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-Book Review: “Digging into WordPress”
by Chris Coyier & Jeff Starr (Self Published, 2009, 400 pages)
Self published and available in PDF form and as a ‘spiral bound’ book. The two authors really know what they are talking about when it comes to the WordPress blogging program.
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Book Review: “WordPress for Dummies, 2nd Edition”
Second Edition is quite an improvement over the already excellent original. It is the essential book for those using WordPress in publishing a blog. This edition is updated to feature version 2.7+ which reflects the last major program change.
The writer introduces one to the basic WordPress blogging program. Then follows with a section covering the WordPress hosted service, next a section on how to set up a ’self-hosted’ blog with the WordPress.org program, and finally, a chapter covering the WordPress MU program used in setting up and hosting entire blogging communities.
Book Review: "Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read"
By Scott McNulty (Berkeley,Calif: Peachpit Press, 2009, 263 pages)
This is a great book for those starting out with WordPress. McNulty goes into detail on every facet of properly setting up a new WordPress blog. It has lots of illustrations to demonstrate every step. A real find for any beginner–wish this book was around 3 years ago when I set up my first blog, it sure would have been helpful and a real time saver.
The author does an exceptional job at explaining everything and making it all rather simple to understand. Valuable for WordPress.com bloggers but especially for WordPress.org users–if you don’t know the difference, McNulty will explain it to you. <<Read the Rest on the Main Blog>>
WordPress Sermons Plugin
Here is a new plugin for WordPress found on Ephesians 4:14 –looks like it might be a useful tool for Pastors and Churches using WordPress.
Using WordPress in Church Websites
Cory Miller at Church Communications Pro has an entire series on how to adapt and use WordPress to create and run a church website. Another comprehensive and valuable tutorial from CCP for the Christian community.
Also, Churchblogger has a good related post on the same subject- “Creating wordpress church websites“.
Using WordPress could be a possible answer for many churches who don’t have the funds to pay for a professional website and yet want a great looking functional web presence. Also, WordPress doesn’t require a teckie to monitor or make changes. *Top
WordPress Video Tutorials <<Free>>
I found this link @ Church Communications Pro. They have provided a number of free video tutorials for those starting out and/or using the WordPress blogging platform. They offer a ton of valuable and essential information–check it out!
“How People Blogging Are Changing the World and How You Can Join Them”
By Bob Walsh (Berkeley, CA: Apress, 2007, 351 pages)
An excellent book on why one should blog and how to get started. Bob evaluates which blogging platform might be best for you considering your goals and what type of blog you wish to publish.
Book Review: "WordPress For Dummies"
By Lisa Sabin-Wilson (Hoboken,NJ: Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2008, 384 pages)
Brand new for 2008, an essential book for those using WordPress in publishing a blog. The writer introduces one to the basic WordPress blogging program.
Then follows with three major sections, first covering the WordPress.com hosted service, next how to set up a ‘self-hosted’ blog with the WordPress.org program, and finally, a section covering the WordPress MU program used in setting up and hosting entire blogging communities. <Read the rest of the Review at my main Blogging Ministry Site>
Book: "WordPress Complete"
“A comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to set up, customize, and market your blog using WordPress”
By Hasin Hayder (Birmingham, UK: Packt Pub. Ltd., 2006, 289 pages)
This really is the most ‘complete’ book on the WordPress blogging platform.
<–Read my complete review @ my BOOK Reviews blog–>