WordPress is a free blogging platform available to everyone. WordPress has two components, one is a free, Web-based blog-hosting service called WordPress.com. The other is WordPress.org, which prov...
WordPress is a free blogging platform available to everyone. WordPress has two components, one is a free, Web-based blog-hosting service called WordPress.com. The other is WordPress.org, which provides users with software to run a more feature-rich version of the blogging tool on their own servers.
Both services offer a very easy way to blog, with administrative options to work collaboratively on one or several blogs using the same log-in. Bloggers can write their posts on a WYSIWYG editor, or switch over to a code view on the fly.
This is a great introduction to WordPress. As simple as WordPress is to administer, you will still need hand holding. Before this there has not been a book on WordPress that got you on your way.
This book assumes no blogging or technical background and does a good job of explaining the basics.
For the non-technical the hosted version of WordPress is a great place to begin. For those needing more there are the install-it-yourself versions. You will find everything you need in regards to hosting companies that offer 1 click installs of the regular version WordPress.
Once you're set up, you'll be so educated about WordPress that you'll not only be blogging on the most democratic platform but also involved with one of the most friendly, intelligent and devoted open source communities in the world. Soon you'll be customizing your blog to the bliss you'll be following for the rest of your life.
Not sure where to start blogging? Stuck fiddling around with your blog's limitations? Interested in improving the world through a remarkable blogging platform? Then do yourself a big favor and invest in this book.
Highly recommended to anybody who needs to run a blog or to budding web designers who would like to extend their toolkit.