'WordPress For Beginners' is a newbie guide that lays out in complete detail the exact steps needed to build a full-fledged website (using wordpress.org). We will start building a website from scratch and then add layer upon layer of WordPress goodness!
Take a look inside the book (Chapter 2) to get an idea about the kind of website we will be creating.
Note: This book is part of the 'Stoked About WordPress' series.
We won't just talk theory but also use 50+ screenshots and a demo website to point to live examples. And no need to worry about coding either! Even if you haven't so much as sniffed at a line of code nor have a pressing desire to do so now - this book is especially for you (although there are some cool, albeit optional, cut-and-paste code tricks).
Building A WordPress Website (or Blog!) Is As Easy As 1-2-3...
The book has been divided into three 'steps' to break down the website creation process into 'byte' sized chunks -
Step 1 - The Essentials:
-Pick the best domain names and web hosting using my checklist.
-Buy web hosting at a super discount!
-Avoid website building beginners mistakes that can compromise your WordPress site's security
By the end of this step your website will go live on the world wide web. Woot!
Step 2 - The Optimization:
-Learn how to make essential back-end tweaks to lay a strong foundation for your WordPress website.
-Add content, graphics, sidebar widgets, social media icons, plugins, customized navigation bar to your site.
-Pick up some juicy SEO tips! -Use the SEO checklist and image SEO techniques for a perfectly on-page optimized WordPress website.
By the end of Step 2, you would have turned a basic WordPress installation into a full-fledged website!
Step3 - The Design: Let loose those creative juices and overhaul your website into a new level of design. WordPress web design isn't only for pros! We will work with an amazing free theme that will give you a tremendous level of control over your site's design. Down to the very last pixel. Well, almost!
-Change your website's design in minutes with a few clicks. No coding needed!
-Learn the 3-minute cool trick to make a custom background (for PC users)
-Get fun fonts for your site
-Tune up your site's typography
-Make a custom header using a free tool ...& much more!
By the end of this step your WordPress website will be totally set for prime time!
"WordPress For Beginners" has a detailed Table of Contents; please scroll up and take a "Look Inside" the book!
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"WordPress For Beginners" is my first book and I have poured my heart, soul, sweat and tears into it. I hope in the middle of all that, I was able to squeeze in a smattering of instruction too!
WordPress truly is an incredible tool, especially for beginners. Through the book, I hope I am able to pass my fondness for WordPress, on to you. Once you see how easy (and even fun) it is to build a shiny, new WordPress website and make it go LIVE on the web you'll know what I am talking about.
I would very humbly like to dedicate the book to all open source developers and contributors. The world wide web wouldn't be the same without you.
Reeta Krishna is a web designer/developer and has been working with WordPress websites since 2010. An Economics graduate from Texas A&M (Howdy!), in a previous incarnation she worked as an Economist.
Reeta likes to write about web design, optimization and all things WordPress. Not because she is an expert, far from it. But because writing helps her fathom the inner workings and intricacies of the tools that she uses. So, whenever she can take some time off from being totally gobsmacked at the wonders and mysteries of technology..she writes.
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