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By: MG Martin
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Are you dreaming of building a WordPress website for your business or blog, but don’t know enough about it to get started? What would you do if you had the ultimate resource for building your WordPress site? Well, you are in luck. This audiobook, WordPress: Basic Fundamental Guide For Beginners, is the resource guide that can help you not only understand what WordPress can do for you, but also how to make it beneficial for your business and/or blogging needs. You will have all the knowledge that you need to start building a website that will help you grow your community and bring you that much closer to living your dream of designing your WordPress website. A brief summary of this resource guide is listed below.
 

Summarizing this resource book is simple and can be broken down into 13 bullet points:

  • How to determine your passion, project, or hobby so that you can find the right subject matter for your domain name. 
  • Picking a domain name that is specific, precise, not too many letters, and describes what it is your business or blog website is about.
  • How to pick your blog name, research its availability, and purchase it. Learn what services come with a domain name and whether or not you need them.
  • Buying hosting from a reputable company and beginning to set up your site. Detailed descriptions of several hosting companies and the benefits for each one. 
  • Transferring your DNS from the purchasing site's DNS to the hosting site's DNS.
  • How to download WordPress so that you can start building your website. Two different ways to download WordPress outside of the one click download option are described. 
  • Changing or picking your theme out of thousands of professionally designed themes. How to locate the best themes and what you should look for when picking a theme.
  • Adding plugins that will support your website and protect it. Which plugins are necessary and should be used. 
©2018 MG Martin (P)2018 MGC Publishing

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A content management system

WordPress is a content management system. What this means is that WordPress is a website and blogging platform which allows you the freedom to customize your website without having to learn HTML, CSS, or Flash. With WordPress, you can use a simple system of drag and drop that will allow you to customize your theme, your layout, and your content. WordPress made its debut in May of 2003. Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little started WordPress with the intentions of continuing the availability of a blogging platform. In 2003 the first content management system was b2 Cafelog. The original WordPress was loosely based on the b2 Cafelog, however, it had significant advancements and improvements to the b2 Cafelog. The first WordPress had a new admin interface, some new templates, and generated some XHTML 1.1 compliant templates. They released the 1.2 WordPress in 2004 and from that point on they continued to advance the blogging platform year after year. I just complete the course. I could not have set up my Wordpress blog without the course (I had been trying for over two years).

Bahl is an excellent teacher and has a voice that is soothing and calm. I like how he breaks down the lessons so that you don't feel overwhelmed. I would listen him, pause him and build my site as he went along. He taught me things I didn't know I needed to learn or would of ever though of. I wish I would of found this class years ago.

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Thinking about this

When you sign up for your domain name you will have to know what name you are wishing to use. Most people have been thinking about this for a long time, but if you haven’t that is okay. Just know, that when you are exactly sure of what you want to name your website, that is when you should purchase your domain name. Changing your website domain name after you have built your website will cause complications. It will end up being more work in the long run. It is best to have a domain name that you will want to have for the life of your business. Do not go for the generic domain name, but choose one that is brandable and unique. You should also limit it to six characters, as this makes it memorable. It should be easy to say and easy to remember. Once you have decided on your business or website name, your next step is to purchase that domain. Make sure you stick with the standard domain links such as .com, as well as, .net, and .org and avoid less common ones such as .name, .pizza, and any other suffix that they have come up with in the recent years. .com is the original and it is also the most trusted by people all over the world. The only exception to this rule is if you are international, in which case .co is okay. Otherwise, .com is the easiest for people to remember and most scam type companies us the unusual suffixe.

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Lovely British accent

Great for beginners and to get a fast overview how to handle WordPress if you have used other CMS before.
This is perfect so far and of course, the lovely British accent makes straining the brain easier to bear. :-)

I have set up my site, and I would have been lost without your help. I have only one thing to say! Every entrepreneurs should enroll in this course. Awesome, Awesome, Awesome.

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Make sure your host is a reputable company.

Domains are easy to come by and many people purchase domain names every day. Often times people buy several domain names that they may want to use in the future. They do this so that others don’t take that name before them. By being selective with your name and checking the nameservers database, you can make sure that your name is available. After you have chosen your domain name and verified that it is available, you need to enter your details such as name, address, and billing information. This not only helps the company know who is opening the account and buying the domain but it also registers you as the owner in the icann registry service. This is the national domain name registrars site. Picking a company to purchase your domain name from is the easiest part of the whole process. Next, you have to determine who you’re going to use to host your website. Sometimes using the same company you bought your domain from to host your WordPress site is the best option. Sometimes a different company provides a better service. You do not have to use the same company, just make sure your host is a reputable company.

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Thank you, MG!

I was trying to start a blog and couldn't afford to hire someone to help me. I discovered this book and read the reviews. All of them were good. My blog is now up and running, complete with the necessary plug-ins and security features. I intend to watch more of the videos mentioned in the book, as well as read anything else he has available. Thank you, MG for creating a WordPress book that is simple to follow, understand, and provides me with all I need to start blogging.

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Provides clear technical instructions

I've struggled with WordPress in the past, knowing that it powers the great bulk of the Internet but never being able to grasp a single aspect of its operation. This book truly transformed my life. I went from not only not understanding, but also misunderstanding WordPress in a single workday to comfortably working on my own website, installing widgets, custom code, validating DNS servers, and so on. I can't recommend this book enough because it provides clear technical instructions.

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An amazing introduction to WordPress

An amazing introduction to WordPress, with step-by-step instructions on how to set it up. Every beginning and WordPress user should have this book. It's a good book to read. Even if you've used WordPress before, this will provide you with new insights and tips that you may not be aware of. Highly recommended for non-techies to help people get started with WordPress sites.

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Really a great help

I was frustrated trying to figure out how WordPress worked as a rookie. The frustration was alleviated by this book's well-written and explained courses. Regardless of your prior knowledge, you will pick up a few morsels and gain insight into the underlying reasoning behind many of the functions you may not be aware of. I'm very glad that I grab it on its free promo. I really learned a lot.

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I like all the data in this book

I like all the data in this book, incredibly supportive for somebody like me. I have somewhat of a foundation in HTML and such from some time ago and needed to learn WordPress for contributing to a blog and making destinations. WordPress is certainly not an especially terrifying or troublesome strategy for fostering a site however having an asset like this will help you.

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Fabulous

I enjoyed how all of WordPress's capabilities were investigated and settings were explained. I am looking forward to finishing the book.

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  • 28-12-20

The support were very helpful

I had a few problems in the beginning because I already had Webhosting with SiteGround and my domain was with 123reg so I couldn't follow the courses step by step instructions to set up, I needed to adapt the instructions to fit my situation. Thankfully, the support were very helpful and quick to respond to my questions. The course did enable me to know what I was trying to achieve and what questions to ask the support people. Once I had WordPress installed and was on to section 5 it has been a doddle. So easy and I'm not a techie. Fingers crossed this is how it continues. Whichever WordPress platform you choose determines the customizable features and availability of using your creativity. If you want full control of the design, layout and customizable themes, then using WordPress.org is your best choice.

Chapter 5 is all about designing a beautiful website and the features that can be used on WordPress. It also talks about what a static page is and how it can help your business.

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  • James Moody
  • 02-01-21

The basics of building a website

The following chapters will discuss everything from what WordPress is and how it got started to the basics of building a website and staring to blog. In each chapter, there is detailed information that will help you along the way to building a WordPress website. Chapter one talks all about what WordPress is and how to make it work for you. It discusses how to set up a WordPress site and where in the c-Panel you would find the WordPress download that must be installed to you hosting site. In chapter two we talk about what you need to know to utilize WordPress for your benefit. This is a short chapter because we have so much information in the other chapters that this one could be concise. In chapter 3 you will learn how to change your WordPress theme, but that isn’t all. You will also learn how you can find the perfect theme for your website, and customization features that will help make your website as professional as it can be. There is detailed information on each section of the customization process and how you can use it to build and design a wonderful site.

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  • Clifford
  • 13-01-21

Designing the best website for your needs.

When WordPress came out many people were amazed at the ability to create their own blog with so many new features and templates. WordPress became a place where they could express themselves outside of Myspace or Facebook. This was the birth of blogging as we know it. As a content management system, WordPress is the leading website and blog platform. WordPress has two different platforms that work in similar ways. WordPress.org is free to use, however, you must have a host to house your WordPress website and blog content or files. The host would be a sort of cloud storage that houses and powers your site. Some of these include HostGator, GoDaddy, and 1and1. Each one provides their own type of hosting, along with an easy option to purchase a domain name for your website. WordPress.com is also a free website content management system, but the difference is that with WordPress.com you are hosted under WordPress, with a site web address similar to wordpress.websitename.com or websitename.wordpress.com. At WordPress.org you have complete control, and only your imagination will limit you from designing the best website for your needs. Under WordPress.com you are limited to the available designs, themes, and plugins that are provided through their service. With WordPress.org you must have your own domain name and that would look similar to this: domainname.com.

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  • Hanna Bell
  • 25-10-21

Very useful guide especially for me

I have no prior experience with website design or blogging. I wanted to create a blog, but it seemed daunting. WP was recommended by everyone, so I went with it. The dashboard and all of the settings were very perplexing to me. None of the videos or blogs I found online appeared to be the same as the version of WordPress I'm running on Bluehost. I came upon this book and decided to purchase it. I'm so grateful that I did. I believe I have a basic understanding of the dashboard and am able to navigate it. I've written two blog articles so far, and I'm still going through the book page by page. Thank you so much for your time and effort in putting this together. Without this book, I'd be lost and stressed.

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  • Nathan Morris
  • 20-10-21

Must-have to learn WordPress Fundamentals

I've been struggling to get started with WordPress, not because it's tough, but because it's so customizable. This book sat me down and walked me through the meals step by step, and it was quite simple to follow. I was a LOT clearer on where everything was and how it all worked together after an afternoon of reading through the book using the Kindle version on my iPad and WordPress installed on my desktop PC. Anyone who wants to start developing their own website should read this book.

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  • Bless Torn
  • 17-10-21

Contains a wealth of info that is highly useful

This book contains a wealth of knowledge that is highly useful to someone like me. I used to have some experience with HTML and other programming languages, and I wanted to learn WordPress so that I could blog and create websites. The author also has a really useful course on Udemy, which you can find if you search for him there. It was quite beneficial. Although constructing a website with WordPress isn't particularly scary or tough, having a resource like this can really assist you.

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  • Luz Page
  • 15-10-21

Intended for complete novices

I'm not very technical, so I needed something that will walk me through the basics of setting up a Word Press website step by step. I'm so glad I came across this book! This book is intended for complete novices, as the title says. This is not the book for you if you're searching for anything more sophisticated. However, if you're like me and find yourself staring at your WordPress site and feeling overwhelmed, this is the book for you!

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  • V. Turner
  • 30-09-21

Thumbs up

I'm a not really specialized person, and I required something that would make me stride by venture through the fundamentals of setting up a Word Press site. I am so grateful I discovered this book! As the title proposes, this book is intended for outright novices. In case you are searching for something further developed, this isn't the most ideal book for you. Yet, in case you resemble me, gazing at your WP site and feeling overpowered, this is the book you need!

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  • Paul Thomas
  • 28-09-21

Fascinating audible

If you find a theme that is near to what you want but not quite there, you may probably adapt it to better suit your needs by changing its functionality. The file that will allow you to do so can be found in the.php file, which is where you go to make any changes to WordPress' fundamental functionality, regardless of what you're attempting to accomplish.

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  • Debbie Hornet
  • 26-09-21

Quite beneficial

I was blown away by how much useful information was packed into such a small book. You'll have all the knowledge you need to start building a site that will allow you to expand your area and bring you one step closer to realizing your dream of designing your WordPress site. In general, this is an easy-to-read and quite informative book.

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