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The blogging revolution has led to new levels of communication on the Web. WordPress.com 2.7 Essential Training is the on–ramp for anyone who wants to get up to speed quickly and easily. Maria Langer, author and veteran blogger, shows how to set up a free WordPress.com account, create posts, and maintain a blog. She goes on to explore the possibilities WordPress.com offers for creating blogs that are unique in style and voice. Exercise files accompany the course.
Hi, I am Maria Langer. I will be taking you through the process of building and maintaining your free blog on Wordpress.com. I have been blogging for about four years now with Wordpress. I have coauthored a book about Wordpress and I have written a bunch of other computer how-to books. I have also spent a lot of time in front of classrooms teaching people how to use software. This title, Wordpress.com 2.7 Essential Training, covers everything you need to know to build and manage a blog with Wordpress.com. It starts by explaining how to set up a free Wordpress.com account and to set a few basic account options. It then explains how to create, edit, and format content, including posts, pages, and links. Along the way, it shows you how to insert multimedia elements, such as images, videos, and MP3 files. It also tells you something you will really want to know, how you can keep your blog spam free.
Several videos cover more advanced topics, such as customizing a Wordpress theme, using the HTML Editor, and working with multiple users and blogs. Throughout every video you will get tips that help you become a better blogger. This title doesn't cover the setup or advanced features of the self-hosted version of Wordpress. You need your own web hosting setup for that. However, it can teach you the basics of adding content to a self-hosted Wordpress blog and to manage that content. One thing you need to remember as you work through the videos in this title is that Wordpress.com is a web-based service. That means that the features you see in these videos might not look exactly as they do as you follow along on Wordpress.com.
I am thrilled to have the chance to teach you how you could build your own Wordpress.com blog. So what are we waiting for? Let's get started!
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