WordPress For Dummies

The book “WordPress For Dummies” was launched today and is now available at local bookstores, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million and Dummies.Com, while the e-book version can be purchased from Wiley.com.

From the author’s blog:

About the book
WordPress is powerful software known for helping bloggers share their thoughts online. Whether you want to set up a blog in the WordPress community, add a blog to another site, or build your own blogging community, this book shows how WordPress can help. With this book, you’ll soon be navigating WordPress templates, plugins, and themes with no problem.

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging tools available, with over a million registered bloggers, and climbing! This all-new Dummies guide delivers just what would-be bloggers need to get up and running with WordPress and start communicating with the world. WordPress For Dummies covers blogging basics, choosing a hosting solution or setting up a host, developing blog content, syndicating blog posts with RSS, launching a specialized blog (including podcasting, photoblogging, mobile blogging, and videoblogging), and even earning revenue. It includes help on every aspect of installing and using WordPress, illustrations from real-world WordPress blogs, step-by-step tutorials on key topics, and insights from bloggers who use WordPress.

With this book you’ll learn how to:

  • Personalize WordPress Settings
  • Understand common template tags
  • Manage and moderate comments
  • Deal with comment and trackback spam
  • Troubleshoot common problems
  • Sign up for, set up and use a hosted blog at WordPress.com
  • Download, install, set up and use WordPress on your own web hosting account
  • Find, download, install and manage WordPress plugins
  • Learn and understand the “Loop”
  • Learn the ins and outs of simple template tags and theme creation
  • Download, install, configure, set up and use the WordPress MU software to create your own blog community/network
  • ….and MORE

The author of this book is Lisa Sabin-Wilson, blog designer and owner of E.Webscapes a blog design and web development studio.

You don’t have to be a dummy to get one. If you want to improve your WordPress skills and learn more about it then you should grab a copy.

Btw, Lisa is also celebrating her 5th blogging anniversary and to celebrate it she’s giving away 5 autographed copies of WordPress For Dummies. For further details, visit her blog.

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20 Comments

  • JP Habaradas, March 11, 2009 @ 3:30 PM Reply

    @Avel – Hi there! I just checked and saw that WordPress for Dummies is available in Amazon.com for only $8. From what I know, it should be available in in major bookstores in the Philippines although I don’t know if its only in the metro area. You can check and ask your friends in Manila.

    Ayo ayo man da migo. ;)

  • bariles, March 11, 2009 @ 3:25 PM Reply

    Hi Jaypee!

    How much is the book? Most of my blogger friends who still use Blogger might be interested in this.

    There’s already a National Bookstore branch here in GenSan. I hope it gets here soonest possible time.

    Thanks for this tip. Ayo-ayo, migo! :)

  • JP Habaradas, December 18, 2007 @ 6:30 PM Reply

    @vhonne – Check out the nearest National Bookstore or Goodwill branch in your area and see if they have it. If not, you can ask the local branch to check if their main branch has it and have it ordered for you. :)

  • vhonne, December 18, 2007 @ 6:25 PM Reply

    hope it’ll be available in bookstore here in Lipa!

  • JP Habaradas, November 4, 2007 @ 9:40 PM Reply

    @Lisa – Hi! You’re most welcome. It’s my pleasure to be able to promote your book to my readers and visitors. Please do let me know when it will be available in the Philippines. Most of my readers are from the Philippines and they can’t wait for it to be available in the local bookstores.

    Thanks for dropping by and more power! :)

  • Lisa Sabin-Wilson, November 4, 2007 @ 9:24 PM Reply

    Jaypee – many thanks for the post about my book. I really have no idea when it will be released in the Philippines. Authors generally have no clue about such things because once we’re done writing the book, the publishing company takes over from there and has their own method and formula for doing things.

    Tell ya what, though – I’ll drop an email over to my editor on Monday morning and see if he can clue me in on a timeline for the Philippines. Maybe he can shed some light for us.

    Cheers!

  • JP Habaradas, November 1, 2007 @ 12:05 PM Reply

    @bluepanjeet – Yeah, many people want a copy of this book. I would like an autographed copy though. Hehe
    You can get one when it becomes available in the Philippines.

    You’re always welcome! :)

  • bluepanjeet.net, November 1, 2007 @ 12:00 PM Reply

    so this is what the buzz on wpp… i always see the forum topic but i did not pay attention to it. Very good tool for WP illiterate like me. BTW.. TY so much for the nice comments… *taba puso :lol:

    Happy All Saints Day!

  • JP Habaradas, October 31, 2007 @ 8:45 AM Reply

    @imcw – Thanks for the compliment and for dropping by! :)

  • imcw, October 31, 2007 @ 8:43 AM Reply

    Nice Blog. :wink:

  • JP Habaradas, October 31, 2007 @ 3:20 AM Reply

    @deuts – The one that displays the flag, OS and browser is the Firestats plugin and the other one is Comment Email Responder. No problem. ;)

  • deuts, October 31, 2007 @ 3:18 AM Reply

    ang galing naman nito, anong plugin gamit mo dito sa ung meron flag, tapos ung OS tsaka ung browser? hehe tapos anong plugin gamit mo para pag nagreply ikaw eh nai-email ung nirereplyan mo, not necessarily na naka subscribe sya sa further comments? pasensya na hah..hehe

  • JP Habaradas, October 30, 2007 @ 11:45 PM Reply

    @niessuh – I’ll try to ask the author when it will be available in the Phils then I’ll post it here. :)

  • niessuh, October 30, 2007 @ 11:42 PM Reply

    i hope this will be available soon in the philippines.. if then, i’ll grab it right away. :)

  • JP Habaradas, October 30, 2007 @ 9:45 AM Reply

    @deuts – I don’t know. I’ll try to ask Lisa when her book will be available in the Philippines. :)

  • deuts, October 30, 2007 @ 9:40 AM Reply

    kelan kya yan available sa national bookstore? :)

  • JP Habaradas, October 30, 2007 @ 2:10 AM Reply

    @jhay – You can try but I’m not sure it will be in National Bookstore this soon. :D

  • jhay, October 30, 2007 @ 2:09 AM Reply

    Goodie! I’ll find one at the national bookstore. :mrgreen:

  • JP Habaradas, October 30, 2007 @ 1:30 AM Reply

    @Joni – Lisa did a great job with the book and I’m sure many people will like it. Btw, did you get your autographed copy yet? :D

  • Joni, October 30, 2007 @ 1:29 AM Reply

    Kewlness! :D Hoorah for Lisa! :)

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