Friday, February 8, 2013

How to Make a Website for Technogoobers Like Me


The dreaded author website…

I knew this was something I absolutely needed to do if I wanted to look professional. As a technogoober, the whole creating a website thing had me curling up in the fetal position, looking for my teddy bear. Sure, I could pay someone to do it and not give it another thought, but, as I’ve said before, I hate paying people to do something I’m capable of doing myself – or potentially capable anyway.

So I bought a book called How to Make a Website or Blog Without Coding Using WordPress by Mike Omar. His claim is that anyone can make a website in under two hours using his steps. I thought, if I could figure out this Blogspot stuff, surely I could master WordPress.



Thankfully, the book had the exact steps needed to set up a domain name and web hosting site. That was especially helpful since I was stupid and thought that I only needed a domain name. You pay for a domain name, and you are good to go, right? Nope. So I signed up for a web hosting plan, and got it connected to the domain name, thanks to Mike’s book.

He then explained how to install WordPress, and I was off to the races. I’m not going to say it was super easy since it is completely different from Blogspot, but I messed around and got the bones of the website up and going within a few hours. He was right. Ta da – almost instant website!

It’s still under construction, but you can check it out at www.mefranco.com. If you have been putting off making a website, this is an easy way to get one done. If I can do it, I know you can!

9 comments:

  1. The website looks good. Congrats.

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    1. Hope to keep making it better as I learn more :D I appreciate you taking a look. Thanks Janna!

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  2. I admire your efforts, Michelle. Your website looks great and the picture is beautiful. Well done you!

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    1. Thank you for checking it out, Jane :)

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  3. You're doing an amazing job. Things will come together, don't worry. I have left you a comment under your blog, about adding more stuff. Hope it helps you! Much Love Paul OXOXOXOXOXO

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    1. I will take a look. I could definitely use any ideas that might help me make the website better. I'm still working on it, so I appreciate the tips!! Thanks Paul :D

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  4. Wow! Very well done. Big high-fives to you. You're a better man than I... Um, you know what I mean. Lol! When you get that site all bad-ass looking, make sure you post your rates, so we can get you to do ours.
    *grins*

    -Jimmy

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    1. Bwahahaha! That made my cheeks hurt! I'm lucky if I can find my website...LOL. Thanks for the vote of confidence though! I won't be able to charge by the hour, that's for sure. No one would be able to afford it!

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