Getting started with WordPress

Here’s a new, stripped-down, easy-to-follow introduction to WordPress — the free blogging platform that also works as a versatile content management system:

WordPress Basics

This short tutorial is based on the second installment in my Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency, but I have shortened it to the essentials so that I can just give it to students and say, “Now set up your blog.” Hooray!

If you need any encouragement to start blogging, Adam Westbrook recently posted Why journalists must blog and how — followed by five more posts that will give you a lot of inspiration!

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