David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Photoblogging with WordPress: An Instant Start-Up Manual for Creating and Promoting Your Own Photoblog

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9781435454354: David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Photoblogging with WordPress: An Instant Start-Up Manual for Creating and Promoting Your Own Photoblog

Photoblogs have become a very important tool for advanced photographers and professionals who want to market their work, as well as a popular forum for casual photographers to share personal photos. "David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Photoblogging with WordPress: An Instant Start-Up Manual for Creating and Promoting Your Own Photoblog" is a complete start to-finish guide on how to create a photoblog using WordPress, the most popular blogging software among photographers that allows you to create a blog site for free, hosted on WordPress.com. This guide explains the purpose and function of all the features and capabilities of each WordPress tool, how to use them, and why. Laid out in clear, well-illustrated two- and four-page spreads, each step-by-step explanation includes images that show the results after using each feature. All the basics of creating a WordPress account, setting up your photoblog, uploading your first photos, and sharing them, are presented in an easy to browse format. Perfect for professional photographers, avid amateur shutterbugs, and even non-photography bloggers who want to include photos on their blog sites, "David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Photoblogging with WordPress" will help you get up and blogging quickly and easily.
Inside the Book: Sample Screenshots

Fig. 5.12.
"You can see what your blog will look like
in the Preview window--this gives you a
chance to see it without having to
enable it on your live site first."
Fig. 5.14.
"Besides being a really cool image, it's
now displayed to spectacular effect in the
Monotone theme, which is designed
specifically for photoblogging."
Fig. 5.29.
"The Sliding Door theme has an extra cool
feature that we can't show you here: the
menu items slide open and shut like doors...
thus the name of the theme."

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With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author, and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written more than a dozen hugely successful guidebooks for Canon and Canon digital SLR models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Second Edition, and Digital SLR Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than twenty years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photos and articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He has also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper, and his advice has been featured in National Public Radio's "All Tech Considered." When About.com named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, debuting at the #1 and #2 slots were Busch's Digital Photography All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. During the past year, he's had as many as five of his books listed in the Top 20 of Amazon.com's Digital Photography Bestseller list--simultaneously! Busch's 120-plus other books published since 1983 include bestsellers like David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Digital SLR Lenses. Visit his website at http://www.dslrguides.com.

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"It seems most photographers use WordPress to create their blogs and while I'm still using Apple's iWeb I plan to ultimately shift all of my content by using this book as a guide. Having a photoblog is a great way to share images and the stories behind them and the authors take you step by step from setting up a WordPress account to hosting options to design and implementation. The book's landscape orientation helps by keeping the amount of text on adjacent pages focused on a single topic while the excellent but small illustrations show what to expect as your blog takes shape from design to content to execution. David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Photoblogging with WordPress is the best book on WordPress that's currently available." - Joe Farace, Shutterbug Magazine's Best Books of 2010: Digital Imaging

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