I’m a huge fan of WordPress for both blogging and using as a CMS. While I’m partial to self-hosted WordPress sites, I’ve also used the free WordPress.com sites as well. If you have questions about using either option, feel free to drop me a note and I’ll be glad to answer any questions.
I’ve been using a friend’s web hosting for the past 7 or 8 years, but he’s cutting back on his online duties and so after a disappointing trial with GoDaddy.com I’ve moved all my sites to Hostgator now. Their uptime has been great, their admin/control panel is super easy to use, their customer support has been great (even with WordPress related issues) and their prices start at just $4.95 a month! I honestly can’t think of a single thing I haven’t liked about moving my sites to their servers. Plus — their servers are 100% green! Doesn’t get much better than that!
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WordPress Premium Themes
While I’ve built most of my sites off of the default themes that come with WordPress, I’m also a fan of the Standard Theme from John Saddington and his team at MilkEngine.com. You may notice that I’m using one of John’s other themes right out of the box at jdblundell.com
Purchase and download Standard Theme
E-books (instant download)
31 days to build a better blog – by Darren Rowse
simplify – by Joshua Becker
Inside Out Simplicity – by Joshua Becker
Simply Car Free – by Tammy Strobel
The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life – by Leo Babauta
Buck Naked Marriage – Corey Allan
St. Peter’s Brewery (of course I’m gonna recommend my own novel! )
Addition by Adoption – by Kevin Hendricks
Blue Like Jazz – Donald Miller
Divine Commodity – by Skye Jethani
Everyday Justice – by Julie Clawson
Everything Must Change – by Brian McLaren
Generous Orthodoxy – by Brian McLaren
Irresistible Revolution – by Shane Claiborne
Jesus for President – by Shane Claiborne
The Least of These – by Kevin Hendricks
A New Kind of Christian – by Brian McLaren
A New Kind of Christianity – by Brian McLaren
Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade–and How We Can Fight It – by David Batstone
Pagan Christianity – by Frank Viola
Peculiar People – by Rodney Clapp
Searching for God Knows What – by Donald Miller
Sex God – by Rob Bell
Stories from the Edge: A Theology of Grief – by Greg Garrett
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us – by Seth Godin
Velvet Elvis – by Rob Bell
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