Weekend Reading: WordPress

on June 21, 2013 in Blogging

One of my most-recommended resources for writers is WordPress. I suggest that freelancers not only use it to manage a blog that could attract clients, but also as a platform for their professional website. In fact, WordPress makes it simple to run a combination professional site / blog.

As this week comes to a close, let's look at some posts that cover helpful tips and tricks for how freelance writers can make the most of WordPress as a Web publishing platform.

Speaking of blogs, here's a sneak peek of the new blog at AllIndieWriters.com. I haven't finished the sidebar yet, but as you can see, it should give you a fairly familiar feel to the blog here.

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Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, and indie author. Through her company, 3 Beat Media, she operates All Indie Writers, NakedPR.com, BizAmmo.com, and numerous other blogs.

Jenn has over 15 years experience writing for others, over 11 years experience in blogging, and 9 years experience in indie e-book publishing. She is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association.

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  1. Cathy Miller June 21, 2013 Reply

    The new site looks great, Jenn-can’t wait!

  2. John Soares June 24, 2013 Reply

    Great info here Jenn. One link in particular will be very useful to two newbies that I’m teaching about WordPress.

  3. Sam October 18, 2014 Reply

    Thanks Jennifer for this roundup. I have a question regarding themes or website designs for authors. Do you really think the themes that you recommended here is ideal for writers? Thanks.

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      Jennifer Mattern October 18, 2014 Reply

      I assume you mean the last link. Those themes aren’t my personal recommendations. I simply pointed writers to the post for ideas. They might be perfectly fine for writers still. A good theme is all what you make of it (for example, if you find an image-heavy one you like but you don’t want a lot of images on your site, you can simply leave them out to customize the look). Nearly any theme can work well for an author’s website. The biggest issue is making sure the themes are still up to date. I referred readers to that post last year. Some major WP updates have come out since then. It looks like the post’s author updated it this past May, but that was still before the last big WP core update. So I wouldn’t install any themes listed there until you verify that they’re compatible with the current version of WP.

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