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WordPress 3 Site Blueprints
Sure, WordPress can be used for blogging, but this powerful software is capable of so much more. With the right combination of plugins, themes, customizations, and configurations WordPress can be transformed into a community portal, an e-commerce site, and much more. While it is easy to get started with WordPress, its full power is not obvious. There is very little that WordPress can’t do-if you can image it, then it’s probably possible with WordPress. If you want to create a powerful, fully-featured blog or non-blog website in no time, this book is for you.
While some books merely talk about the capabilities of WordPress in general and leave you to figure out how they apply to your situation, WordPress 3 Site Blueprints takes a different approach. The first chapter will show you how to migrate from an existing static website to a WordPress blog. Each of the other chapters is devoted to the construction of a different type of site that can be created with WordPress and the right combination of themes and/or plugins. As you follow along, you will learn by doing because each of these nine chapters shows you how to build a WordPress-powered site from start to finish. That means that, by the time you reach the end of every chapter, you will have a fully-functional site online.
Each chapter provides easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions along with screenshots to help you follow along easily. In addition, detailed information is provided to help you optimally configure each and every plugin and theme mentioned in this book so that you can get the most out of each of these sites. By the time you reach the end of each blueprint, you will have a fully functional site online that is ready for use as is or that you may customize further if you so desire.
A comprehensive, step-by-step guide on building several WordPress-powered websites that are anything but ordinary
What you will learn from this book :
Easily transform a static website into a fully-functional WordPress blog
Create a community portal where members can interact and share content
Build an e-commerce website where you will be able to sell a wide variety of products online
Set up a local classified ads website where users can register and then submit listings
Design a consumer review website where visitors may post their views and opinions about products and/or services
Create your own microblogging site that is either publicly or privately viewable
Build a standalone or an integrated job board site where companies can post listings that may be viewed by job seekers
Set up a local business directory where potential clients can browse member profiles submitted by businesses in their area
Design a membership site where you can sell subscriptions of various types
Use WordPress as a CMS and convert an HTML template into a dynamic WordPress theme
Edit WordPress theme files and hack plugins so that both are customized to your needs
Follow along as we work together to build a variety of sites—all using WordPress. While this book is not designed for beginners, those with even an intermediate knowledge of WordPress will be able to get these sites up and running in no time. Also, since each chapter is devoted to the design of a different site, there is no need to read the book in any particular order. Instead, you can pick and choose the blueprints that are of most interest to you and dive right in.
Who this book is written for
If you are a self-learner or a WordPress consultant who, instead of being content with using WordPress out-of-the-box, is interested in exploring all that this open source software has to offer, then this book is for you. The clear instructions provided in each chapter will guide you through the process of creating a varied collection of WordPress sites for either yourself or a client.
While some experience with WordPress is required to get the most from this book, if you can install themes and plugins, you should be able to follow these easy-to-understand WordPress blueprints. Some knowledge of CSS and HTML will be beneficial, but experience with PHP is not required.
Paperback: 300 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date: August 2010
ISBN 13: 978-1-847199-36-2
Author(s): Heather R. Wallace
iPhone The Missing Manual: Covers iPhone 4 & All Other Models with iOS 4 Software
With multitasking and more than a 100 other new features, iPhone 4.0 is a real treat, cooked up with Apple’s traditional secret sauce of simplicity, intelligence, and whimsy. iPhone: The Missing Manual gives you a guided tour of everything the new iPhone has to offer, with lots of tips, tricks, and surprises. Learn how to make calls and play songs by voice control, take great photos, keep track of your schedule, and much more with complete step-by-step instructions and crystal-clear explanations by iPhone master David Pogue.
Whether you have a brand-new iPhone, or want to update an earlier model with the iPhone 4.0 software, this beautiful full-color book is the best, most objective resource available.
Use it as a phone — learn the basics as well as time-saving tricks and tips for contact searching, texting, and more
Treat it as an iPod — master the ins and outs of iTunes, and listen to music, upload and view photos, and fill the iPhone with TV shows and movies
Take the iPhone online — make the most of your online experience to browse the Web, read and compose email, use social networks, or send photos and audio files
Go beyond the iPhone — learn how to use the App Store, and how to multitask between your apps, organize them in folders, and read ebooks in iBooks
Unlock the full potential of your iPhone — with the book that should have been in the box.
About the Author
David Pogue, Yale ’85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world’s bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Pogue Press; 4 edition (August, 2010)
Mastering AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011
Go beyond AutoCAD essentials to create amazing 2D and 3D technical drawingsAutoCADis the leading drawing software used by design and drafting professionals to create 2D and 3D technical drawings. Mastering AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT guides you through AutoCAD essentials using concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects for both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.
You’ll understand the basics of the interface and drafting tools, as well as how to effectively use hatches, fields, and tables.
Details attributes, dynamic blocks, drawing curves, and solid fills, as well as exploring 3D modeling and imaging
Explores the fully revised 3D rendering features and the new 3D Surface modeling tools
Covers the new 2D features like the updated Hatch tools, object transparency and Isolate/Hide objects
Discusses customization and integration, as well as useful tools and utilities
Includes a searchable PDF of the entire book, a trial version of AutoCAD, and before-and-after tutorial files
Accompanied by a DVD with more than a dozen video tutorials, this book will help you master AutoCAD and bring your technical drawings to life.
From the Back Cover
The World’s Bestselling AutoCAD Resource Fully Updated for 2011
There’s a reason why Mastering AutoCAD is so popular year after year. Loaded with concise explanations, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects, this comprehensive reference and tutorial from award-winning author George Omura has everything you need to become an AutoCAD expert.
If you’re new to AutoCAD, the tutorials will help you build your skills right away. If you’re an AutoCAD veteran,Omura’s in-depth explanations of the latest features, including the exciting new 3D Surface design tools and hatch capabilities, will turn you into an AutoCAD pro. Whatever your experience level and however you use AutoCAD, you’ll refer to this indispensable reference again and again.
Effectively using hatches, fields, and tables
Manipulating dynamic blocks and attributes
Linking drawings to databases and spreadsheets
Rendering realistic interior views with natural lighting
Giving a hand-drawn look to 3D views
Presenting 3D models with cutaway and x-ray views
Importing PDF documents as drawing backgrounds
Exploring parametric modeling with geometric constraints
About the Author
George Omura is a licensed architect and Autodesk Authorized Author who has more than 30 years of experience in architecture and has been using AutoCAD for more than 20 years. He has worked on design projects ranging from resort hotels to metropolitan transit systems to the San Francisco Library project. He is the all-time bestselling AutoCAD author and was cited as favorite CAD author by members of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) in AUGIWorld magazine’s “Best of Everything CAD” issue.
Paperback: 1248 pages
Publisher: Sybex; Pap/Dvdr edition (May, 2010)