WordPress for Beginners – Free eBook
WordPress for Beginners is our free PDF eBook. This 85 pages eBook covers all the important parts of WordPress so you can start building your blog today. Most parts also contain hyperlinks to in-depth articles online.
The latest version of this guide covers WordPress 3.5
Everything you need to know to start your own blog or site, explained in simple language
This eBook covers the essence only, so you won’t waste any time
It’s written for WordPress beginners, no technical knowledge needed!
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What you’ll learn with this book
In this part we’re going to take a look at what you need to host a WordPress blog or site. You’ll also learn how to install WordPress step by step.
Getting to Know the Dashboard
Once you’ve installed WordPress, I’ll explain you the difference between the front end and the back end. You’ll also see how to get access to the back end, where you can manage your WordPress installation and your content.
In this part you’ll get an overview of the basic configuration settings of your WordPress installation.
The Basics of WordPress
Here you’ll learn something more about the basics of WordPress. First, I’ll show you how the WYSIWYG editor works. Next to that, you’ll see how to insert a hyperlink, an image and how to link to a document.
Since WordPress 3.5, the way to insert images and documents changed a little bit. In this part I’ll show you how to insert images and documents (pdf, text document,…).
Pages are perfect for information that doesn’t change a lot. In this part you’ll learn all about page management: adding, editing and deleting pages.
Posts are the basis for blogging. They are used for adding news (articles). The most recent posts appear on top. In this part you’ll learn more about post management: adding, editing and deleting posts.
Taxonomies: tags and categories
Tags and categories are an essential part of blogging in WordPress. In this part of the guide, you’ll learn what tags and categories are, and how to use them.
In this part you’ll see how easy it is to set up and use your own custom menu, and why you should use this.
This part is all about user managment. You’ll learn more about the different user roles, and also how to manage your users.
This is the part where it’s getting fun! I’ll show you where you can find great themes, both free and paid (bur for a reasonable price). You’ll also see how easy it is to install a WordPress theme and to change the layout of your blog or site.
In this part you’ll learn what a widget is, and how to use them. Widgets are great for personalising your blog.
With plugins you can extend the functionalities of your WordPress blog or site. Plugins can be very powerful. Most plugins are free, but there are also some great commercial (premium) plugins. In this part I’ll show you where and how you can find the best plugins, and how you can easily install and activate a plugin. You’ll also get to know which plugins I use for my blogs and sites.
How to configure WordPress as a CMS
Because WordPress is also a very popular CMS, I’ll show you how you can easily configure WordPress as a CMS.
Security is a very important part of managing a blog or site. In this part you’ll learn some simple tips and plugins to enhance WordPress security.
In this part I’ll sum up some interesting books I read myself and of which I think they could be interesting for you too. It’s not only about WordPress, but also about blogging and SEO.