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WORDPRESS: The Genius Guide guide to building better sites

Master the expert skills needed to create better WordPress sites

Master the expert skills needed to create better WordPress sites.


WordPress is one of the most advanced content management systems on the planet, giving you the opportunity to work with pre-built themes and customise them to suit your needs and desires.

This book will help you build on the basics, with expert recommendations, step-by-step tutorials and customisation projects to help you take your blog or website further.


Master the new update
Get to grips with the newest version of WordPress, including the 4.3 update

20 best WordPress themes
Tour the best themes available right now to help you make your selection

Pro guide to plugins
Take your site to the next level with plugins and add-ons recommended by the experts

Practise with projects
Try your hand at a selection of customisation projects to build on pre-built themes

Getting started
– The Settings
– Use widgets in WordPress
– Get to grips with plugins
– Manage WordPress Comments
– Posting WordPress content
– Mastering the Media Library
– Getting hosted with WP
– Set up a host
– Manage your different domains
– Control user profiles
– Back up your WP blog
– Secure your WP site


– Create your own theme
– Build a responsive WordPress theme
– Customise a WP theme
– Convert a static site with a child theme
– Create a mobile-friendly site
– Transform HTML to WP


– Edit widgets and plugins
– Protect your blog from spam
– Increase your site visits with SEO
– Add a social author box
– Build a WordPress slideshow
– Schedule your blog posts


– Add multiple moving backgrounds
– Create an animated logo with CSS3
– Blur and focus your text with Font Font
– Build circular on-hover navigation
– Create animated buttons with CSS3
– Master animated pop-up effects
– Code a fixed image scroll-over effect
– Make an animated off-screen 3D menu
– Create a rotating product viewer

Beyond WordPress

– Master Google Analytics
– Speed up WordPress
– Create a single input 3D form with CSS3
– Design layered backgrounds in Photoshop
– Add an expanding diamond hover effect
– Create an eCommerce web element with CSS3