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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.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Introduction to the CoursePreview
How to Get the Most Out of the CoursePreview
What is WordPress?Preview
|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
One Click Installations
|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|
Creating a Post
Inserting & Formatting Text
Inserting Images, Audio and Video
|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|
|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 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?
Finding & Installing Themes
|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?
Finding & Installing Plugins
Adding a Contact Form
Adding a Photo Gallery
|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…|
Security & Updates
|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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