WordPress Website Owner’s Manual 2018: The Illustrated User’s Guide for WordPress Websites and Blogs

One of the services I offer clients is one-on-one WordPress coaching.  I love talking to clients, but I realized that I could help even more people if I put the information from the coaching sessions into a book.

Kindle: WordPress Website Owner’s Manual 2018

Paperback: WordPress Website Owner’s Manual 2018

This is the second edition of the book.  If you bought the first one you’ll wonder what’s changed in this version.

  • Updated content for WordPress 4.9.4
  • Quick Start section to get you working ASAP
  • Updated list of recommended plugins
  • Available in two formats, Kindle and paperback

The book has plenty of images so that you can actually see what buttons to click and how things should look.

There’s no “sidebars” control on the dashboard.  If you want to work with the sidebars you go to Appearance > Widgets.  On the left of that page you’ll see the available widgets. Here’s how that looks in one of my websites.

Available Widgets

I explain technical concepts like widgets and plugins using everyday language. You won’t need an interpreter with a computer science degree to follow the step-by-step instructions.

Just like there’s no way to make your car 100% safe from car thieves, there’s no way to keep your website 100% safe from hackers. However, much like with your car, we can make it difficult for the hacker to get into your site. The goal is to make your site so difficult to hack that the hacker (or the hacking program) will move along and leave you alone.

The manual does not cover installing WordPress or picking out themes.  (That’s the subject of another book.) The WordPress Website Owner’s Manual was written for the owner of an existing WordPress website or blog who wants to edit pages, add posts and do WordPress updates.

Here’s the Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • What’s What?
    • Parts of Your Website
    • WordPress Dashboard
    • Difference Between Pages and Posts
  • Quick Start Guide
    • Updating or Adding Pages and Posts
    • Add Images
    • Add Links
  • Working with Pages
    • Page Attributes
    • Featured Images
  • Working with Posts
    • Scheduling Posts in Advance
    • Post Formats
    • Post Categories
    • Post Tags
    • Comments and Comment Spam
  • Toolbar Controls
  • Custom Menus
  • Plugins
    • How to Delete and Add Plugins
    • Shortcodes
    • Recommended Plugins
  • Working with Sidebars
    • Adding Widgets
  • Search Engine Optimization
    • The Basics of SEO
    • Recommended Plugin – All in One SEO Pack
    • Google Analytics
    • Social Media and Newsletters
  • Website Security
    • Backups and Updates
    • Problems After Update
    • WordPress Security Plugins
  • Troubleshooting
    • Toolbar Icons are Different
    • Toolbar is Missing the Bottom Row
    • Missing Post or Page
  • WordPress 5
  • Resources

Get the WordPress Website Owner’s Manual 2018