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Wordpress To Go: How To Build A WordPress Website On Your Own Domain, From Scratch, Even If You Are A Complete Beginner Paperback – 7 May 2013
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If you are a small business owner or a hopeful Internet entrepreneur, then you know you need a professional website.
The first challenge is, how do you build that website without needing to learn how to do computer programming or having to sell your first-born to get a website built for you?
The second challenge is, how do you get a professionally-designed and beautiful website built that won't cost you mega-bucks per month to maintain?
Because let's face it, it is hard to justify the high costs of building an elaborate website, when you are not yet sure a website will be a good investment of your time and money.
The good news is that there is a better - and much less expensive - way to get a beautiful website made, with just a few clicks of your mouse.WordPress started in 2003, with the goal of providing ordinary people a simple way to build a website for free. Today, WordPress is being used on millions of websites, including those of many Fortune 500 companies.
The beautiful thing about WordPress as a website content management system is that it is a fully-customizable experience, and it is very easy to use.
WordPress Themes define how a website will look - they cover website layout, color schemes, font colors, and page display elements. With over 2,000 Themes currently available, it is very easy to change the appearance of a website. With just the click of a mouse button you can change the look, feel and layout of your entire website without affecting the content. What used to take days to get looking right, now takes only minutes.
WordPress Plugins add functionality to a website - what you want the website to do for you or your visitors. With over 43,000 Plugins available, you will find that you can make your website do a lot of specialized tasks for you or your visitors. And with the power of plugins, you can add functionality to your website - track users and what they do, take online orders, manage content in new and unique ways - and more. Again, all with the click of a mouse button.
Now a #1 Amazon Best Seller, this popular, up-to-date, step-by-step guide by expert Sarah McHarry will walk you through the essential first steps to building your own website or blog using WordPress.
What you'll learn in this book:
- How to register your own domain and get the right WordPress hosting
- How to install WordPress with a few clicks of the mouse
- How to create a professional-looking, commerce-ready website with very little effort
- How to add and format your content
- How to use graphics and images
- All about themes, plugins, widgets and other WordPress tools
Sarah shows you how to create a world-class website, quickly, easily and inexpensively, even if you have absolutely no current knowledge of how to build a website.
WordPress is so easy to use, and "WordPress To Go" will take what is already easy and make it even more simple - simple enough a monkey could do it! You'll know all the "gotchas" before setting up a WordPress site, discover how to make it content rich, and even how to attract the search engines! You'll gain traffic, exposure, and ultimately more business.
Get your copy of "WordPress To Go" now, and you'll be a thriving WordPress webmaster in no time at all!
- Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (7 May 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 152 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1481130501
- ISBN-13 : 978-1481130509
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 0.89 x 22.86 cm
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I read a few reviews on here and Amazon.com and thought there's nothing to lose by buying this download. By following her book page by page, you very quickly get a basic website structure in place and up and running. Her common theme is "Don't ask - just do it!" and that's fine by me because it works and works well. The problem is that you will come away with a basic website/blog listing a couple of pages very quickly but you will have completely outgrown the book and are left wanting. For instance, it doesn't cover some very basic functions such as page sorting and this leaves your website page structure in an illogical order (eg a Contact page at the beginning rather than as the last page) and you're back to WP Forums and videos to fix it.
Her style of writing and teaching process are great but Sarah really does need to produce another 3 more advanced books quickly to take the student step-by-step on to better things. As it is today, I've nowhere to go except buy again from another author, start again and try and move upwards. And that's not what I need.
This is a big glossy book which is easy to follow. But it is American and directs you to use the author's recommended web hosts and registrars. Which is fine but maybe not the best deal. Anyway, I wanted a British book which is why I purchased "Build your own WordPress website". This easy to follow, but differs from the other books mentioned in this review because it is for small businesses. In this context, if you think you might want a business website - read the last chapter first. This is on E-commerce and emphasises the importance of SSL! In addition, this book reviews the important plugins on Security, Back-ups and Forms
If you don't want the business element you might want to read "WordPress to go" by Sarah McHarry. This book recommends 'site ground' as a web host. This comes with various freebies which you don't get with the other recommended web hosts.
Either way, if you can afford it I would recommend having two websites - one to experiment with and one as your proper site.
Thus a total waste of money, (thankfully only the kindle version), akin to buying a book on Windows and finding that it covered Windows 7 or XP!
This book gave lessons on how to install wordpress, log in and out of wordpress which also include how to customise your wordpress site. I'm already used to all these and simply opened to the more needed area like "steps to a perfect website", "all about widgets", etc. Of most interest and importance to me are:
• How to install wordpress themes and customise it with regards to background, image, colour scheme, site title, header image and installation of useful plugins.
• Adding of images to wordpress site which she explained on how to do this from the "media library" and how you can upload images for future use in the media library. I have no idea on how to use this before until I read this wordpress to go by Sarah. Sarah also gave her opinion about adding images/photos to your pages/post as it literally makes your webpage look attractive and relevant.
• This book thought me how to add a video to my site, I did not even know that it was so simple and easy to install a video that you recorded by yourself or someone else until I read this wordpress book.
Other interesting things that I learnt in this book which though is for a beginner in wordpress and not for the advanced students include:
• How to add an image using a text widget.
• How to use a text widget to display a banner Ad.
• Sarah's opinion about custom menu and why it is good to use them. According to the author, custom menus are a relatively new feature of wordpress but it add a lot of flexibility and power to the design of a wordpress site.
• The author also shows how to create a primary, secondary menu and setting the home page of your wordpress site.
This book is really good for a beginner in wordpress and is fully loaded with so many examples and instructions on how to get started, be up and running within few hours of dedication and hardwork.
it tells you how to install word press but go daddy did all that for me . I'm now up to part two which should be useful as it is the technical issues that I want to understand more. installing widgets. I know how to do this but I am at a more advanced level and want to see how much I can learn. it is written in a very basic type and if you know nothing about wordpress this is worth getting.
i ould have done with this at the beginning but i just found out through trial and error. today i' going to go through the more advanced section.