ePublishing: EPUB is a free and open source format for electronic book (e-books) publication. E-book files have the extension .epub which can be read on many eReaders or easily converted to do so on other eReaders that don’t support .epub.
Blog Hosting: WordPress.com (the website you are currently on) is a free cloud based blog hosting platform. This version is wordpress.com, however wordpress.org is slightly different to the .com variant. WordPress.org is a free open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) built on the same code. The difference is wordpress.org is a blogging software and wordpress.com is a blogging host. If you’d like to start your own blog, I’d advise you to sign up on wordpress.com.
Signing up can be done here: https://signup.wordpress.com/signup/
- Contact Form 7 – plugin for adding a useful contact form to a website.
- Really Simple CAPTCHA – plugin for adding security code to your contact form to make it safer from SPAM.
- Lightbox Plus Colorbox – plugin for adding image overlay effects to images.
- AddThis – plugin for adding social media sharing options to a page.
- WooCommerce – plugin for adding an e-commerce shop to your website.
Of course various other plugins and widgets exist which can be added to webpages, these are just some to mention, mainly for use on WordPress.
I thoroughly enjoyed the IS30240: Creating and Publishing Digital Media module. I never thought I’d be much of a blogger type person but wordpress.com just makes the process so easy and fun to do. This module was very useful for learning about the various different ways in which digital media can be created and published. Furthermore, the assignments were a lot of fun to do as I already have a strong interest in creating various forms of digital media.
To view my blog posts from the start in chronological order, please start from the bottom of my WordPress blog page. Thanks for following/viewing my progress =)
Image: Unknown. Retrieved from: http://ragingcreations.com/pages/digital-marketing-in-a-multi-touch-multi-channel-world-part-1.html
Image: Kuldar Leement [Artist]. (2013). Culprit. Retrieved from: http://kuldarleement.deviantart.com/art/Culprit-368795468
Image: Anthony Samaniego [Photographer]. (2014). I'll remember you. Retrieved from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmaybones/14274378069/