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Lance Charnes

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Wordpress, anyone?
« on: January 25, 2009, 07:36:43 PM »

Have any of you used Wordpress for your author website? If so, how do you like it? Any words of warning?
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Re: Wordpress, anyone?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 09:40:26 AM »

I like it.  It seldom gets wonky and it serves my purposes.   ;D
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Re: Wordpress, anyone?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 10:23:13 PM »

I just started a wordpress blog. I had to transfer my blog from msn.  but so far I am learning how to use it.  it looks like it might not be bad.  my author website will be put up later.  I am working on this one to learn better.  do you have any advice for those who are learning about the site?
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Re: Wordpress, anyone?
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2010, 09:13:12 AM »

I use a personal blog there and my publisher has one. I find it somewhat quirky. Sometimes when you think you've
posted, it doesn't show up. Adding a graphic to a post can also be a trial. Wordpress doesn't allow
blog crawls either, at least one that I tried to join for the Writing Adventure Group. The leader had to add
me by hand every time to the list she posted for people to click on.

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Re: Wordpress, anyone?
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2010, 05:03:18 PM »

I've used Wordpress for my blog for the past three years and like it just fine. We are also in the process of changing the Writers' Police Academy website over to Wordpress.
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Re: Wordpress, anyone?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2010, 11:58:01 PM »

I'm in the process of setting up a new website at Wordpress. So far, so good.

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Re: Wordpress, anyone?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2010, 09:42:42 AM »

Let us know when it's up so we can take a look.
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Re: Wordpress, anyone?
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2011, 12:47:56 PM »

Well, after a long stretch of experimentation and some inertia, I finally pulled the trigger on a new, Wordpress-ified website (http://www.wombatgroup.com). I'm still twiddling with it, but it's running.

Wordpress has a lot of power but can overwhelm you with choices. If you don't have a firm idea of what you want your site to be, you'll drown in the options. You can layer on top of vanilla Wordpress any of several thousand plugins that do tasks large and small; they help get the job done but contribute to the overabundance of choice.

The main advantage to Wordpress is that it provides the infrastructure for most anything you'd like to do in a form that protects you from most of the coding issues. At heart, it's still a blogging platform. (I have a hidden blog page in my site, which I'll turn on someday when I can no longer avoid blogging.) However, it's been extended to enable e-commerce and various other online pursuits.
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Re: Wordpress, anyone?
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2011, 04:02:57 PM »

Looks great. Impressive, actually. When I have more time I'll read the pages.
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Re: Wordpress, anyone?
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2011, 11:05:36 AM »

Yes...your site is very nice.  Clean, simple, great look and easy to navigate.  Haven't gotten to Identity yet, but Fake had me wanting to read more...a lot more...hurry up and get it published.  Those art classes really paid off.

I've used Wordpress and like it...although my computer-wiz son-in-lay set it up for me.  We have some things in common and I'll PM you sometime if you don't mind.

Nice work!

Old Bill
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