WordPress: Beyond the basics
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WordPress: Beyond the basics

Use WordPress to create and manage a professional-looking website
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Last updated 5/2017
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  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Explore the functions of WordPress, creating pages, and navigation.
  • Give your website style by adding professional graphics.
  • Create a color scheme and give your website a look and feel that will attract visitors.
  • Get your website mobile-optimized so it can be seen on any device.
  • Understand what a child theme is and how to create one.
  • Discover the one big mistake that every beginner makes developing their site and how to avoid it.
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  • This course is for anyone who knows a little about WordPress, but doesn't understand the full functionality of the platform.

WordPress is one of the most popular website-building platforms in use today. It's easy to learn, has great features, and (best of all) it's free.

In this course, you will learn how to create and manage your website and make it look like you had it designed by a professional.

This course will show you how to create new pages, set up and structure your site, and add features to it.

It will progress to theming, customizing, and making your site responsive so it works on all devices. It'll also teach you something often neglected but important: how to set the tone of the site with graphics, select a color palette, and add images in order to best tell your story to everyone.

Finally, you'll learn some cool HTML5 and CSS tricks and shortcuts that will make visiting your website a pleasant experience.

About the Author

Andros T. Sturgeon is the founder of Starchild Interactive, a web development and online marketing firm located in Ojai, California. Andros has been helping people with online marketing, videos, and websites for over 20 years. Andros's father was the science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon who wrote for the original Star Trek television series and coined the phrase "Live Long and Prosper." While not working, he likes to spend time with his family.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you can go into your site and make some basic changes, but don't know how to rebuild your site from the ground up, this course is for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
An Overview of WordPress and Its features
5 Lectures 37:56

This video provides an overview of the entire course.

Preview 02:35

In this video, we’ll look at the admin panel. 

The Admin Panel

In this video, we’ll look at the components of the dashboard.

The Dashboard

In this video, we’ll look at the components of the dashboard.

The Dashboard Continued

There is a big difference between posts and pages. This video will go over what the difference.

The Difference between Posts and Pages
Posts and Pages
5 Lectures 44:08

This topic goes over how to create new pages for your site. We will also show you how to start creating content.

Preview 16:07

Sometimes you will make a page but do not want to publish it. This video will show you how to publish your finished page and why you may want to keep it in draft mode.

Publishing Versus Draft Mode

When you are blogging, you may want to schedule a post to go out at the time of your choosing. This will show you how to do that.

Scheduling a Post

Once your pages and posts are set up, it’s time to create the navigation; This is done through the menus. You can early set up menus to control how people navigate.

Setting Up Your Menus

This video covers the commenting and discussion system in WordPress.

Creating a Discussion Board
Twenty Seventeen
3 Lectures 25:28

This video goes over what twenty seventeen is.

Preview 09:45

If for some reason you do not like Twenty- Seventeen as a theme, you can find other themes from within WordPress. This video will show you how to get other themes for free.

Getting Different Themes for Free

There are many good themes out there. Sometimes it may benefit you to purchase a theme. This video will show you some other options and where you can buy a theme.

Purchasing a Theme
Creating Graphics
5 Lectures 36:31

Every site must tell a story depending on what you are doing? Are you selling a product or service? Are you giving away information? Depending on what your end goal is, you must have something that you want to say.

Preview 06:22

This video will introduce the concept of the color wheel. We will go over methods that will show you how to choose the right colors for your site.

Choosing Colors

This video will talk about ways to get images legally on your site and how to avoid running into trouble by avoiding copyright images.

Getting Photos and Graphics for Your Site

This video will show you how to edit images and graphics.

Ways to Edit Your Image

Your images should be sized correctly before you upload them to your media library. This topic goes over the best sizes to use for your website.

Sizing Your Image
HTML and CSS Tricks
5 Lectures 31:12

This video will go over what HTML 5 is and how it is used to structure your site.

Preview 06:51

HTML 5 can take a while to master. But this topic will show you places where you can get snippets of code to do what you want without knowing any code.

HTML 5 Shortcuts

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. It can affect the way a site looks. Using small bits of code, you can create shadows, effects and functions that you could not get any other way.


This section will go over different resources to grab CSS code from the web and use it in your site. You will be able to create dynamic effects without knowing any code.

CSS Shortcuts

Now that your site is done, you should make your site live. This video will go over the things you need to know before you put your site out to the world.

Making Your Site Live
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