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Wordpress is a simple and powerful way to start blogging. If you're not an IT expert but want to use a state of the art blogging system to give your blog the best chance of success, while giving you the time to focus on content and your readers, WordPress is the right system for you, and this book is the right place to start. It will give you a rapid and straightforward introduction to the rich and powerful features of WordPress and get you up and running with a state of the art blog as quickly and painlessly as possible.
WordPress is an open source blog engine released under GNU general public license. It allows users to easily create dynamic blogs with great content and many outstanding features. It is an ideal tool for developing blogs and though it is chiefly used for blogging, it can also be used as a complete CMS with very little effort. Its versality and ease of use has attracted a large, enthusiastic, and helpful community of users.
If you want to create powerful, fully-featured blogs in no time, this book is for you. This book will help you explore WordPress showing you what it offers and how to go about building your blog with the system.
You will be introduced to the main aspects of a blog - users, communities, posts, comments, news feeds - and learn how to manage them using WordPress. You will develop the skills and confidence to manage all types of content, be it text or images, on your blog, and also understand how users interact with the blog. In working through the book you'll be inspired as well as informed, and have the capability and the ideas for make your blog cutting edge and exciting to maximise its impact.
From this book you'll learn about:
Installing and configuring WordPress on a local development machine or a web hosting service
Managing posts and comments
Working with Image galleries, calendars, etc.
Organising users and Communities
Creating and Installing themes to control the page layout
Linking to the outside world - Feeds, Syndication, and Podcasting
Customising Widgets and Plugins
Using WordPress as a regular CMS
Written in a clear, easy to read style, the book takes you the essential tasks required to create a feature-rich blog as quickly as possible. From initial setup to customizing modules, each task is explained in a clear, practical way using an example blog developed through the book.
This book is a beginner's guide to WordPress, for people who are new to blogging and want to create their own blogs in a simple and straightforward manner. It does not require any detailed knowledge of programming or web development, and any IT confident user will be able to use the book to produce an impressive blog.
The table of contents is:
WordPress and the World of Blogging
Getting Started with WordPress
Choosing and Installing a Theme
Blog Your Heart Out
Feeds, Syndication, and Podcasting
Getting the Theme Tailor-Made for You
Managing Users and Building Communities
Widgets and Plugins
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.79" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date Oct 17, 2006
Publisher Packt Publishing
ISBN 1904811892 ISBN13 9781904811893
Availability 67 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 27, 2016 01:51.
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More About Hasin Hayder
Dr. Mark Alexander Bain first started customizing CRM systems back in the mid '90s when he was team leader for Vodafone's Cascade project - the team took the 'out-of-the-box' Clarify CRM and turned it into a radio base station planning application, complete with a workflow engine for passing jobs between the different departments involved in the planning, building, and implementation of a radio network. Since then he's lectured at the University of Central Lancashire, and currently Mark writes articles on all things Linux and Open Source for Linux Format, Newsforge.com and Linux Journal. SugarCRM customization, therefore, seems the obvious choice for this, his second book, since it combines Mark's knowledge of working with commercial CRMs and the Open Source philosophy. Mark works from his home on the edge of the Lake District in the UK, where he lives with his wife, two dogs and two cats, and gets the odd visit from his sons - Michael and Simon.
Reviews - What do customers think about WordPress Complete: set up, customize, and market your blog?
Over-priced Jul 16, 2008
For $35, I expected something with far more detail and information. I'm a beginner to Wordpress, but I program in other languages. The book gave a bit of an overview, but in the end, I got what I really needed on the help pages.
Nightmare In Progress Apr 17, 2008
The two books : WordPress Complete by Hasin Hayder and WordPress for Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson are worthwhile sources for the individual that lacks the expertise to setup the WordPress program. Now don't misunderstand what I say next. If you are a complete novice, get the books. Be fully aware that both books will NOT be sufficient to reach normal insanity while getting WordPress setup, if you're requirements go beyond the norm. Am familiar to Blogging and a bit aware of WordPress usage, but it became a total nightmare to reach the results that I was looking for. Seriously lacking are examples of "how and where" to actually insert / place what was being expounded upon. Seemed that every set of "how to" was chopped off at the most critical point and leaves one floundering and frustrated, Both books and even the official sites lack the explicit "where to insert" the talked on code. Many so called experts suffer from the "I know it so well" syndrome" that they overlook the "critical" aspect from a novices point of view. To have elaborated on a specific subject, without giving the most crucial bit of information "showing an example of where" is, to me a cardinal offense. It is recognized that it is near impossible to cover every detail required for total success with an installation, but what is covered, SHOULD be presented with clear and full details. There is no middle ground here. You are either sailing along smoothly, or you are floundering from lack of crucial details. I was in the latter group. WordPress by the way is a neat program, and for most users, will be relatively easy to master. If you have certain specific needs, be prepared to sweat it through, along with much aggravation.
Good for beginning Wordpress developers, bad for the rest of the world. Oct 6, 2007
This book is over-priced, padded with useless screenshots and poorly edited. The first 100 pages - and some of the back hundred for that matter - are filled with distracting explanations of topics irrelevant to properly using and building bloggy websites with Wordpress. The English is a mishmash of South Asian/British/American that reads like it was written by a tired programmer at 3 in the morning, and edited by someone with their eye on the clock rather than on the text.
That said, while end-users should just say no - the online Wordpress documentation is better and more to the point, and there are some good third-party websites as well - for a beginning Wordpress developer the chapters on theming and coding plug-ins are quite helpful. Well, at least I did found them so while doing a quick WP project. If only there had been 2 or 3 more chapters extending those lessons!
In short: this book is definitely over-priced. End-users should avoid this book; beginning WP developers will definitely find two or three chapters excellent how-tos on theming and coding plug-ins.
Unbelievably bad writing Aug 30, 2007
It's true that this book does have some useful information for those who are just starting out with WordPress; however, the writing is so bad that it's almost painful to read.
I understand the author is from Bangladesh, but didn't this publishing house have an editor on staff? How did a $40 book make it to the bookshelves of highly respected bookstores with writing that reads like a term paper from junior high?
Normally I wouldn't bother to come to this site and criticize a book that was generally helpful, but I just can't understand how this kind of writing managed to find its way into book form. This is why editors exist.
Want to Develop your own WordPress Theme? Aug 4, 2007
The reason for me to buy this book was for the information on how to develop your own themes. But that information isn't presented well. The coding example starts off relatively easy and well explained, but before long, it doesn't really teach anything as much as it just tells you to plug in chunks of code into your files and then see what happens. And the book changes coding conventions to an abbreviated form somewhere along the way, just when it starts to get a bit complicated for a non-coder like me.
The rest of the book is all filler. Did you know that blog mean Web-Log? And that a person who blogs is a blogger? Well, if you didn't, then the book might be worth its high price tag. But I just told you, so now you do.
I'm just grumpy because I lost my receipt and can't return it now (bought mine offline).
Want to Develop your own wordpress theme? Urban Giraffe's article, tho old, has way better and more relevant information than this book. And it's free.