I have been using WordPress for blogging for a couple of years now. Ever since taking Cricket Walker’s SEO Training Course and one of the lessons was The Benefits of Blogging. I moved the blog I had from blogger.com to my own server and installed WordPress following her tutorials. I wanted it to look more like my own creation so I started playing around with various themes and quickly learned not all of them are created equal.
My next step was working on an eBook on with my fellow MVP Tina Clarke on Launching a WordPress Blog which is offered F REE to anyone interested. It is soon to be revised to cover the latest version of WordPress 2.7.
Today I had the opportunity to watch a video produced by fellow MVP, Morten Rand-Hendriksen
Using WordPress in Alternate Configurations – My WordCamp Whistler 09 Presentation. After watching it I am again excited about WordPress and what I can do with it. Morten suggest using it more like a CMS which is the abbreviation for Content Management System. He shows you how using WordPress and Expression Web 2, you can customize your site so it looks more like a web site and less like a blog yet still functions as a blog. The site he uses in the tutorial is one he did AnnyChih.com which is fantastic. You can watch Using WordPress in Alternate Configurations – My WordCamp Whistler 09 Presentation and see for yourself how it is done. He also provides the code snippets you will need to try out his suggestions.
Morten Rand-Hendriksen is the newest MS MVP – Expression Web and the author of Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Expression Web 2 in 24 Hours (Sams Teach Yourself — Hours) (affiliate link.)