WordPress Essentials 2016
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WordPress Essentials 2016

Everything You Wanted To Know About WordPress
4.3 (2 ratings)
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29 students enrolled
Created by R. Jerome Harris
Last updated 8/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Gain an in depth expert-level understanding of WordPress.
  • Create "responsive" websites with WordPress.
  • Troubleshoot and repair common problems that occur on WordPress websites.
  • Secure WordPress Websites.
  • Perform complete backups of WordPress websites.
  • Restore WordPress websites in the event of a catastrophe.
  • Clone and migrate WordPress websites.
  • Install WordPress manually via the self-hosted script.
  • Install WordPress via the Cpanel.
  • Write, edit, manage and publish posts and pages.
  • Set up WordPress profiles.
  • Use post formats.
  • Understand the difference between posts and pages.
  • Create categories and how to to effectively use them.
  • Understand categories versus tags.
  • Create link categories.
  • Create custom menus.
  • Use WordPress themes.
  • Use WordPress plugins.
  • Use WordPress widgets.
  • Use the WordPress screen options.
  • Use Jetpack.
  • Change Fonts in WordPress.
  • Use the media library.
  • Add images to posts and pages.
  • Create a photo gallery.
  • Add audio and video to posts and pages.
  • Add PDF download links.
  • Manage WordPress comments.
  • Fight WordPress comment SPAM.
  • Update WordPress.
  • Import and Export WordPress content.
  • Understand WordPress User Roles.
  • Manage WordPress Users.
  • Plan for WordPress Disaster and Recovery.
  • Customize WordPress themes.
  • Understand WordPress General Settings.
  • Understand WordPress Writing Settings.
  • Understand WordPress Reading Settings.
  • Understand WordPress Discussion Settings.
  • Understand WordPress Privacy Settings.
  • Understand WordPress Media Settings.
  • Understand WordPress Permalinks Settings.
  • Socializing Your Website
  • Speeding Up Your WordPress Website
  • How To Add Anchor Links
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Requirements
  • A desire to learn all there is to know about WordPress.
  • A minimal amount of money to invest in your own domain name and web hosting.
  • Internet access.
  • Basic Internet skills.
Description

LEARN WORDPRESS TODAY!

Course updated: April 2016

Course Objective: Learn essential aspects of using the WordPress Content Management (CMS) system to create responsive websites.

This course was developed to teach interested ones how to use WordPress to create professional responsive websites.

  • No Coding
  • No Prior WordPress Experience Required

*** ALL LECTURES ARE IN HIGH DEFINITION (HD) ***

In my more than 35 years of formal teaching experience, I have found that the best approach to teaching was for the teacher to place himself at the desk of and in the role of the student. And, to teach in a manner imaging that he himself is the student.

Some instructors teach over the head of the student. Not all students are the same. Yet, it is the responsibility of the teacher to find a way to reach students who "just don't get it." Indeed, the teacher should sweat over finding a solution to reach that student. If necessary, lose sleep over it. Then when the light bulb in that students head "turns on" then there is the reward!

In this course, I will teach with the Look-Over-My-Shoulder lecture method and DEMONSTRATE every step of the process from searching for and registering a domain name, to getting web hosting, installing and learning all aspects of using WordPress to create incredible looking responsive websites.

Here Is a List of Some the Things You Will Learn

  • How To Search For and Register a Domain Name
  • How To Choose and Get a Web Host Account
  • What WordPress Is
  • How To Install WordPress Via The Web Host CPanel (The Easy Way)
  • How To Install WordPress Manually. (Still Easy)
  • The WordPress Dashboard
  • How To Setup WordPress Profiles
  • The Difference Between WordPress Posts and Pages
  • How To Create and Write a WordPress Post
  • How To Manage and Edit WordPress Posts
  • How To Use Post Formats
  • How To Publish Posts
  • How To Create and Write a WordPress Page
  • How To Protect Your Work
  • WordPress SEO
  • How To Create a Collection of Links in WordPress
  • The Difference Between Categories and Tags
  • How To Properly Use WordPress Categories
  • How To Properly Use WordPress Tags
  • How To Create Custom Menus in WordPress
  • How To Use The WordPress Media Library
  • How To Add Images To A Post
  • How To Add a PDF Download To Your Posts and Pages
  • How To Use WordPress Themes
  • How To Customize Your WordPress Themes
  • How To Install A Contact Form
  • How To Use WordPress Plugins
  • How To Use WordPress Widgets
  • How To Use Widgets Reloaded
  • How To Set WordPress Screen Options
  • How To Use The WordPress Jetpack
  • How To Change Fonts In WordPress
  • How To Manage WordPress Comments
  • How To Fight WordPress Comment SPAM
  • How To Secure Your WordPress Site
  • How To Update WordPress
  • How To Import and Export WordPress Content
  • To Explain The Five WordPress User Roles
  • How To Manage WordPress Users
  • Setting Up A WordPress Disaster and Recovery Plan
  • How To Backup WordPress
  • How To Restore WordPress From Backups
  • How to Migrate One WordPress Website To Another
  • How To Set Up A WordPress Development Server On Your Computer
  • How To Configure WordPress General Settings
  • How To Configure WordPress Writing Settings
  • How To Configure WordPress Reading Settings
  • How To Configure WordPress Discussion Settings
  • How To Configure WordPress Privacy Settings
  • How To Configure WordPress Media Settings
  • How To Configure WordPress Permalinks Settings
  • How To Speed Up Your Website
  • How To Set up an RSS Feed?
  • How To Set Up A Working Email Newsletter Form
  • How To Socialize Your Website (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube)
  • And more ...

Let Me Help You

So if you have a strong desire or compelling need to learn WordPress for personal or business use, then this course is for you.

I would like to remind you that my course comes with a 30 days « no questions asked » money back guarantee. You have a full month to give it a spin, and try it out and if, for whatever reasons, you are unsatisfied, just ask for your refund. You take absolutely no risk!

After taking my course, any mystique you may have had about WordPress will be removed. You will feel confident in your ability to make WordPress do what you want it to do.

Click the "Take This Course" button now.

Kind regards,

R. Jerome Harris

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone seeking to learn all there is about WordPress with the goal of creating professional responsive websites for themselves and for clients. NO PREVIOUS WORDPRESS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  • This course is NOT for those who consider themselves WordPress experts.
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Curriculum For This Course
74 Lectures
09:48:25
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Greetings, Thank You and Welcome !!!
2 Lectures 00:50

An introduction to the instructor and encouragement to excel in learning WordPress.

Preview 00:50

Get a brief idea of how I use the websites I create with WordPress.

How I Make Money From My WordPress Websites
1 page
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First Things First: Getting A Web Presence
2 Lectures 14:15

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to define "domain name," how to search for a domain name, how to register a domain name and explain why it is a requirement to getting a "web presence."

How To Search For and Registering a Domain Name
06:06

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to describe what web hosting is and why it is a requirement to getting a "web presence."

How To Get a Web Hosting Account
08:09

What Have You Learned?
4 questions
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Getting Started
5 Lectures 30:57

What is WordPress? Define what WordPress is and where to download the self-hosted script.

What is WordPress?
01:20

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to download and install the WordPress self-hosted script on their web host server.

Preview 06:13

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to install WordPress from their web host CPanel.

Installing WordPress Via Your Web Host CPanel
06:40

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to use and customize the WordPress Dashboard to fit their needs.

Getting To Know Your WordPress Dashboard
10:01

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to set up their WordPress User Profile.

Setting Up Your WordPress Profile
06:43

What Have You Learned?
5 questions
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Creating Content in WordPress
13 Lectures 02:15:07

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to explain the differences between WordPress posts and pages and will learn when and where to use them.

Posts Versus Pages
07:47

At the end of this lecture, the student will learn the basic WordPress post editing tool and its features and use them to write a post.

Preview 12:52

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to use WordPress search and filter tools to find posts, edit single posts, bulk edit posts, delete posts, restore deleted posts, and restore a previous version of a post.

How To Manage and Edit WordPress Posts
17:07

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to describe what post formatting is and apply post formatting to their posts.

How To Use Post Formats
07:32

At the end of this lecture, the student will learn all of the WordPress options associated with publishing a post to include placing a post in "draft" mode as well as scheduling automatic submission of posts.

How To Publish WordPress Posts
09:02

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to write WordPress pages with emphasis on the things that make creating a page different from a post.

How To Write a WordPress Page
10:51

At the end of this lecture, the student will learn about the tools used to manage pages with emphasis on how the process differs from managing posts.

How To Manage WordPress Pages
05:21

At the end of this lecture, the student will learn about the WordPress built-in protection features such as post revision, post locking and "autosave."

How To Protect Your Work
09:49

(Part 1) At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to define the acronym "SEO" and apply SEO techniques to their posts and pages.

WordPress SEO - Part 1
11:09

(Part 2) At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to define the acronym "SEO" and apply SEO techniques to their posts and pages.

WordPress SEO - Part 2
17:19

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to apply my personal SEO settings to their WordPress websites if they desire. (The is a guideline)

My Personal SEO Settings
08:40

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to describe what link categories are, create link categories, explain why one would use them, and be able to place them within the "widgetized" areas of their WordPress website.

How To Create a Collection of Links in WordPress
13:37

At the end of this lecture the student will understand the purpose of anchor links and tags and how to add them to their website.

How To Add Anchor Links
04:01

What Have You Learned?
5 questions
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Organizing Content
4 Lectures 35:32

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to explain the difference between categories and tags and learn when, where and how to use each.

Categories Versus Tags
05:22

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to create and organize their posts into categories. The student will also learn how to set a "default" category and how to delete categories.

How To Use WordPress Categories
07:51

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to use tags to classify their posts.

How To Use WordPress Tags
07:37

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to create user-friendly navigation on their WordPress website.

How To Create Custom Menus In WordPress
14:42

What Have You Learned?
6 questions
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Working With Media
5 Lectures 49:00

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to upload media to their Media Library and effectively manage the library.

How To Use The WordPress Media Library
14:59

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to employ various methods of embedding images to their posts. The student will learn what a "featured image" is and how to set one for individual posts. The student will also be able to use WordPress' powerful image editing features.

How To Add Images To Posts and Pages
12:42

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to add a photo gallery to their posts and pages.

How To Create A Photo Gallery
03:38

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to embed audio and video into their posts and pages.

How To Add Audio and Video To Posts and Pages
13:27

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to add a downloadable PDF file to their posts and pages.

How To Add a PDF Download To Posts and Pages
04:14

What You Have Learned?
8 questions
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Customizing Your WordPress Site
9 Lectures 01:09:27

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to search for, install, activate and delete WordPress Themes. The student will also be introduced to the WordPress Theme Manager.

Preview 11:26

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to customize WordPress themes - without use of coding - by using the WordPress Theme Customizer.

Preview 13:27

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to add a contact form to their WordPress website.

Preview 04:49

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to search for WordPress plugins and use them to add additional functionality to their website.

How To Use WordPress Plugins
04:42

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to define "widgets" and how to use them on their WordPress website.

How To Use WordPress Widgets
09:53

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to use a WordPress plugin called "Widgets Reloaded" to add additional widget functions to their website.

How To Use Widgets Reloaded
03:41

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to customize their WordPress Dashboard by using the WordPress "Screen Options" settings.

How To Use WordPress Screen Options
06:04

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to customize their website by using the Jetpack plugin.

How To Use The WordPress Jetpack
06:03

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to change fonts in WordPress.

How To Change Fonts In WordPress
09:22

What You Have Learned?
3 questions
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Engaging Visitors On Your WordPress Site
2 Lectures 17:01

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to set and manage discussion and comment settings on their WordPress. The student will also learn about trackbacks and pingbacks and describe their differences.

How To Manage WordPress Comments
13:38

At the end of this lecture, the student will learn techniques that help them combat "comment SPAM."

How To Fight WordPress Comment SPAM
03:23

What Have You Learned?
4 questions
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WordPress Site Management
19 Lectures 02:32:58

At the end of this lecture, the student will be learn guidelines and techniques to lock down their website from hackers.

How To Secure Your WordPress Site
12:05

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to update their WordPress website and learn the importance of why they should always keep them updated.

How To Update WordPress
02:14

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to move their WordPress content from one WordPress website to another.

How To Import and Export WordPress Content
05:18

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to describe the five WordPress User Roles and be able to explain when to use each.

WordPress User Roles Explained
05:03

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to create users, assign proper roles and manage those users.

How To Manage WordPress Users
08:11

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to create a WordPress disaster plan in the event of website catastrophe. (A downloadable Disaster Recovery Worksheet is included in this lesson).

How To Set Up A WordPress Disaster and Recovery Plan
08:46

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to backup their entire website using the Backup To DropBox Plugin.

WordPress Backup Solution: WordPress To DropBox
08:30

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to backup their entire website using the Backup Your WordPress Plugin.

WordPress Backup Solution: Backup WordPress
03:58

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to backup their entire website using the UpDraftPlus and Restore Plugin.

WordPress Backup Solution: UpDraftPlus
08:01

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to backup their entire website using the BackWPUp Plugin.

WordPress Backup Solution: BackWpUp
09:41

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to backup their entire website using the Backup Scheduler Plugin.

WordPress Backup Solution: Backup Scheduler
07:27

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to restore their WordPress website from backed up databases and other critical WordPress files.

Preview 12:23

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to migrate an entire WordPress website (domain) to another website (domain) using the WordPress Duplicator plugin. This is a free solution.

WordPress Migration Solution: WordPress Duplicator
09:11

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to migrate or clone a WordPress website for migration to another website using the WP Clone plugin. (This is a free solution)

WordPress Migration Solution: WP Clone
03:24

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to install a WordPress Development Server on their computer using InstantWP.

How To Install WordPress On Your Computer: Using InstantWP
08:19

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to install a WordPress Development Server on their computer using WAMPServer.

How To Install WordPress on Your Computer: Using WAMP
14:35

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to install a WordPress Development Server on their computer using Bitnami.

How To Install WordPress on Your Computer: Using Bitnami
06:09

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to install a WordPress Development Server on their computer using XAMPP.

How To Install WordPress on Your Computer: Using XAMPP
12:31

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to install a WordPress Development Server on their computer using Desktop Server by ServerPress.

How To Install WordPress on Your Computer: Using DeskTop Server by ServerPress
07:12

What Have You Learned
8 questions
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WordPress Settings
10 Lectures 01:03:56

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to use WordPress settings to control site name, timezone and a number of other functions.

Preview 04:55

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to use the WordPress Writing Settings to fine-tune the post editor and enable the ability to post by email and other applications.

Preview 06:27

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to use the WordPress Reading Settings to influence how theme displays content. The student will learn how to use these settings to limit the number of posts that appear on any given page and to set a custom home page.

Preview 07:19

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to use the WordPress Discussion Settings to determine which comments get published and which are held for moderation. The student will be able to fine-tune discussion settings to facilitate conversations while minimizing SPAM.

Preview 10:56

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to use the WordPress Privacy Settings to determine whether or not their website is indexed by search engines.

Understanding and Configuring WordPress Privacy Settings
02:31

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to use the WordPress Media Settings to control the default size and dimensions for all media uploads.

Understanding and Configuring WordPress Media Settings
04:31

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to use the WordPress Permalink Settings to control the structure and format of the links to individual pages (and posts) on their website.

Understanding and Configuring WordPress Permalinks Settings
07:31

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to apply a cache tool to speed up their WordPress website.

How To Speed Up Your Website
03:35

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to "socialize" their WordPress website by placing common social website icons, buttons, and links to their Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and others in their widgetized areas of their website and post and pages.

How To Socialize Your Website?
10:05

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to set up an RSS feed on their website and an RSS subscription form.

How To Set Up An RSS Feed?
06:06

What Have You Learned?
5 questions
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About the Instructor
R. Jerome Harris
4.5 Average rating
43 Reviews
357 Students
7 Courses
Expert IT Instructor

I am an Instructional Systems Developer (ISD) with over 35 years of course development and teaching experience. He's been creating and building WordPress websites for over 14 years for myself and my many clients. I also have many years of experience with HTML coding, CSS, Graphics Design, Affiliate Marketing, and Search Engine Optimization. I have IT certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and Novel.

Five years ago, I thought I knew everything about WordPress. After all, I had been one of its biggest fans since its beginning in 2001. Then, I discovered what WordPress really is. It is not just a cool easy-to-use and powerful Content Management System (CMS) that everyone was beginning to recognize and use to put up blogs.

WordPress is an art as well as a CMS. The meaning of this important idea cannot be given in a few words or sentences. But the meaning will become very clear when you take my course.

Albert Einstein once said, “Make things as simple as possible but no simpler." It is a very good point and it is the way I teach.

Many courses in WordPress go out of their way to make things as difficult as possible. Others oversimplify the material and leave only sawdust. Very few courses can sail the narrow channel between being too hard and too easy. I produced this course in a manner in which I placed myself in the role of the student and with the mindset of: “How would I want to be taught?"

I hope you will find my WordPress course is one of those rare courses with just the right touch. I think it may be because I did more than create it; I bled over it. My soul is in this course.

R. Jerome Harris