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1. Step-By-Step WordPress for Beginners: How to Build a Beautiful Website on Your Own Domain from Scratch (Video Course Included) (2016)

Note: This book comes with 29 WordPress training videos and support.

Updated for 2017! Learn WordPress and build a professional website you’re proud of!

This book comes with:

  • 29 WordPress training videos that go along with the chapters of the book
  • Unlimited 1-on-1 WordPress support to answer your questions
  • A custom WordPress theme built by the author
  • Unlimited access to a members-only forum for the readers of this book
  • Plus unlimited access to future videos and training sessions

All of the above are available through a free membership that comes with every book. You only pay one price for the book, and the rest is yours for free!

Because the truth is, you’re going to have questions while you’re learning WordPress and building websites.

That’s why you’ll get videos and support to go with this book, so you can get unstuck fast!

Why WordPress?

Websites are like Internet real estate, and everyone from average Joe to the tech entrepreneur is grabbing their piece of the web and getting their own website.

The only problem is, paying someone to build a website for you is expensive. Like, really expensive.

And learning to code websites from scratch can take FOREVER.

So where does that leave most people who want a website for themselves or their business, but can’t afford an expensive web developer and don’t have time to learn to code?

That’s where WordPress comes in.

WordPress is a content management system that allows nearly anyone to build a professional-looking website for very little money and in a relatively short amount of time.

So whether you want to build a personal blog, portfolio, business website, or full-on eCommerce website, learning how to build, launch, and manage a WordPress website is the first step.

That’s exactly what you’ll learn in this book!

In this book, you’ll learn how to build a beautiful website on your own domain from scratch, no matter how little you know about websites or WordPress.

This book starts from the ground floor, assuming you have nothing but an idea. You’ll learn the exact steps to take, from A-Z, to get your new website up-and-running in no time.

And with this book, if you ever feel lost, you can simply ask the author through the members-only access that comes with this book!

Of course, if you already know a little about websites or WordPress, you can skip ahead all you want and go into the more intermediate topics if you’d like.

Here are a few of the beginner topics covered:

  • How websites work
  • How WordPress works
  • How to get a domain name and hosting
  • How to install WordPress
  • WordPress pages and posts
  • WordPress plugins and widgets
  • How to use categories and tags
  • All about WordPress themes
  • WordPress plugin recommendations
  • And more…
  • Plus videos that go along with each of the beginner topics

Here are a few of the intermediate topics covered:

  • WordPress theme customization
  • SEO and marketing for WordPress
  • Transferring WordPress websites
  • How to start a podcast using WordPress
  • And more…
  • Plus videos that go with nearly all of the intermediate topics

So download the book, Step-by-Step WordPress for Beginners. You’ll be glad you did!

Author(s): Mike Taylor

2. WordPress for Beginners 2017: A Visual Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering WordPress (2016)

Master WordPress using our step-by-step visual approach (over 250 screenshots). Updated 5th June 2017. Now also includes a comprehensive index.

Building a beautiful, professional looking WordPress website, is no longer the domain of computer geeks. WordPress makes it possible for anyone to create and run a website that looks great on any device – PC, Mac, tablet and phone, for hobby or business.

The primary goal of this book is to take anyone, even an absolute beginner, from zero to WordPress “guru” in a few short hours. I’ll hold your hand, step-by-step, all the way. You get to watch over my shoulder as we explore the WordPress Dashboard.

Inside this book, veteran WordPress expert Andy Williams will start at the very beginning. You’ll learn:

  • The two different versions of WordPress.
  • Website hosting and domain registrars. How to set this up with separate registrar and host, for more security.
  • How to install WordPress.
  • An overview of the Dashboard including how to find hidden items.
  • Cleaning out the stuff that is installed by default.
  • Finding and installing WordPress themes to instantly change the look and feel of your website.
  • Plugins. What they are and how you can use them to create magnificent websites.
  • How to update WordPress, themes and plugins.
  • Every single Dashboard setting, what they do, and what you should use in the settings of your website.
  • How to find and use the RSS feeds on your site to help search engines find your content.
  • The importance of user profiles, and how to assign a “Gravatar” image to your email address.
  • How to create great navigation systems on your site, with custom menus, internal linking and related post sections.
  • Enabling and dealing with visitor comments.
  • Using the media library for images, video and more.
  • The difference between pages and posts, and a simple way to know which one you should be using for each bit of content you publish on your website.
  • Effective use of categories and tags. Using these incorrectly can get your site penalized or even banned from search engines.
  • How to write posts, and even schedule them so they will be published at some future date.
  • Using post revisions.
  • Two different types of homepage. A blog style page v a more traditional “static” homepage.
  • Using widgets on your site to add neat features.

You’ll also be shown how to install and configure a few plugins to:

  • Automatically take database backups and email them to you on a schedule you choose.
  • Automatically create important legal pages on your site, like terms and privacy policy.
  • Help reduce the amount of comment spam your site receives.
  • Setup good SEO practices.
  • Setup social sharing buttons on your site, so visitors can easily tell their friends about your great web pages.

Most people learn better when they can actually see what they are reading about, so one thing this book isn’t, is shy about screenshots. There are over 250 of them, showing you exactly what you will see on your screen, and prompting you to take specific actions as you learn and master WordPress. You may have heard that WordPress has a steep learning curve. With this book, you won’t even notice it. Each chapter ends with a “Tasks to Complete” section. By completing these tasks, you’ll not only become proficient with WordPress, you’ll become confident at using WordPress. By the end of the book, you’ll be building great looking, professional WordPress websites that look fantastic on any device.. And you’ll enjoy doing it!

Author(s): Dr Andy Williams

3. WordPress: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) (2014)

Whether you’re a budding blogger or seasoned Web designer, WordPress is a brilliant tool for creating websites, once you know how to tap its impressive features. The latest edition of this jargon-free Missing Manual shows you how to use WordPress 3.9’s themes, widgets, plug-ins, and souped-up editing and multimedia tools to build just about any kind of site.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Create your site. Get hands-on, A-to-Z instructions for building all types of websites, from classy blogs to professional-looking ecommerce sites.
  • Add features. Choose from thousands of widgets and plug-ins to enhance your site’s ease of use, looks, and performance.
  • Mix in multimedia. Add picture galleries, slideshows, video clips, music players, and podcasts to your pages.
  • Attract an audience. Create automatic content feeds, sign up site subscribers, and help readers share your posts on social media.
  • Fine-tune your content. Analyze site statistics to improve your content and reach, and to optimize your site for search engines.
  • Go Mobile. Choose a theme that automatically reconfigures your site for mobile devices.
  • Build a truly unique site. Learn how to customize WordPress themes to create a site that looks exactly the way you want it to.

Author(s): Matthew MacDonald

4. WordPress All-in-One For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers)) (2017)

Everything you need to know about WordPress

If you strive to have a blog that suits your needs, delights your readers, and keeps visitors coming back for more, this book is your ace in the hole! Offering you cream-of-the-crop guidance from eight bestselling books, WordPress All-in-One For Dummies is the only reference you need to get a handle on blogging basics, use SEO and social media tricks to drive traffic to your site, customize your blog with plugins and themes, and so much more.

WordPress powers more than 25% of the web—and for good reason. It’s a state-of-the-art blog-publishing platform that makes your site look professional, lets it be searchable, and provides readers with a pleasant user experience. Whether you’re just dreaming up your first blog or want to learn to use the latest version of the software to keep your site up to date, WordPress All-in-One For Dummies is the way to go!

  • Build your site foundation and become an admin pro
  • Personalize your site with themes and plugins
  • Use SEO and social media to extend your site
  • Read and understand site analytics

WordPress is free—and with a bit of help from this how-to guide, it can also be easy!

Author(s): Lisa Sabin-Wilson

5. Professional WordPress: Design and Development (2015)

The highest rated WordPress development and design book on the market is back with an all new third edition.

Professional WordPress is the only WordPress book targeted to developers, with advanced content that exploits the full functionality of the most popular CMS in the world. Fully updated to align with WordPress 4.1, this edition has updated examples with all new screenshots, and full exploration of additional tasks made possible by the latest tools and features. You will gain insight into real projects that currently use WordPress as an application framework, as well as the basic usage and functionality of the system from a developer’s perspective. The book’s key features include detailed information and real-world examples that illustrate the concepts and techniques at work, plus code downloads and examples accessible through the companion website. Written by practicing WordPress developers, the content of this edition focuses on real world application of WordPress concepts that extend beyond the current WordPress version.

WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing, and has grown to be the largest self-hosted website platform in the world. This book helps you use WordPress efficiently, effectively, and professionally, with new ideas and expert perspectives on full system exploitation.

  • Get up to speed on the new features in WordPress 4.1
  • Learn cutting edge uses of WordPress, including real-world projects
  • Discover how to migrate existing websites to WordPress
  • Understand current best practices and tools in WordPress development

WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architected personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL, and has evolved to be used as a full content management system through thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. Professional WordPress is the essential developer’s guide to this multifunctional system.

Author(s): Brad Williams, David Damstra

6. 1-Hour WordPress 2018: A visual step-by-step guide to building WordPress websites in one hour or less! (2017)

1-Hour WordPress is a book that has a simple goal. Take anyone, even a complete beginner, and teach them how to build a fully functional WordPress website in an hour or less.

This book teaches on a strictly need-to-know basis, so you won’t get bogged down in the technical aspects of WordPress. With around 200 screenshots, you also won’t be wondering what the heck I am talking about. It’s like watching over-my-shoulder. Just watch what I do, and follow along as you build your own website.

This book covers all of the important basics like: 1. Setting up with a domain registrar and host, and installing WordPress. 2. Logging into your WordPress dashboard and finding your way around. 3. Exploring the demo content that WordPress installs, including the post, page and comment. 4. Planning your website before you start working in WordPress. 5. Working your way through the important settings, and getting the site set up for success. 6. Posts v Pages are one of the most confusing aspects of WordPress for many beginners, but we cover those in depth, and you’ll learn when to use a post and when to use a page. 7. Using the WYSIWYG editor to add content, and how to use categories and tags to classify and group your content. This is important as it will make your site intuitive for visitors, and the search engines. 8. Adding navigation to help your visitors. 9. Creating custom menus and adding them to your site. 10. Using widgets to add new features to your web pages. 11. WordPress defaults to a blog style homepage, but I’ll show you how to set up a more traditional static homepage where you control 100% of the content. 12. Using plugins to extend the functionality of WordPress. We’ll look at a number of essential plugins that I use on most of my own websites. 13. Keeping WordPress and plugins up to date. 14. Customizing the look and feel of the site with WordPress themes. 15. How you can make money with your website by adding affiliate programs and/or Google Adsense.

In short, this book is a complete beginners guide to WordPress. Follow as you go through the book, and you can have your very own, professional looking website, in an hour or less.

Author(s): Dr. Andy Williams

7. WordPress For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)) (2017)

The bestselling guide to WordPress—fully updated

Updated to capture all the changes expected to come with the latest release of WordPress, the brand-new edition of this bestselling guide gives you an all-access pass to using this powerful publishing platform to get your very own blog or website up and running—in no time. In WordPress For Dummies, you’ll find out how to choose and customize a theme, pick the perfect web host, manage multiple websites with multiple authors, and tons more.

Due in large part to its state-of-the-art features, WordPress has become the go-to platform for website owners and bloggers who want to be noticed. Whether you’re new to the web/blogging community or want to maximize your site, this hands-on guide is packed with everything you need to navigate the wonderful world of WordPress—and ensure the fruit of your labors gets the attention and traffic it deserves.

  • Get set up with a new WordPress.org account
  • Leverage the power of WordPress as a CMS tool
  • Forget one website—manage as many as you want
  • Optimize aesthetics, web standards, and usability

Not a WordPress guru? No worries! Everything you need to become a pro is a page—and a click—away!

Author(s): Lisa Sabin-Wilson

8. Teach Yourself VISUALLY WordPress (2015)

Clear the “blog fog” with this complete visual guide to the WordPress platform

Teach Yourself VISUALLY WordPress, 3rd Edition introduces you to the exciting possibilities of one of the world’s most popular blogging platforms, and shows you how to build your blog from idea to execution. This edition has been updated to reflect the changes and new features of WordPress, and includes coverage of mobile blogging solutions that allow you to post on the go. Richly illustrated with screenshots and examples from the author’s own WordPress blogs, this highly visual guide walks you through the setup and creation process step by step, and offers expert tips and tricks every step of the way. From installing WordPress and choosing a theme to custom site editing and self-hosting, this book provides the answers you need and helps you get organized and published quickly.

This is your essential guide to getting the most out of WordPress, from basic setup to advanced mobile features.

  • Customize your site with plug-ins, themes, and personalized editing
  • Blog whenever, wherever, with mobile blogging solutions
  • Buy your domain, choose a hosting service, and set up the admin stuff
  • Learn the best practices that result in engaging, dynamic websites

Whether you’re promoting a business, building a personal brand, or just have something to say, this is your no-nonsense guide to building your blog.

Author(s): George Plumley

9. WordPress Plugins: 690 Free Plugins for Developing Amazing and Profitable Websites (SEO, Social Media, Maintenance, E-Commerce, Images, Videos, and Security) (2018)

Updated 2018: More Plugins, New Content, Recommendations, and Clickable Links

WordPress powers 29 percent of the internet., and it’s the most popular content management system (CMS) in use. With 15,000+ themes and 53,000+ plugins, WordPress is extremely powerful and versatile.

WordPress Plugins features the top free plugins in forty categories. I searched high and low and page after page to bring you the best of the best. This is the most comprehensive list you’ll find anywhere, and the only reference guide you’ll need.

What’s Inside

  • Top rated plugins for SEO, e-commerce, performance, security, images, social media, and more
  • WordPress and SEO tutorials and resources (to rank better in search engines)
  • Several tips to make your site faster and more secure
  • Five premium plugins to take your site to the next level
  • Learn about the global WordPress community and events
  • Discover freelance and job sites
  • The best WordPress blogs and FREE image websites

  • Improve Your Website

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    Kindle Matchbook If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle Edition for FREE. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon.

    Author(s): Chad Tennant

    10. WordPress To Go: How To Build A WordPress Website On Your Own Domain, From Scratch, Even If You Are A Complete Beginner (2013)

    If you are a small business owner or a hopeful Internet entrepreneur, then you know you need a professional website.

    The first challenge is, how do you build that website without needing to learn how to do computer programming or having to sell your first-born to get a website built for you?

    The second challenge is, how do you get a professionally-designed and beautiful website built that won’t cost you mega-bucks per month to maintain?

    Because let’s face it, it is hard to justify the high costs of building an elaborate website, when you are not yet sure a website will be a good investment of your time and money.

    The good news is that there is a better – and much less expensive – way to get a beautiful website made, with just a few clicks of your mouse.

    WordPress started in 2003, with the goal of providing ordinary people a simple way to build a website for free. Today, WordPress is being used on millions of websites, including those of many Fortune 500 companies.

    The beautiful thing about WordPress as a website content management system is that it is a fully-customizable experience, and it is very easy to use.

    WordPress Themes define how a website will look – they cover website layout, color schemes, font colors, and page display elements. With over 2,000 Themes currently available, it is very easy to change the appearance of a website. With just the click of a mouse button you can change the look, feel and layout of your entire website without affecting the content. What used to take days to get looking right, now takes only minutes.

    WordPress Plugins add functionality to a website – what you want the website to do for you or your visitors. With over 43,000 Plugins available, you will find that you can make your website do a lot of specialized tasks for you or your visitors. And with the power of plugins, you can add functionality to your website – track users and what they do, take online orders, manage content in new and unique ways – and more. Again, all with the click of a mouse button.

    Now a #1 Amazon Best Seller, this popular, up-to-date, step-by-step guide by expert Sarah McHarry will walk you through the essential first steps to building your own website or blog using WordPress.

    What you’ll learn in this book:

    • How to register your own domain and get the right WordPress hosting
    • How to install WordPress with a few clicks of the mouse
    • How to create a professional-looking, commerce-ready website with very little effort
    • How to add and format your content
    • How to use graphics and images
    • All about themes, plugins, widgets and other WordPress tools
    • …and lots more…

      Sarah shows you how to create a world-class website, quickly, easily and inexpensively, even if you have absolutely no current knowledge of how to build a website.

      WordPress is so easy to use, and “WordPress To Go” will take what is already easy and make it even more simple – simple enough a monkey could do it! You’ll know all the “gotchas” before setting up a WordPress site, discover how to make it content rich, and even how to attract the search engines! You’ll gain traffic, exposure, and ultimately more business.

      Get your copy of “WordPress To Go” now, and you’ll be a thriving WordPress webmaster in no time at all!

    Author(s): Sarah McHarry

    11. WordPress for Beginners 2018: Subtitle What’s this? A Visual Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering WordPress (2018)

    Master WordPress using our step-by-step visual approach (over 250 screenshots).

    Building a beautiful, professional looking WordPress website, is no longer the domain of computer geeks. WordPress makes it possible for anyone to create and run a website that looks great on any device – PC, Mac, tablet and phone, for hobby or business.

    The primary goal of this book is to take anyone, even an absolute beginner, from zero to WordPress “guru” in a few short hours. I’ll hold your hand, step-by-step, all the way. You get to watch over my shoulder as we explore the WordPress Dashboard.

    Inside this book, veteran WordPress expert Andy Williams will start at the very beginning. You’ll learn:

    • The two different versions of WordPress.
    • Website hosting and domain registrars. How to set this up with separate registrar and host, for more security.
    • How to install WordPress.
    • An overview of the Dashboard including how to find hidden items.
    • Cleaning out the stuff that is installed by default.
    • Finding and installing WordPress themes to instantly change the look and feel of your website.
    • Plugins. What they are and how you can use them to create magnificent websites.
    • How to update WordPress, themes and plugins.
    • Every single Dashboard setting, what they do, and what you should use in the settings of your website.
    • How to find and use the RSS feeds on your site to help search engines find your content.
    • The importance of user profiles, and how to assign a “Gravatar” image to your email address.
    • How to create great navigation systems on your site, with custom menus, internal linking and related post sections.
    • Enabling and dealing with visitor comments.
    • Using the media library for images, video and more.
    • The difference between pages and posts, and a simple way to know which one you should be using for each bit of content you publish on your website.
    • Effective use of categories and tags. Using these incorrectly can get your site penalized or even banned from search engines.
    • How to write posts, and even schedule them so they will be published at some future date.
    • Using post revisions.
    • Two different types of homepage. A blog style page v a more traditional “static” homepage.
    • Using widgets on your site to add neat features.

    I’ll take you through several essential plugins, including plugins that can:

    • Automatically backup your site and send backups to the cloud, or your email address.
    • Automatically create important legal pages like terms and privacy policy.
    • Create a Contact Page so your visitors can contact you.
    • Setup good SEO practices.
    • Setup social sharing buttons on your site, so visitors can easily tell their friends about your great web pages.

    Most people learn better when they can actually see what they are reading about, so one thing this book isn’t, is shy about screenshots. There are over 250 of them, showing you exactly what you will see on your screen, and prompting you to take specific actions as you learn and master WordPress. You may have heard that WordPress has a steep learning curve. With this book, you won’t even notice it. Each chapter ends with a “Tasks to Complete” section. By completing these tasks, you’ll not only become proficient with WordPress, you’ll become confident at using WordPress. By the end of the book, you’ll be building great looking, professional WordPress websites that look fantastic on any device. And you’ll enjoy doing it!

    Author(s): Dr. Andy Williams

    12. Build your own WordPress website: An ultimate guide for small business owners (2016)

    Let’s learn how to build a WordPress website together! Even without any prior computer knowledge, you can learn how to create a blog that is optimized for Google SEO, integrated with social media channels and equipped with a WooCommerce online store. This WordPress tutorial is illustrated with helpful screenshots to facilitate learning and decrease implementation time. You can easily learn how to build a beautiful WordPress website that displays your company’s name and logo and lets the world know that your company is influential and hip by adding an online presence with the functionality to process orders from anywhere in the world! And, you can build this wordpress website in 1-3 days, with some diligence. In this WordPress step by step guide, you will learn: • How to build a WordPress website for your small business, whether it is currently a physical location or online destination. • How to choose a profitable website domain name and select the best web hosting server • How to install WordPress and configure the WordPress dashboard for your business • Updating and securing your WordPress site to prevent hacking and digital theft • Selecting a WordPress theme and customizing the theme for your business • Integrating an email list like Aweber or Mailchimp into your website • Setting up an online shop via WooCommerce to facilitate digital sales • How to use SEO and keywords to increase internet visibility and internet traffic via search engine optimization on Google, Bing and other search engines. Page Up and Order Now!

    Author(s): The WordPress Genie