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Wordpress Web Design for Dummies

3.42  ·  Rating Details  ·  62 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Learn how WordPress can help you create a unique, customized Web siteOnce only a platform for bloggers, WordPress is gaining popularity as a tool for creating individualized Web sites. WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson makes it easy for anyone with a basic knowledge of the WordPress software to create a custom site using complimentary technologies including CSS, HTML, and ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published May 12th 2011 by For Dummies (first published April 26th 2011)
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Chad Warner
An updated version of the worthwhile 1st edition on designing and building WordPress-based sites. It covers installation, administration, basic theme development, and plugin use. It features colorful code snippets and screenshots. Most examples use the Twenty Thirteen theme.

I liked Chapter 11: Dissecting Themes and Templates, and Chapter 12: Displaying Content with Widgets and Template Tags. There are several good plugin recommendations throughout the book, but I would've chosen different ones f
Chad Warner
Apr 07, 2012 Chad Warner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: WordPress designers, developers, administrators
This book is one of the best on WordPress I’ve read, because it covers the work I do with WordPress: administration, tweaking themes, and finding and using plugins. It shows how to create several types of sites with WordPress, and explains the HTML, CSS, and PHP needed to tweak themes or build them from scratch. It features colorful code snippets and screenshots. I really liked the many excellent plugin recommendations. The book is best for the intermediate to advanced WordPress designer, develo ...more
MaryLynn Bast
Apr 03, 2012 MaryLynn Bast rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: web-design
The reason for purchasing this book was to get step by step help with setting up and navigating wordpress. My fault for not looking into the preview and reading on the first page that this book is not for those who are not familiar with wordpress. Since I was a tiny bit familiar I could still follow along and understand. The book is very well written with lots of pointers, but definitely requires prior knowledge on how wordpress actually works. The reader needs to have some bit of coding experie ...more
Feb 26, 2013 Jim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was full of useful information, but the author bounces between being way too basic and repetitive to glossing over steps in the more advanced sections. There's also little to no logical progression. Some of the more advanced practices are in the middle of the book and the last quarter of the book should have been the first few chapters. But I did manage to learn something.
Dec 30, 2011 Tamara marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: web, work
If you are using a self-hosted version of WordPress that you downloaded from the official WordPress site at and are interested in finding out how you can customize the look/feel using WordPress templates or custom graphic design elements, this book is for you.
Jamie Cawley
Jun 30, 2012 Jamie Cawley rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
As a "for dummies" book I had the expectation that the content would be aimed at beginners.

Unfortunately, the author assumes that the reader already has knowledge of many areas and does not include examples, making it difficult to follow.

Overall - very disappointed
Aug 29, 2012 Kelly rated it liked it
Shelves: self-improvement
Well the books was good and I found some topics very helpful but the reality is I still have a long way to go in order to figure out how to get my firm's website to do what I want it and look the way I want it to look. But this was a good start.
It was all about, not For that, you need to read WordPress for Dummies.
Jun 09, 2013 Dave rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was ok. A few interesting things but most of the content I had already figured out for myself.
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