The eagerly anticipated second edition, completely updated for WordPress 3.1 As an open source content management system, WordPress allows users to easily build feature-rich web sites with no programming experience. This unique book-and-video package is a friendly, self-paced beginners guide to the latest release of WordPress. Lessons are focused on practical, everyday tasks that users will need to create and maintain their sites: entering new content, creating new pages, managing menus, making content search-engine friendly. Plus you'll find lots of tips based on years of experience teaching people to use WordPress. You'll also learn how to extend the functionality of WordPress by using the thousands of plugins available. Connecting to social media, creating membership and e-commerce sites, setting up events calendars, making your site mobile-friendly these are just some of the plugins you'll be introduced to. Each lesson in the book is supplemented by an instructional video intended to enhance your learning experience. Plus, a trouble-shooting appendix addresses various issues to help you solve any challenges you may face. Lessons include: Installing WordPress Admin area overview Basic admin settings Adding a new post Working with the text Laying out text Advanced post The basics of handling media files The upload/insert window Image options in detail Editing and laying out Working with image galleries Adding video and audio Adding documents Managing posts and pages Managing media files Managing post categories and Managing widgets and The links manager Managing comments Bringing in content from other sites Helping others connect to your site Having multiple site users Overview of WordPress themes Creating a child theme Basic customization of your design Optimizing your content Optimizing your site as a whole How is your site doing? Keeping up to date Backing up your site Installing and activating plugins Two example plugins Other common uses for plugins Running multiple sites with WordPress Customizing WordPress Troubleshooting WordPress If learning the new WordPress is a pressing issue for you, then this book-and-video package is exactly what you need. Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.