Do you have blog on Wordpress where you have published posts and pictures of your life, family or travels? After you have invested a lot of time and effort into the creation of your blog wouldn’t it be great to be able to capture all of that content into a physical book for yourself or for others?
If you are more of the TL;DR sort, just enter your blog URL at PixxiBook to get started. It does only take a few minutes and you can see a full preview of your book before you buy.
Otherwise, read on to learn the finer points on how you can print your own book from your Wordpress blog using PixxiBook.
Wordpress is the most popular blogging platforms with over 60% of the market. Whether your blog is hosted on wordpress.com, some other WordPress host such as Edublogs, or if your blog is self-hosted using the Wordpress CMS, you are in good hands.
With its limitless range of themes and plugins, Wordpress is suitable for all kinds of blogs and every site can appear unique. With this in mind, you may think it difficult to transform such varied content into a book however Wordpress is at heart a Content Management System and it is the structured content that will form the heart of the book.
So if you have a Wordpress travel blog, crafting blog, cooking blog, wedding blog, child rearing blog, house building blog, car renovation blog, family blog, (you get the idea), or any other, it already has all the makings of a beautiful book.
Checkout our gallery for an example of a book derived from a Wordpress blog.
Already when you create your blog post you have curated your collection of photos and images, choosing only the best, the most significant. So too your prose is tuned just so. The same content is perfect for a book but the form of a blog and the form of a book are very different. It is a good starting point.
The more structured your blog is, the easier it will be to select which posts you wish to include in your book. PixxiBook allows selection by date, category filter as well as individual post selection.
Your book will have the posts ordered by date, just as they are on your blog. If you wish to adjust the order that the articles are presented, you can correct the published date in the Wordpress post editor.
Photos and Images
Print has a resolution 4 to 8 times higher than the average browser display so make sure that your blog contains high resolution variants of all of your photos. Don’t worry about the web presentation, Wordpress will automatically provide lower resolution variants according to the needs of your theme.
Plugins and Passwords
Most blogs will automatically be ready for printing with no effort. If you have made alterations to your wordpress blog via customisations or sophisticated plugins, we might run into some minor roadbumps.
Read also about general preparation of your blog for printing.
Make sure your blog is publicly accessible so that anyone can view it without any special permissions or password. From your blog’s Admin Dashboard, head to Settings, then Privacy and select “Public”. You can reset it to “Private” after you have made your book if you need to.
In most cases there is nothing to do - your Wordpress blog can be automatically transformed into a book. You can freely create your preview to ensure that it looks good. If there’s any problems, you can modify your blog and re-run the book maker, or contact the PixxiBook team for more help.