WordPress is a popular content management system, and is used for many other platforms like blogs, portfolios, professional websites, and even E-Commerce websites.
In this course you will learn how to use WordPress as a blogging platform to create and manage your own website without requiring to ask for anyone’s help.
WordPress basically comes in the two version or ways how you can use it. The first being a WordPress managed platform, that is the WordPress .com site of the official WordPress, where as the other focuses on custom development of WordPress, The WordPress .org here you will be able to download WordPress as a CMS (Content Management System) and use it as any other application on your PC.
This course is designed to get you up and running with WordPress so that you can install, setup and manage your own website.
This Beginners Guide to WordPress is designed for anyone who are looking to learn or just wants to have an idea on how WordPress sites works. Anyone who wants to build their own website with WordPress can enroll for this course. Even web designers and developers who want to fresh up their skills can also enroll for this course.
In the first section, you will learn how to set-up your desktop environment for WordPress Development. You will learn how to install and set-up XAMPP, a PHP application through which you will be able to install WordPress Locally.
Once WordPress is installed, you will learn everything, there is to in the WordPress Admin Dashboard. The first thing you will see when you login to WordPress is the Dashboard itself. So, you will learn every shortcut and how to manage them in the WordPress Dashboard.
In the second section you will learn about all the different types of settings available, you will learn about working with General settings, Writing Settings, Reading Settings, Discussion Settings, Media Settings and Permalink Settings.
WordPress can be extended or it's functionality can be extended with the help of plugins. In the 3rd section you will learn how to Extend WordPress Functionality, with the help of plugins. You will learn how to install WordPress Plugins locally and online.
In the 4th section you will learn working with Categories, with the help of Categories, you will be able to organize your Content in a much-organized way.
As we move forward you will learn how to use Pages and Posts in WordPress. You will learn to create Pages for contact and about info. You will be able to create Posts and integrate it with Tags. You will also learn how to create links within the site also known as WordPress Internal Linking. This helps your Website to have better site links.
Next you will learn how to work with Commenting System, you will learn how to create, edit, delete and manage a comment within the WordPress Dashboard.
Finally, you will be able to create and manage Menu's, also known as WordPress Navigation System. You will learn to create custom menus and assign them where ever you like with the help of Widget area.
Once you have clear understanding of WordPress CMS you will be able to install and set-up Themes and give a completely new design and look for your WordPress website. With the help of Themes, you will be able to completely change the look and appearance of your WordPress Site. You will also learn how to manage themes, where you can manage multiple themes within your WordPress Dashboard.
I hope you will enjoy the course, as much as i have enjoyed creating it for you. See you in class.