates
  • Convert custom designs (in HTML and CSS) into functional themes and use them in WordPress

Siarto continues, "I think many people are scared off by the PHP code they see and figure it's best not to touch things. My book encourages users to 'hack' around in their Wordpress themes to make custom changes and learn how things work under the hood."

Jeff Siarto is a Web and User Experience designer living in Chicago. He is the founder of Siarto Labs, a small design company and co-founder of Loudpixel, a consultancy specializing in web development and online learning. Jeff was a student of the standards-based web design movement and writes articles and tutorials aimed at helping new web designers get started in the craft.

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