Kshipra Singh writes "WordPress is an open-source blog engine released under the GNU general public license. It allows users to easily create dynamic blogs with great content and many outstanding features. It is an ideal tool for developing blogs and though it is chiefly used for blogging, it can also be used as a complete CMS with very little effort. Its versality and ease of use has attracted a large, enthusiastic, and helpful community of users.
Packt Publishing has published a book on WordPress, titled, WordPress Complete, http://www.packtpub.com/wordpress/book.
If you want to create powerful, fully-featured blogs in no time, this book is for you. This book will help you explore WordPress showing you what it offers and how to go about building your blog with the system.
You will be introduced to the main aspects of a blog – users, communities, posts, comments, news feeds – and learn how to manage them using WordPress. You will develop the skills and confidence to manage all types of content, be it text or images, on your blog, and also understand how users interact with the blog. In working through the book you'll be inspired as well as informed, and have the capability and the ideas to make your blog cutting edge and exciting to maximize its impact.
What you will learn from this book?
Installing and configuring WordPress on a local development machine or a web hosting service
Managing posts and comments
Working with Image galleries, calendars, etc.
Organizing users and Communities
Creating and Installing themes to control the page layout
Linking to the outside world – Feeds, Syndication, and Podcasting
Customizing Widgets and Plug-ins
Using WordPress as a regular CMS
This book is a beginner's guide to WordPress, for people who are new to blogging and want to create their own blogs in a simple and straightforward manner. It does not require any detailed knowledge of programming or web development, and any IT-confident user will be able to use the book to produce an impressive blog.
A sample chapter from the book can be read at: