Introduction of Wordpress
WordPress provides the most amazing way of creating websites and blogs. More than 34% of
the websites are built using WordPress. So, it can be said that this popular content
management system is famous for developing blogging sites and websites. Today, WordPress
has proudly brought the most supportive and useful blogging community on the web.
Thousands of sites (news, updates, resources, training, tutorials— the list is endless) exists
which inherit and make use of WordPress. In this chapter, you will learn about the primary
purpose of WordPress and its types and features.
What you'll learn
- Install WordPress on your PC or Mac computer, so you can learn without having to pay hosting or domain fees.
- This course will teach anyone to build a functional, beautiful, responsive website with WordPress.
- Navigate around the WordPress dashboard, know what everything does and how to use it.
- Understand the main features of WordPress
- Create pages and posts, and most importantly, know the difference between the two.
- Create custom menus and navigation systems that both visitors and search engines will find useful.
- Correctly use post categories and tags, and understand why these can cause you problems at the search engines if used incorrectly.
- Know how to configure WordPress for best results
- Understand plugins & themes and how to find/install them
- Protect their WordPress website from hackers and spammers
- Create a static homepage useful for most websites, or a blog like homepage useful for bloggers.
- Create a Responsive Website that looks good on any browser
About the Course
This course will guide you through every single step from installation to finished website. I'll show you how you can install WordPress on your own computer for free, so you don't have to pay for a domain name or hosting fees while you complete this course. Once you've got WordPress installed on your computer, you will learn how to build and run a successful, beautiful, responsive-design website you can be proud of.
After taking you through all of the main options in WordPress, explaining what each one does and how you set it up.
At the start of the course, I'll walk you through setting up WordPress on your own computer so that you don't need to pay for a web host (or a domain name) while you master WordPress. When you decide you want to put a website online, you can then watch over-my-shoulder as I buy a domain name and hosting, and install WordPress online.
Whether you decide to host your site on your own computer, or at a web host, you'll be ready to start mastering WordPress. We'll start at the very beginning by logging in to have a look around to familiarize ourselves with the main areas of the Dashboard.
Once you are happy navigating around your new tools, we'll go through the main features you will need as you create your site, including:
- The WYSIWYG Editor. This is where you enter all of your website content.
- The Media Library, to manage your images, videos, sound files and other media you want to share on your site.
- WordPress Settings, and I'll take you step by step to set those up just right.
- We'll look at the differences between WordPress posts and pages, and I'll give you a simple way of knowing which one to use on any occasion.
- We'll look at post excerpts, categories and tags, and how to use them on a well-structured site to maximize visitor experience and search engine ranking benefits.
- You'll see the two main ways you can set your homepage up.
- We'll create a contact form on the site so visitors can get in touch.
- We'll setup an About us page, and I'll explain why this page is important and what information to include on it.
- We'll cover the legal pages you need.
- We'll discuss the navigation system on your site, and how you can set up customized navigation in the header, sidebar or footer of your site. We'll also talk about internal site linking.
- We'll cover WordPress security, and set up a system that will keep the site safe from hackers.
- We'll check out some great free plugins.