Posts by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Advice from a Pro: Understanding Themes and Templates

A photographic image of two people working on their small business website, used as a feature image for a blog post about understanding themes and templates.

Editor’s note: An excerpt from Chapter 9 of WordPress For Dummies, 8th Edition is below. This particular chapter explains just how themes and templates work and how you, the website owner, can break down the anatomy of both to better understand their benefits. WordPress for Dummies, 8th Edition was written by eWebscapes founder and WordPress…

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Advice from a Pro: Finding and Installing WordPress Themes

Editor’s note: Below is an excerpt from Chapter 8 of WordPress For Dummies, 8th Edition by eWebscapes founder and WordPress pioneer, Lisa Sabin-Wilson. This blog post is the eighth in a series that we call “Advice from a Pro.”  In Chapter 8 of this book, the reader learns about WordPress themes and how easy it…

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Advice from a Pro: Establishing Your Publishing Routine

Editor’s note: Below is an excerpt from Chapter 5 of WordPress For Dummies, 8th Edition by eWebscapes founder and WordPress pioneer, Lisa Sabin-Wilson. This piece is the fifth in a series of excerpts called “Advice from a Pro” from this book. In this chapter, readers are introduced to the WordPress tools that are available to keep…

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Advice from a Pro: Understanding the WordPress Dashboard

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Chapter 4 of WordPress For Dummies, 8th Edition by eWebscapes founder and WordPress pioneer, Lisa Sabin-Wilson. This is the fourth in a series of excerpts called “Advice from a Pro” from this book. In this chapter, readers are given an understanding of the WordPress dashboard. Note that our references…

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Advice from a Pro: Setting Up Blogging Base Camp

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3 of WordPress For Dummies, 8th Edition by eWebscapes founder and WordPress pioneer, Lisa Sabin-Wilson. This is the third in a series of excerpts from this book, which we have titled “Advice from a Pro.” In this blog post, you will learn about the importance of setting up…

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Advice from a Pro: WordPress Basics

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of WordPress For Dummies, 8th Edition by eWebscapes founder and WordPress pioneer, Lisa Sabin-Wilson. This is the second in a series of excerpts from this book, which we like to call “Advice from a Pro.” In this installment, the reader will learn more about the technology behind WordPress.…

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Advice from a Pro: What WordPress Can Do for You

Editor’s note: In its eighth edition, WordPress For Dummies was released and updated in 2017 by eWebscapes founder and WordPress pioneer, Lisa Sabin-Wilson. With the permission of the publisher, we will be sharing excerpts from the book in a series we call “Advice from a Pro.” Below is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of WordPress For…

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eWebscapes Relaunch: Building Small Business Websites

In an effort to support a much-underserved segment of business and commerce, WebDevStudios (WDS) has launched a new division dedicated to designing and developing small business websites using WordPress. Meet eWebscapes. You may have heard of us before. I started eWebscapes in 2002 when I decided to go into business for myself as a freelance web designer.…

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