WordPress To Go Review: How to Build a WordPress Website 3


WordPress to Go

How To Build A WordPress Website On Your Own Domain, From Scratch, Even If You Are A Complete Beginner

By Sarah McHarry

I come across a lot of people who start off with their own domain name and then they get an experienced developer to build their site for them using WordPress. At the end of the development stage they have their website but they don’t know how to edit it, how to modify it and generally how to be independent of the original web developer.

You don’t want to be in a position where you have to pay a developer for every page update that you need to make. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a site that is rarely updated and one that you have little or no control over and certainly one that is devoid of the creative excitement that comes with building your own site. A WordPress tutorial such as this can allow you to create your own website and/or modify it whenever you want and in the way that you want.

This is a WordPress tutorial that takes you step-by-step through the various lessons in a logical fashion. You can use this WordPress To Go eBook to help you design either a blog or a static e-commerce site, or a combination of the two if you prefer.

You don’t need to worry about coding; you don’t need to be overly technically minded.

What This eBook Offers

  • The eBook is approximately 81 pages (Kindle style)
  • It consists of 2 parts
    • A Quick Start WordPress guide
    • An In-Depth guide
  • The topics Include:
    • Domain Names & Hosts
    • WordPress Installation
    • Designing your website & creating content for it
    • How to display images.
    • Understanding areas unique to WordPress such as:
      • Plugins
      • WordPress Widgets
      • WordPress Themes

Amazon Best Sellers Rank

At the time of publishing this review, WordPress To Go had 4.4 out of 5 stars and was ranked at:

  • #3 in the Blogging & Blogs book section.
  • #5 in the Website Design Kindle eBooks section.

Analysis of Customer Feedback

Pros

Favorable comments from customers included the following:

  • Steps/lessons are very easy to understand and follow.
  • Great for quickly getting beginners “up-to-speed” with using WordPress to create a website and to maintain it.
  • Really helpful in teaching beginners so that they can take over from a web designer.
  • Whilst it is a book for beginners, seasoned WordPress developers reported learning some new tricks as well.
  • It is possible to get a decent-looking site up and working within a day or two.
  • Very helpful for a seasoned HTML developer looking to create a blog for the first time.
  • A great refresher for those getting back to using WordPress to create sites.

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Cons

All books, no matter how good, have some areas that can be improved upon.

  • Some customers took issue with the advice on getting a domain name and host.
  • Some customers wanted a more-in-depth coverage and suggested that all of the information could be found anyway with searching and researching information sites.
    • Whilst it is true that it is possible to find a lot of the information that you need if you do enough surfing, it has been my experience that newbies become overwhelmed by all of the content out there (one of the reasons why I started this blog) and generally appreciate a more simplified step-by-step guidance in one easy-to-return-to place.
  • Most of the other suggestions for improvement were about looking for more advanced WordPress features such as tweaking the PHP code behind the scenes.
    • But then, this eBook is designed for beginners; a discussion of code tweaking would disenchant newbies completely I’m sure.

This eBook is definitely at the beginner level but that is where the greatest need lies. It is much better to start with a secure lesson-based guide than dive in at the deep end and then have to get someone more experienced to take over. This way you can become master of your own website, both respect to its design as well as to its ongoing development.

There are many other reasonably-priced books that can take a newbie further, once he/she has the first site up and running. I think the trick is to build your site first in a non-stressful way and then extend yourself further once you are ready for more.

Creating your own WordPress website, with an expert tutorial, is also an ideal way to learn WordPress.

WordPress To Go – How To Build A WordPress Website On Your Own Domain, From Scratch, Even If You Are A Complete Beginner

 

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