Archive for August 11, 2014

How guys tried to pick up girls in the 18th century

How guys tried to pick up girls in the 18th century
'There is no way after the ice is once broke, like opportunity and resolution, in spight of all resistance, not to be denied, to haunt her like her shadow, and fill her ears with themes of love, settled with a few scattered protestations, which is the …
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PAUL POPE: With 'Escapo' and 'Battling Boy,' 2014 Eisner winner deftly blends
PAUL POPE is surveying The Washington Post newsroom, gauging the range of objects from colorful to gray as he strolls past the gleaming cameras and illuminated control-room knobs. There, near the electronic glow, sits a stack of yellowing newspapers, …
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WordPress To Go: How To Build A WordPress Website On Your Own Domain, From Scratch, Even If You Are A Complete Beginner

WordPress To Go: How To Build A WordPress Website On Your Own Domain, From Scratch, Even If You Are A Complete Beginner

WordPress To Go: How To Build A WordPress Website On Your Own Domain, From Scratch, Even If You Are A Complete Beginner

Do you want to build your own website but don’t know where to start?
Have you been put off by all the jargon and gobbledygook of other Internet guides? If so then this plain, easy WordPress tutorial is the ideal place to start.

Now a #1 Amazon Best Seller on Kindle Books, this popular, up-to-date, step-by-step guide by expert Sarah McHarry will walk you through the essential first steps to building your own website or blog using WordPress.

In eight easy lessons you will have your own website up and running – without needing to know any geeky computer code! And, in the remaining 12 lessons, you’ll learn all you need to know about creating a website and making it into your own, unique, web presence.

What you’ll learn in this book:

  • How to register your own domain and get the right WordPress hosting
  • How to install WordPress with a few clicks of the mouse
  • How to design a professional-looking website
  • How to add and format your content
  • How to use graphics and images
  • All about themes, plugins, widgets and other WordPress tools
  • … and lots more..

If you want to make a website that looks like it was designed by a pro then WordPress is the ideal tool to use.

Designing a website need not be difficult or expensive if you have the right guidance. Sarah’s WordPress tutorial walks you through creating a website yourself using step-by-step lessons that are easy to follow. Making a website as a beginner has never been easier!

Why should you build your own website on your own domain instead of using a free service?
The answer is that, with your own privately registered domain and hosting account, YOU own and control the website, not anybody else. You can put whatever you like on your site and no-one can tell you otherwise. You can make your site look and behave how you like. You’re the boss.

And, with your own website, you can build your own distinctive ‘brand’, whether you are a business or a community group, an individual, or whatever… Your domain becomes your own exclusive web address, your own piece of online virtual ‘real estate’ that plays its part in publicizing your mission or message. Creating a website on your own domain gives you identity, visibility and, indeed, status.

But don’t you need a professional web designer to make a good job building a website?

No, definitely not! This was the case in the early days of the Internet because only a few tech-savvy geeks knew and understood the computer language (HTML) required. But as the technology has advanced, so have the tools to build websites become more accessible. WordPress is one of these tools and WordPress is the subject of this e-book.

But how much does it cost to make a website?

The answer is just a few bucks per month for hosting. If you create your own website using WordPress, you don’t have to spend another cent.

And what if you’re looking to start a blog?

Well, the same instructions apply. WordPress was originally designed as a blogging platform and this ebook shows you just how to build a blog using the same techniques as designing a website.

Whether you want to create a simple WordPress blog or design a full-blown ecommerce site, Sarah’s ‘WordPress To Go’ will start you off on the right foot.

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WordPress.com gets a fixed toolbar in the Post Editor, a revamped Media

WordPress.com gets a fixed toolbar in the Post Editor, a revamped Media
If you run a blog directly through WordPress.com, rather than a self-hosted site using the free software from WordPress.org, you'll soon have access to an upgraded dashboard and set of editing tools. The most notable addition is a fixed toolbar for the …
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TechCrunch Open Sources Its WordPress Async Task Library
We built a library called WP Async Task to structure those background tasks. In June, we gave a presentation called “Non-Blocking WordPress” in which we talked about some of our approaches to performance. There was a lot of interest in our asynchronous …
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Best WordPress Themes That Are Free (August 2014 Selection)
For all those lovers of WordPress, the beauty of WordPress has a lot to do with the unlimited supply of WordPress themes which area available for any niche you want. These themes are customziable which means you can also tweak these according to the …
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50000 sites hacked through WordPress plug-in vulnerability
A critical vulnerability found recently in a popular newsletter plug-in for WordPress is actively being targeted by hackers and was used to compromise an estimated 50,000 sites so far. The security flaw is located in MailPoet Newsletters, previously …
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Drupal For Dummies

Drupal For Dummies

Drupal For Dummies

Learn to set up, manage, and administer a Drupal web site

Drupal offers unparalleled flexibility for content-managed web sites, and Drupal 7 is the easiest version to use yet. This new edition teaches you the fast, fun, and easy way to get started with Drupal. Even if you have no Drupal experience, you’ll quickly learn how to download and install Drupal, set up your first content-managed site, apply templates, use modules, and more.

Drupal gurus Lynn Beighley and Seamus Bellamy show you how to take advantage of what Drupal has to offer, make the most of the new features in Drupal 7, and demystify perplexing Drupal issues.

  • Drupal is a free, open source modular framework and content management system designed for content-managed web sites
  • Shows you how to download Drupal; no programming experience required
  • Looks at Drupal 7 and explains new features that make it is easier to use than previous iterations of Drupal for a creating a blog, content site, or eBusiness site
  • Explains how to organize and create your site’s content, apply templates, and get your first site up and running
  • Details the ways to use modules and third-party templates

Whether you’re looking to implement a flexible content management system, turbocharge a blog with photo galleries, or administer a third-party Drupal site, this book gets you off to a running start!

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