Having your own blog isn't just for the nerdy anymore. Today, it seems everyone—from multinational corporations to a neighbor up the street—has a blog. They all have one, in part, because the folks at WordPress make it easy to get one. but to actually build a good blog—to create a blog people want to read—takes thought, planning, and some effort. From picking a theme and using tags to choosing widgets and building a community, creating your blog really starts after you set it up. In this book by blogger extraordinaire Scott McNulty, you learn how to:
Install and get your WordPress blog running.
Set up your site to ensure it can easily grow with you and your readers.
Be the master of user accounts.
Manage your site with the WordPress Dashboard and extend its capabilities with plug-ins.
Make the most of images.
Work with pages, templates, and links and—of course—publish your posts.
Deal with comments—if you even want readers commenting at all.
Find a theme—or build one yourself.
Maintain your site and fix common problems.
Table of contents
- Title Page
- Copyright Page
- About the Author
- 1. Why WordPress?
- 2. Installing WordPress
- 3. Managing User Accounts
- 4. The Dashboard
- 5. Futureproofing Your Blog
- 6. Preparing to Post
- 7. Publishing Your Post (Finally!)
- 8. Working with Pages
- 9. Handling Links
- 10. Coping with Comments
- 11. Working with Themes and Widgets
- 12. Themes: To Find or to Build?
- 13. Using Plug-Ins
- 14. Troubleshooting and Maintenance
- Title: Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read
- Release date: November 2008
- Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
- ISBN: 9780321602350
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