How To Create A Website Using Wordpress: The Beginner's Blueprint for Building a Professional Website in Less Than 60 Minutes

How To Create A Website Using Wordpress: The Beginner's Blueprint for Building a Professional Website in Less Than 60 Minutes
By Brian Patrick

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Building A Website With Wordpress Has Never Been This Easy

Learn how to set up a website that meets your exact needs in 3 EASY STEPS....one that the "professionals" would have charged you thousands of dollars for!

Just a few years ago, I could barely update my Facebook page; today I can build anything from an e-commerce website that sells products across the globe to a membership website for gardening enthusiasts. You name it, I can build it. And guess what? You can too. You will be able to build any type of website imaginable, and this will require ZERO programming skills.


Don't Let Another Excuse Get In The Way Of You Building That Website You've Always Wanted

This book was written to bridge the gap that most people still think exist - the gap that use to isolate computer programmers from your average Joe. The one tool that has made this all possible is Wordpress, an open-source content management system that can be operated by any computer literate person. Here's Exactly What You Will Learn

  • How to choose the best domain for your website
  • How to easily install Wordpress in one-click to your domainl
  • How to master and leverage the FIVE essential fundamentals of Wordpress to build the website you envisionl
  • How to optimize the settings of your website to ensure your website is secure, ready to handle tons of traffic, and is beautifully designedl
  • AND...
FREEE Access to 40+ professionally curated instructional videos for enhancing your Wordpress Skills
To ensure readers of this book end up with the website they always envisioned, these videos were created to supplement the instruction in this book and provide visual guidance for those whom prefer learning via video.

You Will Be Able To Create Any & All Of The Following Website Types:
  • Portfolio Sites - This type of website is great for showcasing a company or one's work. Perfect for artists, musicians, creative agencies, and anybody looking to showcase art, music, client work, and more
  • E-Commerce Sites - Looking to sell a product online? This type of website is great for selling any physical or digital product
  • Blogs - Wordpress is the best platform for anybody looking to build a thriving, blog community
  • Business / Service Sites - Does your business need a website? Are customers searching for you on the Internet and you aren't there? Wordpress is perfect for building a great business website
Your Website Needs You To Build It, Learn How The Easy Way!


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #283365 in Books
  • Published on: 2013-04-15
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.00" h x .18" w x 6.00" l, .26 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 76 pages

Editorial Reviews

Review

Great guide
"This book does an excellent job of offering the reader the fundamental knowledge of using Wordpress.org to create a website with high functionality. Brian Patrick covers everything one would need to know to get their new site up and running without difficulty, using his simple guide.  As I am a Wordpress blogger I was familiar with much of what was said here, but I did learn a few things that I wasn't aware of...

I would recommend this book for anyone interested in going this route to build a site. The information is current and valuable." - Top 500 Amazon Reviewer (5 Stars)

From the Author
Learning how to create your own website is one of the most empowering skills today. This book was crafted to help any and all individuals ready to create their own website. Most people don't realize how easy it really is, and constantly make excuses for why they aren't creating their own websites (can't program...too much money...blah).

With the power of Wordpress and some simple instruction, anyone can make a beautiful, high-powered website that can do anything imaginable. You can make a blog, create an e-commerce store, build a site for your business, build an online portfolio, and more. Although the 3-Step process in this book is quite easy to follow along to, all readers of the book can reach out to me if extra questions or concerns arise. Get started now, and have your own website up and running today!

About the Author

Brian Patrick is an entrepreneurship enthusiast. When he's not putting his own ideas into action, he's reading about other entrepreneurs and their journeys. He loves using Wordpress to create websites, build helpful sites for clients, and execute his own ideas.

He also sells electronic consumer products on the Amazon marketplace, and has written a book about this "Retail Flipping" approach, called Selling On Amazon: How You Can Make A Full-Time Income Selling on Amazon.

When he's not writing, reading, or creating - you can find him bopping around the Lower East Side of New York or contemplating moving to a remote island in South East Asia. 


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
3So-so
By Aletheuo
This book is so-so. It's very short and very basic. PROS: It defines some obscure terms and walks the novice through the minefield of setting up a website using Wordpress.org. CONS: There is very little depth. The author rarely explains why something is best; he just declares it to be so and then says "go ahead and download, install, and activate" (regarding certain plugins). He clearly adores Bluehost as a host, but his knowledge is limited to that host, so the reader doesn't really know whether that really is the best host or not and what the strengths and weaknesses are of the various hosts. Anyway, for $5+ I guess it's not such a bad deal if you're a trusting soul. Personally, I would like to know WHY I should do this or that for every decision made with a level of detail that demonstrates that the author is exceptionally knowledgeable about his subject.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5Excellent Guide for Beginners or Average Users
By Silver Screen Videos
There are a number of guidebooks available on Amazon designed to teach beginners how to set up their own website (usually a WordPress site). Sadly, many of them do little more than give people instructions on signing up for web hosting (usually through a site affiliated with the author) and installing WordPress. At that point, would-be site owners may have the barest shell of a site in place, but they'll need another guidebook (or more) to make it appear and function like a typical website.

Fortunately, in "How to Create a Website Using WordPress," Brian Patrick provides beginners with an actual comprehensive, easy-to understand guidebook that will actually explain most of the common features of WordPress and give them enough information to enable them to create a decent looking website with a reasonable amount of "bells and whistles." And, although it's geared toward absolute beginners, more experienced WordPress users should be able to get some valuable information from the book as well.

Patrick begins with the basics, explaining domains and web hosting. However, he doesn't just jump into a sales pitch for one particular hosting service. Instead, he gives some pointers on how to choose an effective domain name (including explaining the difference between using an SEO optimized domain and a branded domain). He also gives readers advice on things to look for in choosing a hosting service and some free alternatives like WordPress.com instead of standard web hosting. Similarly, when explaining how to install WordPress, he doesn't just assume readers will have a web host that offers one-step installation; he also shows them how to download and install directly from WordPress' website.

Patrick then explains the fundamental elements of WordPress: themes, plugins, widgets, pages, and posts. He explains what to look for in a theme and provides links to several popular websites that offer premium themes. He similarly discusses a few key plugins and how to use them and shows readers how to find other plugins. Then, he gives some advice on actually setting up the website, including creating menus, pages, and posts.

Frankly, although this is good information and more comprehensive than what's available from most of the other guidebooks I've read, a true beginner probably wouldn't be able to get very far in setting up his website based solely on the information contained in this book's 76 pages. However, Patrick provides readers with an extremely valuable added bonus that will provide the information most readers will need. There's a link contained in Patrick's book that gives readers access to his own website where readers can watch a series of 23 videos (in his book, Patrick claims there's 40 videos available, but there are currently only 23) that explain the nuts and bolts of WordPress in detail, from explaining the dashboard options to creating, editing, and formatting posts, to adding pictures, audio, and video to the site. Most of these videos are three to five minutes long and show viewers actual WordPress screens and menus and exactly what to click on. The videos are easy to understand and follow and show lots of examples of the results viewers will get when they select various options. It will probably take viewers about 1-2 hours to go through the videos, and, of course, they can replay the videos whenever needed.

Admittedly, Patrick himself did not create these videos (although the language in his book and Amazon page description blurs this distinction a bit). Instead, they were created by and are available to anyone from a website called WP101.com ... for a price. Anyone going through the WP101 website will pay a minimum of $19 to get access to these videos, considerably more than the full cost of Patrick's book when it's not discounted. In my view, getting these comprehensive and informative videos along with the book more than justifies buying the book.

Brian Patrick's book (with the accompanying videos) is the most comprehensive yet easy-to-follow WordPress guide for beginners and average users that I've seen on Amazon. Absolute beginners should be able to create a good looking site with reasonable functionality within a few hours, while more experienced readers will probably find some information that will help them improve the look and operation of a site. Although most readers will probably still want to do some additional research, especially to look at the various options available for themes and plugins, before creating their site, Patrick's book could well be the most valuable single reference source they can find.

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
1Not for me.
By quiltmaker
Did not do what I wanted. Followed all the directions and it lead you from one thing to the other and all of the other things required you to buy them. Cancelled everything I set up. Would not recommend unless you really know what you're doing.

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