Saturday, May 12, 2007

My Website To-Do List

Dear Author provides an excellent summary of what readers want from an author's website. Sadly my own site fails to delivery on almost every point. Time for another update....

7 comments:

Anne Douglas said...

I read that post as well, running down the list going ah huh ahuh done that that and that, then realised when I updated last I didn't add a contact me link, DOH! So I wuickly went and updated :)

I wonder if I can convince you over to wordpress? I'll even help you design it if you like :)

Emily Veinglory said...

What does wordpress have to lure us out of this blogger cave?

Anne Douglas said...

Wordpress acts as a full website and blog system (assuming you're using your own webhosting not a free hosting site)

Celia Kyle actually put me on to it originally, but lots of other people use it.

I still use my blogger blog to blog (ok that just sounds weird), and use the wordpressblog as my website frontpage so I can make easy updates etc. (though I notice with the latest version of wordpress you can change this default now to reflect a static page in a much less convoluted manner than before)

check my main website www.annedouglas.com.

There are thousands of free templates, which you can adjust to suit your needs - my website looks nothing like the original template :), and of course you can get someone to build one for you.

Adding pages and posts is much the same as using blogger

www.wordpress.org I think is the main site. It's an open source product so people create all sorts of widgets, templates etc.

www.wordpress.com is the wordpress version of blogger - you can't do as much with it, I believe it's sort of a cut down version of the main wordpress.

Anne Douglas said...

Was having a little looksee. There is Joomla, and typepad too, butI think type pad is a blog only? I'm not sure. Joomla sure looked interesting though

Emily Veinglory said...

I spent some time staring blankly at word press this morning and unsuccessfully trying to instal it. I have always wanted a handy thing like this and have looked at many. But the bottom line is that I just don't get it.

Amanda Young said...

I like the look of a lot of the wordpress websites. Personally, I never could figure out how to use the software. I'm a little slow that way. *g*

Anne Douglas said...

I'm happy to give you ladies a hand with getting things set up, and helping you customise. Once it's up and running it's easy running.