Whether youre 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 features of WordPress 3.0 to
make your website work well, too.
Youll learn how to move beyond the standard WordPress look and
feel by customizing your blog with your own URL, templates, plugin
functionality, and more. As you learn, youll be working with real
WordPress files: The books website provides pre-fab WordPress themes to
download and work with as you follow along with the text.
Gain immediate experience with WordPress 3.0, the June 2010 release of the software
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
We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new
concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning
theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First WordPress uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.