Want to build an attractive, sophisticated blog or website—without having to learn any special coding? WordPress.com is the answer! WordPress.com is one of the world's most popular Web design tools. It's free and easy to use, and it produces professional results.
In these lessons, you'll get hands-on experience with this powerful tool as you create your own WordPress.com site and blog. As you walk through the process from start to finish, you'll find out how to use WordPress to create pages and posts, add images and videos, change a site's look and feel, and include user-friendly features. You'll discover the ease of using WordPress design themes to express your creativity, and you'll see how much fun it is to be part of the vibrant WordPress online community.
In addition to mastering the technical elements of WordPress, you'll learn how to organize a blog or website, create appealing content, and achieve better positions on search engine results pages. By the end of this course, you'll be able to confidently use WordPress to create a blog or a personal, business, or organizational website.
This is an introductory course. You don't need any website publishing experience to be successful in this course. If you have some blog or website publishing experience and have (or are willing to open) a paid hosting account, consider our Intermediate WordPress Websites course, which focuses on the self-hosted WordPress.org.
This course is currently in revision. The revised version is expected to be available June 2016.
About The Instructor
John Agress has been active in the computer world since the 1980s and has been developing and designing websites for more than a decade. He was among the first designers to recognize that WordPress, which was originally created as blogging software, can also produce content management websites that can be updated as easily as sending an email. He loves helping his Web design clients take control of their WordPress blogs and websites. John graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Communication Studies and spent many years as a radio and television news anchor, writer, and producer.