Web Designer's Guide to WordPress

Plan, Theme, Build, Launch

Author: Jesse Friedman

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133016773

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 3180

Legions of web designers and developers are choosing WordPress for building sites. That's because it's powerful, reliable, flexible, scalable—and more. This book is your complete guide to mastering WordPress theme development, covering everything from installation to leveraging the community and resources to improve your WordPress skills for years to come. You'll learn how to: Install WordPress and work on a development server Create site plans and content architecture Develop basic through advanced WordPress themes Maintain responsive design integrity Implement the right plugins Convert an already-built website to a WordPress-powered theme Get involved with the WordPress community With detailed explanations, real-life examples, and step-by-step tutorials, you'll find everything you need to build and deploy WordPress-powered websites with no prior server-side or WordPress development experience.

WordPress for Web Developers

An Introduction for Web Professionals

Author: Stephanie Leary

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430258667

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 8457

A complete guide for web designers and developers who want to begin building and administering sites with WordPress.

Professional WordPress

Design and Development

Author: Brad Williams,David Damstra,Hal Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118987276

Category: Computers

Page: 504

View: 8728

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.

WordPress Theme Development Beginner's Guide

Author: Rachel McCollin

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849514232

Category: Computers

Page: 252

View: 5546

A Beginner's Guide packed with clear step-by-step instructions to create powerful and professional themes for your WordPress website This book targets WordPress users and visual designers who are used to working with the common industry-standard tools like PhotoShop and Dreamweaver or other popular graphic, HTML, and text editors. No server-side scripting or programming experience is required.

Responsive Design With Wordpress

Author: Joe Casabona

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321957415

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 9614

Provides information on developing responsive themes and plugins to achieve functionality on mobile devices.

PHP Solutions

Dynamic Web Design Made Easy

Author: David Powers

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484206355

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 9750

This is the third edition of David Powers' highly-respected PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy. This new edition has been updated by David to incorporate changes to PHP since the second edition and to offer the latest techniques—a classic guide modernized for 21st century PHP techniques, innovations, and best practices. You want to make your websites more dynamic by adding a feedback form, creating a private area where members can upload images that are automatically resized, or perhaps storing all your content in a database. The problem is, you're not a programmer and the thought of writing code sends a chill up your spine. Or maybe you've dabbled a bit in PHP and MySQL, but you can't get past baby steps. If this describes you, then you've just found the right book. PHP and the MySQL database are deservedly the most popular combination for creating dynamic websites. They're free, easy to use, and provided by many web hosting companies in their standard packages. Unfortunately, most PHP books either expect you to be an expert already or force you to go through endless exercises of little practical value. In contrast, this book gives you real value right away through a series of practical examples that you can incorporate directly into your sites, optimizing performance and adding functionality such as file uploading, email feedback forms, image galleries, content management systems, and much more. Each solution is created with not only functionality in mind, but also visual design. But this book doesn't just provide a collection of ready-made scripts: each PHP Solution builds on what's gone before, teaching you the basics of PHP and database design quickly and painlessly. By the end of the book, you'll have the confidence to start writing your own scripts or—if you prefer to leave that task to others—to adapt existing scripts to your own requirements. Right from the start, you're shown how easy it is to protect your sites by adopting secure coding practices.

The 5-day Wordpress School

How to Become a Wordpress Website Designer in 5 Days Or Less

Author: Cyrus Jackson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781973856153

Category:

Page: 100

View: 5324

Would you love to learn how to set up (easily), design (professionally) and secure (aptly) killer WordPress sites?(Even if you have no prior knowledge of coding or nerve-racking technical stuff) Then, the "5-Day WordPress School" is the most authoritative guide you''ll ever need! It''s no longer news that WordPress is the best blogging platform on the planet and the most popular content management system you can find today which powers 52% of websites on the internet (according to Technorati) which speaks volume of its efficiency and amazing features. Cyrus Jackson, a professional WordPress designer, takes you by the hand on how to master the WordPress platform effectively: from setup, to design, all the way to security ... in a brick-by-brick fashion with abundance of illustrations, screenshots, graphics and step by step guidelines to give you the needed roadmap on how to set up your WordPress website professionally for a web audience. And yes: The book can turn you into a professional WordPress designer in 5 days even if this is your first attempt at starting an online platform. Here''re topics covered in this amazing, easy-to-read, jaw-dropping and beginner-friendly book: A detailed explanation of the WordPress platform Understanding the WordPress dashboard Setting up your self-hosted WordPress Website Everything you need to know about web hosting and domain registration The best web hosts that are reliable and affordable Important tips to follow when choosing a web host How to install WordPress plugins Customizing your sharing buttons Installing a theme Customizing your widget area Creating pages and publishing posts Creating beautiful categories for your site Deleting useless plugins and posts Securing your website from hackers, spammers and harmful malwares Creating a custom email address (like [email protected]) for your WordPress website ...And lots more with massive screenshots, graphics and illustrations to guide you along in a brick-by-brick fashion The 5-Day Wordpress School is highly recommended for every blogger, intending blogger or someone who wants to build an online platform on the best CMS you can find today. The author was able to simplify the processes that looks too technical for me and provided awesome guidelines on how to operate the self hosted website with ease. I have started my self hosted WordPress blog (which was my first attempt) with ease, all thanks to this beginner-friendly book. If you want to learn how to build a blog on WordPress without going through coding: ensure you lay your hands on The 5-Day WordPress School book. Thanks for this wonderful book, Cyrus Jackson - Emmanuel Egobiambu of VesselOfInspiration SPECIAL BONUS GIFT: An exclusive Facebook group where you can learn the exact strategies that I use to build a website setup business, get support, and get answers to your WordPress questions and challenges plus a FREE WordPress crash course which was not covered in this book. This means it''s more of a course than a book because there''s room for interaction between the author and readers which makes this book different from others. In other words, if: You want to learn how to set up jaw-dropping WordPress websites or blogs (to launch your products, sell your services, build an audience or create a brand online) without any knowledge of coding or technical stuff You want to master every aspect of WordPress: customization, design, security and managing a website/blog effectively You want to become a professional WordPress website designer and earn income setting up websites for clients This is the PERFECT book for you, so SCROLL UP and get a copy right away!

Teach Yourself VISUALLY WordPress

Author: Janet Majure

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118240642

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 9570

Get your blog up and running with the latest version of WordPress WordPress is one of the most popular, easy-to-use blogging platforms and allows you to create a dynamic and engaging blog, even if you have no programming skills or experience. Ideal for the visual learner, Teach Yourself VISUALLY WordPress, Second Edition introduces you to the exciting possibilities of the newest version of WordPress and helps you get started, step by step, with creating and setting up a WordPress site. Author and experienced WordPress user Janet Majure shares advice, insight, and best practices for taking full advantage of all that WordPress has to offer. Presents completely updated coverage of new mobile blogging solutions Shares advice on customizing sites through use of plug-ins and themes and custom site editing Details more advanced procedures for self-hosted bloggers, including buying a domain, getting a web host, and installing WordPress Demonstrates key points with examples from the author's own WordPress blogs Teach Yourself VISUALLY WordPress, Second Edition clears the air around any blog fog you may find yourself in and gets you started with creating your own dynamic WordPress blog today!

Building a StoryBrand

Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen

Author: Donald Miller

Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership

ISBN: 0718033337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4140

New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller uses the seven universal elements of powerful stories to teach readers how to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses. Donald Miller’s StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides readers with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching readers the seven universal story points all humans respond to; the real reason customers make purchases; how to simplify a brand message so people understand it; and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media. Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.

WordPress In Depth

Author: Bud E. Smith,Michael McCallister

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132695553

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 4151

Do more with WordPress – in less time! This is the most complete, coherent, and practical guide to succeeding with WordPress 3.1 and WordPress.com’s hosted services. The authors help you efficiently design, secure, and manage your blog, and add powerful features to attract visitors and build thriving communities. Get comfortable with WordPress, leverage its immense power, and customize it to your unique needs—no matter how large your blog grows, or how complex your content management challenges are! • Start your WordPress blog right, to avoid hassle and rework later • Make your blog’s appearance stand out from the crowd • Use QuickPress to create new posts in no time • Make your posts easier to find and more useful to casual visitors • Revamp your whole blog in minutes with themes • Use HTML and CSS “power tools” to add advanced blog features • Engage readers with comments, polls, and ratings • Manage teams of blog administrators, editors, authors, and contributors • Use WordPress Statistics and Google Analytics to understand and grow your audience • Add graphics and media to your blog posts • Work with a hosting provider that runs WordPress software for you • Create new blog networks with WordPress Multisite • Integrate social networking features with BuddyPress • Find, test, activate, and use powerful third-party plug-ins • Build your own themes and plug-ins All In Depth books offer: • Comprehensive coverage with detailed solutions • Troubleshooting help for tough problems you can’t fix on your own • Outstanding authors recognized worldwide for their expertise and teaching style Learning, reference, problem-solving...the only WordPress book you need!

WordPress Complete

Author: Hasin Hayder

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1847190723

Category: Computers

Page: 289

View: 2176

A comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to set up, customize, and market your blog using WordPress.

WordPress

Visual QuickStart Guide

Author: Matt Beck,Jessica Neuman Beck

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133522784

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 7401

WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, 3E uses a visual approach to teach the essential elements of WordPress, one of the world's most popular publishing platforms. This book gives readers the tools they need to create beautiful, functional WordPress-powered sites with minimal hassle. Using plenty of screenshots and a clear, organized format, authors Jessica Neuman Beck and Matt Beck walk new users through the installation and setup process while providing valuable tips and tricks for more experienced users. With no other resource but this guide, readers can set up a fully-functional and well-designed WordPress site that takes advantage of all the features WordPress has to offer. This new, fully updated version covers all the key new and improved features of WordPress, including: using the Theme Customizer; adding custom headers and backgrounds; adding content in new ways such as posting from your desktop or mobile device, as well as importing from another WordPress blog or other blogging services; and new ways to work with media, such as editing images, using video and audio, and creating image galleries. There is also a completely new chapter on menus, which covers menu setup and adding and editing menus.

Professional WordPress Plugin Development

Author: Brad Williams,Ozh Richard,Justin Tadlock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118075323

Category: Computers

Page: 552

View: 4610

Taking WordPress to the next level with advanced plugin development WordPress is used to create self-hosted blogs and sites, and it's fast becoming the most popular content management system (CMS) on the Web. Now you can extend it for personal, corporate and enterprise use with advanced plugins and this professional development guide. Learn how to create plugins using the WordPress plugin API: utilize hooks, store custom settings, craft translation files, secure your plugins, set custom user roles, integrate widgets, work with JavaScript and AJAX, create custom post types. You'll find a practical, solutions-based approach, lots of helpful examples, and plenty of code you can incorporate! Shows you how to develop advanced plugins for the most popular CMS platform today, WordPress Covers plugin fundamentals, how to create and customize hooks, internationalizing your site with translation files, securing plugins, how to create customer users, and ways to lock down specific areas for use in corporate settings Delves into advanced topics, including creating widgets and metaboxes, debugging, using JavaScript and AJAX, Cron integration, custom post types, short codes, multi site functions, and working with the HTTP API Includes pointers on how to debug, profile and optimize your code, and how to market your custom plugin Learn advanced plugin techniques and extend WordPress into the corporate environment.

Mark of the Thief (Mark of the Thief #1)

Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545562031

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5886

Jennifer A. Nielsen, author of the NYT and USA TODAY bestselling Ascendance Trilogy, has woven an electrifying tale of greed and power, magic and destiny, and one boy's courage at the heart of it all. When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved for the Gods -- magic some Romans would kill for. Now, with the deadly power of the bulla pulsing through his veins, Nic is determined to become free. But instead, he finds himself at the center of a ruthless conspiracy to overthrow the emperor and spark the Praetor War, a battle to destroy Rome from within. Traitors and spies lurk at every turn, each more desperate than the next to use Nic's newfound powers for their own dark purposes. In a quest to stop the rebellion, save Rome, and secure his own freedom, Nic must harness the magic within himself and defeat the empire's most powerful and savage leaders.

Ordering Disorder

Grid Principles for Web Design

Author: Khoi Vinh

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321713735

Category: Computers

Page: 192

View: 8393

The grid has long been an invaluable tool for creating order out of chaos for designers of all kinds—from city planners to architects to typesetters and graphic artists. In recent years, web designers, too, have come to discover the remarkable power that grid-based design can afford in creating intuitive, immersive, and beautiful user experiences. Ordering Disorder delivers a definitive take on grids and the Web. It provides both the big ideas and the brass-tacks techniques of grid-based design. Readers are sure to come away with a keen understanding of the power of grids, as well as the design tools needed to implement them for the World Wide Web. Khoi Vinh is internationally recognized for bringing the tried-and-true principles of the typographic grid to the World Wide Web. He is the former Design Director for NYTimes.com, where he consolidated his reputation for superior user experience design. He writes and lectures widely on design, technology, and culture, and has published the popular blog Subtraction.com for over a decade. More information at grids.subtraction.com

Web Style Guide

Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites

Author: Patrick J. Lynch,Sarah Horton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300137378

Category: Computers

Page: 338

View: 6844

Offers advice for creating Web sites and pages that use the classic principles of design.

Beginning WordPress 3

Author: Stephanie Leary

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430228954

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 9112

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 About WordPress Installing and Upgrading Dashboard and Settings Working with Content Importing Content Creating a Basic Theme Creating an Advanced Theme Creating Widgets Creating Plugins Users and Roles Performance and Security Custom Content Types, Taxonomies, and Fields Setting up the Network

WordPress For Dummies

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119327768

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 615

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!

HTML and CSS

Design and Build Websites

Author: Jon Duckett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118206916

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 5541

A full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS from the publishers of Wrox! Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Joining the professional web designers and programmers are new audiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update a content management system or e-commerce store) and those who want to make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach. Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible to everyone—hobbyists, students, and professionals—and it’s full-color throughout Utilizes information graphics and lifestyle photography to explain the topics in a simple way that is engaging Boasts a unique structure that allows you to progress through the chapters from beginning to end or just dip into topics of particular interest at your leisure This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up, reading, then referring back to. It will make you wish other technical topics were presented in such a simple, attractive and engaging way! This book is also available as part of a set in hardcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781119038634; and in softcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781118907443.

World of Wanderlust

Author: Brooke Saward

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1743771983

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 9692

What are the world's greatest destinations? Where are the best places to travel solo? From airport fashion to road trip rules, professional traveller Brooke Saward shows us where to go, what to do and how to get that holiday feeling without even leaving home. Full of beautiful photographs that will ignite the imagination and featuring enduring favourites like Paris, New York, and London, this is the book that will inspire you to make every day an adventure.