WordPress Essentials

Learn WordPress basics, tips and tricks to run a successful website!
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  • Lectures 105
  • Length 9.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 3/2012 English

Course Description

Learn the ins and outs of the world’s most popular blogging platform, WordPress! In this 8+ hour course, award-winning expert software trainer Geoff Blake teaches you how to install and set up a blog (both on a local machine and on a live site), create pages and posts, add in images and media, and how to integrate some of your favorite applications, like Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator. From there, delve into blog customization and learn about widgets, blogrolls, custom sidebars, plugins, and a whole lot more. Jump into the world of blogging with WordPress!

What are the requirements?

  • Basic computer skills

What am I going to get from this course?

  • In this course, users will develop a solid understanding of WordPress

What is the target audience?

  • Those looking to build a strong foundation in WordPress

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Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome to WordPress Mastery!
Ready for Some WordPress?
Preview
01:30
Ten Ton Word Press Project Files
5.9 MB
Section 2: Understanding What WordPress Is
About Blogging And WordPress
06:31
The Main Areas Of A WordPress Blog
04:46
A Blog’s Front End And Back End
04:46
Section 3: Let's Getcha Up And Running with WordPress
Setting Up A Free Blog On WordPress.com
09:20
Setting Up A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog
09:06
Installing Locally On A Mac Part One: Installing MAMP
08:17
Installing Locally On A Mac Part Two: Installing WordPress
14:03
Installing Locally On A PC Part One: Installing XAMPP
05:53
Installing Locally On A PC Part Two: Installing WordPress
11:39
TASK #1: Applications You May Use With WordPress
04:38
Section 4: The Sights: A Tour Of The WordPress Interface
Viewing And Customizing The Dashboard
09:58
Touring The Rest Of The Admin Interface
07:29
The WordPress Codex And Online Forums
04:13
Section 5: Making Your Blog Your Own
Gettin' To Settin' Up Your Profile
07:31
Setting The Blog's General Options
05:49
Now On To Themes: Changing Your Blog's Design
05:27
Discovering Even More Themes
07:10
Viewing Your Blog's Theme Files
06:35
Using The WordPress Theme Directory
04:50
Manually Installing Themes
03:37
Auto Installing Themes From The Theme Directory
03:00
TASK #2: Ten Awesome WordPress Themes To Explore
03:48
Section 6: Let's Get Creating Some Posts
Touring The Edit Post Screen And Writing Posts With The Visual Editor
07:52
A Quick Mention: Setting Your Post's Discussion Options
01:14
Editing Your Posts And A Look At The Quick Edit Feature
03:04
Formatting And Previewing Your Posts
06:10
Inserting And Editing Links To Sites And Email Addresses
07:46
Super-Sweet: It's WordPress's Kitchen Sink Toolbar
05:01
Setting Publishing Options For Your Posts
05:45
Understanding Excerpts, Trackbacks, And Pingbacks
07:06
Section 7: Additional Posting Techniques
Get Editing Your Published Posts
03:38
Making Your Blog Easier To Read: Adding "More" Links
05:16
Creating And Editing Posts With The HTML Editor
07:29
Ready For This? Creating HTML Posts With Dreamweaver
Preview
08:33
Adjusting Your Blog's Writing Settings
04:25
Password Protecting A Post
04:44
Section 8: Adding Media To Posts, Part One
First Up, Setting Your Blog's Media Options
06:01
Droppin' Graphics Into Posts
06:40
Adding An Image From A URL
04:08
Loading Images Into The Media Library
04:25
Inserting Images Into Posts From The Library
Preview
02:12
Editing Your Inserted Images
06:21
Editing Images In The HTML Editor
05:04
Dig This: Using WordPress's Image Editor
06:34
Understanding Graphics In Web Design
09:57
TECHNIQUE #1: Preparing Images In Photoshop For Use On Your Blog
17:15
TECHNIQUE #2: WordPress Workflow: From Illustrator To Photoshop To Your Blog
12:35
And Now On To Video
00:50
Section 9: Adding Media To Posts, Part Two
Adding In Some Video To Your A Posts
05:51
Using Auto-Embed To Add In Video
04:03
Droppin' In Some Audio
04:16
Linking To PDFs And Other Types Of Media
04:05
Managing Your Inserted Media
03:56
Section 10: Working With Categories And Tags
Getting Started With Categories
Preview
03:31
Creating New Blog Categories
04:10
Gettin' Organized; Applying Categories To Posts
04:39
Setting Your Blog's Default Category (And A Fast Way For Creating Categories)
04:54
Get Applying Tags To Posts
05:08
Section 11: Working With WordPress Pages
Understanding Pages Versus Posts
08:00
Editing And Scratch Building WordPress Pages
06:55
TECHNIQUE #3: Creating An HTML Contact Page With Dreamweaver
17:22
Setting Your Blog's Front Page And Going Further With Dreamweaver Design
08:40
Controlling Page Order And Hierarchy
04:59
Makin' Use Of Your Theme's Page Templates
06:02
Section 12: Creating And Managing A Blogroll
What The Heck Is A Blogroll? Let's Get Started
05:00
Adding Links To Your Blogroll
05:32
Adding And Removing Blogroll Links
02:24
Creating Custom Link Categories
05:41
Section 13: Viewing Comments And Adding Users
Viewing A Blog's Comments
04:25
A Real-World Look At The Disqus Commenting System
03:42
Moderating Comments On Your Blog
05:39
Setting Up Discussion Options
06:36
Allowing Others To Contribute: Adding Additional Users
06:51
Understanding WordPress's Different User Privileges
02:54
Section 14: Customizing Permalinks And RSS Feeds
Setting Your Blog's Permalinks
05:04
So Let's Get Creating Custom Permalinks
07:30
Viewing Your Blog's .Htaccess File
02:12
Blog Syndication: Understanding RSS Feeds
03:26
Determining Your Blog's RSS URL
04:24
Figuring Out RSS Feeds For Your Blog's Categories
03:59
Section 15: Extending Your Blog With Widgets
A First Look At Widgets
04:16
Diggin' Into Sidebar Customization
03:29
Getting More Comfortable With Widgets (And Setting Up An RSS Widget)
03:49

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