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Whether you're promoting your business or writing about your travel adventures, Head First WordPress will teach you not only how to make your blog look unique and attention-grabbing, but also how to dig into the more complex functionality available on the WordPress platform. You'll learn how to customize your blog with your own URL, templates, plugin functionality, and more.

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"Head First WordPress" - by Micropris on 28-APR-2013
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My first impression was that this was a book I could get to help me with wordpress. but alas by chapter 2 it seemed outdated and the site mentioned was no longer available. Not a good sign. Now I am disappointed and will continue to review and possibly use but it needs to be updated.
I may change review after further use but as I stated a bit disappointed so far.

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"Improve my blog – make it more “fancy”" - by Michal Konrad Owsiak on 06-AUG-2011
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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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