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WordPress Websites Step-by-Step - The Complete Beginner's Guide to Creating a Website or Blog With WordPress [Kindle Edition]

Caimin Jones
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Book Description

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Have you ever wanted to create a website but found it too complicated or confusing?

WordPress is the single most popular way to create a website or blog. It's used by Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, authors, photographers, bloggers and non-profits to build a professional websites easily.
 
You can do the same - and you don't need to be a computer expert or web geek. This easy to use visual guide shows you everything you need to know.
 
What you'll learn in WordPress Websites Step-by-Step: 
  • How to choose a great domain name and get good value, reliable web hosting
  • How to install WordPress in a few mouse clicks
  • How to publish posts and pages with correctly formatted text
  • How to give your website a professional touch by using images and videos
  • How to customize your web design without needing to be a programmer
  • How to easily add complex features to your site with free and premium "plugins"
  • How to use Search Engine Optimization to get ranked better by Google
  • How to keep your website secure
  • How to solve the most common WordPress problems 
...and lots more.

There's also a bonus chapter on getting the first visitors to your site, along with additional video tutorials by the author. Plus, the book is packed with links to additional resources and free design themes and plugins to help you build a website on a budget.
 
Clear explanations and over 55 images of the admin screens and tools mean you can see exactly how to do everything. No more head-scratching or frustration! 

After reading this book you'll have a unique, professional and easy-to-use website to be proud of - and you'll have created it yourself! 

Whether you want to build a simple website for your company or organization, make money with a blog or a full online store, this non-geek guide will get you online quickly - saving you time and frustration. 
 
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"I've been using WordPress for many years, and I learned an amazing amount about photos, formatting, plugins, and SEO that I didn't know before".

- B.L. Ochman, Internet marketer & social marketing strategy consultant to Fortune 500 companies, WhatsNextBlog.com

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"WordPress Websites Step-by-Step" by Caimin Jones is the owner's manual that should come with every website or blog developed by using WordPress. Caimin has extensive experience using WordPress, and he has encountered just about every question anybody could come up with. He has taken his knowledge, distilled the techno-speak down to plain English, and put together what could easily be called a "Do It Yourself" guide to building a website or blog.

Just making that one simple accommodation would be a great help to most people, but Caimin went even further with his desire to make this easy. He has created a step-by-step set of instructions to help you build a website using WordPress, with its many helpful and included tools. His title says it all: "WordPress Websites Step-by-Step". It can't get any clearer than that!

When I was a child, certain toy kits came with instructions like this: "Insert Tab A into Slot B", which sounds simple enough, until you actually start trying to find Tab A or Slot B.

Caimin's instructions are nothing like that. He provides a laundry list of options for your consideration, then shows and tells you WHERE to find what you'll need to implement your chosen option.

This is the cookbook containing the recipe for how to make a professional looking, inexpensive website. I heartily recommend it for anybody who knows how to turn on a computer, and click a mouse.

About the Author

Over the past 15 years, Caimin Jones has set up and launched hundreds of websites, blogs and social media applications for entrepreneurs, authors, writers, photographers, small startups and large companies. An expert in WordPress and other web technologies, he also writes about running successful websites and blogs at GeniusStartup.com. His writing has also appeared in Problogger and the Guardian.

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  • Print Length: 102 pages
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  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AXBMH0W
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Overview of WordPress Basics June 24, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The myth of WordPress is that anyone can make a great WordPress website in minutes with no training. That isn't true. This book is what you need to get started.

The book -- available only on Kindle -- contains all the basics you need to know, from finding a domain name and web host to installing the software, to setting up a sidebar and choosing some plugins, with a special bonus chapter on getting people to visit your website. I like the fact that a lot of things that get overlooked are covered: how to log in to the admin section of your website, how to keep your site secure, how to choose a domain name. No basic issue is overlooked.

Each chapter is clearly written, with step by step instructions and plenty of screenshots. It's up to date and practical, and should be comfortable reading for people with no tech background.

This book is not designed for experienced users, but many WordPress users will find tidbits in here that are new to them, and at the price, there's no reason to hesitate. Chances are good that all WP users will find a new resource, a great plugin they've never tried, or a reminder of best practices they've gotten lazy about.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Elementary Introduction February 11, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you're looking for your first introduction to Wordpress, then this would be it. The graphics and references are all updated to Wordpress' latest updates, so it will all look familiar. I read Dr. Andy Williams' "Wordpress for Beginners" first, which I recommend for more content, so much of this was no use to me.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Value for Money February 25, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Caimin Jones' new book, Wordpress Websites Step-by-Step offers the reader great value for money. I operate several Wordpress websites and know my way around the service. Although this book is clearly geared to novice users, I learned enough reading this book to make it well worth the money. I'll be implementing what I learned this week.

Caimin's short book is one of the few available right now that is written for the current version of Wordpress. The folks at WP are constantly upgrading their service and many of the other guides are now quite out of date. This book takes you thru the steps necessary to set up a Wordpress.org website. It is not exhaustive in describing everything that WP can do, but by the time you have gone through this book, you will have a professional and secure website.

My reservations about the book are minor. I don't use the URL registration service or web hosting services that the author recommends. There are other options, and those aren't discussed. My other reservation is that the book doesn't discuss website design in any way. While using WP's themes makes much of that mute, there are some key concepts about what kind of data goes where and why that would have made this book even better. But, the book does exactly what it says in the title and for the price, this book is awesome.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I started blogging in 2009 and switched over to Wordpress in 2010. I found several books, ebooks and online guides to help me with the transition, but nothing compares to Wordpress Websites Step by Step. Caimin Jones takes you from selecting a domain and host server, to setting up your Wordpress site, choosing a design, and installing plugins and blogging away.

Caimin doesn’t forget about SEO and included a frequently asked questions / trouble shooting section. My plan was to glance through the book, but I found myself reading every word in awe that something like this exists, now, 3 years after I needed it.

And like all things blogging, I learned something about Wordpress, because Caimin is teaching us from the latest version.

I will be recommending this to all the readers of my Blogging in My Pajamas newsletter.

~ Kimberly, Professional Blogger, Keep the Tail Wagging
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Filled with straightforward and interestingly easy to use steps, WordPress Websites Step-by-Step is really a step by step guide that is much like what you would get in setting up a connection or program on your computer, but with a ton of simple to use steps and ideas to save you money and even time in getting what you want done.

If you are interested in setting up a blog or a simple to use website, or even something more complicated, once you have your concept in mind and a design for your site, this book will guide you in getting it done. I recommend having a dual screen set up to follow the procedures on one screen and performing the actions on another. I also recommend reading the sections of setting up a website and choosing a web service before performing the creation of your website or blog.

In our time of needing extra money flow, I think Caimin Jones has nailed the simple way to get publishing and linking your site and additional add-ons that can start to get you noticed. I have started and stopped on this process a couple of times, but this step by step guide makes it so easy and for the first time made it easily understood that creating a website/blog is simple and cost effective.

All the best in applying WordPress Websites Step-by-Step. Look forward to hearing any comments along the way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Must be fora previous version January 20, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm a little disappointed. Unless I'm doing something very wrong, this book must have been written for an older version of WordPress. There are a number of things that just aren't matching up. It has been helpful but I'm glad I didn't pay much for it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This book is written extremely well and covers the basics to definitely get you up and going. If you need to get into depth, and are already running your site then this is not the... Read more
Published 23 days ago by H. Flath
5.0 out of 5 stars Fanasic step by step on building a wordpress site
This book is great to get you started building a web presence. It is a great foundation to grow from. The explanations are clear and he provides some great links. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Garret
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Info
Enjoyed the book. Contains info in easy to read format. The novice will find it very useful. Good reference book.
Published 1 month ago by Dennis Lawson
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Step-by-Step Beginner's Guide to WordPress
The author guides the WordPress novice in using WordPress from why WordPress, through domain name purchasing, web hosting selection, installation, using URLs, writing and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. Stowe
5.0 out of 5 stars WordPress for those that are too busy to learn Web 2.0
This book landed on my desk for a reason - I need to setup a WordPress Site that doesn't require me to be an expert in the technical details. Read more
Published 2 months ago by LinkedInSecrets
4.0 out of 5 stars A Beginner's Guide to Wordpress and SEO
This is a great book perfect for complete beginners for Wordpress. It is filled with easy step-by-step instructions along with great tips/ideas. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Grace G
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bible
This is the only book that helped me understand wordpress, I highly recommend it for learning how to do a website or blog.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book.
Good entry level guide to Wordpress that will enable you to get off to a running start with your site.
Published 2 months ago by James E. Hayes
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Simple to understand. This book is great for anyone who wants to learn Wordpress to build websites within a week.
Published 3 months ago by Hamlet
4.0 out of 5 stars Good if you know nothing about Wordpress
I found this to be a helpful tool. I Had never spent one moment working with this tool before this and I felt by the end of the book that I had some knowledge as to how it worked. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bernadette Leigh
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More About the Author

Good quality, reliable information on making the internet work for you shouldn't cost the earth. It should be available for a few dollars and it should be written in a way that's easy to follow, even if you've never done anything like it before.

That's what Caimin does with his ebooks. He explains complex subjects - like WordPress, web marketing and online business strategies - in a clear, concise way so you can learn what you need to quickly and put it into action instantly.

Caimin lives in the middle of Italy, where he makes a living from several websites inbetween reading, cycling and feeding cats.



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