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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | The Author Website: Building a Site That Works

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute and San Francisco Writers Conference/San Francisco Writers Foundation

Speaker: Linda Lee, web designer and founder of WordPress Bootcamp

We’ve all heard that we need a website and a social media presence as authors. Have you ever wondered what’s involved in building a website? What is web hosting? How to buy and use domain names?

In this session you’ll receive information about how to get started online with a website, a blog, and other social media outlets, as well as valuable information about web hosting and choosing domain names.

The session will cover:

  • What is WordPress? Why should I use it?
  • What is the difference between WordPress.com and a self hosted WordPress website?
  • Buying domain names.
  • What is website hosting?
  • 8 elements every author website must have.
  • Blogging on your website and blogging basics.