Head First WordPress by Jeff Siarto

Summary: Improve my blog – make it more “fancy”

Many blogs are based on the WordPress – today’s de facto standard for blogging platform. There are, usually, two ways of starting fun with WordPress – you are either so called Web nerd or totally green when it comes to all these Internet abbreviations like FTP, PHP, SFTP, SQL, and so on. If you are familiar with mentioned terms, you will benefit from half of the book. If you are not familiar with Internet terminology but want to have your own blog – this book is perfect for you. Jeff does a good job when it comes to providing users with basic knowledge related to installation, configuration and management of the WordPress blog. He not only tells you how to configure it, but also provides you with information how to upload files, which FTP clients can you use – these notes are especially valuable for newcomers. But that’s not all, if you are more experienced user you will probably find useful the chapters devoted to Look and Feel, Content Management and Securing the stuff. How did I benefit from the book – well, I am going to introduce some videos in near future and reading Video and Plug-ins definitely helped.

Side note, thanks to Jeff, I have found Sequel Pro – he mentions it while discussing SQL database access.

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