WordPress: The Missing Manual


Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449341896
Category: Computers
Page: 612
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Whether you’re a budding blogger or seasoned Web designer, WordPress is a brilliant tool for creating websites, once you know how to tap its impressive features. The latest edition of this jargon-free Missing Manual shows you how to use WordPress 3.9’s themes, widgets, plug-ins, and souped-up editing and multimedia tools to build just about any kind of site. The important stuff you need to know: Create your site. Get hands-on, A-to-Z instructions for building all types of websites, from classy blogs to professional-looking ecommerce sites. Add features. Choose from thousands of widgets and plug-ins to enhance your site’s ease of use, looks, and performance. Mix in multimedia. Add picture galleries, slideshows, video clips, music players, and podcasts to your pages. Attract an audience. Create automatic content feeds, sign up site subscribers, and help readers share your posts on social media. Fine-tune your content. Analyze site statistics to improve your content and reach, and to optimize your site for search engines. Go Mobile. Choose a theme that automatically reconfigures your site for mobile devices. Build a truly unique site. Learn how to customize WordPress themes to create a site that looks exactly the way you want it to.

WordPress: The Missing Manual


Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449309844
Category: Computers
Page: 545
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A guide to WordPress provides bloggers with everything they need to know to build, design, manage, and customize their blogs, including step-by-step coverage of everything from installation and security to publishing and customization, as well as themes,widgets, and plug-ins.

WordPress: The Missing Manual


Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449359876
Category: Computers
Page: 558
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Whether you’re a budding blogger or web development professional, WordPress is a brilliant tool for creating websites—if you know how to tap its impressive features. This jargon-free Missing Manual shows you how to use WordPress and its themes, plug-ins, and widgets to build just about any website you can imagine, from a classy blog to a basic e-commerce site. The important stuff you need to know: Create a blog. Get a free WordPress.com account, choose the right theme, and start publishing content. Build a website. Produce a professional-looking business site by customizing a WordPress theme. Add features. Choose from thousands of WordPress widgets and plug-ins to extend your site’s features. Mix in multimedia. Include slideshows, video clips, webcasts, podcasts, and music players. Involve your readers. Let readers leave comments, contribute to your site, and carry on a dialog. Build an audience. Learn search-engine optimization, measure your reader’s favorite pages, and publicize your site. Create a community. Use social media tools such as “Like” and sharing buttons, and provide RSS feeds of your posts.

Professional WordPress

Design and Development
Author: Brad Williams,David Damstra,Hal Stern
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118604385
Category: Computers
Page: 456
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The highly praised resource returns with updated content, examples, and code downloads WordPress is the most popular self-hosted open source website software in use today, and the latest version makes it even simpler to operate. Packed with real-world examples for load balancing and multiusers, this esteemed resource replaces some of the more basic material with more advanced content. Every single chapter has been reworked to provide the most current and proper methods for developing and designing in WordPress. Coverage of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript and new chapters on custom post types, custom taxonomies, Multisite, and extensions of themes bring the content of this book completely up-to-date and provides you with all you need to deploy successful WordPress sites. Offers an overview of the WordPress system and describes what happens when a WordPress-generated web page is displayed Demonstrates extending WordPress through plugins and customizing it via themes Combines a developer view of user experience and optimization with the deployment requirements for performance, security, and measurement Includes code downloads and code samples from the book's website You'll be hard pressed to find a reliable resource with more advanced content than Professional WordPress, Second Edition!

Creating a Website: The Missing Manual


Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449374549
Category: Computers
Page: 622
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You can easily create a professional-looking website with nothing more than an ordinary computer and some raw ambition. Want to build a blog, sell products, create forums, or promote an event? No problem! This friendly, jargon-free book gives you the techniques, tools, and advice you need to build a site and get it up on the Web. The important stuff you need to know: Master the basics. Learn HTML5, the language of the Web. Design good-looking pages. Use styles to build polished layouts. Get it online. Find a reliable web host and pick a good web address. Use time-saving tools. Learn free tools for creating web pages and tracking your visitors. Attract visitors. Make sure people can find your site through popular search engines like Google. Build a community. Encourage repeat visits with social media. Bring in the cash. Host Google ads, sell Amazon’s wares, or push your own products that people can buy via PayPal. Add pizzazz. Include audio, video, interactive menus, and a pinch of JavaScript.

PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual


Author: Brett McLaughlin
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449355544
Category: Computers
Page: 546
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If you can build websites with CSS and JavaScript, this book takes you to the next level—creating dynamic, database-driven websites with PHP and MySQL. Learn how to build a database, manage your content, and interact with users. With step-by-step tutorials, this completely revised edition gets you started with expanded coverage of the basics and takes you deeper into the world of server-side programming. The important stuff you need to know: Get up to speed quickly. Learn how to install PHP and MySQL, and get them running on both your computer and a remote server. Gain new techniques. Take advantage of the all-new chapter on integrating PHP with HTML web pages. Manage your content. Use the file system to access user data, including images and other binary files. Make it dynamic. Create pages that change with each new viewing. Build a good database. Use MySQL to store user information and other data. Keep your site working. Master the tools for fixing things that go wrong. Control operations. Create an administrative interface to oversee your site.

WordPress on Demand


Author: Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 0133256200
Category: Computers
Page: 336
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WordPress on Demand will cover both WordPress.com and WordPress.org in a visual, step-by-step format. In addition to offering detailed guidance on how to complete dozens of common WordPress tasks, this book will provide real-world advice and suggestions on how to save time, avoid frustration, and create a high-quality, well-designed site that attracts an audience and achieves results. WordPress on Demand will be based on WordPress version 3.5.1. In this book, readers will learn how to: • Decide between hosted WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org) • Choose the right domain name and web host • Set up a WordPress website in minutes • Configure WordPress settings that control privacy, search engine visibility, and more • Choose, install, and customize themes • Create, format, and manage pages and posts • Add media files including images, audio, video, and documents • Choose, install, and customize sidebar widgets • Choose, install, and configure self-hosted WordPress plugins • Add and manage custom menus • Make the most of WordPress.com free and premium features • Create and manage a site with multiple users • Manage user comments and comment spam • Import, export, and back up WordPress sites • Design a site that works on mobile devices Bonus content includes: • Workshops that show readers how to enhance their feeds, create a private WordPress site, optimize their site for search engines, and more • Shortcuts, advice, and cautions to save time and frustration • Design tips to help readers create a high-quality site even if they have no design background • Recommended plugins and themes

HTML5: The Missing Manual


Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449373453
Category: COMPUTERS
Page: 518
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HTML5 is more than a markup language—it’s a collection of several independent web standards. Fortunately, this expanded guide covers everything you need in one convenient place. With step-by-step tutorials and real-world examples, HTML5: The Missing Manual shows you how to build web apps that include video tools, dynamic graphics, geolocation, offline features, and responsive layouts for mobile devices. The important stuff you need to know: Structure web pages more effectively. Learn how HTML5 helps web design tools and search engines work smarter. Add audio and video without plugins. Build playback pages that work in every browser. Create stunning visuals with Canvas. Draw shapes, pictures, and text; play animations; and run interactive games. Jazz up your pages with CSS3. Add fancy fonts and eye-catching effects with transitions and animation. Design better web forms. Collect information from visitors more efficiently with HTML5 form elements. Build it once, run it everywhere. Use responsive design to make your site look good on desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Include rich desktop features. Build self-sufficient web apps that work offline and store the data users need.

Access 2013: The Missing Manual


Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449359485
Category: Computers
Page: 866
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Unlock the secrets of Access 2013 and discover how to use your data in creative ways. With this book’s easy step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn how to build and maintain a full-featured database and even turn it into a web app. You also get tips and practices from the pros for good database design—ideal whether you’re using Access for business, school, or at home. The important stuff you need to know Build a database with ease. Organize and update lists, documents, catalogs, and other types of information. Create your own web app. Let your whole team work on a database in the cloud. Share your database on a network. Link your Access database to SQL Server or SharePoint. Customize the interface. Make data entry a breeze by building your own templates Find what you need fast. Search, sort, and summarize huge amounts of data in minutes. Put your info to use. Turn raw info into well-formatted printed reports. Dive into Access programming. Automate complex tasks and solve common challenges.

JavaScript & JQuery

The Missing Manual
Author: David McFarland
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449399029
Category: Computers
Page: 518
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Provides information on creating Web applications with JavaScript and the jQuery library of code.

WordPress Bible


Author: Aaron Brazell
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0470621036
Category: Computers
Page: 696
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A complete and thorough guide to the largest self-hosted blogging tool: WordPress Has learning WordPress become a pressing issue for you? If so, then turn to WordPress Bible, a complete resource on everything you need to know to learn WordPress from beginning to end. You'll start with the basics of WordPress, such as the principles of blogging and social media interaction. Then the pace ramps up to more intermediate-to-advanced topics including plugins, WordPress Loop, themes and templates, custom fields, caching, security, and more. Written by a popular WordPress consultant, this comprehensive guide is timed to publish with the release of the latest version of WordPress, ensuring that you have the most up-to-date information available on the largest and most-used blogging tool in the world. Serves as the definitive guide to every aspect of WordPress, the most popular self-hosted blogging tool in the world Covers everything, from the basics of installation to more advanced topics such as plugins and security Includes coverage of the most recent release of WordPress, keeping you up to date on all its latest features Addresses themes and templates, WordPress Loop, custom fields, caching, and more Author is a popular WordPress consultant You'll be hard-pressed to find another resource as thorough and comprehensive as WordPress Bible. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

WordPress All-in-One For Dummies


Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118383338
Category: Computers
Page: 840
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Top WordPress guide, now fully updated for the latest WordPress release! This updated new edition comprises one of the largest collections of practical intermediate to advanced information on WordPress. Fully updated for the latest WordPress release, this in-depth book covers it all, from setting up your software to publishing your site, using SEO and social media, developing and using plug-ins, running multiple sites with WordPress, and more. Veteran author Lisa Sabin-Wilson is a top authority on WordPress, and she and her co-authors pack this book with essential and easy-to-follow tips, techniques, and advice. Presents straightforward and easy-to-understand intermediate to advanced coverage of the WordPress, the most popular blog software in use today Features eight minibooks that cover what you need to know in depth, including WordPress basics, setting up the software, exploring the dashboard, publishing your site with WordPress, using SEO and social media, customizing the look of your site, using plug-ins, and running multiple sites with WordPress Covers the very latest release of WordPress Get up to speed on WordPress with WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and turn your hobby into a business!

Excel 2013: The Missing Manual


Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449359515
Category: Computers
Page: 1020
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The world’s most popular spreadsheet program is now more powerful than ever, but it’s also more complex. That’s where this Missing Manual comes in. With crystal-clear explanations and hands-on examples, Excel 2013: The Missing Manual shows you how to master Excel so you can easily track, analyze, and chart your data. You’ll be using new features like PowerPivot and Flash Fill in no time. The important stuff you need to know: Go from novice to ace. Learn how to analyze your data, from writing your first formula to charting your results. Illustrate trends. Discover the clearest way to present your data using Excel’s new Quick Analysis feature. Broaden your analysis. Use pivot tables, slicers, and timelines to examine your data from different perspectives. Import data. Pull data from a variety of sources, including website data feeds and corporate databases. Work from the Web. Launch and manage your workbooks on the road, using the new Excel Web App. Share your worksheets. Store Excel files on SkyDrive and collaborate with colleagues on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Master the new data model. Use PowerPivot to work with millions of rows of data. Make calculations. Review financial data, use math and scientific formulas, and perform statistical analyses.

Smashing WordPress

Beyond the Blog
Author: Thord Daniel Hedengren
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118600754
Category: Computers
Page: 368
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The ultimate guide to using WordPress to make your life easier This newest edition from the world's most popular resource for web designers and developers presents you with nothing less than the latest and greatest on everything that WordPress has to offer. As one of the hottest tools on the web today for creating a blog, WordPress has evolved to be much more than just a blogging platform and has been pushed beyond its original purpose. With this new edition of a perennially popular WordPress resource, Smashing Magazine offers.

WordPress For Dummies


Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118383168
Category: Computers
Page: 432
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The popular guide to WordPress, fully updated to help you get blogging Join the millions of bloggers who rely on WordPress, the popular and free blogging platform. This guide covers all the features and improvements in the most up-to-date version of WordPress. Whether you are switching to WordPress from another blogging platform or just starting your first blog, you'll find lots of advice in this friendly guide. With this easy-to-follow book, you?ll be able to take full advantage of the flexibility and usability of WordPress. WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog platform that emphasizes aesthetics, web standards, and usability Shows what it takes to set up and maintain a blog with WordPress and how to use all the new features Covers the changes and improvements to the latest release of WordPress Written by WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson, this guide helps bloggers take advantage quickly and easily of everything this popular blogging tool has to offer.

Your Brain: The Missing Manual

The Missing Manual
Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596551827
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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Puzzles and brain twisters to keep your mind sharp and your memory intact are all the rage today. More and more people -- Baby Boomers and information workers in particular -- are becoming concerned about their gray matter's ability to function, and with good reason. As this sensible and entertaining guide points out, your brain is easily your most important possession. It deserves proper upkeep. Your Brain: The Missing Manual is a practical look at how to get the most out of your brain -- not just how the brain works, but how you can use it more effectively. What makes this book different than the average self-help guide is that it's grounded in current neuroscience. You get a quick tour of several aspects of the brain, complete with useful advice about: Brain Food: The right fuel for the brain and how the brain commands hunger (including an explanation of the different chemicals that control appetite and cravings) Sleep: The sleep cycle and circadian rhythm, and how to get a good night's sleep (or do the best you can without it) Memory: Techniques for improving your recall Reason: Learning to defeat common sense; logical fallacies (including tactics for winning arguments); and good reasons for bad prejudices Creativity and Problem-Solving: Brainstorming tips and thinking not outside the box, but about the box -- in other words, find the assumptions that limit your ideas so you can break through them Understanding Other People's Brains: The battle of the sexes and babies developing brains Learn about the built-in circuitry that makes office politics seem like a life-or-death struggle, causes you to toss important facts out of your memory if they're not emotionally charged, and encourages you to eat huge amounts of high-calorie snacks. With Your Brain: The Missing Manual you'll discover that, sometimes, you can learn to compensate for your brain or work around its limitations -- or at least to accept its eccentricities. Exploring your brain is the greatest adventure and biggest mystery you'll ever face. This guide has exactly the advice you need.

Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual


Author: David Sawyer McFarland
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449327028
Category: Computers
Page: 1034
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Dreamweaver CS6 is the most capable website design and management program yet, but there’s no printed guide to its amazing features. That’s where Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual comes in. You’ll learn to use every facet of this versatile program, through jargon-free explanations and 13 hands-on tutorials. The important stuff you need to know: Get A to Z guidance. Go from building simple web pages to creating rich, interactive websites. Learn state-of-the-art design. Create dynamic, visually appealing sites using JavaScript and CSS, and see how HTML5 and CSS3 fit in. Add instant interactivity. Use Dreamweaver’s unique Spry technology to easily add complex layout options, like drop-down menus. Use timesaving features. Take advantage of Dreamweaver’s libraries, templates, and hundreds of extensions. Go mobile. Design sites for smartphones, tablets, and desktop PCs, using the same HTML. Simplify site management. Check for broken links, streamline site-wide changes, and reorganize your site in a snap.

Digging Into WordPress


Author: Chris Coyier,Jeff Starr
Publisher: Digging into WordPress
ISBN: 9780983517801
Category: Blogs
Page: 425
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425 Pages of practical WordPress wisdom in full-color printed format. Includes free lifetime updates, exclusive themes, and much more.

Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual


Author: Lesa Snider
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 144934237X
Category: Computers
Page: 928
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Photoshop CC is truly amazing, but it can also be overwhelming if you’re just getting started. This book makes learning Photoshop as easy as possible by explaining things in a friendly, conversational style—without technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you’ll delve deep into Photoshop’s secrets with expert tips and practical editing advice you can use every day. The important stuff you need to know: Learn your way around. Take a tour of Photoshop’s workspace and learn how to customize it. Unlock the magic. Use layers, masks, and Smart Objects to safely edit your images. Perfect your photos. Learn techniques for cropping, color-correcting, retouching, and combining photos. Master color. Drain, change, and add color; create gorgeous black-and-whites, partial-color effects, and duotones. Be artistic. Create illustrations, paintings, and pro-level text; use filters effectively, edit video, and create 3D art. Share your work. Produce great-looking images for print, presentations, and the Web. Work smarter and faster. Automate common chores and install plug-ins for complex tasks.

WordPress Web Design For Dummies


Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118546636
Category: Computers
Page: 384
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Updated, full-color guide to creating dynamic websites with WordPress 3.6 In this updated new edition, bestselling For Dummies author and WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson makes it easy for anyone with a basic knowledge of the WordPress software to create a custom site using complementary technologies such as CSS, HTML, PHP, and MySQL. You'll not only get up to speed on essential tools and technologies and further advance your own design skills, this book also gives you pages of great case studies, so you can see just how other companies and individuals are creating compelling, customized, and cost-effective websites with WordPress. Shows you how to incorporate WordPress templates, graphic design principles, HTML, CSS, and PHP to build one-of-a-kind websites Explains how to create an effective navigation system, choose the right color palette and fonts, and select different layouts Reveals how you can tweak existing website designs with available themes, both free and premium Provides numerous case studies to illustrate techniques and processes, and the effects you can achieve Discusses how you can translate your design skills into paid work Want to create cost-effective and fantastic websites with WordPress? This do-it-yourself book will get you there.