WordPress.com provides free blogs and websites, while WordPress.org provides software to self-host blogs and websites. This course will explore the features and benefits of both platforms. You will learn how to create engaging written and visual content on WordPress.com, as well as manage blogs with tools offered by the WordPress content management system. With WordPress.org, you will apply advanced procedures for self-hosted blogging — including buying a domain, obtaining a web host and installing WordPress.org software. You also will investigate the benefits of self-hosting by customizing sites through the use of plug-ins, themes and custom site editing.