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Wordpress for Business Bloggers by Paul Thewlis
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Jan 14, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: reference-manuals
Recommended to Michael by: Packt Publshing
Recommended for: folks just getting into WordPress
Read from January 01 to 14, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Thewlis walks you through not only how to install and setup plug-ins, but why you are doing so and what results should be achieved. That in itself is probably the strongest trait of the book – it goes into the “whys” behind the “whats” and “hows”. In fact, this is one of the only books I have seen that really asks you to think about why you are using a blog. Early on Thewlis says, “a successful business blog is achieved by identifying strategic goals and applying these to the type of blog you are publishing.” That is something a lot of people – even highly paid web developers – miss. What is your goal, and how is your website or blog supposed to help you achieve that goal?

I would recommend WordPress 3 For Business Bloggers for the people who want to take their blog or WordPress based website on to the next level but don’t know where to start. It can be intimidating when you don’t even know what questions to ask, and Thewlis gives solid exposure to most all areas so you can know where you want to dive deeper. The one thing I would warn against is getting tied up in details, such as the chapters on theming, where you really don’t need to. Just read through those chapters for the background knowledge and move on.

For my full, and much longer, review of this book, check out my website at http://www.michaelcarnell.com/

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