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What MiddCreate Users Say…

Why did you create a site on MiddCreate?

“For a class project”

“To build a demo site for a client”

“I wanted more autonomy compared to my other options when developing my e-portfolio.”

“I wanted a platform for creativity that combined many of my interests (writing, design, photography, etc.)”

“I wanted to learn how to use WordPress while also having the resources at the DLC available for support.”

“For a personal project”

“I wanted to customize more elements of my portfolio website”

What do you like best about MiddCreate/WordPress?

“The support from DLC”

“It’s free for MIIS students”

“There are more tools to use than free WordPress.com.”

“I like WordPress because there are so many pre-made templates that are free and editable.”

“There is an endless array of options.”

“There are lots of options! If I have questions, I can google them or make an appointment with the DLC.”

“I like being able to do what I want with my site. If I want to add new elements, I just need to learn how to do it.”

What advice would you give to someone who wants to make a site using MiddCreate?

“Utilize DLC’s staff & resources.”

“Self-study by checking Lynda online course; learn from the well-designed sites and customize your own.”

“If you are new to using MiddCreate, go to the DLC for some advice and specifically have a plan in mind of what you want to create.”

“Trial and error is your best friend.”

“It is a lot less cookie cutter than Weebly or Wix for example. MiddCreate allows you learn the process while you are designing your website the way you want it to look.”

“Do it, especially if you are trying to create a personal brand.”

Don’t be discouraged that it is hard at first – the DLC is a great resource and there are also a lot of helpful tutorials online. It’s not as hard as it seems, and I think MiddCreate sites end up looking much better than sites created on less customizable platforms.”

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