My second ebook is out!
Escalate Your WordPress Website: Twelve Ways to Blog at a Higher Level is the long-awaited follow up to Create a WordPress Website in Ten Easy Steps.
After all, creating a site is one thing. Taking that site to the next level is another endeavour entirely.
Escalate Your WordPress Website is loaded with advanced techniques to make your site more useable, your blog posts more sharable, and all your work more searchable on Google.
And, Escalate Your WordPress Website is free! All you have to do is subscribe to this blog and the ebook is yours.
What’s in Escalate Your WordPress Website
Some of what’s in this ebook was touched upon in Create a WordPress Website, but here those topics are elaborated upon – big time. There are also lots of new topics targeted to intermediate users.
Escalate Your WordPress Website includes:
- Doing a Business Blog Post the Right Way
- Don’t Bite the Hand that Backlinks to You: Use 301 Redirects
- 61 of the Best WordPress Plugins for 2015
- How to Customize your WordPress Themes without Knowing Code
- 7 WordPress Security Tips to Lock Down your Site
- Getting the Most from Yoast: SEO Settings Tour
- How to Use Google Analytics on WordPress
- How to Use Webmaster Tools and Make Google your Friend
- 8 Top Social Media Channels to Promote your Blog
- How to Start a Blog Podcast and Give Voice to your Posts
- Publish an Ebook of Posts to Build your Subscriber List
- 3 Reasons to Love Using Header Tags in WordPress
Created with Pressbooks
For this ebook I used Pressbooks, the amazing software-as-a-service (SaaS) formatting tool from Montreal. The service is hyper-intuititive to use since the dashboard is a near replica of WordPress.
Once logged in, you’ll start a new book and it saves on the Pressbooks server. To load your posts, you need to export them as XML files from your WordPress installation and them import them into Pressbooks. They appear as separate posts and can be edited and rearranged easily.
Pressbooks has lots of themes to format your ebook. My choice for Escalate Your WordPress Website is Howe.
When exported as ePub, Mobi or PDF, the Table of Contents is automatically anchor linked and all the photos appear in order. I did need to adjust the photo sizes and arrangements for the different formats, but that was easy too.
Pressbooks does have a memory limit for their free service. If you surpass eight megabytes, as I did with all these images, you’ll need to upgrade. Upgrading to Ebook Pro removes watermarks in the ePub and Mobi versions, and Ebook and PDF Pro removes watermarks in all three formats. To save 25% on your upgrades, enter “MariKane” in the Pressbooks coupon box.
Escalate Your WordPress Website is available here for free in both PDF and ePub formats.
Create a WordPress Website is still available
So, if you are working with WordPress and want to learn more about this amazing platform, please subscribe and get my ebook Escalate Your WordPress Website free!
Better blogging is just a click away!