Today, millions of websites rely on WordPress - from personal sites to the very largest organizations. Now, with WordPress Explained, you can build and run a great WordPress website, blog, or content management system -- even if you're an absolute beginner. Top WordPress trainer Stephen Burge has taught thousands of WordPress and web newcomers: nobody knows more about guiding you up the WordPress learning curve. You'll master WordPress hands-on, through a complete case study, crystal-clear screenshots, simple explanations, and on-target analogies, all extensively tested with real WordPress beginners. Burge walks you through installing WordPress, mastering the Dashboard, creating your site, adding content, controlling users, enforcing security, building out links, managing comments and discussion forums, posting via email, testing performance, adding powerful additional site features, optimizing your site for search engines -- even selling products through your site. Throughout, he focuses on what you really need to know, and skips the arcane WordPress tasks and features that would only get in your way. WordPress Explained is visual, intuitive, packed with hands-on practice exercises, and backed with online videos to help you learn even more, even faster. If you're busy and non-technical... if you want to learn WordPress and have fun doing it... if you like direct hands-on learning more than abstract theory... this is the WordPress guide you've been searching for!