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Building a Wordpress Blog People Want to Readby Scott Mcnulty
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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 have 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’ve set it up.
In Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read by blogger extraordinaire Scott McNulty, you’ll learn how to:
Book News Annotation:
This beginner's guide to WordPress provides clear, practical instructions for getting started quickly and efficiently with this popular blogging software. The work covers installation, using the Dashboard for configurations tasks, posting, comment management, static pages, links, themes and customization, plug-ins, security, and troubleshooting. Chapters include step-by-step instructions and color screenshots, and advice on best practices and presentation standards are included throughout the text. This second edition is updated to reflect changes in the latest version of the software. McNulty works at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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 have 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've set it up.
In Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read by blogger extraordinaire Scott McNulty, you'll learn how to:
Install and get your WordPress site 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.Use custom post types and taxonomies to bend WordPress to your will.Deal with comments--if you even want readers commenting at all.Find a theme and make it your own.
About the Author
Scott McNulty is a simple geek living in Philadelphia. Scott has been blogging for over 10 years about whatever strikes his fancy. He runs more WordPress blogs than anyone should, and even has a few other blogs using other blogging engines. More of Scott's words can be found on his personal blog, blog.blankbaby.com, or at Macuser.com, where Scott is a senior contributor, or Obsessable.com, where he writes a weekly feature about technology.
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