WordPress resources

As promised in my talk at the national editors conference Beyond the Page, here are some useful resources to help you put together a WordPress.com website.

Setting up a domain name and website in Australia

Choosing and registering a domain name in Australia, including a .com.au or .net.au name: https://www.business.gov.au/marketing/websites/register-a-website-name

Setting up a website: https://www.business.gov.au/Marketing/Websites

About WordPress.com

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org comparison: https://themeisle.com/blog/wordpress-com-vs-wordpress-org/

WordPress.com plans and prices: https://wordpress.com/pricing/

Glossary of terms: https://learn.wordpress.com/glossary/

Creating your website

WordPress.com support: https://en.support.wordpress.com/

Online WordPress tutorials: https://en.support.wordpress.com/category/site-tutorials/

Browse WordPress.com themes: https://wordpress.com/themes

Tweaking your website

Test the speed: https://tools.pingdom.com

Optimise your images (reducing file size) before uploading to WordPress: https://en.support.wordpress.com/media/image-optimization/

WordPress.com SEO basics: https://wordpress.com/go/tips/wordpress-com-seo-basics/

WordPress widgets: https://en.support.wordpress.com/category/widgets-sidebars/