WordPress for Beginners
(01) Introduction to Blogging
(02) First Steps With WordPress
(03) WordPress Semantics - Learning the Jargon
(04) New To WordPress - Where to Start
WordPress Blog Design and Layout
(05) Using WordPress Themes
(06) Theme Development
(07) FAQ Themes, Layout and Design
(08) HTML to XHTML
(09) Business Blogging and Shopping
(10) WordPress CSS Information and Techniques
(11) Finding Your CSS Styles
(12) Creating Individual Pages
(13) Stepping Into Templates
(14) Stepping Into Template Tags
(15) Using Images
(16) Finding WordPress Help
(17) I Make Changes and Nothing Happens
Installing WordPress-An Audio-Visual Presentation (not in PDF)
Note: This compilation was created by JoeTaxpayer who writes on financial topics at
It is a PDF snapshot of the WordPress.org lessons as of 6/19/2009. I am not the author and
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Introduction to Blogging
What is a "blog"?
"Blog" is an abbreviated version of "weblog," which is a term used to describe web sites that
maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog is a frequently updated, personal website
featuring diary-type commentary and links to articles on other Web sites. Blogs range from the
personal to the political, and can focus on one narrow subject or a whole range of subjects.
Many blogs focus on a particular topic, such as web design, home staging, sports, or mobile
technology. Some are more eclectic, presenting links to all types of other sites. And others are