This book is aimed at WordPress beginners, not professional website developers, and covers all the basics that you need to know when creating your first WordPress website, whether you want to use WordPress for blogging, a standard brochure-style website, or e-commerce.
N.B. This covers the ‘main’ type of WordPress, and NOT WordPress.com.
Topics covered include;
– Creating Pages
– Adding a Theme
– Creating a Menu, Adding Pages to a Menu, Dropdown Menus
– Posting (for blogging) including Categories
– Uploading Images
– Embedding (e.g. YouTube Videos)
– Basic SEO to help your site rank better
– Recommended plugins (e.g. for your SEO, to implement Google Analytics)
– Basic Security Plugins
– E-commerce (with the free WooCommerce plugin)
– Sourcing free, and cheap stock images
Please note: The free theme, Virtue, has a special section in this book, but the book is neither theme-specific nor plugin-specific, and is not created by a theme or plugin provider to increase sales! Included are recommended themes for various purposes (for example, blogging, e-commerce, portfolio). Free plugins for various purposes are also recommended.
On purchase of this book, you are invited to join the Facebook Group ‘WordPress Masterbook’ for further support and knowledge-sharing. Additionally, in the ‘Further Resources’ section of the book, you will see how to get free, unlimited access to the eLearning online course that compliments this book.
Dorcas Réamonn is a lecturer of ‘Digital Technology and Design’ and Digital Marketing in the University College Dublin Smurfit School, as well as a trainer and consultant with Talentpool, and founder of Zonua. Along with WordPress-related courses, Dorcas teaches in SEO, image and video editing, and Digital Marketing.