Are you a complete beginner in WordPress and want to build your own blog by yourself without any HTML or CSS knowledge then WordPress To Go: How To Build A WordPress Website On Your Own Domain by Sarah McHarry is book for you. One of our team member has recently reviewed this book and now we are going to share his review of how to build WordPress website with you.
Here is The Review:
The author has divided the book into two different part. First one is quick start guide and second one is in depth guide to build your WordPress site. In first part she discusses on what WordPress is really capable of and why you should use this open source blogging platform to build your website. At first she shows how to resister a domain and installing process of WordPress and introduces to Hostgator hosting company. Then she discussed on the basic environment of WordPress admin panel like how to select your site theme, installing new theme, adding widgets, how to add page and post etc. These all are the basic things but for the absolute beginner it is the best possible way to learn to setup a new website.
In second part she basically elaborate all the functions early discussed on first part. In depth part you will be taught tricks to do more fancy things. The part goes into things like selecting and installing a theme, adding pictures by media upload, adding comments, adding users and their roles, plugins, contact forms and Search Engine Optimization.
Pros and Cons of this Book:
According to me first thing I didn’t like the referring to Hostgator hosting company though this is one of best company. But there are still many excellent hosting company like GoDaddy, iPage, Just Host etc. are there which are best in service then Hostgator. Second thing is the title of the book. She mentioned in title that “Even If You Are A Complete Beginner” which I think should be “If You Are A Complete Beginner”. Because this book really for the beginner. If you are looking for a guide that will help you to create custom themes or plugins, then this book is not for you. This is for those who are just getting started with WordPress and want to bring yourself up to speed on using it quickly and efficiently.
If you want a simple tutorial to lead you through step by step guide without having to know or do a lot of technical things and if are a fresher to blogging world then this book is highly recommend to you. Get your copy from here.