Anything about computers scare me since I only know the basic uses of a computer. I can browse, watch, play, edit, and do my school work on it but if we talk about websites, diving into that ocean of knowledge is a no-no for me. I am not the type of person who will patiently build his own website, more importantly, pay for one. I do not know platforms or services that can help me build a website swiftly. It was until we encountered our web content management course. This is probably one of the few times I’ve heard about WordPress. Before, I thought WordPress is a website wherein you publish articles and such because of its name “WordPress” it sounded like a print media company to me where they literally print or press the contents of the paper onto the paper itself. Faced with this course, I thought to myself “Game over, this is your weakness” Hell, I only know Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms but to build or manage a website through WordPress? It’s a foreign soil to me, an unfamiliar place where I don’t ever want to be. Luckily, we had guidance and expertise on our side as our professor led us through every step of the way.
When I first logged in to my account on the website assigned to us, I was overwhelmed by how many functions, menus, and features the WordPress managed site has. I carefully navigated through the functions and in all fairness it was quite easy to go around the dashboard and the other features. Well, maybe because it was an already established website where we do not need to do any set up. Nonetheless, it was a smooth adaptation to WordPress as both our professor and the website itself helped us in navigating through the website. Overall, it was a good experience for me. I’m not sure if I would want to pursue my own website after experiencing this but I guess sooner or later I will gamble on it.
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