Build Your Own Author Website—Step 6: Video Review

Build Your Own Author Website : Video ReviewFor a super quick review of what we’ve covered so far in “Build Your Own Author Website” steps one through five, here’s a video created by Daniel Piechnick, a professional web designer and trainer.

In less than ten minutes, he’ll explain

  • Domain Name
  • Web Hosting
  • WordPress

He’ll then take you step-by-step from purchasing your domain name through installing and logging in to your WordPress website.

How to Create a Website or Blog: Review

The only difference between  Daniel’s steps and mine is that he uses Fat Cow instead of Blue Host as a web host and he uses one of the free themes called Bold R Lite instead of BookSnapper, which, for a small fee, is customized especially for authors.

He also gets a bit ahead of what I’ve covered so far by taking you through a few steps in customizing your site. Don’t worry, we’ll get to selecting your theme, customizing your site, and writing your first blog post later. Plus much more.

I suspect that Daniel’s video will reinforce all the steps and decisions you’ve made so far.

If not, watch the video a second time and a third. It’s only 6.4 minutes long.

WordPress Website: Review

Another video you might find helpful is WordPress for Beginners. In ten minutes, it will explain everything you need to know about WordPress.

Are you ready to move on?

If so, join me next month for the step seven in my series: Administration Panel Housekeeping.


About Margaret Duarte

Although warned by agents and publishers that labeling her work Visionary Fiction was the “kiss of death,” Margaret Duarte refused to concede. “In a world riddled with fear, misunderstanding, and lost hope,” she says, “I believe there are people prepared to transcend the boundaries of their five senses and open to new thoughts and ideas. The audience is ready for fiction that heals, empowers, and bridges differences.” Margaret joined forces with other visionary fiction writers to create the Visionary Fiction Alliance, a website dedicated to bringing visionary fiction into the mainstream and providing visionary fiction writers with a place to call home. In 2015, Margaret published BETWEEN WILL AND SURRENDER, book one of her "Enter the Between" visionary fiction series, followed by book two, BETWEEN DARKNESS AND DAWN, in 2017. Through her novels, which synthesize heart and mind, science and spirituality, Margaret encourages readers to activate their gifts, retire their excuses, and stand in their own authority. Margaret is a former middle school teacher and lives on a California dairy farm with her family and a herd of "happy cows," a constant reminder that the greenest pastures are closest to home.
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2 Responses to Build Your Own Author Website—Step 6: Video Review

  1. thank you yet again, Margaret, for this helpful series. Although I have had my website up for years, I always appreciate step by step instructions with explanations like this. Never know when I might go ahead and update my site on my own!


  2. You’re very welcome, Jodine.


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