Teach Yourself VISUALLY WordPress – A Book Review

wordpress-logoHave you been eager to share your opinions via blogging, but aren’t sure how to get started? Look no further – Teach Yourself VISUALLY WordPress, Second Edition is a book that is written by an experienced and popular user, Janet Majure to familiarize you with one of the most common and user-friendly blogging platforms – WordPress. Perfect for the visual learner, the book is packed with insightful advice, clear direction and exciting concepts for creating a vibrant and engaging WordPress blog and taking full advantage of its versatile features.

Book Details

Visual Publishers published the second edition of Teach Yourself VISUALLY WordPress on April 10, 2012. Published in English, it contains a total of 320 pages. The book weighs 13.6 ounces (0.85 pounds) and is 0.7 inches thick. It is available in both paperback and Kindle versions. Staying true to the audience, the front cover of the book is visually appealing, spanning a blue and white background with an array of circles completing the design. “WordPress” is printed in large white font and “Teach Yourself Visually” is printed just above it in smaller font. The author’s name has been printed at the bottom of the cover.


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Target Audience

This book is ideal for beginners, who are looking to start a blog and to understand the fundamentals of using WordPress. It is perfect for visual learners, who will benefit tremendously from the demonstrative impact of the book, as most pages have large screenshots and clear step-wise instructions.

What Customers Say

Bonnie Cehovet (Amazon) says that the book represents an updated version of the WordPress platform and it helps to have written and visual material. According to her, each chapter is color coded, making it easy to find what you are looking for.

Coronet Blue (Amazon) who read the book version said that she had no idea how complex WordPress could be as she was new to it. The book helped answer a lot of her questions and is a great reference to step-by-step processes.

Another satisfied reader, Erin (Goodreads) feels that this has been the most useful book about WordPress that she has read till date. According to her, the topics are spelled out logically and there are multiple tips and additional resources provided in the book.

Content, Approach, Style

Teach Yourself VISUALLY WordPress, Second Edition is an all-inclusive guide for beginners, who are looking to get started on the WordPress blogging platform. The visual aids in form of screenshots are a great source of help for the readers to understand the content easily. The book is divided into chapters and sections. Each chapter is color coded, so it is easy to find what you are looking for. It helps you get started with step-by-step processes of creating and setting up a WordPress site.

The book offers completely updated information on the new mobile blogging solutions and shares in-depth advice and insights on modifying sites by using plug-ins, themes and custom site editing. The book also features advanced processes for self-hosted bloggers, including domain buying, getting a web host and installing WordPress. It validates key points with relevant and practical examples from the author’s own experiences with WordPress.

Why Buy the Book

With its ease of use and simplicity, WordPress has become the most popular blogging platform in use on the web today with more than 70 million websites. It is also one of the simplest platforms for search engines to read and index, soaring its attractiveness. It is valuable for beginners and visual learners, who are looking to start a blog and create engaging written and visual content.

Books that Complement

WordPress Bible has some corresponding material that readers may find valuable.

Readers may also wish to explore advice offered in the book Professional WordPress Design and Development.


An author, writer and editor, Janet Majure comes with an experience of over 30 years in the publishing industry. She is an experienced and versatile writer and editor with a specialization in travel, health, food, human interest and computer software. She has written for three WordPress blogs namely Homecookingrevival.com, Foodperson.com and Ethicurean.com. She has also written and edited several books, white papers and newsletters. In addition, she has contributed articles to several newspapers and magazines.

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