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.
- How to Use WordPress to Set up a Combination Professional Site and Blog — By Jennifer Mattern (yeah, me) at DirJournal.com
- Who Will Pick Up Where WordPress Left Off? — By John O’Nolan at Fast Company (You’ll find a better read in the comments on this one.)
- 6 Quick and Simple WordPress Security Tips — By Solomon Thimothy at BloggingPro
- How to Choose a Home Page Layout for Your WordPress Website — By Jon Dykstra at Kikolani
- Top 5 Free WordPress Themes of the Month — June 2013 Edition — By Tom Ewer at ManageWP
- 5 WordPress Plugins to Boost SEO in 2013 — By Martha Buckly at IntenseBlog
- Beginner’s Guide to Writing a Blog Post in WordPress Using Microsoft Word (or Another Word Processor) — By Aaron Baldassare at Falconer
- 15 Top Best Writers WordPress Themes — At WPtemplate
Speaking of blogs, here’s a sneak peek of the new blog at AllIndieWriters.com. (If you missed the new homepage preview, you can check it out here.) I haven’t finished the sidebar yet, but as you can see, it should give you a fairly familiar feel to the blog here.