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WordPress Essential Training

WordPress powers millions of blogs and websites. Learn how to create your own with this powerful publishing platform. Here we will help you get the most out of the self-hosted version of WordPress and create feature-rich blogs and websites. Here you will learn how to create and publish posts and pages; customize your site with themes, widgets, and custom menus; and extend WordPress even further with plugins. Even more, we will show how to get more readers with social media sharing and comments, and adjust the settings that keep your site safe and secure.

Topics include:

  1. What is WordPress?
  2. Installing and running WordPress
  3. Publishing posts and pages
  4. Using page templates
  5. Inserting images, video, and other media
  6. Editing posts
  7. Changing themes
  8. Installing plugins
  9. Adding other users
  10. Securing your WordPress site

1. Introduction

2. Getting to know Word Press

  1. What is Word Press
  2. Word Press, WordPress.com and WordPress.org: Difference

3. Getting Started with Word Press

  1. Installing and running Word Press
  2. Accessing your Word Press site
  3. Using the Word Press site
  4. Using the Word Press Dashboard
  5. Using the Word Press Toolbar

4. Creating Posts

  1. Understanding the difference between posts and pages
  2. Creating a new post
  3. Using categories and tags
  4. Advanced text formatting
  5. Creating and Managing links
  6. Adding images
  7. Adding an image gallery
  8. Using Featured image
  9. Adding images from external sources
  10. Adding media from YouTube and other services through oEmbed
  11. Comparing and restoring old versions with Revisions
  12. Publishing posts
  13. Using the More tag and excerpts
  14. Defining post formats

5. Creating Pages

  1. Creating a basic page
  2. Using page templates
  3. Organizing page hierarchy

6. Managing Content

  1. Navigating the Dashboard index pages
  2. Using Quick Edit
  3. Using Bulk Edit
  4. Understanding how Word Press handles media content

7. Changing the Appearance of Your Site

  1. Selecting and changing themes
  2. Using the Theme Customizer
  3. Using a custom header image
  4. Creating custom menus
  5. Using widgets
  6. Changing the front page from a blog view to a static page
  7. Installing themes from the Word Press Theme Directory
  8. Installing custom themes
  9. Making sure your Word Press site is mobile-ready

8. Extending Word Press with Plugins

  1. Installing plugins
  2. Creating a contact page
  3. Adding social media sharing buttons with AddThis
  4. Learn more about plugins

9. Profiles, Users and Settings

  1. Editing your user profile
  2. Creating a Gravatar profile
  3. Adding and managing users
  4. Understanding user levels
  5. Configuring general settings

10. Getting Readers

  1. Creating user-friendly permalinks
  2. Configuring comment settings
  3. Managing comments

11. Word Press behind the Curtain

  1. Understanding how Word Press works
  2. Back-end management of themes plugins and other assets

12. Maintenance and Security

  1. Keeping up to date
  2. Must-have security plugins
  3. Troubleshooting a site crash

13. Diving Further into the World of WordPress

  1. Exporting and importing content from other sites
  2. Going further with Word Press: Creating themes and plugins
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