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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2009
This book explains how to take your WordPress blog and turn it into something special, a blog that sets it apart from the tens of thousands of other blogs online. Using as its example the "Chiliguru" blog, Mr Thewlis explains how to produce a blog that readers will take notice of and read every time you post new content. He starts with the basics, like setting your goals for the blog, designing it, incorporating image and video files, then goes on to offer "blog writing tips." With so many bloggers, it's important to incorporate good writing into your blog. Even though he stresses there aren't any "set rules" to blogging, few people will read a blog that is boring or poorly written.

Search engine optimization is a hot topic in the blogosphere these days and Mr Thewlis devotes an entire chapter to this topic, discussing keywords, permalinks, tags and site maps. He also touches upon other ways of promoting your blog, how to analyze your blog stats, and more importantly ways of making money from your blog. There are also lots of good screen shots throughout that help explain different procedures.

I found this to be a highly enjoyable book. It's clear Mr Thewlis put a lot of effort into showing the reader how to create a stand-out business blog.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on November 21, 2008
I have purchased and studied many technical books, this is the first book I felt a need to write a review. I find it well organized and understandable. The information concerning plug ins and the proper process is extremely valuable. I have only read about half way through the book, but I understand more about WordPress than I thought possible. The ability shown how to design the blog on your own computer and then upload it to your host is priceless. I highly recommend this book!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 4, 2009
I was working on a church website, not a commercial one, but this book still provided several good tips to help us with optimization and plug-in information.
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0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2009
This is a book about WordPress development and how to market yourself through WordPress. It's a fine book, you should buy it. Just plop down your dough and enjoy the book.
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