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Recommended reading for new users

  1. Hello - I am a new blogger looking for recommended reading to get started with I am looking for technical information about using in the form of a book for a beginner like myself.

    I am a web designer with no experience with css or html. I am also interested in using plugins on my site to enhance the design since I am a designer. Any recommended books for a beginner would be greatly appreciated. URL listed below: Much thanks! Heather

    The blog I need help with is

  2. I can highly recommend timethief's " beginners' guide".

  3. Looks like a great place to get started. Thank you

  4. There is no FTP access to our free hosted blogs and we bloggers can't install plugins for security reasons. Also note that there is no upgrade you can purchase that allows FTP access and the ability to install plugins. Only those with installs can use plugins

  5. Every blog and every install can be used as a content management system. One does not need any sort of upgrade to create a website structure.

    A WordPress blog can either be structured as a page based website or its conventional post based blog structure can be retained. That’s why understanding the differences between posts and pages, comprehending the SEO implications of creating a page based structure, and knowing how to use custom menus are key to decision making when selecting a theme, and setting up your blog.

    See here for a step by step guide > Using to Create a Website
    See also

    On one hand, none of the characteristic "blog" features like categories, tags, authors, dates, etc. can be removed from a free hosted blog without purchasing an annually renewable custom design upgrade and doing the required CSS editing.

    On that other hand, one can edit a theme free of charge. That's why I suggested you read this comparison > and The Differences

  6. I am planning on blogging about our craft with blog entries running on the home page. Is the Twenty Twelve theme suited for this?

    Can I easily switch over to at a latter date if I would like to utilize plugins or widgets to link to my etsy store?

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