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WordPress Basics: Make WordPress Work for Your Business in Five Easy Steps

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Get the most out of your WordPress-powered website by making some simple changes! The traditional blog format isn't usually what you want when you're setting up a site for your business, but with a few quick and easy steps, you can ditch the articles-first format. Jessica Neuman Beck, coauthor of WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Second Edition, walks you through the process of setting up a fully-featured business site that just happens to include a blog.
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Why Use WordPress for Your Business?

WordPress was designed to make sharing information on the Web as easy as possible. Adding new entries, creating and updating pages, and even customizing the URL structure your site uses are quick and simple processes in which you don't even have to think about any sort of code. As the site administrator, user levels allow you to set permissions for employees and other people who might be updating or adding articles to the site, giving you control over who has access to what. Add a static front page and some custom menus, and your site visitors won't know that your professional, informative site is actually built on a blogging platform.

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