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
- 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