In this track, you’ll learn how to build a website powered by WordPress, which is one of the quickest and most popular ways to build a dynamic website. Since its debut in 2003, WordPress has become so popular that nearly 75-million websites all around the world are powered by it, which makes up almost 20% of the internet! Also, because it’s an open-source platform, it has millions of themes and plugins available for anyone to use — most of which are completely free and easily customizable for your website.
What Is WordPress?
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.
How to Install WordPress on Your Computer
In this course we explain the pros and cons of setting up WordPress locally on your computer and show you how to do so using the popular free software, DesktopServer.
This course gives an introduction to WordPress and how to use it. It offers practice in editing content, managing media and customizing WordPress with plugins and themes.
WordPress User Roles
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.