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WordPress.com Essential Training

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Overview

Learn how to create your own website or blog with WordPress.com—the free, easy-to-use service that is democratizing publishing on the web.

Learn how to create your own website or blog with WordPress.com—the free, easy-to-use service that’s democratizing publishing on the web. Join instructor Carrie Dils as she shows how to sign up for a WordPress.com account, personalize your profile, and start posting right away. Plus, learn how to add images, videos, and links that make blog posts pop; enable social sharing; and change the appearance of your site with custom themes, widgets, and menus. Drawing on her nearly 20 years of experience designing for the web, Carrie also provides her insights on finding and growing an audience, as well as deciding when it's time to grow by upgrading your account or moving on to self-hosting with WordPress.org.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Build a site with WordPress.com
1. Get to Know WordPress
  • What is WordPress?
  • WordPress.com versus WordPress.org
  • Types of WordPress.com accounts
2. Managing Your Account on WP.com
  • Create your WordPress.com account
  • Administrative area
  • Update your profile
  • Adjust your account settings
  • Manage billing and account upgrades
  • Manage security
  • Manage privacy and notifications
3. Managing Your Site on WP.com
  • Configure general site settings
  • Optimize site performance
  • Writing settings
  • Site discussion settings
  • Traffic settings
  • Set up sharing options
4. Create Posts
  • Posts vs. Pages
  • The Classic Editor vs. the Block Editor
  • Get familiar with the Classic Editor
  • Get familiar with the Block Editor
  • Working with blocks
  • Create and edit posts
  • Publishing options
  • Create and manage links
  • Categories and tags
  • Use the more tag and excerpts
5. Work with Images
  • Using media library
  • Maintain images
  • Types of image blocks
  • Featured images
  • Add videos to pages and posts
6. Create Pages
  • Create a basic page
  • Understand page attributes
  • Create a contact page with a form
7. Customize Your Site
  • Select a theme
  • Create custom menus
  • Explore the theme customizer
  • Content options
  • Use widgets
  • Use a static front page
8. Manage Users
  • Understand user roles
  • Add and manage users
9. Manage Reader Interactions
  • Use your site stats
  • Manage notifications and comments
10. Go Further with WordPress
  • Get support for your site
  • Importing and exporting content
  • Use the reader
  • Manage multiple WordPress sites
  • WordPress.com limitations
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Carrie Dils

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