WordPress.org Vs. WordPress.com: Getting Started

What is WordPress? How does it work? What do I need? Where do I start? All these questions and more answered
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 5/2012 English

Course Description

Need a website? Everyone keeps telling you how easy WordPress is, but lost in the shuffle? Don't have a clue what a host is or why you would use one? In this 10 part class we'll talk about the key differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. This is a web version of a class taught monthly in New York City.


“Great class and excellent teacher. Well thought out and explained. I'm glad I took this class.”

“Left many steps ahead after Nate's class in Wordpress.com vs. org. Great presentation, and very good skills at imparting knowledge. Prepared, interested in everyone's questions and specific situations, just a great class. Thanks!”

"I used to think of handling Wordpress as a big chore, but now I'm actually looking forward to updating my blog layout.”

“Nate is an excellent teacher. I walked away with so much and a desire to learn more. I now feel confident that I can start using WordPress. He was patient and open to questions. I highly recommend any class that Nate is giving.”

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Section 1: My First Section

In this video you'll hear Nate's background and an overview of the class.


In this video we explain what a CMS is, how a typical website is built and how WordPress will help.


In this video we'll briefly talk about what a blog does versus a site.


In this video we look at the Dashboard and begin our discussion of what the differences are between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.


An explanation of how pages and posts work in a WordPress site.


In this lecture we look at themes and see some major differences in the capabilities of WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org.


In this section we look at menus which are the same on WordPress.com as they are on WordPress.org


A brief overview of the settings section of the Dashboard.


Now we see some key differences with WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org in the use of plugins and widgets.


We look at import, export and talk about backing up your site.

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Instructor Biography

Nate Cooper is a blogging strategist and writer. Through his private consultancy, he has led training for corporate clients including the Gap and NBC. He is an Adjunct Professor at the School for Visual Arts in New York City. He is a regular contributor to contently.com, and his writing has appeared on Mashable. Nate is also writing a comic book about how to build websites to be released in 2013. Prior to this, Nate worked in event marketing for Apple.

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