Having your own blog isn't just for the nerdy anymore. Today, it seems everyone—from multinational corporations to a neighbor up the street—has a blog. They all have one, in part, because the folks at WordPress make it easy to get one. but to actually build a good blog—to create a blog people want to read—takes thought, planning, and some effort. From picking a theme and using tags to choosing widgets and building a community, creating your blog really startsafteryou set it up. In this book by blogger extraordinaire Scott McNulty, you learn how to:
Install and get your WordPress blog running.
Set up your site to ensure it can easily grow with you and your readers.
Be the master of user accounts.
Manage your site with the WordPress Dashboard and extend its capabilities with plug-ins.
Make the most of images.
Work with pages, templates, and links and—of course—publish your posts.
Deal with comments—if you even want readers commenting at all.
This is an a reasonably adequate technical manual on setting up a WordPress blog. The book is definitely not a guide to building a blog "people want to read" as the title asserts, because there is virtually nothing about blog content to be found in the book. About a page at the very end and nothing more. In a response to an Amazon review criticizing this lack, the author says that a whole chapter on content was left out. My feeling is that if that was the case, the title should have been changed … more