A complete guide to creating and establishing your place in the blogosphere!
New blogs are being launched at the rate of 175,000 a day. To stand out from the masses, bloggers need the detailed information and advice packed into this all-in-one guide.
Here’s what new bloggers need to get started and what experienced bloggers need to upgrade and even earn money from their blogs. Eight self-contained minibooks cover joining the blogosphere, blogging software, tools that extend your blog, marketing your blog, microblogging, making money from your blog, corporate blogging, and niche blogging.
Blogging is replacing traditional media and gaining credibility; to succeed, bloggers need a greater understanding of blogging basics, tools, and techniques Eight minibooks cover getting started, software, other tools, blog marketing, microblogging (including Twitter), monetizing your blog, and corporate and niche blogging Helps new bloggers become active and productive members of the blogging community Provides vital information for both hobby bloggers and those who want to build a career around blogging
Presented in the fun and friendly For Dummies style, Blogging All-in-One For Dummies is a complete reference guide to starting and maintaining a successful blog.
Start, use, and customize a TypePad blog today!
TypePad is known for its intuitive user interface, built-in SEO features, optional advertising, free professionally designed templates, fully hosted blogs, and outstanding customer support. This book guides you through the technical tasks necessary for starting, using, and customizing a TypePad blog.
Step-by-step tutorials walk you through the process of signing up for a new TypePad blog, while screen shots from real-world blogs bring the book’s concepts to life.
Guides you through choosing the right TypePad membership plan, signing up, configuring, using, and customizing a blog using the TypePad system Explains the process of signing up for a new TypePad blog and publishing your content on the Web Shares real-world examples that bring the book’s ideas to life
Get blogging today with TypePad!
Want to launch a Web site but don’t know where to begin? Information on Web design, page building software, using HTML, site planning, and everything else you need to know can be found easily in Building Web Sites All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition. So you can easily find what you’re looking for, this plain-English guide is divided into nine minibooks: Preparations Site Design Site Construction Web Graphics Multimedia Audience Interaction E-Commerce Site Management Case Studies
From deciding what your site should do to working with HTML, using Dreamweaver, incorporating Flash creations, and keeping your site on the cutting edge, this book is your one-stop course in building Web sites. Learn to:
Ready to begin? Grab Building Web Sites All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition and let’s get started!
The popular guide to WordPress, fully updated to help you get blogging
Join the millions of bloggers who rely on WordPress, the popular and free blogging platform. This guide covers all the features and improvements in the most up-to-date version of WordPress. Whether you are switching to WordPress from another blogging platform or just starting your first blog, you’ll find lots of advice in this friendly guide. With this easy-to-follow book, you?ll be able to take full advantage of the flexibility and usability of WordPress.
WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog platform that emphasizes aesthetics, web standards, and usability Shows what it takes to set up and maintain a blog with WordPress and how to use all the new features Covers the changes and improvements to the latest release of WordPress
Written by WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson, this guide helps bloggers take advantage quickly and easily of everything this popular blogging tool has to offer.
Get the guide to planning, developing and monetizing apps for Twitter!
Twitter is the one of the hottest trends in social networking. With several million users, Twitter’s popularity is growing everyday. Twitter will continue to increase user base while third-party companies keep popping up all over to make money building Twitter apps for phones, advertising tools, analytics/management tools and more. Some of the most popular Twitter apps include TwitPic, Twhirl, TweetDeck, and FriendorFollow. With this book, author Dusty Reagan uses one of his unpublished Twitter app ideas and takes you through the API, idea creation, development, and monetization of the app. Twitter Application Development For Dummies offers advice on creating interesting applications, looks at what types of applications thrive, discusses creating unique applications, explains how to make money, examines the business aspects of the process, reviews browsing and downloading applications, addresses protecting your information, and more.
Twitter’s API is open and third-party companies and developers are creating all kinds of apps ranging from analytical tools to advertising tools to tools The author is going to use one of his unpublished Twitter app ideas Walks the reader through covering the API, idea creation, development, and monetization of the app
Twitter Application Development For Dummies will get you up and running so you can create great apps for Twitter from the creator of one of the most popular apps!
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Learn how jQuery can make your Web page or blog stand out from the crowd!
jQuery is free, open source software that allows you to extend and customize Joomla!, Drupal, AJAX, and WordPress via plug-ins. Assuming no previous programming experience, Lynn Beighley takes you through the basics of jQuery from the very start.
Written in the easy-to-understand style of the For Dummies brand, this book demonstrates how you can add unique and exciting interactivity to a Web site or WordPress blog, including photo browsers, menus, tab-based navigation, sliding sidepanels, slideshows, transition effects, fade effects, Twitter feeds, and much, much more!
If you have queries about how you can make your blog or Web site stand apart from the crowd, jQuery For Dummies is the book for you!
Learn how WordPress can help you create a unique, customized Web site
Once only a platform for bloggers, WordPress is gaining popularity as a tool for creating individualized Web sites. WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson makes it easy for anyone with a basic knowledge of the WordPress software to create a custom site using complimentary technologies including CSS, HTML, and PHP. This easy-to-follow, full-color guide helps you identify the tools and technologies you need to create the site you envision, build a user-friendly navigation system, select colors and layouts, work with existing WordPress themes, and even develop your own theme to personalize your site.
WordPress offers a versatile tool for building customized Web sites; this full-color book walks you through the process, explains the complimentary technologies involved, and shows you how to select colors, fonts, and themes Case studies illustrate the process and the effects that can be achieved Shows how to incorporate WordPress templates, graphic design principles, HTML, CSS, and PHP to build a truly one-of-a-kind Web site
If you know how to use WordPress software to create a blog, WordPress Web Design For Dummies will enable you to quickly and easily construct a unique Web site for your business, organization, or personal use.
Are you a wannabe blogger? A seasoned pro migrating your blog to WordPress? Looking to do more cool stuff with your existing WordPress blog? Then this fun guide is for you! WordPress for Dummies is a veritable smorgasbord of WordPress information, ideas, tools, resources, and instruction on everything you need to create and maintain your dream blog.
Unlike other blog hosts, WordPress gives you the ability to create a blog that is tailored to your own tastes and needs. Sure, the codes, tags, and terminology can seem a little intimidating at first, but WordPress for Dummies breaks it all down to show you just how intuitive, friendly, and extensible the software really is. This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to:
Sign up for a free WordPress account Set up and use a hosted blog with WordPress.com Install and set up the WordPress.Org and WordPress.MU software for single- and multi-user versions Find great themes, plugins, and consultants that will help you achieve JUST the kind of blog you want Use tags to work with WordPress templates Combat challenges with comments, trackback spam, and “splogs” Add special technologies to your blog, such as RSS feed, podcasting, vlogging, and photoblogging Find online support, tips, and resources for WordPress software
Whether you want to keep family and friends updated on your latest adventures, post pictures of your new puppy, or communicate your passion with millions of readers worldwide, WordPress for Dummies is your passport to creating the kind of blog that will keep your visitors coming back for more!
Have you ever felt the urge to share the entertaining and insightful things that happen in your everyday world? Got a message you’d like to get across to others? A cause you want people to support? A videoblog allows you to share whatever you choose in a colorful, interesting way that gets attention—and furthermore, videoblogging is fun!
Grab Videoblogging For Dummies and put your videoblog on the fast track. You’ll see how to
Gather and use videoblogging tools Decide what you want your videoblog to do Plan content and edit your footage Set up a video hosting account and post your videoblog Create a complete “show” Videoblog safely, without compromising your security or others’ privacy
Of course, a great way to get an idea of what you want to do with your videoblog (or vlog, as you’ll be calling it when you’re an insider) is to check out other people’s vlogs. You’ll find information about that in Videoblogging For Dummies too, including where to find videoblogs and how to set up RSS feeds. And you’ll see how vlogs can affect public opinion, offer fresh viewpoints, and be terrifically entertaining.
Written by a true videoblogging pioneer —Stephanie Cottrell Bryant launched her first vlog in 2005, and now presents seminars on videoblogging topics—Videoblogging For Dummies gives you the scoop on
Choosing hardware and software you need to get started, plus an idea of what it’s going to cost Adding the extra bells and whistles and professional touches that will get your vlog noticed Deciding whether to script your vlog or make it “reality TV”, dealing with “vid fright”, and making other people comfortable before your camera Finding out who your audience is, getting feedback, and fine-tuning your vlog Giving your vlog a clear identity Becoming a citizen journalist, an advocate, or a small-screen movie producer Editing, adding soundtracks, working with file formats, and publicizing your vlog
Videoblogging lets you showcase your art, keep in touch with friends and family, make new friends, or do your part to help solve the world’s problems. Videoblogging For Dummies is the fun and easy way to get started!
Ready to start your Mom blog or enhance your existing one? This book is for you!The population of mom bloggers is growing at a stunning pace and they boast an audience of more than 23 million women reading, posting, or commenting on blogs every week. This fun and friendly guide targets moms who are looking to become a savvier blogger, build a personal brand, earn free products to review or give away, or make some extra cash through ad revenue. Named by Nielsen as one of the most influential moms online, author Wendy Piersall helps you determine the right business model for your blog and then create a professional, in-demand personal brand.
Serves as a road map for the growing population of moms who are interested in creating a blog or enhancing an existing blogExplains how to define a business model, understand your reader demographics, and choose the right look and feel for your blogAddresses delicate issues such as dealing with privacy and family members who don’t want to be featured on your blogWalks you through using social media to extend your personal brand, building traffic with SEO and blog networks, and having a plan and policies in place when big brands and media come callingOffers a very unintimidating format as well as the usual fun and friendly For Dummies approachThis guide presents baby steps for breaking into the often-daunting mom blogging community, with practical advice on how to join and become an accepted member of this exciting world.