Building a business website, or ready to dig into blog customizing?
We’re excited to add two more courses to the library of options available in Blogging U. on demand: Build a Business Website and Intermediate Customizing.
Just getting started with blogging? You can find a variety of introductory courses on the Blogging U. home page, including the ever-popular Blogging: Fundamentals (previously called “Blogging 101”).
Build a Business Site is a brand-new, ten-day course that helps you plan, build, and promote your business website. We’ll help you define your site’s raison d’être and plan content. We’ll look at how to choose the theme that fits your brand, examine whether blogging can help boost your business, and make sure that search engines like what they see when they come crawling. Along the way, we’ll cover specifics like pages and menus, domain mapping, widgets, using social networks to promote your site, and SEO.
Intermediate Customizing meant a much-needed overhaul of my front page. A new logo, using Canva; a poll, which I had not done before; cleaned-up cluttered sidebar and footer widgets… My place looks better and I’m inspired to do more! – Laurel Writes
This ten-day course takes you in-depth into the free customization options available to all WordPress.com members. Learn to find and understand all the details of your theme. Delve into how headers and titles are displayed, and create a totally unique custom header. Coordinate and change your background, and learn to work with widgets — including creating custom widgets and using widget visibility to control exactly which widgets appear where. We’ll wrap up with some basic HTML, which gives you even finer control over the ways posts, pages, and widgets appear.
How to get started
Interested in exploring creative pursuits? Writing and poetry courses are already available, and photography and advanced writing courses are coming soon!
As with all Blogging U. courses, you can start and stop these whenever you’ve ready — and of course, they’re completely free. To get started, head directly to the course pages, or to the Blogging U. home page, and click the “Start course” button. You’ll get a welcome email immediately, and your first assignment ten minutes later.