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What's the best wordpress book for beginners

Hey I just bought a server and domain and really want to make a portfolio like site, any good recommendations for wordpress books please

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WordPress For Dummies

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Not a WordPress guru? No worries! You can become a pro in no time

It seems as though the world revolves around websites and blogs these days, and with WordPress For Dummies, 7th Edition you can join the fun! This easy-to-read book is packed with the information you need to navigate the world of WordPress, and all of the content is updated to keep you up to speed with the latest updates. The insight this resource offers will equip you to take on the art of blogging or running a website with confidence. Whether you're new to the blogging community or you're looking to maximize your website by extending your use of WordPress features, WordPress For Dummies, 7th Edition is a book you need on your shelf.

With state-of-the-art features, WordPress offers effective user support, and the flexibility to merge your creative ideas with more traditional blogging conventions, WordPress has become the go-to resource for bloggers who want to be noticed. Of course, succeeding in the crowded blogging space requires more than simply starting a blog; a working knowledge of your blogging platform goes a long way in creating a successful site. By understanding the platform upon which you're building your blog, you can take advantage of the features and capabilities that will ultimately help your voice be heard.

  • Get setup with a new WordPress.org account
  • Pick the perfect web host
  • Leverage the power of WordPress as a CMS tool
  • Forget one website—manage as many as you want!

WordPress For Dummies, 7th Edition is the all-inclusive guide you need to start—and maintain—a WordPress site.

Excellent book. I am using it now to set up a Wordpress blog. The book steps you through from beginning to end in a simple, easy to understand method. At the same time it gives you all the info to make a high functioning professional site - or just a simple personal blog. Well, worth the money. If you're going to build a Wordpress site for the first time, or want to spruce up an existing one then buy this book to get the most out of the fantastically powerful Wordpress software.

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Wordpress for Beginners 2017: A Visual Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Wordpress

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Master Wordpress using our step-by-step visual approach (over 250 screenshots). Updated 5th June 2017. Now also includes a comprehensive index.

Building a beautiful, professional looking Wordpress website, is no longer the domain of computer geeks. Wordpress makes it possible for anyone to create and run a website that looks great on any device - PC, Mac, tablet and phone, for hobby or business.

The primary goal of this book is to take anyone, even an absolute beginner, from zero to Wordpress "guru" in a few short hours. I'll hold your hand, step-by-step, all the way. You get to watch over my shoulder as we explore the Wordpress Dashboard.

Inside this book, veteran Wordpress expert Andy Williams will start at the very beginning. You'll learn:

  • The two different versions of Wordpress.
  • Website hosting and domain registrars. How to set this up with separate registrar and host, for more security.
  • How to install Wordpress.
  • An overview of the Dashboard including how to find hidden items.
  • Cleaning out the stuff that is installed by default.
  • Finding and installing Wordpress themes to instantly change the look and feel of your website.
  • Plugins. What they are and how you can use them to create magnificent websites.
  • How to update Wordpress, themes and plugins.
  • Every single Dashboard setting, what they do, and what you should use in the settings of your website.
  • How to find and use the RSS feeds on your site to help search engines find your content.
  • The importance of user profiles, and how to assign a "Gravatar" image to your email address.
  • How to create great navigation systems on your site, with custom menus, internal linking and related post sections.
  • Enabling and dealing with visitor comments.
  • Using the media library for images, video and more.
  • The difference between pages and posts, and a simple way to know which one you should be using for each bit of content you publish on your website.
  • Effective use of categories and tags. Using these incorrectly can get your site penalized or even banned from search engines.
  • How to write posts, and even schedule them so they will be published at some future date.
  • Using post revisions.
  • Two different types of homepage. A blog style page v a more traditional "static" homepage.
  • Using widgets on your site to add neat features.

You'll also be shown how to install and configure a few plugins to:

  • Automatically take database backups and email them to you on a schedule you choose.
  • Automatically create important legal pages on your site, like terms and privacy policy.
  • Help reduce the amount of comment spam your site receives.
  • Setup good SEO practices.
  • Setup social sharing buttons on your site, so visitors can easily tell their friends about your great web pages.

Most people learn better when they can actually see what they are reading about, so one thing this book isn't, is shy about screenshots. There are over 250 of them, showing you exactly what you will see on your screen, and prompting you to take specific actions as you learn and master Wordpress. You may have heard that Wordpress has a steep learning curve. With this book, you won't even notice it. Each chapter ends with a "Tasks to Complete" section. By completing these tasks, you'll not only become proficient with Wordpress, you'll become confident at using Wordpress. By the end of the book, you'll be building great looking, professional Wordpress websites that look fantastic on any device.. And you'll enjoy doing it!

This visual step-by-step guide to mastering Wordpress is extremely 'user-friendly'. It took me one afternoon to read. Can't wait to start implementing the strategies and tips. It has a nice sized clear and readable font with screenshots on each page to help you navigate your way round Wordpress. Great for absolute beginners like me to gain confidence and proficiency in knowing how to navigate the Wordpress dashboard (which can be a bit of a minefield if you are unfamiliar with WP) and build professional sites. It teaches you everything you could possibly need and want to know to make the initial start and then build on that foundation