WordPress CMS Essentials
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WordPress CMS Essentials

Learn the ins-and-outs of maximizing WordPress CMS tools; start from the beginning or expand your skills.
3.9 (5 ratings)
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Last updated 11/2014
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Explore the basics of WordPress and learn the difference between a hosted blogging service and WordPress CMS.
  • Learn how to find the WordPress installation files, install WordPress CMS and learn the administrative system, the dashboard, including customization of, and discover key tools and commands.
  • You will learn how to configure your writing and reading settings to make posting easier.
  • Learn about the default themes that come with WordPress CMS and how to get the most out of them, you will also learn hoe to change between themes to customize your site.
  • Customize your theme by modifying and controlling the header, add a logo, customie the background and edit code for your theme. Include phots and video easily following the outlined steps.
  • Customize your them by modifying and controlling the header, add a logo, customize the background and edit code for your theme. Include phots and video easily following the outlined steps.
  • Discover the difference between pages and posts and why you use one or the other. Learn to edit and delete posts and create a page for your web site.
  • Learn about the WordPress CMS categories functionality to organize your posts, explore tagging and functionality. Master the menu system using menu manager.
  • Learn all about widgets and their role, how to configure and to control their visibility.
  • Discover how to create and assign menus to the places where they will be visible on your site.
  • Explore the plugin manager and learn the process for finding new plugins to add to your WordPress CMS and how to configure them.
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Requirements
  • This is a Beginner through Intermediate course.
  • Students need to have access to WordPress which can be downloaded free.
  • Having access to WordPress will allow you to work through the steps as you learn all about WordPress CMS.
Description
Master WordPress CMS on your terms with this one-of-a-kind video training course.

WordPress is the largest self-hosted blogging tool and is renowned and revered for its ease of use and robust toolset. Now, you can learn the ins and outs of maximizing WordPress CMS tools - from installing the blogging software to creating your own fully customizable blog - with WordPress CMS Essentials.

Our instructors provide expert, straight-forward, user-friendly training to help you tackle new topics the way you want to learn. Master basic skills, boost your creativity, and challenge yourself in bold new directions. Get to know WordPress basics, familiarize yourself with its platform and tools, and set up your profile Select existing templates or get creative and customize your own WordPress theme Add video, audio, images, and other media to your posts and work with widgets to provide a dynamic reader experience on your blog. Assign user permissions, use scheduling tools, and optimize your site for performance, security, and discoverability.

Includes over 6 hours of WordPress CMS video training If you're looking for real-world WordPress CMS instruction, you'll find it here.

Who is the target audience?
  • WordPress users who are looking to enhance their existing Blog or site to the next level.
  • Beginner WordPress users who always wanted to start a Blog or website, but needed the right toolss to walk them through the set up process.
  • This course will allow you to master the basic skills, boost your creativity, and challenge you to the tools to customize you site and wow your followers.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Getting Started with WordPress
7 Lectures 47:25

In this video you will explore the basics of WordPress and learn the difference between a hosted blogging service and WordPress CMS.

Preview 09:51

In this lesson you will learn how to find the WordPress installation files and then download them to your computer for later use.

Preview 05:41

Learn how to install WordPress CMS onto your computer with this lesson.

Installing WordPress on your server
08:16

In this video you will learn the functions of your newly installed WordPress CMS website.

Becoming familiar with the front end of your new site
05:33

Learn how to login in to the WordPress CMS administration system with this video.

Logging in and out of the admin system
05:47

In this lesson you will open up the administration dashboard of your WordPress CMS and discover the key tools and commands.

Becoming familiar with the back end of your new site.
06:33

Learn how you to customize your WordPress CMS administration dashboard.

Customizing the WordPress administration dashboard.
05:44
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Configuring the WordPress CMS
5 Lectures 33:57

In this video you will learn how to set up your WordPress CMS.

Configuring the general settings
08:27

Learn how to configure your writing and reading settings in WordPress CMS with his video.

Using the reading and writing settings
08:32

In this lesson you will learn about the discussion configuration settings in WordPress CMS.

Configuring the discussion settings
06:41

In this lesson you will learn how to control the media settings that are a part of the configuration of WordPress CMS.

Choosing the media settings
04:23

Learn how to create and customize a permalink structure for your site with this video.

Setting up permalinks
05:54
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Working with WordPress Themes
4 Lectures 20:29

In this video you will learn about the default themes that come with WordPress CMS and how to get the most out of them.

Reviewing the default themes
05:03

In this lesson you will learn about installing additional themes available through WordPress.org.

Finding additional themes
07:47

Learn how to add additional themes to your WordPress CMS with this video.

Adding a new theme
04:12

In this video you will learn how to activate an already installed theme and change between themes on you WordPress CMS.

Changing between themes
03:27
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Customizing Themes
7 Lectures 44:32

In this lesson you will learn how to customize the appearance of themes in WordPress CMS.

Using the WordPress theme options
07:14

This video discusses how to change the site title and tagline within your WordPress CMS theme.

Modifying the site name and tagline
04:28

Learn how to modify and control the header that appears in your WordPress theme with this video.

Setting a custom header
08:55

In this lesson you will learn how to add a graphical logo to your website to display the site name.

Adding your own logo
06:21

In this video you will learn how to customize a WordPress CMS background.

Setting a custom background
07:45

Learn how to modify the colors of your WordPress CMS theme with this video.

Modifying theme colors
04:42

In this video you will learn how to edit code for your theme by using WordPress' built in theme editor functionality.

Using the theme editor
05:07
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Creating Posts and Pages
8 Lectures 51:48

This lesson discusses the difference between posts and pages and helps you decide why you would use one over the other.

Understanding the Difference Between Posts and Pages
09:18

In this video you will learn how to create a new post in WordPress.

Creating a New Post
06:50

Learn how to edit or delete an existing WordPress post with this video.

Editing an Existing Post
05:51

In this lesson you will learn how to create a page for your WordPress CMS website.

Creating a New Page
07:00

In this lesson you will learn how to edit or delete an existing page in WordPress CMS.

Editing an Existing Page
04:48

This lesson will you teach you how to add photos to your posts and pages.

Adding an Image to a Post or a Page
08:13

In this video you will learn about the WordPress CMS categories functionality to organize your posts.

Working with Categories
04:35

This lesson discusses the tagging functionality in WordPress.

Tagging Your Posts
05:13
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Working with Widgets
4 Lectures 21:36

In this video you will learn about widgets and the role widgets play in WordPress CMS.

Working with the Widgets Manager
06:32

In this lesson you will discover how to add additional widgets to the pages and posts of your WordPress CMS.

Adding Widgets to Your Site
03:27

This video discusses how to configure widgets and control any configuration options that are available in WordPress CMS

Configuring Widgets
04:18

This lesson shows you how to control the visibility of the widgets on your WordPress CMS.

Controlling Widget Visibility
07:19
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Managing Menus in WordPress
5 Lectures 25:39

This video discusses how to create and manage the menu system using the menu manager in WordPress CMS.

Using the WordPress Menu Manager
07:17

In this lesson you will learn how to create new menus for your WordPress CMS website and how to assign those menus to the places where they will be visible on your site.

Creating New Menus
03:48

Learn how to populate your WordPress CMS menu with this video.

Adding Items to a Menu
03:22

In this video you will learn how to add custom links to an existing menu in WordPress CMS.

Adding Custom Links to a Menu
05:50

In this lesson you will learn how to use the WordPress custom menu widget to place a set of links inside a widget area on a page and use the menu manager to manage and control those links.

Using the Menu Widget
05:22
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Expanding Your Site with WordPress Plugins
5 Lectures 28:10

In this video you will learn about the WordPress plugin manager.

Using the Plugin Manager
05:39

With this lesson you will learn about the process for finding new plugins to add to your WordPress CMS.

Finding Additional Plugins
08:28

Learn how to install a new plugin for your WordPress CMS with this video.

Adding New Plugins to your Site
04:22

In this lesson you will learn how to activate and deactivate WordPress CMS plugins.

Enabling and Disabling Plugins
04:52

This video explains how to configure a plugin for WordPress CMS.

Configuring Plugins
04:49
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