WordPress has become a major player in developing websites. Be proud of a professional-looking site and be the envy of your competitors. Most sites created in WordPress don't have a professional look and are all very similar.I know many tips and tricks to create a powerful WordPress website. I am a teacher with many many years experience and so I will now teach you what you can achieve.
I will initially run you through a simple technique to add external files to your WordPress site. What this can do is allow you to update files without going through WordPress.
Next, I will show you the WordPress basics. These will cover layout, posts,categories,tags and more. On top of these are the visual elements, the themes and widgets. These help portray your message much more.
Safety is important when using the computer and so is taking backups. I will show you how to export your information.
Plugins are powerful tools to improve a basic site into something with much more power. I will show you the best plugins for improving your experience. These cover major improvements and add some powerful features. Enhancing your site is easy and I shall show you:
Security is paramount when having anything public. There are some bad people out there, even on the Internet. I will show you how to protect your site and especially the login. Imagine the login page as your front door, well your door is not that strong. Spam is a problem with automatically generated form filling bots. You can simply stop all that instantly. Updates are another area to help with improving your site. If you don't update then you might be missing out on important updates from the developers.
The last section to teach you is to optimize your site. Its not enough to be secure and have cool widgets, if it's not quick enough then people will close your page. You need to SEO your site and keep it clean. Your database can get bloated.
I hope what I've shown you can help you. Why not enroll and let's get started!Thanks, Nigel.
Here you can find a basic overview of the WordPress elements.
This talks about the graphics program tool that can create simple images.
This lesson talks about how you can create HTML without writing coding.
This lesson shows a different approach to adding files to your website other than using WordPress.
Here we talk about the main differences between posts and pages.
Here we display a compact and recomended theme as well as showing how to customize.
Safety is key and here we show you how to make backups of your files.
This plugin allows you to place a message box or request for on your site.
This plugin allows you to place social buttons on your posts.
This plugin allows you to view contextual posts alongside your opened post.
This plugin show you how to submit your website pages to Google's Webmaster.
This plugin controls spam from affecting your site.
This tool gives security from people trying to login.
This lesson show how to export as a backup and to then import from an external file.
This lesson show how to deal with updates from plugins.
Here you can learn how to set access to other users.
here we teach you about how caching works for your site.
SEO can help your pages to get found and here we show some tips on what to do.
Cleaning your site is important and using these plugins will help in speeding up your site.
Here is an overview of the tips and tricks shown so far in this course.
Well done and hopefully by now you have attempted to try some of hte plugins your self. Please do use some (you don't need to install all) as they will help you very much. Leave a message if you need help.
This is a list of links that have been present in this course. They are broken down into sections to match the lessons' progress.
A Windows geek who makes websites and apps and give tech service for over 20 years. Also a teacher, author, developer and dad.