WordPress software is free, but in order to use it, you must have a paid account with a hosting company, which costs approximately $100 a year. The course includes a free 90-day hosting account from SiteGround, which includes a temporary practice site. (This is not available for students who took advantage of this offer in the introductory WordPress class.)
You'll need a computer with broadband Internet access, running any recent version of the Windows or Mac operating systems. We recommend using the Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browsers.
If you don't have prior experience with either WordPress or any other Web publishing tools, you should have a strong familiarity with the Internet and good computer skills. Otherwise, we recommend the introductory course, Creating WordPress Websites.