Blogging & Website Platforms Books

It seems like everyone and their cousin is blogging these days. If you want to learn about the biggest platforms powering all these blogs and sites (and perhaps join your cousin in their blogging pursuits), start here.

Blogging & Website Platforms Books

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WordPress For Dummies

Published 01-07-2021

Get to know WordPress with this simple and approachable reference   WordPress For Dummies, 9th Edition helps readers discover the power of the WordPress web content building tool. Web builders have created 75 million websites using WordPress and this book will show you how to add your blogs and websites to that count.  WordPress For Dummies, 9th Edition drops you right into the fast lane to publishing your first website or blog by teaching you to:  ·         Customize a theme   ·         Create your first post   ·         Use WordPress as a content management system   ·         Work with multimedia formats   ·         Add plugins to your site   ·         Establish a publishing routine  Perfect for new bloggers, experienced bloggers converting to WordPress for the first time, and people accustomed to WordPress who want to learn more about the full potential of the technology, WordPress for Dummies, 9th Edition  is an indispensable addition to the library of every blogger and webmaster.  

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Blogging For Dummies

Published 09-11-2019

The bestselling blogging book—updated in a new edition!  Ready to make your mark on the online world? Start a blog! Blogging For Dummies provides you with information on blogging basics, the anatomy of a good blog, and the tools required to get started. Plus, you'll get advice on a blog topic, choosing a domain name and host, writing your first post, planning an editorial calendar, and using your blog as an important part of your personal brand.
 
 Decide which of the major blogging platforms will work for you Use SEO to drive traffic to your blog Monetization through advertising and sponsorships Create content that draws readers in Covering shifts in popular blogging platforms and tools, changes in social media, and the latest best practices in the blogosphere, this new edition sets you up for blogging success!

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WordPress All-in-One For Dummies

Published 04-09-2019

Set up your WordPress site today! WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. The latest version of WordPress.org will be replaced in the fall of 2018 with WordPress 5.0.  This will include a major change with the addition of new editor Gutenberg.   Take your WordPress experience to the next level with the information packed inside this All-in-One. From the basics of setting up your account, to choosing a host and theme, to managing content with editor Gutenberg, to keeping your site secure, these 8 books of expert information will help you take the WordPress community by storm.   Build your site foundation Choose a server Become a site admin pro Learn how to manage content using Gutenberg Get ready to blog all about it!

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WordPress For Dummies, 8th Edition

Published 07-28-2017

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 runningin 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.

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WordPress Web Design For Dummies

Published 10-26-2015

Your full-color guide to creating dynamic websites with WordPress Are you familiar with the fundamentals of WordPress, but want to take your skills to the next level? From bestselling author and WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson, this new edition of WordPress Web Design For Dummies quickly gets you up to speed on the latest release of the software and shows you how to use it as a tool to create a customized, compelling, and cost-effective website—without losing your cool. WordPress can be used to create a custom design for your website using complimentary technologies such as graphic design, CSS, HTML coding, PHP programming, and MySQL administration. With the help of this hands-on, friendly guide, you'll discover how to create an effective navigation system, choose the right color palette and fonts, and select different layouts. Plus, you'll find out how to tweak existing website designs with available themes, both free and premium, and gain the confidence to translate your design skills into paid work. Create dynamic, custom websites with the self-hosted version of WordPress Use free themes and enhance them with CSS and HTML Create a responsive design for mobile devices and tablet users Get to grips with the newest release of WordPress Whether you want to use WordPress to spruce up your existing website or create a brand-new one from scratch, this do-it-yourself guide has you covered.

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Squarespace 6 For Dummies

Published 08-26-2013

Build your own blog, website, or portfolio with Squarespace Squarespace lets you create visually rich web pages with any configuration of text, images, or blocks you wish, just by dragging and dropping. Even if you've been using earlier versions of Squarespace, the features in version 6 will amaze you - and bring you straight to this must-have guide for practical information! If you're a do-it-yourself website builder, get up to speed fast on all the next-generation Squarespace tools, including cool new features for mobile sites, SEO, social networks, and more. Brings you up to speed on Squarespace 6 and its revolutionary LayoutEngine tool for building visually-rich web pages Deciphers the very latest features for page-building in today's markets, including mobile, social media, and using SEO Delves into using auto-publish for social networks, using built-in mobile websites, syncing with social networks, gathering real-time statistics, managing your site from your smartphone or mobile device, and much more Covers the essentials, such as using templates, drag-and-drop image uploads, image-editing with Aviary, and using Page Builder to create, share, and reblog content Build awesome, professional websites for your business in no time with Squarespace 6 For Dummies.

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Blogging All-in-One For Dummies

Published 07-31-2012

A complete update to the ultimate reference guide on blogging basics! The increase in the number of blogs is seemingly endless and continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, thanks in part to the rise of smartphones, tablets, and blogging applications. With this kind of popularity, how can a blogger stand out from the rest of the masses? This all-in-one guide is packed with detailed information and advice that helps you create and solidify your place in the blogosphere. You’ll learn how to get started, use blogging tools, collaborate with other bloggers, become a part of mobile blogging, and much more. Covers getting started, working with blogging software, other tools, blog marketing, microblogging (including Twitter), making money with your blog, and corporate and niche blogging Helps new bloggers become active and productive members of the blogging community Provides vital information for both hobby bloggers and those who want to build a career around blogging Blogging All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition cuts through the clutter and offers you a fun and friendly reference guide to starting and maintaining a successful blog.

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Professional Blogging For Dummies

Published 07-26-2010

Take your hobby to the next level and turn your blog into real income Anyone who blogs knows that it is a fun, creative way for sharing thoughts and opinions. Now imagine making money from that hobby! This practical, how-to guide shows you how you can get serious about using your blog and implement advertising, sponsorship, partnerships, and affiliate marketing options to turn your hobby into extra income, or even a full-time career. Helpful examples and featured articles with topic experts and bloggers who have built successful business demonstrate how to promote your business or build a blog-based business. Discusses finding your niche, adhering to legal considerations, establishing your disclosure and privacy policies, and dealing responsibly with review requests Introduces ideas for advertising and other monetization options and recommends promotional avenues to explore Suggests creative ways to keep your blog fresh, unique, and interesting Provides tips for monitoring and measuring your success Professional Blogging For Dummies opens the door to a world of money-making blogging possibilities!

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Google Blogger For Dummies

Published 02-03-2009

Are you bemused by blogs? Eager to become a blogger? Google Blogger For Dummies can help you start blogging sooner than you think. More than 14 million people are promoting a business, connecting with family and friends, and sharing opinions with Google Blogger. This book helps you start a Blogger account, create content, build an audience, make money from your blog, and more, all without learning to program. You’ll be able to: Learn the parts of a blog, what Blogger does, and how to choose goals and blog topics Choose a domain name, learn to use the dashboard, pick a template, and configure settings Dress up your blog with themes and find out where to get plenty of free ones Learn blogging etiquette and some secrets for long-term success Make money from your blog with Google Adsense, contextual and text link ads, and merchandising with CafePress Set up multi-user blogs or branch into mobile blogging, podcasting, or video blogging Take advantage of social networking sites and learn simple search engine optimization techniques Maintain your blog with tools like Blog This! and Quick Edit Moderate comments effectively, track your stats, and more Google Blogger is a great choice for beginning bloggers, and Google Blogger For Dummies gives you the know-how to venture confidently into the blogosphere.

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