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WordPress for Journalists

From Plugins to Commercialisation

WordPress for Journalists by LJ Filotrani
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WordPress for Journalists presents an in-depth and accessible introduction to using the content management system WordPress to produce journalism today. LJ Filotrani, an experienced multimedia journalist and website editor and creator, gives readers guidance on using the wide-ranging functionality of WordPress to create news and other forms of journalistic content.

Readers will find everything they need to set up both a .com and a .org site, from naming the site and buying a domain to choosing a hosting package and keeping hackers at bay. Chapters also cover house style, how to create posts and pages, hyperlinking, embedding content, setting up widgets and sidebars and working with themes, plugins and SEO. There are sections on troubleshooting, HTML/CSS, RSS and curation, alongside advice on audience engagement and commercialisation.

Chapters feature:

  • step-by-step instructions on setting up and managing a professional website, with illustrative images throughout;
  • comprehensive lists of the most useful apps, themes, sites and plugins;
  • a guide to producing multimedia content online, including images, infographics, videos, podcasts and live streaming;
  • expert interviews with professional journalists working successfully online;
  • a glossary of terms.

By bringing together real-world advice, detailed walkthroughs and practical tips and tools for best practice, WordPress for Journalists will inspire young journalists and content producers who are looking to widen their skill set and build their presence online.

Taylor and Francis; June 2018
196 pages; ISBN 9781317229087
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Title: WordPress for Journalists
Author: LJ Filotrani
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