WordPress for Beginners
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WordPress for Beginners

Wordpress tutorial for beginners focusing on the essential concepts and knowledge you need to get started with WordPress
4.4 (34 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
421 students enrolled
Created by OSTraining LLC
Published 10/2011
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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

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.

Who this course is for:
  • 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.
Course content
Expand all 39 lectures 02:49:07
+ Introduction
4 lectures 15:17
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…
Resources You'll Need for the Course
+ Setting the Foundation
5 lectures 22:55
Picking a Web Host
One Click Installations
Manual Installations
Navigating WordPress
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…
Activity - Setting Up the Foundation
+ Creating Content
6 lectures 37:48
Organizing Posts
Creating a Post
Inserting & Formatting Text
Inserting Images, Audio and Video
Managing Content
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…
Activity - Creating Content
+ Additional Types of Content
4 lectures 10:30
Listing Links
Adding Pages
Moderating Comments
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…
Activity - Additional Types of Content
+ Controlling Your Blog
4 lectures 17:57
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…
Activity - Controlling Your Blog
+ Customizing Appearance
6 lectures 22:02
What is a Theme?
Finding & Installing Themes
Theme Settings
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…
Activity - Customizing Appearance
+ Working with Plugins
10 lectures 36:49
What is a Plugin?
Finding & Installing Plugins
Recent Tweets
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…
Activity - Working with Plugins
Comment Spam
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…
Activity - Maintaining Your Website