How journalists and bloggers can build their own websites without technical knowledge

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The easy way to set up a blog or news website explained in simple steps

A new ebook shows journalists and bloggers how to set up their own blog, news or magazine website quickly and simply without any technical knowledge.

WordPress For Journalists and Bloggers is written by a journalist who loves building websites but who knows there are many journalists and bloggers who have better things to do with their time, such as researching and writing stories.

WordPress is a free open source framework for building websites and this book sets out in plain English how to set up and run your own website quickly and easily. WordPress is used by around one-fifth of all new websites and on about 17% of the world’s top one million websites. Many of the world’s top news websites use the framework.

This isn’t a massive techy tome covering WordPress in intricate detail, it is a concise book which gives you a simple way to build your own website without technical knowledge.

There is a great opportunity to set up your own website for your own purposes, whether that is to offer a news service or showcase your abilities. You might be active in social media but to have your own website is an impressive addition to your credentials and to have WordPress experience is a sought-after transferable skill.

As well as being able to run your own website, you will also gain insight into using a Content Management System, which will give you valuable experience if you work or want to work for one of the many news organisations which use a CMS to manage their websites.

You are taken through all the basics from selecting and registering a domain name to setting up and customising your website. There are screenshots to illustrate points but everything is clearly set out in the text so you can follow the steps easily even if you are reading on a smartphone.

One of the great things about WordPress is that you can change the look of your website whenever you like by simply changing the theme but your original content will remain.

The book is written in a narrative way rather than a modular form, so you can follow one process to build your website rather than having to dip into several modules. A companion website to the book has been set up at http://www.wpressbook.com which shows the sample website themes used in the book plus links to all the book’s resources.

Ebooks can be difficult to navigate but this one has been structured simply with descriptive headers to build a comprehensive table of contents which will help you find your way around if you are looking for a topic.

WordPress for Journalists and Bloggers by Roger Packer is published by Moduno Books and is available at the Kindle store on http://www.amazon.com or http://www.amazon.co.uk.

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