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WordPress 5 Complete - Seventh Edition

By : Karol Król
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WordPress 5 Complete - Seventh Edition

By: Karol Król

Overview of this book

Back in the day, when you wanted to launch a new website, you either had to learn web programming yourself or hire a professional who would take care of the whole process for you. Nowadays, with WordPress, anyone can build an optimized site with the least amount of effort possible and then make it available to the world in no time. Here, in the seventh edition of the book, we are going to show you how to build great looking and functional websites using WordPress. The new version of WordPress – 5.0 – comes with a few important changes, and we tell you all about how to use them effectively. From crafting content pages using the block editor, and customizing the design of your site, through to making sure it's secure, we go through it all. The book starts by introducing WordPress and teaching you how to set it up. You are then shown how to create a blog site, start writing content, and even use plugins and themes to customize the design of the site and add some unique elements to set it apart. If you want to get more in-depth, we also show you how to get started creating your own themes and plugins. Finally, we teach you how to use WordPress for building non-blog websites. By the end of the book, you will be sufficiently skilled to design high-quality websites and will be fully familiar with the ins and outs of WordPress.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
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Section 1: WordPress
Section 2: Customizing WordPress
Section 3: Non-Blog Websites

The must-have pack of plugins

Even though there are more than 55,000 plugins available in the official directory, you surely don't need all of them on your WordPress site at the same time. There is a small set that we might call the must-have pack. My list of must-have plugins can be different from the next guy's, so treat the following information more as guidance rather than as a written-in-stone necessity. That being said, if I am honest here, and despite the fact that some of my blogs feature more than 25 plugins all working at the same time, the essential must-have list consists of only seven plugins. All these plugins handle a specific task geared toward making a WordPress site better and more functional.

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