Writer Websites: Using WordPress to Make Your Site

Thank you for posting this, Liz! I am re-posting your blog because there are WAY too many awesome links to be found, and also because I need to blow the cobwebs off of my own blog and utilize some of these tidbits to spruce things up around here!!!

Liz Lincoln

A few different writer friends have recently asked about creating a writer website. So I’m quickly sharing my very limited knowledge. It seemed a blog post was a better way to reach multiple people asking the same question, rather than sending multiple emails and tweets and Facebook posts.

I bought my domain through WordPress. You can do that here: http://store.wordpress.com/  Or you can just sign up for a WordPress account    and use the address you’re assigned. I’m vain enough to want my name there.

Setting it up was relatively painless. I picked a theme, and went from there. It’s all templates. One of these days I’m going to work with a friend and customize it, but right now it hasn’t been a priority.

I’ve also found a number of articles about author websites in general and WordPress in particular. So, in no particular order, here they are:

http://www.expand2web.com/blog/how-to-make-wordpress-look-like-a-website/

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