I’ve decided to make a record of my experience in creating this and other websites using WordPress. This is a series of short articles that you can access through the menu above (under Resources for Writers / Website Tutorial), taking you step by step through what you need to know to make a professionally functioning site.
There are a lot of words, because there are a lot of concepts to cover. Actually doing the steps to get a basic site up and running, took me about an hour the last time I did it, but of course I already knew what to do.
So, if you want to set up a website for yourself or for a group of people like our Herd here, follow the link and do it in stages. The parts I’ve written so far take you up to the point of having a functioning site with any number of fixed pages and a blog, a menu, and spam protection. I’ll probably be revising these based on your comments, and I have a list of additional topics yet to be written.
Please comment here, or on the pages themselves, if you have questions or suggestions for improving the content.