Well, if we’re being honest here – it was Lisa who wrote the book…and since she is one of two co-owners of Blogs About Hosting, the rest of us are just riding on the coat tails of her fame and fortune! What better place to host your WordPress blog and/or website than with the person who wrote the book?
Lisa Sabin-Wilson is the author of the official WordPress For Dummies book. She was approached by Wiley Publishing after they recognized her talents, passion and expertise with the WordPress blogging platform. To say that we know our way around the WordPress blogging platfrom would be a vast understatement! We have been providing a range of technical support to WordPress users from the most novice beginner to the advanced user since 2003. We have been there, done that with almost all things WordPress.
While we do strongly recommend the use of WordPress to power your blogs and websites, we also happily support other blogging platforms and Content Management Systems such as Movable Type, Expression Engine and more!
Want to know the story about Lisa’s journey with the WordPress For Dummies book project? Here’s the content from her own blog regarding it:
In November 2006, I was approached by Wiley Publishing to author the official Dummies book for the WordPress software. They heard of me through word of mouth from people who know me as an experienced designer and WordPress consultant. I wrote WordPress For Dummies and it was published in November 2007 and stayed at the #1 top spot on Amazon.Com in the category of Blogging books for 7 solids months, and today, still remains in the top 5. In February 2009, Wiley Publishing asked me to update the book and write WordPress For Dummies, 2nd Edition – which covers everything new and exciting in WordPress 2.7.x.
In the meantime, because of the fast-paced development of the WordPress software, I recently published a bonus chapter for readers of my book that covers the most recent updates to the WordPress platform. The WordPress For Dummies Bonus Chapter: What’s New in WordPress 2.5 (PDF) can be downloaded here.
WordPress For Dummies, by Lisa Sabin-Wilson, delivers just what would-be bloggers need to get up and running with WordPress and start communicating with the world. Includes help on every aspect of installing and using WordPress, illustrations from real-world WP blogs, step-by-step tutorials on key topics, and insights from bloggers who use WordPress….
I was an early adopter of WordPress – having moved from the Movable Type blogging platform to WordPress in 2003. I truly enjoy and appreciate its flexibility and extensibility for my personal, and business, web sites.
Lisa speaks frequently at meetings, groups and conferences on topics related to WordPress design, development and consulting. Recently, she gave a presentation to the Milwaukee Web Development Community, Web414, on the topic of WordPress Design and Development (June 2008). She also recently spoke at the 2008 South by Southwest Interactive Festival on the topic of WordPress and her book, WordPress For Dummies, in Austin Texas (March 2008). She was also a panelist at the 2006 South by Southwest Interactive Festival on the topic of blog design, emphasizing the use of WordPress as the development tool.
Lisa is currently available for speaking engagements, if you are interested, please do contact Lisa directly.