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Books 101 Marketing: How to Build an Authors Website in WordPress
These are the step-by-step instructions I am writing for my fellow authors to keep them from being reliant on someone else to build their authoring website/blog. In the simplest / quickest / cheapest ways, I am planning to make this a batch of post to establish a modern-looking autor website, even if you are less than technically right now (as many of the best writers I know are).
Like I tell these buddies, if you're not yet technically minded, you need at least a little more comfort with your electronic technologies, or you can't take over your trademark the way you need to sell your work. So many read-to-go website building web site building software these days for the fundamental kind of website an editor needs, it makes no sense to start with someone designing something from the ground up for you, especially when you start.
This can quickly feed into your books' winnings. Sure, there are some parts of your web site that may make good business sense paying for the subsequent adaptation of your topic - but in general it makes good business to pay for the parts you can't do yourself and not for the manual reconstruction of the basic infrastucture that already exist.
Let's begin with a basic premise: As an everyday writer, I believe that you can (and should) build your own website. DIY not only reduces your headaches as an independent writer, but also gives you complete command, and controlling your website is important. If you want to successfully market your work, you need to keep it up to date.
It also becomes a place from which you blog often to increase your visibility and expand your audiences. I' ve known too many writers who don't know how to upgrade the site that someone else has built for them, can't contact the someone they've built for them, have trouble upgrading a site that has been overhauled, don't want to be paid for permanent changes or contents, and/or can't recall how to get to their site.
Because you will update your website often, you need to create it on a plattform that you can use. WordPress is one of the best ways to do this. I don't get anything when I refer WordPress, and I also work in many other plattforms - Drupal, Squarespace and others. However, having built and/or updated sites on many different sites, WordPress is generally the first thing I suggest to writers who are not very technically proficient - here's the reason:
It is really simple to build and manage a website with WordPress. Contrary to other user-friendly software, WordPress does not calculate a free subscription per month. Building a website at WordPress.com is free. EVERYWHEN you are registering a domainname via WordPress (which you should to make your website Url you are. com), it's only $18 / year.
The majority of the functions you'd like to see on a website or blogs today are either branded or easily integrated into WordPress. With a WordPress self-hosted installation, your website functions become extensible through the use of basic plug-ins. You can use two kinds of WordPress. So if you are less technically minded and either don't have a website yet, or a website you can't reach or upgrade, I suggest you use WordPress.com (and we will concentrate on this methodology in this article).
So if you are already a little digital and haven't done so, consider a self-hosted installation that takes more customization but gives you more functionality through plug-ins. WordPress.com provides a large variety of topics that you can immediately use on your website.
This is also great for non-designers, novices and anyone who wants an immediate website. Homegrown installation provides less built-in topic options, requiring the purchase of the right kind of host elsewhere and for you to be technically adept to get the shell up and running. However, if you want to get the shell up and run, you can do it yourself. Let us say you will use WordPress for the purpose of this writing.
This is the simplest, quickest, easiest way for your first website (com) and maybe later to a WordPress sophomore. You will be prompted to enter a site name. First, use your author's name. At WordPress this will generate a submomain where you can design your website. Finally, a submomain is the sign of an Amateurs - you will want to "mask" this domainname by buying your authors name.com through the WordPress Upgraded Store and referring to it as your maindomainname.
Select the free map in the command prompt. WorldPress will also ask you to verify your e-mail adress. Build a website in WordPress. Once you have received your details, WordPress will ask you to submit a story, select a topic, or customise your website. So I suggest we get started on the subject.
You have a wide range of free topics to select from, and you can immediately modify your topic or update to a topical later. So, for now, just pick the topic you like best. You can click on "Demo" to see how a topic treats items such as messages, pages and category and "activate" to use it on your website.
If you modify the topic, your message position adapts to the handling of the new topic. Select a topic in WordPress. It is your eshboard, the place you keep returning to to post, page, and customise the way your site is displayed. Roughly speaking, pages are statistical pages of your website that normally become part of your navigational menus.
Items are more like postings that are not part of your browsing and are displayed for a while, then they are overturned by new post. If you are an award-winning writer, you want the front pages to contain things like your author's biography, your textbooks, the way the press can get in touch with you, and so on. is governed by the selected topic.
Widging is something that adds a certain feature (e.g. a calender, buttons to your favorite handle, a watch list or archives). Adding WordPress widegets. You can also activate a portable topic (important!) and more under Appearance. Customise your WordPress topic items. WordPress has many things you can customise - this is one of its strong points, but don't let all your choices overpower you.
You can integrate your affiliate account into your WordPress page under Preferences / Share. You can also go to Preferences / Read to determine how your blogs are displayed and also define the website's own personalization. You may want to do it privately while you' re creating it for the first time.) Lastly, you want to include your page titles and tags.
Obviously there is much more you can do in WordPress, otherwise it wouldn't be so much used. However, if you just follow the above and paste your contents, plus regular postings, you have a relatively appealing website and blogs from which to present your work. I will show you how to build a website with a self-hosted WordPress install in a forthcoming article.
It has created and updated WordPress web pages - it' s its own hosting and not for other organisations. Your Wordpress.com website can be found at elizabethgracemays.com.