Author: Tris Hussey

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132182850

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 1571

WordPress has grown into the #1 blogging tool in its category: several million bloggers have downloaded this powerful open source software, and millions more are using WordPress.com's hosted services. Thirty-two of Technorati's Top 100 blogs now use WordPress. Using Wordpress is a customized, media-rich learning experience designed to help new users master Wordpress quickly, and get the most out of it, fast! It starts with a concise, friendly, straight-to-the-point guide to Wordpress. This exceptional book is fully integrated with an unprecedented collection of online learning resources: online video, screencasts, podcasts, and additional web content, all designed to reinforce key concepts and help users achieve real mastery. The book and interactive content work together to teach everything mainstream Wordpess users need to know. This practical, approachable coverage guides readers through getting started fast, and covers the recent release of Wordpress 3. This major upgrade includes built-in image editor and the ability to host multiple blogs from one WordPress install. This new version of Using Wordpress adds a DVD, so that all the interactive material previously available only online is now also available for offline reading and study.
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Beyond the Blog

Author: Thord Daniel Hedengren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118600746

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 7010

The ultimate guide to using WordPress to make your life easier WordPress guru Thord Daniel Hedengren takes you beyond the blog to give you the tools and know-how needed to build just about anything in WordPress. You’ll discover how to use WordPress as a CMS to power fully-fledged websites, photo galleries, forums, eCommerce sites, and much more. You get step-by step instructions on developing model sites from the ground up and how to utilize and build plugins that let you take WordPress to the next level. You will learn how to: Use custom post types and custom taxonomies Add and work with custom headers, backgrounds, and more Build gorgeous WordPress themes with the latest features Create custom login forms and admin themes Control content with the loop (and alternatives to the loop) Integrate theme options and the theme customizer Extend WordPress with widget functionality Build WordPress projects for SEO Integrate WordPress with the social web Create helpful navigation using the navigation menu Use conditional control elements Get started with your own responsive themes Updated and revised to cover the changes to WordPress 3.8, Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, 4th Edition, is the ultimate guide to getting the most out of WordPress.
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A Visual Step-by-step Guide to Mastering Wordpress

Author: Andy Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781984220318

Category: Blogs

Page: 222

View: 2572

Master WordPress using our step-by-step visual approach (over 250 screenshots). Building a beautiful, professional looking WordPress website, is no longer the domain of computer geeks. WordPress makes it possible for anyone to create and run a website that looks great on any device - PC, Mac, tablet and phone, for hobby or business. The primary goal of this book is to take anyone, even an absolute beginner, from zero to WordPress "guru" in a few short hours. I'll hold your hand, step-by-step, all the way. You get to watch over my shoulder as we explore the WordPress Dashboard. Inside this book, veteran WordPress expert Andy Williams will start at the very beginning. You'll learn: The two different versions of WordPress. Website hosting and domain registrars. How to set this up with separate registrar and host, for more security. How to install WordPress. An overview of the Dashboard including how to find hidden items. Cleaning out the stuff that is installed by default. Finding and installing WordPress themes to instantly change the look and feel of your website. Plugins. What they are and how you can use them to create magnificent websites. How to update WordPress, themes and plugins. Every single Dashboard setting, what they do, and what you should use in the settings of your website. How to find and use the RSS feeds on your site to help search engines find your content. The importance of user profiles, and how to assign a "Gravatar" image to your email address. How to create great navigation systems on your site, with custom menus, internal linking and related post sections. Enabling and dealing with visitor comments. Using the media library for images, video and more. The difference between pages and posts, and a simple way to know which one you should be using for each bit of content you publish on your website. Effective use of categories and tags. Using these incorrectly can get your site penalized or even banned from search engines. How to write posts, and even schedule them so they will be published at some future date. Using post revisions. Two different types of homepage. A blog style page v a more traditional "static" homepage. Using widgets on your site to add neat features. I'll take you through several essential plugins, including plugins that can: Automatically backup your site and send backups to the cloud, or your email address. Automatically create important legal pages like terms and privacy policy. Create a Contact Page so your visitors can contact you. Setup good SEO practices. Setup social sharing buttons on your site, so visitors can easily tell their friends about your great web pages. Most people learn better when they can actually see what they are reading about, so one thing this book isn't, is shy about screenshots. There are over 250 of them, showing you exactly what you will see on your screen, and prompting you to take specific actions as you learn and master WordPress. You may have heard that WordPress has a steep learning curve. With this book, you won't even notice it. Each chapter ends with a "Tasks to Complete" section. By completing these tasks, you'll not only become proficient with WordPress, you'll become confident at using WordPress. By the end of the book, you'll be building great looking, professional WordPress websites that look fantastic on any device. And you'll enjoy doing it!
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Creating Reusable Components for User Experience Design and Documentation

Author: Nathan Curtis

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780132104869

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 758

User experience design teams often suffer from a decentralized, blank canvas approach to creating and documenting a design solution for each new project. As teams repeatedly reinvent screen designs, inconsistency results, and IT teams scramble to pick up the pieces. Pattern libraries only go so far, suggesting general solutions to common problems instead of offering concrete, specific design treatments. At times, documented solutions turn into a costly mess of unclear expectations, unrealistic goals, and abandoned work. Enter components, each of which represents a chunk of a Web page. Designers can produce wireframes, mockups, or markup far more efficiently reusing components based on an established design system. Rather than limit innovation, components enable designers to render solved design frameworks quickly and to focus on the problem at hand, drastically improving the quality and rate of production. In addition, teams develop a deeper baseline for collaboration, a platform for governance, and a structure for useful and predictable documentation. This book defines the role of components and why they matter, maps out how to organize and build a component library, discusses how to use components in practice, and teaches a process for documenting and maintaining components.
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Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119327784

Category: Computers

Page: 864

View: 9731

Everything you need to know about WordPress If you strive to have a blog that suits your needs, delights your readers, and keeps visitors coming back for more, this book is your ace in the hole! Offering you cream-of-the-crop guidance from eight bestselling books, WordPress All-in-One For Dummies is the only reference you need to get a handle on blogging basics, use SEO and social media tricks to drive traffic to your site, customize your blog with plugins and themes, and so much more. WordPress powers more than 25% of the web—and for good reason. It's a state-of-the-art blog-publishing platform that makes your site look professional, lets it be searchable, and provides readers with a pleasant user experience. Whether you're just dreaming up your first blog or want to learn to use the latest version of the software to keep your site up to date, WordPress All-in-One For Dummies is the way to go! Build your site foundation and become an admin pro Personalize your site with themes and plugins Use SEO and social media to extend your site Read and understand site analytics WordPress is free—and with a bit of help from this how-to guide, it can also be easy!
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Concepts, Techniques, and Code

Author: Peter Lavin

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593270771

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 395

Presents an introduction to PHP and object-oriented programming, with information on such topics as classes, inheritance, RSS readers, and XML.
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An Introduction for Web Professionals

Author: Stephanie Leary

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430258667

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 6907

A complete guide for web designers and developers who want to begin building and administering sites with WordPress.
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WordPress.com and the Future of Work

Author: Scott Berkun

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118728955

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3673

A behind-the-scenes look at the firm behind WordPress.com and the unique work culture that contributes to its phenomenal success 50 million websites, or twenty percent of the entire web, use WordPress software. The force behind WordPress.com is a convention-defying company called Automattic, Inc., whose 120 employees work from anywhere in the world they wish, barely use email, and launch improvements to their products dozens of times a day. With a fraction of the resources of Google, Amazon, or Facebook, they have a similar impact on the future of the Internet. How is this possible? What's different about how they work, and what can other companies learn from their methods? To find out, former Microsoft veteran Scott Berkun worked as a manager at WordPress.com, leading a team of young programmers developing new ideas. The Year Without Pants shares the secrets of WordPress.com's phenomenal success from the inside. Berkun's story reveals insights on creativity, productivity, and leadership from the kind of workplace that might be in everyone's future. Offers a fast-paced and entertaining insider's account of how an amazing, powerful organization achieves impressive results Includes vital lessons about work culture and managing creativity Written by author and popular blogger Scott Berkun (scottberkun.com) The Year Without Pants shares what every organization can learn from the world-changing ideas for the future of work at the heart of Automattic's success.
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Design and Development

Author: Brad Williams,David Damstra,Hal Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118987276

Category: Computers

Page: 504

View: 8470

The highest rated WordPress development and design book on the market is back with an all new third edition. Professional WordPress is the only WordPress book targeted to developers, with advanced content that exploits the full functionality of the most popular CMS in the world. Fully updated to align with WordPress 4.1, this edition has updated examples with all new screenshots, and full exploration of additional tasks made possible by the latest tools and features. You will gain insight into real projects that currently use WordPress as an application framework, as well as the basic usage and functionality of the system from a developer's perspective. The book's key features include detailed information and real-world examples that illustrate the concepts and techniques at work, plus code downloads and examples accessible through the companion website. Written by practicing WordPress developers, the content of this edition focuses on real world application of WordPress concepts that extend beyond the current WordPress version. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing, and has grown to be the largest self-hosted website platform in the world. This book helps you use WordPress efficiently, effectively, and professionally, with new ideas and expert perspectives on full system exploitation. Get up to speed on the new features in WordPress 4.1 Learn cutting edge uses of WordPress, including real-world projects Discover how to migrate existing websites to WordPress Understand current best practices and tools in WordPress development WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architected personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL, and has evolved to be used as a full content management system through thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. Professional WordPress is the essential developer's guide to this multifunctional system.
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Author: Chris Coyier,Jeff Starr

Publisher: Digging into WordPress

ISBN: 9780983517801

Category: Blogs

Page: 425

View: 5161

425 Pages of practical WordPress wisdom in full-color printed format. Includes free lifetime updates, exclusive themes, and much more.
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Author: Peter Pollock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118540476

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 2913

Host your own website or blog with this unique guide If you'd like to make the leap from a hosted environment to a self-hosted service, this book is for you. You may be making the move from casual blogging to professional blogging. Or, you might already be self-hosting, but want a good guide to show you how to get more out of your plan. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this helpful book breaks down all the functions of web hosting for self-hosted users, from setting up new e-mail accounts to backing up and securing your site, analyzing server logs, choosing a platform to install, and more. Breaks down the functions of web hosting for new self-hosters, including casual bloggers who may be moving into professional blogging Helps those who are already self-hosting maximize the services they are paying for Offers a one-stop, complete resource on web hosting, rather than just a few chapters, as in many blogging books Covers setting up and using e-mail accounts, working with FTP clients, backing up and securing sites, using cloud services, understanding domains and DNS, using built-in databases, and more Web Hosting For Dummies helps you take charge of your own web hosting and having fun in the process!
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From Zero to Business Impact

Author: Feras Alhlou,Shiraz Asif,Eric Fettman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119231698

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

View: 9018

A complete, start-to-finish guide to Google Analytics instrumentation and reporting Google Analytics Breakthrough is a much-needed comprehensive resource for the world's most widely adopted analytics tool. Designed to provide a complete, best-practices foundation in measurement strategy, implementation, reporting, and optimization, this book systematically demystifies the broad range of Google Analytics features and configurations. Throughout the end-to-end learning experience, you'll sharpen your core competencies, discover hidden functionality, learn to avoid common pitfalls, and develop next-generation tracking and analysis strategies so you can understand what is helping or hindering your digital performance and begin driving more success. Google Analytics Breakthrough offers practical instruction and expert perspectives on the full range of implementation and reporting skills: Learn how to campaign-tag inbound links to uncover the email, social, PPC, and banner/remarketing traffic hiding as other traffic sources and to confidently measure the ROI of each marketing channel Add event tracking to capture the many important user interactions that Google Analytics does not record by default, such as video plays, PDF downloads, scrolling, and AJAX updates Master Google Tag Manager for greater flexibility and process control in implementation Set up goals and Enhanced Ecommerce tracking to measure performance against organizational KPIs and configure conversion funnels to isolate drop-off Create audience segments that map to your audience constituencies, amplify trends, and help identify optimization opportunities Populate custom dimensions that reflect your organization, your content, and your visitors so Google Analytics can speak your language Gain a more complete view of customer behavior with mobile app and cross-device tracking Incorporate related tools and techniques: third-party data visualization, CRM integration for long-term value and lead qualification, marketing automation, phone conversion tracking, usability, and A/B testing Improve data storytelling and foster analytics adoption in the enterprise Millions of organizations have installed Google Analytics, including an estimated 67 percent of Fortune 500 companies, but deficiencies plague most implementations, and inadequate reporting practices continue to hinder meaningful analysis. By following the strategies and techniques in Google Analytics Breakthrough, you can address the gaps in your own still set, transcend the common limitations, and begin using Google Analytics for real competitive advantage. Critical contributions from industry luminaries such as Brian Clifton, Tim Ash, Bryan and Jeffrey Eisenberg, and Jim Sterne – and a foreword by Avinash Kaushik – enhance the learning experience and empower you to drive consistent, real-world improvement through analytics.
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Everything You Need to Know about SEO and Nothing More

Author: Evan Bailyn

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0789751232

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 9144

Presents simple, effective SEO strategies for acquiring top spots at Google, Yahoo!, and Bing, explaining the system underlying Google's algorithm and the main components of successful Google optimization.
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Building Powerful and Efficient Web Sites

Author: Ron Severdia,Kenneth Crowder

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449383114

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 2129

Why use Joomla? Because with Joomla you don't need to have any technical expertise or web design experience to create effective websites and web apps. Whether you're creating your first website or building a multi-function site for a client, this book provides straightforward, hands-on instruction that makes it easy to learn this open source web content management system. Written by members of the Joomla Leadership Team, Using Joomla helps newcomers quickly learn the basics, while developers with Joomla experience will pick up best practices for building more sophisticated websites. You'll also find more than a dozen ways to extend the functionality of existing Joomla-built websites. Start building with Joomla in minutes! Get guidelines for planning, creating, and organizing your content Understand how to create and use Joomla templates to build websites quickly Explore how components, modules, and plug-ins can extend your site's functionality Increase your site ranking by using Joomla best practices Use built-in components such as banners, news feeds, polls, search, and web links Set up an online store, calendar, photo gallery, discussion forum, and more Learn important security precautions to safeguard your site
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Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers

Author: Steve Souders

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596550691

Category: Computers

Page: 170

View: 1726

Want your web site to display more quickly? This book presents 14 specific rules that will cut 25% to 50% off response time when users request a page. Author Steve Souders, in his job as Chief Performance Yahoo!, collected these best practices while optimizing some of the most-visited pages on the Web. Even sites that had already been highly optimized, such as Yahoo! Search and the Yahoo! Front Page, were able to benefit from these surprisingly simple performance guidelines. The rules in High Performance Web Sites explain how you can optimize the performance of the Ajax, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, and images that you've already built into your site -- adjustments that are critical for any rich web application. Other sources of information pay a lot of attention to tuning web servers, databases, and hardware, but the bulk of display time is taken up on the browser side and by the communication between server and browser. High Performance Web Sites covers every aspect of that process. Each performance rule is supported by specific examples, and code snippets are available on the book's companion web site. The rules include how to: Make Fewer HTTP Requests Use a Content Delivery Network Add an Expires Header Gzip Components Put Stylesheets at the Top Put Scripts at the Bottom Avoid CSS Expressions Make JavaScript and CSS External Reduce DNS Lookups Minify JavaScript Avoid Redirects Remove Duplicates Scripts Configure ETags Make Ajax Cacheable If you're building pages for high traffic destinations and want to optimize the experience of users visiting your site, this book is indispensable. "If everyone would implement just 20% of Steve's guidelines, the Web would be adramatically better place. Between this book and Steve's YSlow extension, there's reallyno excuse for having a sluggish web site anymore." -Joe Hewitt, Developer of Firebug debugger and Mozilla's DOM Inspector "Steve Souders has done a fantastic job of distilling a massive, semi-arcane art down to a set of concise, actionable, pragmatic engineering steps that will change the world of web performance." -Eric Lawrence, Developer of the Fiddler Web Debugger, Microsoft Corporation
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Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119327768

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 4179

The bestselling guide to WordPress—fully updated Updated to capture all the changes expected to come with the latest release of WordPress, the brand-new edition of this bestselling guide gives you an all-access pass to using this powerful publishing platform to get your very own blog or website up and running—in no time. In WordPress For Dummies, you'll find out how to choose and customize a theme, pick the perfect web host, manage multiple websites with multiple authors, and tons more. Due in large part to its state-of-the-art features, WordPress has become the go-to platform for website owners and bloggers who want to be noticed. Whether you're new to the web/blogging community or want to maximize your site, this hands-on guide is packed with everything you need to navigate the wonderful world of WordPress—and ensure the fruit of your labors gets the attention and traffic it deserves. Get set up with a new WordPress.org account Leverage the power of WordPress as a CMS tool Forget one website—manage as many as you want Optimize aesthetics, web standards, and usability Not a WordPress guru? No worries! Everything you need to become a pro is a page—and a click—away!
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Author: Mark Hayes,Andrew Youderian

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483401812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 490

The Ultimate Guide to Dropshipping is a complete guide on how to create and run a successful dropshipping business. "This is by far the best book on dropshipping available. You will will learn everything you need to know about finding a product, setting up an online store and growing your business." (Sean Work, Director of Marketing, KISSmetrics) "Andrew and Mark have written a comprehensive, no-BS guide to dropshipping. Essential reading for anyone considering this type of retail." (Chandra Clark, Founder & President, Scribendi) "These guys distill everything you need to know about dropshipping. It's a must read if you want practical advice and a clear blueprint to help you grow your business." (Valerie Khoo, National Director, Australian Writers' Centre) "Holy jeez - I wish these guys had written this 7 years ago.... I can say that the advice in this book is spot on."
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The Ultimate Guide to Life on a Boat

Author: Reader in Cultural Theory Scott Wilson,Scott Wilson

Publisher: Lubber's Guides

ISBN: 9780997776010

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4981

A fun, easy-to-understand guide to leaving the mundane lifestyle of the land-bound behind and moving on board a boat. Covers how to find the right boat, how to find a marina that takes liveaboards, how to fit and stow gear, and how to deal with other common liveaboard challenges.
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