WordPress Basics: How To Manage Your Website
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WordPress Basics: How To Manage Your Website

A step-by-step course that covers everything you need to know to manage and grow your WordPress website.
4.1 (244 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
20,823 students enrolled
Created by Seth Leonard
Last updated 11/2012
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Learn The WordPress Interface
Configure WordPress
Create Content You're Proud Of
Understand How To Organize And Present Your Content
Learn How You Can Expand WordPress Functionality
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Requirements
  • A WordPress-Powered Website
Description

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.

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Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone Who Wants To Take Control Of Their Own Website
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Curriculum For This Course
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Configuring WordPress
2 Lectures 16:03
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.
The WordPress Dashboard
11:21

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.
Permalinks
04:42
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Creating Your Content
5 Lectures 42:29
In this lesson, I walk you through the differences between posts and pages, the two standard content types in WordPress. 
Posts vs. Pages
04:49

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.
Working With Pages
04:48

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.
Working With Posts
07:13

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.
The Content Editor
21:56

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.
Media Files
03:43
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Organizing Your Content
3 Lectures 22:10
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.
Categories And Tags
10:37

Menus
07:20

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.
Homepage Settings
04:13
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Expanding WordPress
2 Lectures 16:46
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).
Widgets
09:28

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.
Plugins
07:18
About the Instructor
Seth Leonard
4.2 Average rating
1,115 Reviews
45,751 Students
3 Courses
Web Developer and Instructor

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.