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Easy Author Websites

The Torknado Project has a mission: enabling authors to create professional-looking no-code websites themselves, easily and on a budget. There’s lots of free information here about WordPress, and tools you may find helpful. My goal is “good enough” websites you can create for yourself, based on a platform that lets you refine and grow the site as your needs change.

Peruse the list of Reference Websites for examples of what you’ll create The Torknado Way. Some were made by me, Tyler Tork, others by their owners following my instructions.

Why you need a website

Even if you’re just starting out, a place to build a following and let people know how to get in touch with you, is essential. If lightning strikes, you need to already have this in place.

Step by step instructions

Reference websites
Cover: One-Hour Author Website

Besides lots of useful blog entries and resource pages, this site hosts the book One-Hour Author Website, available to those with free website membership. It gives step-by-step illustrated instructions and includes a setup tool to automatically create the webpages and menu items you’ll need on your site (unless you prefer to do it manually). The book is kept up to date as the technology changes, so you always have the most recent information.

Click the cover to learn more about this book, or…