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WordPress.com Essentials (SM-WPE-01)


Course Description

Blogging can help market a business, establish thought leadership, get the word out about a cause, and make you more attractive to potential employers. This course demonstrates the features, settings, and formatting options within the WordPress platform, and covers how to publish optimized blog posts with embedded links, images, video, and galleries.

The course also explores how to choose and customize blogging themes; how to create static pages, custom menus, and sidebar widgets; and how to integrate blogs with other social media accounts. his online course is supported by an instructor and is available for year-round open enrollment.


Upon satisfactorily completing the Online Instructor Supported WordPress.com Certificate program, students should be able to:

Create a fully developed and optimized WordPress.com blog
Learn the settings, features, and options on WordPress.com
Format and optimize WordPress blog posts
Choose and customize WordPress themes
Create custom pages, menus, and widgets
Integrate a WordPress blog with your other social media accounts


3 months




Adult Learners 18 and older





Deltina Hay is the author of three books on social media, the mobile web, and search optimization. She developed the graduate, social media certificate program for Drury University; and her first book, The Social Media Survival Guide, is used as a text in colleges and universities, worldwide.

Deltina has been programming or developing for the Web for over 30 years. Her graduate education includes computer science, applied mathematics, numerical analysis, nonlinear dynamics, and psychology. Deltina presently serves as the Board Chair of the Independent Book Publishers Association.


This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

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