This short, introductory course gives an overview of what WordPress is and how people use it to make and manage websites. We start with an overview of the different ways websites are made and show how content management software, like WordPress, is often the best approach for making a website.
We demonstrate what WordPress looks like on the front and back-end and show how WordPress plugins and themes can let you easily extend and customize a WordPress site. By the end of the video you should have a good understanding of what WordPress is and be ready to start learning how to use it to build and manage websites.
WordPress powers a large percentage of websites in the world. From business and e-commerce sites to blogs and community sites. Owning a WordPress site lets you easily edit your content and extend the functionality and design of your site.
In this project we will cover all of the basics of getting a site, managing it, and growing your community. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to work through our live example WordPress site to practice and demonstrate what you learn.
Upon completion of the course you will feel comfortable owning your WordPress site so you can focus more on your goals for having it.
The WordPress Codex is the name given to the primary WordPress documentation that lives at codex.wordpress.org. The Codex contains information for all level of users, from those who are just starting out and trying to understand what features WordPress offers, to advanced WordPress developers looking to for specific details on template tags and plugin hooks.
The popular publishing platform WordPress comes by default with a number of different user roles. These determine how people are able to view, add and edit content on your site. If you work with WordPress, especially on sites with more than one user it’s important that you understand how these different user roles work. Check out our course on WordPress User Roles to learn everything you need to know about assigning and managing the correct user roles.
WordPress has an entire section of the admin area appropriately labeled Settings. You do not see these options when you are logged in as an author or editor, only as an administration. The settings available in the WordPress admin area allow you to do everything from change the name of the site to determine how comment moderation should work or what the url structure of your site should look like. In this short course, we will go over and explain all of the major settings that control WordPress. This course aims to help someone become a WordPress Power User, one who can use the admin area to manage site content, customization and general settings of a WordPress site.
This project will show students how to build a blog using the popular software, WordPress. We will learn how to install and setup WordPress, manage content and comments, and customize the design and functionality of a blog. By the end of the series you should have everything you need to start making your own blog and blogs for other people.