New Guide for Bloggers, WordPress for Dummies, Maintains Top-seller Spot on Amazon.com's Blogging Guides List

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WordPress is the software that powers hundreds of thousands blogs including some of the most influential sites on the Internet, and Wordpress for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, Inc.; November 2007; $24.99) is the guide that many new and experienced bloggers are turning to in order to get the most from their publishing platform. Since its release in November 2007, the book has rocketed to the top spot on Amazon.com's "Blogging Guides" bestseller list and continues to receive rave customer reviews.

Blogging exploded a few years ago and laid the foundation for what people now call Web 2.0. This new platform put the power of publishing and distribution into the hands of anyone with a computer and an Internet connection. Anyone, anywhere can set up a blog and publish rumors, stories, interviews, photos, tutorials, or personal notes.

Now, blogging has gone mainstream as corporations look to use the platform to grow relationships with customers, established blogs impact traditional media, and entrepreneurs seek fame and fortune. WordPress is the software that powers hundreds of thousands blogs including some of the most influential sites on the Internet, and Wordpress for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, Inc.; November 2007; $24.99) is the guide that many new and experienced bloggers are turning to in order to get the most from their publishing platform.

Since its release in November 2007, the book has rocketed to the top spot on Amazon.com's "Blogging Guides" bestseller list and continues to receive rave customer reviews.

Unlike other blogging platforms, WordPress gives users the ability to create a blog that is tailored to their own tastes and needs. The codes, tags, and terminology are often intimidating to users, especially less technical users. That may explain the explosive sales and adoption of Wordpress for Dummies as it clearly explains the ins and outs to show bloggers just how intuitive, friendly, and powerful the software really is. Whether setting up a blog in the WordPress community, adding a blog to another site, or building a new community, this book demonstrates how WordPress can be the foundation. With Wordpress for Dummies, readers will soon be navigating WordPress templates plugins, and themes with no problem. Bloggers are learning how to:

  • Personalize WordPress settings
  • Understand common template tags
  • Troubleshoot common problems
  • Sign up for a WordPress account
  • Combat challenges with comments, trackback spam, and "splogs"    
  • Install and set up the software
  • Find great themes, plugins, and consultants
  • Use tags to work with templates
  • Add an RSS feed, podcast, vlog, and photoblog
  • Find online support, tips, and resources

With a foreword by WordPress founding developer, Matt Mullenweg, this book is essential for both new and experienced bloggers that want to get the most out of all of the features, or host a Wordpress blog on their own domain. Wordpress for Dummies is a smorgasbord of WordPress information, ideas, tools, resources, and instruction on everything readers need to create and maintain a dream blog.

About the Authors:
Lisa Sabin-Wilson (West Bend, WI) founded E.Webscapes Design Studio, a blog development and design company, in 1999. She has been developing, designing and providing technical support on the use of Wordpress for her clients since 2002. Her client list numbers over 1000 personal and professional blogs. She will promote her book through her design blog at http://ewebscapes.com/designblog, her personal blog at http://justagirlintheworld.com, and her various other business-related sites, at conferences like BlogHer and SXSW, where she speaks regularly on panels

Matthew Mullenweg (Foreword) is the founding developer of WordPress, the blogging software that runs thousands of sites around the world.

About For Dummies®:
With near universal name recognition, more than 150 million books in print, and over 900 + topics, For Dummies is the world's bestselling reference series.    With loyal customers around the globe, For Dummies enriches people's lives by making knowledge accessible in a fun and easy way. Described by the N.Y. Times as "more than a publishing phenomenon, but a sign of the times," For Dummies span every section of the bookstore, covering everything from health to history, music to math, sports to self-help, technology to travel, and more. The Dummies brand has expanded into new products and categories with an extensive licensed product line, including fitness and hobby DVDs, grilling kits, business software, cleaning products, automotive kits, craft kits, and apparel. For more information, visit Dummies.com. For Dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.

Wordpress for Dummies
Published by Wiley Publishing, Inc
Publication date: November 19, 2007
$24.99; Paperback; 408 pages; ISBN: 978-0-470-14946-1

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