Unlike the title suggests, I read WordPress 24-Hour Trainer through a course of many sittings. It took me a little less than a week to finish this book. So don’t plan to learn this all in a day, unless of course you have a photographic memory and prior experience with all the functions of the WordPress interface. Then again, it might just be me. While I don’t speed read, I also don’t read terribly slow.
While I feel the title is a bit misleading, this resource is worth it. Debateable book premise aside, George Plumley explains everything clearly from major concepts to tedious procedures. Having used WordPress for a while now, I thought I knew most of the features of this rather intuitive platform. Nonetheless, Plumley’s work presents many insights into optimizing content and planning posts.
WordPress 24-Hour Trainer begins by explaining how WordPress “thinks” from search engine standpoints. Not only is this important for sharing work, in my opinion it’s really interesting. Sometimes, blogging books bombard readers with info while displaying confusing graphic figures. Not so with this one. It is incredibly easy to follow this teaching tool.
Overall, Plumley’s work is a great resource; especially for beginning bloggers. Also, this book comes with a great supplemental DVD, which enhances many of the advanced printed lessons and proves very helpful when configuring files and customizing.
Hi William. I’ve never used blogger. WordPress is so simple to use that I never thought seriously about switching platforms. However, some bloggers who start out on WP have trouble altering the config file and setting security. This book helps with that and will show one how to begin customizing.
Hi Jingle. I obtain a lot of useful info from Linkedin forums, as well as from blogs of course. Part of me is old-school when it comes to comprehensive resources, mainly because I jot notes in margins. lol