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Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read

Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read

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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

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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 this book 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.

If it supports blogging, chances are Scott McNulty has used it. He owns more e-readers than one man should and more books than are sensible. Scott lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Marisa. By day he works at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and by night he blogs about whatever strikes his fancy at blog.blankbaby.com. He has also been known to tweet once or twice under the handle @ blankbaby.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321648778
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
03/30/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author


Scott McNulty is a simple geek living in Philadelphia. Scott has been blogging for just over nine 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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