WordPress.com Essential Training Build a site with WordPress.com

A lot of non-profit organizations are looking for interns or new hires to help them with their media and web presence.  A great skill to have on your resume is how to use a tool like WordPress. This LinkedIn Learning course on how to build a WordPress site will help you stand out from the rest!  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.

Learning objectives

  • Creating a WordPress.com account
  • Editing your profile
  • Publishing posts and pages
  • Inserting images, videos, and other media
  • Customizing your site with themes and widgets
  • Managing users, notifications, and comments
  • The limits of WordPress.com and the benefits of self-hosting