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OSTraining Class: WordPress Beginner
Teacher: Topher DeRosia
Released: March 13, 2012
Level: Beginner

Certificate: Complete all lessons and pass quizzes with an average of 70%

This class teaches you all of the essential concepts and knowledge you need to get started with WordPress.

Table of Contents
Viewed Level
Introduction
Install
Create
Design
Extend
Manage
Security
Description

This class teaches you all of the essential concepts and knowledge you need to get started with WordPress.

This WordPress Beginner class is aimed at people who are completely new to WordPress. You don't need have any experience or know any coding.

In the first part of the class, we introduce you to the class and show you how to install WordPress:

  • Your Instructor
  • What is WordPress?
  • WordPress.com
  • One-Click Installation at a Webhost
  • Manual Installs

In the second part of the class, you'll create content and learn how to handle text and images:

  • The Dashboard
  • Creating Posts
  • The WYSIWYG Editor
  • Categories
  • Tags
  • Comments
  • Creating Pages
  • The Media Library

In the third part of the class, you'll learn how to control the design and layout of your WordPress site:

  • Links
  • Themes
  • Widgets
  • Menus

In the fourth part of the class, you'll add extra features to your site:

  • Plugins
  • Contact Form 7
  • Photo Galleries

 In the fifth part of the class, you'll learn how to manage your site and keep it safe:

  • Managing Users
  • Tools
  • Settings
  • Security
  • Backup Your Site
  • Upgrading WordPress
  • Upgrading Plugins
  • Upgrading Themes
  • Guarding Against Spam

 

Teacher
Topher DeRosia

Christopher DeRosia (Topher) has been "doing the web" since 1994. With the advent of PHP in 1998, his web sites became much more dynamic and exciting.

He is an accomplished programmer, having written his own content management systems and managed some very large websites. He loves to help people enjoy their websites and believes, "playing with WordPress is fun!". He has built over 30 sites with custom themes and plugins.

Topher lives in Michigan, USA.


Courses by this teacher

Name Level Release Date
WordPress Beginner 03-13-2012
WordPress Interactive 05-29-2012
WordPress Theme Design 06-27-2012
Plugin Development 04-04-2013
WordPress Jetpack 11-05-2013
WordPress Developer Plugin 12-10-2013
WordPress Gravity Forms 02-14-2014
WordPress Installations 02-14-2014
WordPress Site Management 02-14-2014
Easy Custom Content Types 02-14-2014
WordPress e-Commerce 02-14-2013
Intro to WordPress Themes 02-14-2013
Why WordPress? The User Perspective 03-24-2014
Why WordPress? The Developer Perspective 03-30-2014

 

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