On my first day of class in COMM240, I received my first assignment. The assignment was to use WordPress.com to make a website with a blog. I had never heard of the site before so I was interested to get started to learn the program. I found out that WordPress.com is a site used for 25% of websites in the world. It uses a special Content Management System, CMS, that allows the user to edit a website in their browser.
When creating a site you must register at WordPress.com before the fun can begin. You have the option of the free or premium version then, pick a username and site address to get started. There are many options for themes and customizations, even more if you purchase the premium version. You are able to adjust settings to make the website fit your personal needs best.
Homepage for WordPress.com. Source: screenshot of WordPress.com.
Once you are logged into WordPress.com you have the ability to check out other blogs and discover what’s newly posted on the discover page. From there you’re free to spread your wings and get creative. I found this awesome video on youtube.com showing you how to add a video gallery to your site.
Video by Ramiro Tenorio. How to create a WordPress video gallery. Published April 5, 2014.
After using WordPress.com for 3 weeks now, I feel confident to say I now have the ability to construct a site. I can’t wait to use my new skills on future assignments and projects.