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Learn WordPress from Scratch

Learn the basics of WordPress and manage your Wordpress Blog with this in-depth training course from MacByte.info.
3.8 (16 ratings)
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Created by MacByte .info
Last updated 12/2013
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What Will I Learn?
  • 25 lectures and 3 hours of content
  • WordPress Basics in detail
  • Building Awesome WordPress WebSites
  • WordPress best practices
  • High Quality Audio & Video
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  • A Computer or Laptop
  • Internet Access

WordPress is an awesome platform for individuals and organizations that is easy to understand for developing great looking websites. You all must be familiar with WordPress platform. The community is growing and improving day by day.

This WordPress Basic Training Course will teach you how to use WordPress Website in-depth covering every minute details, so that you can get all your concepts clear and get benefited from it immediately. Setting up a website generally demands a lot of your time and money, so it should provide you some equivalent or more value.

By the end of this WordPress Basic Training Course, you will know each and everything about WordPress, how it works, its features, what it can do or what you can do with WordPress to create awesome WordPress Websites or Blogs without any difficulty.

Who is the target audience?
  • Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owner, Self-employed Professionals, Social Media consultants
  • Anyone who wants to learn the best and quickest way to build and design websites
  • Those who want to be able to build websites for profit as a service to others
  • Those with absolutely NO technical or computer skills at all or with prior HTML and photoshop skills
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
Introduction to WordPress
2 Lectures 08:33

What is WordPress?

This 5-minute video provides a brief introduction to the WordPress content management system and demonstrates why it is the most popular web publishing platform today.

Covered in this video:

  • What is WordPress?
  • Brief history of WordPress.
  • Why it’s much more than a blogging tool.
  • The power of “Open Source.”
  • How WordPress works.
  • Six reasons to choose WordPress.
Preview 04:33

WordPress.com or WordPress.org?

WordPress.com or WordPress.org? If you’re relatively new to WordPress, you may have been confused by the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. If so, you’re not alone!

In this video, we’ll take a quick look at the differences between these two related—but distinctively different—versions of the popular WordPress blogging software.

Preview 04:00
Getting Started
17 Lectures 01:22:53

Installing WordPress

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you already have a working installation of WordPress, or if you’ve set up a site at WordPress.com, you do not need to re-install WordPress. Feel free to skip this video!

The five steps to install WordPress…

  • First, we’ll download the latest version of WordPress from WordPress.org.
  • Then we’ll upload those files to our web server, using FTP.
  • Third, we’ll create a MySQL database and user for WordPress.
  • Then we’ll configure WordPress to connect to our newly-created database,
  • and last, complete the installation and setup our new website!
Preview 06:45

The WordPress Dashboard

The first video in this series provides an overview of the WordPress Administration Panel, which provides access to the functions and features of your WordPress-powered website.

Covered in this video:

  • Familiarizing yourself with the WordPress Dashboard.
  • How to customize the WordPress interface just for you.
  • Hide Dashboard modules you rarely use.
  • The collapsible navigation menu and functions.
  • The default modules that are available to users.
  • How to use the QuickPress module to quickly create a new Post.
The Dashboard

Posts vs. Pages

In this video, the second in this series, we’ll take a look at the two primary forms of content supported by WordPress: Posts vs Pages

Posts are blog entries — or articles—that are displayed in chronological order on your homepage, typically with the newest post at the top. Unlike pages, posts usually have comments beneath them and are also included in your site’s RSS feed.

Pages, on the other hand, are typically used for “static content” — or content that doesn’t change very often. Pages are typically included in your site’s navigation menu, which is usually located at or near the top of the site.

Covered in this video:

  • Posts vs Pages in WordPress.
  • The key differences between Posts and Pages.
  • Examples of both, in action.
Posts Vs. Pages

Creating a New Post

This video demonstrates how to create a new post (or article) in WordPress, using the built-in WYSIWYG editor.

Posts are blog entries—or articles—that are displayed in chronological order on your homepage, typically with the newest post at the top. Unlike pages, posts usually have comments fields beneath them and are also included in your site’s RSS feed.

Covered in this video:

  • Creating a new post in WordPress using the Posts > Add New > sub-panel.
  • Personalizing the Add New Post interface.
  • How to resize the editing area.
  • Formatting text and content using the WYSIWYG editor.
  • Assigning categories and tags to your post.
  • Adding a Featured Image to your post.
  • Postdating or scheduling a post for another time.
  • How to save and publish posts to your site.
Creating a New Post

Edit an Existing Post

This video demonstrates how to edit an existing post in WordPress.

The Posts > Edit sub-panel enables you to select the post(s) you wish to edit, delete, or view. Multiple posts can be selected for deletion and for editing. The Bulk Edit feature allows you to change the details for a group of posts at the same time. A handy in-line edit tool, called Quick Edit, allows you to update many fields for an individual post.

Covered in this video:

  • How to edit a post in WordPress.
  • How to bulk edit or delete multiple posts at the same time.
  • Using the Quick Edit tool to quickly change post details.
  • How to make a post “sticky” to keep it at the top of your page.
  • Editing, previewing and updating a post using the WYSIWYG editor.
Edit an Existing Post

Using Categories and Tags

This video will show you how to use categories and tags in WordPress to better organize your posts and make it easy for your readers to find related content.

Tags are essentially keywords that you assign to each post. They are typically displayed underneath each post. Someone viewing your blog can click on one of those tag links, and an archive page with all the posts containing that tag will be displayed.

Every post in WordPress is filed under one or more Categories. Categories allow your posts to be classifieds into groups and subgroups. If a visitor to your site clicks on a category link, an archive page with all the posts belonging to that category will be displayed. Unlike tags, categories may be assigned to a parent category, enabling you to set up a hierarchy within the category structure.

Covered in this video:

  • Understanding the difference between tags and categories.
  • Using categories and tags in WordPress to better organize related content.
  • How to add and edit categories using the Posts > Categories sub-panel.
  • Using category parents to sort content hierarchically.
  • How to add and edit tags using the Posts > Tags sub-panel.
Using Categories and Tags

Creating and Editing Pages

This video demonstrates how to create a new page in WordPress, or edit existing pages.

A Page is another tool to add content to a WordPress site and is often used to present “static” content—content that doesn’t change very often. A good example of a page is the information typically contained in “About Us” or “Contact Us” pages. Pages should not be confused with posts. Pages live outside of the normal blog chronology, and as such, are not displayed with the rest of your posts, but are displayed individually.

Covered in this video:

  • Reviewing the difference between Pages and Posts.
  • How to create a new page in WordPress.
  • How to edit and delete pages using the Pages > Edit sub-panel.
  • How to bulk edit or delete multiple pages at the same time.
  • Using the Quick Edit tool to quickly change page details.
  • How to change the order in which your pages are listed.
  • How to file, or “nest” pages underneath a parent page.
  • Using the WYSIWYG editor to add and edit pages.
Creating and Editing Pages

Adding Photos and Images

In this video we’re going to explore how to add a photo or image to your posts and pages.

Adding photos to your WordPress pages and posts adds visual interest and helps your readers better connect with your content. It’s easy to add an image to WordPress pages or posts, so let’s dive in!

Covered in this video:

  • How to add an image to WordPress.
  • How to upload and insert an image or photo from your computer.
  • Cropping images using the Image Editor, and CSS.
  • Aligning images to the left, center, or right.
  • Adding captions to your images.
  • Editing images that have been previously embedded.
  • Creating and editing photo galleries of multiple images.
Add Photos and Images

How to Embed Video

In this video, we demonstrate how to embed a video into a WordPress post or page.

The easiest way to embed video on your own site is to first upload your video to a video hosting service, such as YouTube or Vimeo.com. Once your video has been uploaded and converted successfully, it can be embedded within a post or page on your site with just a couple of clicks!

Covered in this video:

  • How to embed video in WordPress.
  • Best practices for adding video to your pages or posts.
  • Using Auto-Embed to easily embed videos and other content with just a couple of clicks.
  • How to manually embed a video using HTML code.
  • Embedding other types of content, besides video.
How to Embed Video

Using the Media Library

This video demonstrates how to use the Media Library to upload files (like images, PDFs, or Word documents) for use in future posts or pages.

The Media Library sub-panel allows you edit, delete or view media previously uploaded to your blog. Multiple media objects can be bulk-edited or deleted, and you can search or filter results to find the desired media file.

You can also use the built-in Image Editor to crop, rotate, or flip images you’ve previously uploaded.

Covered in this video:

  • How to upload new files using the Media > Library sub-panel.
  • How to bulk-edit or delete media files.
  • How to crop, rotate, or flip images using the built-in Image Editor.
Using the Media Library

Managing Comments

This video covers the best practices for managing comments in WordPress, including tips and best practices to encourage interactive discussion with your visitors.

Comments are an important feature, because they allow your readers to respond to your content and interact with you. Your readers may provide their own thoughts or questions regarding the content of the post, but they may also provide links to other resources, generate discussion, or simply compliment you for a well-written post.

Comments can be controlled and regulated through the use of filters for language and content, and even queued for approval before they are visible on the web site. This is useful in dealing with comment spam.

Covered in this video:

  • How to enable Comments and Discussions.
  • Best practices and settings for allowing and managing comments in WordPress.
  • Filtering comments for language and content.
  • How to approve, edit, delete or mark a comment as spam using the Comments sub-panel.
Managing Comments

How to Create a Link

If you never link to related content, your site will be a dead end.

You may want to link to related sites elsewhere on the web, or to other pages on your own site to provide additional information for your readers. Or you may want to use an image as a link.

Most often, you’ll be creating links within your posts and pages, which will enable you to share related and useful content with your readers. This video will teach you how to create text links and also use an image as a link.

Covered in this video:

  • How to create a link within a post or page.
  • How to use an image as a link.
  • Choosing the target or destination when your visitor clicks on a link.
  • How to link to other pages within your site, and outside sites as well!
How to Create a Link

Changing the Theme

From time to time, you might like to update the look and feel of your WordPress site. This video demonstrates how to change the look of your site by customizing the default theme or installing a new theme.

From the Appearance sub-panel, you can change the entire look and feel of your site by installing and activating new themes, or by changing your existing theme. A theme is actually a bundle of files that determine the overall design of a site, including colors, graphics, layout, and fonts. There are literally thousands of WordPress themes available to choose from, running the entire gamut of both quality and price.

This video also covers how to add a custom background image or custom header graphic to your site design, plus how to use a static page as the homepage for your site, instead of the default list of blog posts!

Covered in this video:

  • How to find and install new themes.
  • How to build a business site or a blog, or both!
  • Changing the theme in WordPress by installing a new theme or customizing your existing theme.
  • Updating the look of your site with one click using the Appearance sub-panel.
  • Using Live Preview to customize and preview changes before you activate a new theme.
  • Using the Theme Customizer to customize your site and preview changes in real-time.
  • NEW! Using a static page as the homepage for your site, instead of the default blog layout. (2:05)
  • Editing the background and header in the default WordPress Theme, Twenty Twelve.
Changing the Theme

Adding Widgets

In this video, we’ll learn what Widgets are, and how they can be used to easily add blocks of content to your site’s sidebar or footer.

Widgets are actually snippets of code that allow you to display blocks of customized information in your theme’s sidebar or footer. Adding widgets is easy, and they can be used to display your most recent posts and comments, archives, categories, or links in your sidebar or footer.

Covered in this video:

  • What are widgets, and how do they appear on your website?
  • How to add and edit widgets using the Appearance > Widgets sub-panel.
  • How to rearrange the order of widgets in the sidebar of your site.
  • Making the most of multiple widget areas.
Adding Widgets

Building Custom Menus

In this video, you’ll learn how to build custom menus in WordPress for navigating your site, including drop-down menu items.

In the Menus sub-panel, you can create one or more custom menus, for use in your site’s primary navigation menu, or other areas in our site. Custom menus may contain links to individual pages, categories archives, or even external URLs.

Covered in this video:

  • How to create a new custom menu.
  • Adding pages, categories and custom links to your newly-created menu.
  • How to rearrange menu items.
  • Creating nested, or drop-down menus.
  • How to build multiple custom menus, and why.
  • Using the Custom Menu widget to add a menu to your sidebar or footer.
Building Custom Menus

Installing Plugins

This video demonstrates how to find, install, and configure third-party plugins to add new functions and features to your WordPress site.

Plugins allow you to add new features to your WordPress blog that don’t come standard with the default installation. There are thousands of plugins available for WordPress, and with the Plugins sub-panel, finding, installing, and managing new plugins is easy!

Covered in this video:

  • What are plugins, and what do they do?
  • Installing WordPress plugins.
  • How to activate and deactivate plugins using the Plugins sub-panel.
  • How to find new plugins directly from the Plugins > Add New sub-panel.
  • Using the automatic plugin installer.
  • Installing the popular Jetpack plugin.
  • Configuring Jetpack options.
Installing Plugins

Adding New Users

This video demonstrates how to add new users to your WordPress site, and assign permissions based on roles.

The Users sub-panel enables you to set up new user accounts, as well as change user information, or delete users.

Covered in this video:

  • Adding new users to WordPress in the Users > Add New sub-panel.
  • How to edit or delete existing users.
  • How to set individual permissions for each user.
  • What roles and capabilities are available to each permission level?
  • Editing your own profile and login information.
Adding New Users
Tools & Settings
2 Lectures 09:21

WordPress Tools

This video demonstrates some of the tools that WordPress provides to manage your site, including importing and exporting your entire site.

WordPress tools covered in this video:

  • Quick publishing via the Press This bookmarklet.
  • The Category/Tag conversion tool.
  • How to import posts and comments from other blog services.
  • How to easily backup or export your WordPress content at any time.
Useful Tools

WordPress Settings

In the final video in this series, we’ll discuss how to configure your WordPress settings to optimize and get the most out of your site.

The Settings sub-panel contains all of the settings that determine how your site behaves, how you interact with your site, and how the rest of the world interacts with your site.

Covered in this video:

General – Updating your site’s title and location, who may register an account at your blog, and how dates and times are calculated and displayed.

Writing – Customizing the interface with which you write new posts.

Reading – Deciding if you want posts—or a static page—to be displayed as your site’s homepage. How many posts are displayed at one time, and how to adjust RSS syndication feed features to determine how the information from your site is sent to a reader’s web browser or other applications.

Setting up your site as a CMS – Using a static page or a blog page for your home page.

Discussion – Control the settings concerning incoming and outgoing comments, pingbacks and trackbacks, email notifications and the use of avatars.

Media – Specify the maximum dimensions in pixels to use when inserting an image into the body of a post.

Privacy – Choose whether you want your site to be indexed by search engines—like Google, Bing, or Yahoo!—or only to normal visitors.

Permalinks – Create a custom URL structure for your permalinks and archives.

Miscellaneous – File upload settings, link tracking and support for custom “hacks”.

Configuration Settings
Advance Concepts
4 Lectures 17:55

Undoing Mistakes with Post Revisions

If you’ve ever made a mistake while editing a post or page in WordPress, then you’ll find the Revisions feature a real lifesaver!

Post Revisions enable you to view the history of a post, compare two versions side-by-side, roll back changes, and revert to a particular version. It’s the invaluable “Undo” function for WordPress.

Covered in this video:

  • When to use Post Revisions.
  • Enabling the Post Revisions box.
  • Viewing the history of a post or page.
  • Comparing versions side-by-side.
  • Restoring a particular version.
Undoing Mistakes with Post Revisions

Introduction to Custom Fields

Custom fields enable you to create meta data — additional bits of information that can be used within your posts, pages, or custom post types.

WordPress includes many different ways to store and access data. One of those is meta data, which can unlock a whole new world of functionality in your WordPress site. In just a few steps, you can do some pretty amazing things with meta data.

Covered in this video:

  • What is meta data?
  • Using custom fields to create new meta data.
  • Displaying meta data within your theme file.
Custom Fields and Meta Data

Updating WordPress

How to use the built-in automatic updater to keep your WordPress installation, themes, and plugins up to date.

From time to time, WordPress releases updates to add new functions and features, or fix bugs and tighten security. Theme and plugin developers do the same.

It’s very important that you keep your WordPress installation, themes, and plugins up to date for security reasons, so when you see an update notification appear, please take just a few seconds to update your site.

Covered in this video:

  • Why it’s critical to keep WordPress up to date.
  • WordPress update notifications and what they mean.
  • How to update WordPress with just one click.
  • Updating WordPress themes and plugins.
Modify A WordPress Theme

What is RSS?

What is RSS, and why is it important?

As you’ve explored your own WordPress-powered site, you may have come across a link to your site’s Entries RSS or Comments RSS feed. Or, while browsing other sites on the Web, you may have seen an orange RSS icon or button. But you may be wondering, what exactly is RSS? And what do those orange icons do, anyway?

This video will help you understand what RSS is, how it works, and why it’s so incredibly useful. Best of all, if you’re using WordPress, you don’t have to do a thing to enable this functionality. Every time you publish a new blog post, WordPress will automatically update your site’s RSS feed, sharing your content with everyone who subscribes to your site using their RSS reader.

Covered in this video:

  • What does RSS stand for?
  • How does RSS work?
  • What is an RSS Feed?
  • How do folks subscribe to my RSS Feed?
  • Why is RSS useful?
  • How to modify RSS settings in WordPress.
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