Are you a small business owner looking to set up your very first website? There’s been some really great tutorials and content coming out of Automattic’s various satellite blogs to help you.
I entirely missed the first two installments of this series on Automattic.Design on creating a SB website, so here are links to all 3 installments so you don’t miss them either:
Another great addition for time-strapped site owners, WordPress.com has teamed up with Pexels to bring Creative Commons Zero (CC0) License images directly to your site’s Media Library.
To access these images in your My Site Post or Page Editor, click on the +Add icon in the upper row of the Editor tools, select “Free photo library” which opens the search function for Pexel photos. Browse and select the image you want to use and click “Insert” to add the image to your post or page and it will be uploaded to your site’s Media Library, which also means they can be used for Featured Images.
One last resource for SMBs which is not new, but seems to be mostly unknown, is WordPress.com’s “Go” blog, “where experts share their knowledge on building and growing a successful web presence.” Add it to your reading list!