WordPress for Beginners

Wordpress tutorial for beginners focusing on the essential concepts and knowledge you need to get started with WordPress
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  • Lectures 39
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2011 English

Course Description

This wordpress tutorial for beginners will teach you the basics of WordPress from start to finish. By the end of this wordpress online training you will have enough knowledge to create a website of your own.

This is an absolute wordpress tutorial for beginners. We start at the beginning and assume that you know nothing about Wordpress, Content Management Systems (CMS), and creating websites in general.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Install Wordpress and find a web host
  • Navigate Wordpress
  • Create content
  • Set up a blog
  • Customize the appearance and install themes
  • Install plugins, configure a contact form plugin, and a photo gallery plugin
  • Maintain, backup, and secure your website

What is the target audience?

  • Individuals wanting to learn Wordpress best practices.
  • Business owners or employees responsible for their company's website.
  • Web designers looking to expand their service offerings by providing Wordpress sites for clients.
  • Individuals considering Wordpress for small to medium websites or for blogs.
  • Web Professionals looking to save time by learning from Wordpress experts.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction to the Course
Preview
01:45
How to Get the Most Out of the Course
Preview
02:54
What is WordPress?
Preview
10:00
Article
Here are the resources you'll need to make the most out of the course: Web Browser A web browser. We recommend Mozilla Firefox , Google Chrome or Apple Safari as they are generally faster and do a better job of implementing web standards than Internet Explorer. FTP Program If you don't already have…
Section 2: Setting the Foundation
Picking a Web Host
03:52
One Click Installations
05:15
Manual Installations
07:41
Navigating WordPress
05:40
Article
Setting the Foundation To help solidify the information from the last three sessions, go ahead and complete the following tasks: Choose a web host Select a web host to use and create an account with them Register your domain name File your welcome email containing account login instructions in a saf…
Section 3: Creating Content
Organizing Posts
04:42
Creating a Post
06:46
Inserting & Formatting Text
13:22
Inserting Images, Audio and Video
06:24
Managing Content
05:48
Article
Creating Content Set up Structure In Posts then  Categories create categories called "Photos," "Tips" and "Adventures. Under "Photos" create categories called "Sports" and "People". Create posts Using Posts then Add New create 3 posts for "Adventures" (e.g. Traveling Italy, Hiking in Yellowstone, Sk…
Section 4: Additional Types of Content
Listing Links
02:44
Adding Pages
02:55
Moderating Comments
04:07
Article
Additional Types of Content Edit links In Links select any of the sample links that you don't intend to display, and use the bulk action to delete them. Add 4 or more links to your favorite blogs and/or other websites. Add pages In Pages replace the default text on the "About" page with your own. (F…
Section 5: Controlling Your Blog
Users
06:15
Tools
02:03
Settings
08:23
Article
Users In Users then Your Profile enable keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation, then update your nickname and set it to be used for public display. Next, create a new user, setting the role to "Author." Log out of your main (administrator) account, and log in to the new author account you just cr…
Section 6: Customizing Appearance
What is a Theme?
04:44
Finding & Installing Themes
04:35
Theme Settings
03:04
Widgets
05:01
Menus
03:48
Article
Themes In Appearance then Background set a different background color. In Appearance then Header set a different header image, either uploading one of your own or selecting from the included options. In Appearance then Themes click on the "Install Themes" tab. Find and install one one-column theme a…
Section 7: Working with Plugins
What is a Plugin?
04:12
Finding & Installing Plugins
04:48
Recent Tweets
01:26
Adding a Contact Form
06:25
Adding a Photo Gallery
07:31
Article
Working with Plugins Let's warm up with the demo plugin. In Plugins activate the "Hello Dolly" widget. Reload the page a few times to see it in action at the top right of your screen. Next, deactivate the widget and delete it. Next, let's make it easy for readers to share your posts on their favorit…
Comment Spam
04:12
Backups
03:05
Security & Updates
03:28
Article
Maintaining Your Website Comment Spam In Plugins activate the "Akismet" plugin. Get an Akismet API key and enter it in Plugins then Akismet Configuration to complete the setup. Backups Pause for a moment to decide on how frequently you want backups to be made of your website, whether you want them t…
Section 8: Maintaining Your Website

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We've written the best-selling and best-reviewed Joomla and Drupal books.

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