My introduction to the open source community and WordPress software became a love affair that’s ongoing. Eight years ago I received an invitation to become a WordPress.com blogger. I accepted and discovered WordPress software and the community are the perfect fit for me.
You will find the 7 Reasons Why I Like WordPress.com Hosting outline why I host my blogs where I do today. While searching for tutorials I discovered both old gold and some shiny new WordPress educational videos and WordPress.TV shows to share with my followers and their followers.
WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org
My first choice is an 8 minute side-by-side comparison of WordPress.com and WordPress.org aimed at assisting bloggers to make an informed decision as to which WordPress product is the right fit for them. The video is based on Sarah Goodings’ article titled WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: A Definitive Guide For 2013. For a bare bones summary in table form view the WordPress.com and WordPress.org support doc comparison.
Mel Choyce: Getting the Most Out of WordPress.com
The basics of using WordPress itself, and what WordPress.com specifically can offer you as a beginning blogger. Watch on WordPress.TV.
Billie Hillier: How to Make Readers & Search Engines Love Your Content
In this presentation learn the key components most articles should include which will keep readers on the page, increase page views, and rank with the search engines. Watch on WordPress.TV
Scott Berkun: Write or Die
A masterclass in writing well. Scott offers no-nonsense advice about the forgotten core of what makes a blog succeed: good writing. Watch on WordPress.TV.
David Hamilton: Blog Like A Journalist
This presentation explains how a writer can maintain a high commitment to journalism, while also employing storytelling styles which are more compatible with blogs and their audiences. Watch on WordPressTV.
Do you think WordPress software and the community are the perfect fit for you?