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WordPress Essentials

Course Summary

Learn WordPress basics, tips and tricks to run a successful website!


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    Course Syllabus

    • Welcome to WordPress Mastery!
      • Ready for Some WordPress?
      • Ten Ton Word Press Project Files
    • Understanding What WordPress Is
      • About Blogging And WordPress
      • The Main Areas Of A WordPress Blog
      • A Blog’s Front End And Back End
    • Let's Getcha Up And Running with WordPress
      • Setting Up A Free Blog On WordPress.com
      • Setting Up A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog
      • Installing Locally On A Mac Part One: Installing MAMP
      • Installing Locally On A Mac Part Two: Installing WordPress
      • Installing Locally On A PC Part One: Installing XAMPP
      • Installing Locally On A PC Part Two: Installing WordPress
      • TASK #1: Applications You May Use With WordPress
    • The Sights: A Tour Of The WordPress Interface
      • Viewing And Customizing The Dashboard
      • Touring The Rest Of The Admin Interface
      • The WordPress Codex And Online Forums
    • Making Your Blog Your Own
      • Gettin' To Settin' Up Your Profile
      • Setting The Blog's General Options
      • Now On To Themes: Changing Your Blog's Design
      • Discovering Even More Themes
      • Viewing Your Blog's Theme Files
      • Using The WordPress Theme Directory
      • Manually Installing Themes
      • Auto Installing Themes From The Theme Directory
      • TASK #2: Ten Awesome WordPress Themes To Explore
    • Let's Get Creating Some Posts
      • Touring The Edit Post Screen And Writing Posts With The Visual Editor
      • A Quick Mention: Setting Your Post's Discussion Options
      • Editing Your Posts And A Look At The Quick Edit Feature
      • Formatting And Previewing Your Posts
      • Inserting And Editing Links To Sites And Email Addresses
      • Super-Sweet: It's WordPress's Kitchen Sink Toolbar
      • Setting Publishing Options For Your Posts
      • Understanding Excerpts, Trackbacks, And Pingbacks
    • Additional Posting Techniques
      • Get Editing Your Published Posts
      • Making Your Blog Easier To Read: Adding "More" Links
      • Creating And Editing Posts With The HTML Editor
      • Ready For This? Creating HTML Posts With Dreamweaver
      • Adjusting Your Blog's Writing Settings
      • Password Protecting A Post
    • Adding Media To Posts, Part One
      • First Up, Setting Your Blog's Media Options
      • Droppin' Graphics Into Posts
      • Adding An Image From A URL
      • Loading Images Into The Media Library
      • Inserting Images Into Posts From The Library
      • Editing Your Inserted Images
      • Editing Images In The HTML Editor
      • Dig This: Using WordPress's Image Editor
      • Understanding Graphics In Web Design
      • TECHNIQUE #1: Preparing Images In Photoshop For Use On Your Blog
      • TECHNIQUE #2: WordPress Workflow: From Illustrator To Photoshop To Your Blog
      • And Now On To Video
    • Adding Media To Posts, Part Two
      • Adding In Some Video To Your A Posts
      • Using Auto-Embed To Add In Video
      • Droppin' In Some Audio
      • Linking To PDFs And Other Types Of Media
      • Managing Your Inserted Media
    • Working With Categories And Tags
      • Getting Started With Categories
      • Creating New Blog Categories
      • Gettin' Organized; Applying Categories To Posts
      • Setting Your Blog's Default Category (And A Fast Way For Creating Categories)
      • Get Applying Tags To Posts
    • Working With WordPress Pages
      • Understanding Pages Versus Posts
      • Editing And Scratch Building WordPress Pages
      • TECHNIQUE #3: Creating An HTML Contact Page With Dreamweaver
      • Setting Your Blog's Front Page And Going Further With Dreamweaver Design
      • Controlling Page Order And Hierarchy
      • Makin' Use Of Your Theme's Page Templates
    • Creating And Managing A Blogroll
      • What The Heck Is A Blogroll? Let's Get Started
      • Adding Links To Your Blogroll
      • Adding And Removing Blogroll Links
      • Creating Custom Link Categories
    • Viewing Comments And Adding Users
      • Viewing A Blog's Comments
      • A Real-World Look At The Disqus Commenting System
      • Moderating Comments On Your Blog
      • Setting Up Discussion Options
      • Allowing Others To Contribute: Adding Additional Users
      • Understanding WordPress's Different User Privileges
    • Customizing Permalinks And RSS Feeds
      • Setting Your Blog's Permalinks
      • So Let's Get Creating Custom Permalinks
      • Viewing Your Blog's .Htaccess File
      • Blog Syndication: Understanding RSS Feeds
      • Determining Your Blog's RSS URL
      • Figuring Out RSS Feeds For Your Blog's Categories
    • Extending Your Blog With Widgets
      • A First Look At Widgets
      • Diggin' Into Sidebar Customization
      • Getting More Comfortable With Widgets (And Setting Up An RSS Widget)
      • A First Look At The Arbitrary Text Widget
      • Using Dreamweaver To Creating A Custom Widget
      • TECHNIQUE #4: Adding A Twitter Widget To Your Blog
    • Into The World Of Plugins
      • Now On To Plugins: A Big Toe In The Massive Pool Of WordPress Plugins
      • Exploring The WordPress Plugin Directory
      • Installing And Configuring Plugins
      • Manually Installing Plugins On Your Blog
      • TASK #3: Ten Killer WordPress Plugins To Explore
      • Adding In Some Custom Widgets
    • Uploading Your Completed Site
      • Step One: Exporting the Local Database
      • Step Two: Changing Local URLs to Remote URLs
      • Step Three: Creating the Live MySQL Database
      • Step Four: Adding A User to the Live Database
      • Step Five: Importing the Local Database into the Live Database
      • Step Six: Setting Live Database Info
      • Step Seven: Uploading the Site Files
      • Step Eight: Viewing the Live Result
    • Wrapping Things Up
      • Check Out These Killer WordPress Resources
      • Closing Credits


Course Fee:
USD 99

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

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