#learnwordpress My wife and I are both bloggers and avid readers. She uses the free version of WordPress and it works much better for her than our Blogger blogs do. Blogger tries to add too much unnecessary code to the HTML and then certain things just simply will not work on the blogs.
That being said, we have discussed buying our own domain names and hosting space.
We have not done it yet, but John Slavio’s book WordPress: A Step-by-Step Beginners’ Guide to Build Your Own WordPress Website From Scratch makes it seem very easy.
Don’t let this mouthful of a title throw you. The book is pretty easy to read and, unlike most of the books we have come across recently, this book is grammatically correct without many of the problems a reader often runs into, for the most part.
Mr. Slavio makes suggestions about different web hosting companies to use for hosting and there are several tips we found to be true with our hosting company, Whois. We had bad experiences with GoDaddy, but Mr. Slavio endorses the company.
Just like the title says, the book does take you step-by-step through the process of setting up a WordPress blog. There are some parts where Mr. Slavio sounds condescending in his writings. These times are rare.
Overall, of all the alleged “How to” books I have read, I would have to say this one is among the best. Mr. Slavio actually tells the readers what to do rather than suggest they find a YouTube tutorial and watch it, or refer to the online tutorials.
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