WordPress – The Basics

Learn the basics of how to build a WordPress powered website

Richard Pearce · April 28, 2020

Learn WordPress fast!

Need to get up and running with WordPress … fast? This course covers all the basics you need to create a standard WordPress powered website.

Here is an overview of what we will cover:

  • an overview of the WordPress administration panel, which provides access to the functions and features of your WordPress-powered website
  • the two primary forms of content supported by WordPress; Post & Pages
  • a detailed look at the WordPress editor toolbar, which is used for editing posts, pages, and other types of content in WordPress
  • how to create a new post (more simply thought of as an article) for your site‘s blog
  • a detailed look at the WordPress editor toolbar, which is used for editing posts, pages, and other types of content in WordPress
  • how to edit an existing post in WordPress using either the Post Editor or the Quick Edit tool
  • how to use categories and tags in WordPress to make it easy for your readers to find related content on your site
  • how to create a new static page in WordPress, or edit existing pages in your site
  • how to add visual interest by inserting photos or images into your pages or posts in WordPress
  • how to embed video and audio files in WordPress pages and posts, including tips and best practices
  • how to use the Media Library to manage and upload files (like images, PDFs, or Word documents) for use in your WordPress posts and pages
  • enabling and moderating comments on your WordPress site, including tips and best practices to encourage discussion with your visitors
  • how to create image and text links to other pages on your own site, or to 3rd-party sites elsewhere on the web
  • how to find and install a new theme for your site, or use the Customizer to change the look of your site
  • what widgets are and how they can be used to easily add blocks of content to your site‘s sidebar or footer
  • build and edit custom navigation menus, including drop-down menu items
  • how to find, install, and configure third-party plugins to add new functions and features to your WordPress site
  • how to add new users or multiple authors to your WordPress site, and assign different roles and permissions
  • a quick look at the tools provided by WordPress to manage your site, including importing, exporting, and backing up your content
  • how to properly configure the settings to optimize and get the most out of your WordPress site

About Instructor

Richard Pearce

There's something about 3s. I was introduced to computers in 1983, got on the Internet in 1993, was married in 2003, welcomed my last child into the world in 2013 and I can't wait to see what happens in 2023! My 3 keys to success with online learning are: 1) set a weekly time to learn and implement, 2) if you can't work out something yourself in 10 minutes, ask for help, 3) take small but consistent steps.

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Course Includes

  • 24 Lessons