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WORDPRESS THE MISSING MANUAL by MATTHEW MacDONALD

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Whether you’re a budding blogger or web development professional, WordPress is a brilliant tool for creating websites—if you know how to tap its impressive features. This jargon-free Missing Manual shows you how to use WordPress and its themes, plug-ins, and widgets to build just about any website you can imagine, from a classy blog to a basic e-commerce site.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Create a blog. Get a free WordPress.com account, choose the right theme, and start publishing content.
  • Build a website. Produce a professional-looking business site by customizing a WordPress theme.
  • Add features. Choose from thousands of WordPress widgets and plug-ins to extend your site’s features.
  • Mix in multimedia. Include slideshows, video clips, webcasts, podcasts, and music players.
  • Involve your readers. Let readers leave comments, contribute to your site, and carry on a dialog.
  • Build an audience. Learn search-engine optimization, measure your reader’s favorite pages, and publicize your site.
  • Create a community. Use social media tools such as “Like” and sharing buttons, and provide RSS feeds of your posts.

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This is great for anyone who is thinking about starting a blog or already has one. If you already have a WordPress blog and you want to learn how to customize it but just don’t know how or where to start, WordPress the Missing Manual will help even the novice user.  I actually used the manual myself to customize this site using this manual. It was easy to use and explained everything to were you could understand it.  It explained the differences of wordpress.com and wordpress.org and what you could and couldn’t do on  each one. The different screenshots help to explain everything very well.  Everyone can benefit from this book. I still use this book when I come across a problem, because I know I will be able to find it fast and be able to resolve the issue. So if you need something to help you to start your blog or just to tweek it a little, WordPress the Missing Manual is the book for you.  I give this book 5/5 stars.

Here is a link on some videos on the wordpress site on how to work some of the plug-ins and other great things on wordpress. http://wordpress.tv/category/how-to/

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Book Description          Publication Date:         August 31, 2011 The bestselling guide to WordPress, fully updated

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REVIEW FOR “WORDPRESS FOR DUMMIES” BY LISA SABIN-WILSON

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Book Description

         Publication Date:         August 31, 2011
The bestselling guide to WordPress, fully updated to help you get your blog going!Millions of bloggers rely on WordPress, the popular, free blogging platform. This guide covers all the features and improvements in the most up-to-date version of WordPress. Whether you are switching to WordPress from another blogging platform or just starting your first blog, you’ll find the advice in this friendly guide gets you up to speed on both the free-hosted WordPress.com version and WordPress.org, which requires the purchase of web hosting services, and figure out which version is best for you. You’ll be able to take full advantage of the flexibility and usability of WordPress.

  • WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog platform that emphasizes aesthetics, web standards, and usability
  • Previous editions of this guide have sold more than 85,000 copies, and interest in blogging continues to explode
  • Illustrates how to set up and maintain a blog with WordPress and how to use all the new features
  • Covers both the free-hosted WordPress.com version and WordPress.org, which requires users to purchase web hosting services
  • Written by an expert who works directly with developers and the cofounder of WordPress

This guide helps bloggers quickly and easily take advantage of everything this popular blogging tool has to offer.

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I really liked this book, it helped me in setting up my wordpress.com blog. I set up my site in Sept. of this year and it has been doing really well. The book was really easy to understand, and implement everything that was applicable for my wordpress.com site. It also goes   over how to set up a wordpress.org site also. The difference in the two sites is that the wordpress.com is a hosted site. This means wordpress hosts your site on their server, and you don’t have to do anything, but pick a theme, choose your layout, set up your widgets, and start posting. You might have to do some adjustments as you go to get the right feel. WordPress.org is a self hosted site, this means you find a web host to host your blog. Then you have to transfer everything to your new site, and after you set up your own theme, plug-ins, and widgets.  Wordpress.org has a little more to it than wordpress.com, but with this book you will be able to set it up with less of a headache. I recommend this book to anyone who is thinking of starting a wordpress blog, whether it is wordpress.com or wordpress.org. So I give this book 5/5 stars

 

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Whether you’re a budding blogger or web development professional, WordPress is a brilliant tool for

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I WANT TO THANK MY FELLOW BLOGGER STAIN ON THE PAGE FOR THIS NOMINATION

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It seems my fellow blogger STAIN ON THE PAGE  http://stainonthepage.wordpress.com/ 

has nominated my blog for the LIEBSTER AWARD. I am Honored by this. When I started my blog I never thought I would receive anything for it. It was a way to pass the time.

LIEBSTER  is a German word meaning dearest arey, and the award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers.

Rules:

– Link back the blogger that nominated you

– Nominate 10 others who have less than 200 followers

– Answer the 10 questions provided by the blog that nominated you

– Provide 10 questions for the bloggers you nominate

– Let your nominee’s know of their award

HERE ARE MY QUESTIONS.

1. What do you enjoy most about blogging?

      The enjoyment that my blog brings to others, and connecting with my audience.

2. Why did you start a blog?

It was a way to pass the time while I am on a leave of absence from work, while I am waiting to see if I need surgery on my knee. it gives me a break from reading books.

3. Do you prefer “real” books or will you also read on an e-reader?

I read both, because there are some books that I have to have and they are only on the e-reader or they are “real” books. So I ended up going to both, also I started to run out of room to put the printed “real” books,  it also was a storage issue.

4. While on vacation do you stop by that area’s library just to check it out? If so why?

No, I go someplace out of the way to go fishing where no one is around and take my own books.  This way I have peace and quiet.

5. What was your favorite book as a child?

Paddington Bear all of them.

6. If you and your favorite character could meet up for lunch, where would you go?

Someplace that served really good Chinese food. I love Chinese food.

7. Where is your favorite place to read?

Anywhere, but usually in my favorite chair in the living room.

8. Do you have a preferred genre?

I tend to read more URBAN FANTASY/PARANORMAL ROMANCE.

9. If you could live in a fictional place (inside a book) where would you live?

I would probably live in the world of KATE DANIELS BY ILONA ANDREWS. Just to see the by play between Kate and Curran would be great.

10. How long have you been blogging?

29 days.

MY NOMINEES

-Confessions of a bookwormhttp://littlechoo.wordpress.com/

-Fill Your Bookshelf http://fillyourbookshelf.wordpress.com/

-Croft Fantasy Book Reviewshttp://croftfantasyreads.blogspot.com/

-BrewandBook http://brewandbook.wordpress.com/

-The Book Stop http://thebookstop.wordpress.com/

-Words, Ink, and Paper http://oliphauntes.wordpress.com/

-Raw Beauty Reviews-http://rawbeatyreviews.wordpress.com/

Sarah Remy-http://sarahremy.wordpress.com/

-Jenny Likes Books http://jennylikesbooks.wordpress.com/

MY QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES

1. What is your favorite book series?

2.  Who is your favorite character in a book?

3. What is your favorite T.V show?

4. Do you read e-books, print (paperback) books , or both?

5. What is your favorite song?

6. What are you reading now?

7. What was the last movie you went to go see?

8. What is your favorite place to go on vacation?

9. What book can you not wait to be released?

10.What is the funniest book that you ever read?

THE FOCUS FACTOR.   Here lately I seem to have lost my focus. I cannot
It seems that after all the drama of my Grandmother's stroke is in the past
Whether you’re a budding blogger or web development professional, WordPress is a brilliant tool for
Book Description          Publication Date:         August 31, 2011 The bestselling guide to WordPress, fully updated

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