WordPress Basics: How To Manage Your Website
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Learn the basics of configuring and managing your WordPress website. Master the creation and updating of content, widgets, plugins and more. 12 lessons guide you step-by-step through everything you need to know to take control of your website.
We'll cover each aspect of running a WordPress website, including configuration, creating your content, organizing your content, and expanding WordPress functionality.
The course is delivered via step-by-step video tutorials in which I walk you through each stage of launching your website.
Though you can take your time and go at your own pace, you could work though the course in about a day if you wanted. Most people like to take about a week in order to take their time and fully grasp the material.</p>
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|Section 1: Configuring WordPress|
|In this lesson, I walk you through the WordPress Dashboard (the first screen you see when you login), as well as the rest of the WordPress administrative interface and options.|
|In this lesson, I show you what "permalinks" are and why they’re so important to your WordPress configuration. We'll learn how to set your permalinks to reflect your desired web address structure.|
|Section 2: Creating Your Content|
|In this lesson, I walk you through the differences between posts and pages, the two standard content types in WordPress.|
|In this lesson, I show you how to work with pages, one of the two content types you have to work with in WordPress. Pages present many of your key pieces of content to your website audience.|
|In this lesson, I show you how to work with posts, one of the two content types you have to work with in WordPress. Posts serve as your more dynamic content items.|
|In this lesson, I walk you through the WordPress content editor. This tool allows you to format your content, add images, and do everything else you need to ensure your content looks its best.|
|In this lesson, I show you how to work with media files (images, PDFs, etc.) in WordPress. This allows you to add files for use outside of WordPress, or update files you added while creating content.|
|Section 3: Organizing Your Content|
|In this lesson, we look at categories and tags, two different ways for labeling, organizing, and presenting your posts. These both can serve as great ways to create website sections, as well as group related content together.|
|In this lesson, we go over your homepage settings. There are two options for what type of content appears on your site homepage and I go through how to set up each option.|
|Section 4: Expanding WordPress|
|In this lesson, you'll learn about "widgets," which can both add new functionality to your website, as well as give you a great place to highlight content and other offerings in a highly-visible space throughout your site (usually a sidebar).|
|In this lesson, you'll learn about "plugins," which are additional programs that can be installed into WordPress to extend it’s functionality. Using plugins, you can add new, dynamic ways of presenting content and interacting with your audience.|
For over 15 years, Seth has been building online presence for small businesses, start-ups, non-profits, corporations, and individuals. His accomplishments include creating a social network website from scratch (sold in 2006) and building a social media strategy that grew an organization’s Facebook fans from a few hundred to over 30,000 and Twitter followers from zero to over 12,000. Seth previously managed the design, architecture, and growth strategy for a website that attracted over 200,000 visitors a month. He has been featured in the book Setting Up An Internet Site For Dummies. Seth lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife, cat, and dog.