Everything you need to make your idea a reality.
Whether you’re a WordPress beginner who wants to become a WordPress.com pro, or just need to learn the basics, you’ve come to the right place.
Our free courses will help you tackle a wide variety of goals for your website journey from getting started with a new site, to editing an exiting site, blogging, podcasting, search engine optimization and more to come! We’ll help you learn how to develop a strategy for your idea, create a platform for it, build an audience to engage with, and how to work with the new Site Editor.
Get Going Fast: A Checklist
Feel comfortable with online tools, and don’t want the step-by-step version? These lessons take you on a no-nonsense tour of the basics.
NEW! Quick launch your site with a compelling homepage!
Let us introduce you to our lightning-fast, beginner-friendly mini-course using our secret weapon: patterns!
This course will get you on your way to creating a fantastic and engaging homepage that showcases your brand, services, or ideas in a fun, professional, and unforgettable way!
Create Your Site
This course will give bloggers, business owners, and creators from every niche a solid foundation of how to make a WordPress.com website.
It provides a clear roadmap with hands-on exercises broken down into step-by-step instructions. At the end of the course, you’ll know how to create a complete 4-page website, with directions on what your next steps are.
Intro to SEO
Understanding search engine optimization (SEO) is valuable for anyone looking to improve their site or blog for both search engines and humans. The course will give you a solid foundation of what you can do to ensure people have the best chance to find your content when they search online.
By the end of this course, you’ll have the knowledge and specific action items to set your site up for SEO success with optimized content that will attract attention, and more.
Intro to Blogging
Blogging is a great way to share your stories and passions with the world and by working with our customers, we’ve learned getting started is the hardest part.
Intro to Blogging will benefit bloggers at any stage of their creative journey, but was created especially for beginners. This course will help you with the key elements of creating a blog that you’re excited to publish — and others are excited to read.
Intro to Podcasting
If you’ve ever wanted to start or grow a podcast, then this is the course for you.
We’ll give you all the key skills you need to get underway as you create a show that you are proud of. Take it at your own pace as you follow the easy to digest lessons taught by some of the most seasoned podcasters on the internet. We’ll guide you through the process right from generating your first idea to launching your show and then we’ll give you suggestions on how you can grow it from there.
Expect to be challenged! Our goal is to make you a podcasting pro by the end of this course.
If you want more detail on any topic, visit our Support site for documentation on every WordPress.com question you can think of (and some you can’t).