Why a Book Review?
This may seem a bit out of place for those of you who have been avid subscribers (or avid lurkers) to our website. We’ve never done a book review before. Why start now?
In an ongoing attempt to be the best website “evar,” we’ve decided to kick it up a notch and start providing WordPress and web development resources outside of our own website. We do sometimes use affiliate links, but rest assured that we do not promote any product or service that we don’t believe in, and have used ourselves. All we want is for you to succeed and of course your sweet, sweet love and devotion:)
WordPress for Dummies
Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson
When I was asked to write a review of a WP book, I immediately thought of the “for Dummies” series. I adore this series of books and have several books from them on a wide variety of topics (from Hypoglycemia to Back Pain to, now, our favorite web publishing software) and they never cease to come in handy in one way or another. WordPress for Dummies followed suit and did not disappoint.
WordPress for Dummies mostly focuses on the Blogging aspect of WordPress. It details how to sign up for a WordPress.com account; how to set up a hosted Blog; how to use themes, plug-ins, tags, and templates; and other very “basic” WordPress information. Actually, now that I think about it, it was not unlike our free Set-up to Success video course! (Only not a video and, of course, not free…)
Note: Most of the WordPress subjects we write about have to do with the .ORG version of WordPress website building, not the .COM version. Need to know the difference?
What I loved about WordPress for Dummies (and the Dummies books in general) is that it always maintained a laid-back vocabulary and had a good sense of humor about everything. These factors made it an easy/enjoyable/quick read. Kudos to Lisa Sabin-Wilson for keeping up the Dummies tradition of witty authors!