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I like all the information in this book, extremely helpful for someone like me. I have a bit of a background in html ans such from back in the day and wanted to learn Wordpress for blogging and creating sites. The author has a very helpful course at Udemy too, if you look him up over there you can find him. Very helpful. Wordpress isn't a particularly scary or difficult method of developing a web site but having a resource like this will definitely help you.
Looking for a quick update on doing basics of Block. How to add pics, add links to outside sources to convert HTML, add categories, find the drafts of posts....etc. Not the best book for this.. Maybe 10 or 15 pages that poorly explained these issues.
I’m working on a business website for myself along with a Website designer and needed to figure out what all my options are and what features I should include or maybe leave for later. Many years ago, I created a website on the free WordPress, and I was able to reference to that a bit to track down what the author was trying to explain. What I really appreciated about the book were the exercises at the end of each section that gave you a chance to try out the feature he was explaining. Because I was on the free version, not all the features were available, but I could figure it out even without the hands-on experience. I think we all struggle with the difference between Categories and Tags, but Dr. Anderson did the best at explaining the difference and it completely changed the method I will use to write my blog. Categories and Tags have totally different uses and make all the sense in the world to me. I was intrigued with his choice to disable SEO Analysis and Readability analysis because he doesn’t find them useful. Also, I thought I understood the difference between pages and posts, but the author had a much clearer explanation which again cleared up my knowledge of when to use on over the other. Finally, I never gave much thought to a Privacy & Terms of Service, but it becomes clear that they are needed. Great stuff and would recommend it to anyone that wants more than just a general overview of the product but instead a hands on understanding where you can easily set up your own functioning website.
I am a not super technical person, and I needed something that would take me step-by-step through the basics of setting up a Word Press website. I am so thankful I found this book! As the title suggests, this book is for absolute beginners. If you are looking for something more advanced, this is not the book for you. But if you are like me, staring at your WP site and feeling overwhelmed, this is the book you need!
Excellent guide for beginners like me. Large pictures with detailed instructions. The images are in black and white, but still very clear. My only complaint is the fishy stink on several of the pages (pgs. 54 to 68). Not cool! Stinks like old tuna. Though airing the book out for several hours reduced the odor by more than half, it still lingers some. It's a distraction and also disgusting.
I've used WordPress for many years, for a website. With all the changes, I hoped to be able to navigate the new WordPress. The instructions were not helpful. It's probably good for other things, but not much help for a website that doesn't sell things. Trial and error works best.
Alot of information,not all relevant as the writer seems biased with views but ok if you need specific information on what they recommend you do,would've been better in colour,there's better books out there for WordPress if you're just starting out
3.0 out of 5 starsDetailled but somehow not helpful
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 6, 2021
This is a very thorough introduction to WordPress and its functions. It introduces all the important settings and necessary plug-ins, but does not actually start preparing a page until over half way through. Good discipline of course! But I have not found it very useful to actually deigning a real web page in WordPress, just how to enter the information.