WordPress

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WordPress.com is a free, open source, content management system that people with access to the Web can use to express themselves. Users can host a blog or also use WordPress as a static website. The beauty of WordPress is its flexibility and ease of use. Although labeled as a "blogging tool," WordPress can actually be used as the foundation for a variety of Web sites and services (e.g., personal homepages, electronic portfolios). This article provides general information about WordPress and its support at WSU.

Get WordPress

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To get WordPress set up, just go to WordPress.com and follow the steps to set up your account.

With WordPress you get:

  • Your own WordPress.com address (like you.wordpress.com, you can switch to a custom address later if you’d like)
  • A selection of great free and customizable designs for your site or blog (they call them themes)
  • 3 gigabytes of file storage (that’s about 2,500 pictures!)
  • Access to a large community of blogs and websites

Important Info for Setting your WordPress Account

Follow the links below for help with setting up your WordPress account:

Helpful Information/Available Workshops and Presentations

Training Videos

WordPress Basics

Creating a static website on Wordpress.com

There are also lots of helpful training videos about WordPress on Lynda:

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