WordPress CMS Essentials

Learn the ins-and-outs of maximizing WordPress CMS tools; start from the beginning or expand your skills.
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  • Lectures 45
  • Contents Video: 4.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 12/2014 English

Course 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.

What are the 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

What 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.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started with WordPress
09:51

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

05:41

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

08:16

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

05:33

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

05:47

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

06:33

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

05:44

Learn how you to customize your WordPress CMS administration dashboard.

Section 2: Configuring the WordPress CMS
08:27

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

08:32

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

06:41

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

04:23

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

05:54

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

Section 3: Working with WordPress Themes
05:03

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

07:47

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

04:12

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

03:27

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

Section 4: Customizing Themes
07:14

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

04:28

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

08:55

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

06:21

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

07:45

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

04:42

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

05:07

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

Section 5: Creating Posts and Pages
09:18

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

06:50

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

05:51

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

07:00

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

04:48

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

08:13

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

04:35

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

05:13

This lesson discusses the tagging functionality in WordPress.

Section 6: Working with Widgets
06:32

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

03:27

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

04:18

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

07:19

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

Section 7: Managing Menus in WordPress
07:17

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

03:48

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.

03:22

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

05:50

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

05:22

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.

Section 8: Expanding Your Site with WordPress Plugins
05:39

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

08:28

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

04:22

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

04:52

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

04:49

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

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Instructor Biography

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace.

Wiley is a global provider of content and content-enabled workflow solutions in areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional development; and education. Our core businesses produce scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising; professional books, subscription products, certification and training services and online applications; and education content and services including integrated online teaching and learning resources for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

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