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WordPress.com Essential Training

Affiliation: UIUC

Provider: Lynda.com

Type: Streaming Resource

Description: 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. In these tutorials, Carrie Dils shows how to sign up for a WordPress.com account, personalize your profile, and start posting right away. Plus, learn how to add the images, videos, and links that make blog posts pop; enable social sharing and mobile browsing; and change the appearance of your site with custom themes, widgets, and menus. Drawing on her 15+ years of experience designing for the web, Carrie also provides her insights on finding and growing an audience, and deciding when it's time to grow by upgrading your account or moving on to self-hosting with WordPress.org.

Quality Level: production