WordPress Essential Training
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WordPress 3.x Tutorials | WordPress Essential Training

with Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Video: Welcome

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  1. 17m 33s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. What's new in WordPress 4.0
      10m 32s
    3. What's new in 4.1
      6m 0s
  2. 11m 53s
    1. What is WordPress?
      3m 49s
    2. Setting the language of your WordPress installation
      4m 57s
    3. WordPress, WordPress.com, and WordPress.org: What is the difference?
      3m 7s
  3. 17m 18s
    1. Installing and running WordPress
      2m 19s
    2. Accessing your WordPress site
      2m 20s
    3. Using the WordPress Dashboard
      8m 10s
    4. Using the WordPress toolbar
      4m 29s
  4. 1h 35m
    1. Understanding the difference between posts and pages
      4m 4s
    2. Creating a new post
      9m 57s
    3. Using categories and tags
      8m 19s
    4. Advanced text formatting
      9m 32s
    5. Creating and managing links
      7m 7s
    6. Adding images
      9m 36s
    7. Adding an image gallery
      9m 59s
    8. Using Featured Image
      3m 8s
    9. Adding images from external sources
      7m 30s
    10. Adding media from YouTube and other services through oEmbed
      5m 1s
    11. Comparing and restoring old versions with Revisions
      4m 47s
    12. Publishing posts
      7m 2s
    13. Using the More tag and excerpts
      4m 36s
    14. Defining post formats
      4m 43s
  5. 11m 21s
    1. Creating a basic page
      5m 19s
    2. Using page templates
      3m 52s
    3. Organizing page hierarchy
      2m 10s
  6. 22m 24s
    1. Navigating the Dashboard index pages
      7m 40s
    2. Using Quick Edit
      2m 22s
    3. Using Bulk Edit
      4m 20s
    4. Understanding how WordPress handles media content
      8m 2s
  7. 50m 0s
    1. Selecting and changing themes
      4m 57s
    2. Using the Theme Customizer
      7m 39s
    3. Using a custom header image
      4m 59s
    4. Creating custom menus
      7m 27s
    5. Using widgets
      8m 4s
    6. Changing the front page from a blog view to a static page
      4m 50s
    7. Installing themes from the WordPress Theme Directory
      5m 28s
    8. Installing custom themes
      3m 2s
    9. Making sure your WordPress site is mobile-ready
      3m 34s
  8. 22m 15s
    1. Installing plugins
      10m 21s
    2. Creating a contact page
      4m 46s
    3. Adding social media sharing buttons with AddThis
      5m 16s
    4. Learn more about plugins
      1m 52s
  9. 34m 44s
    1. Editing your user profile
      8m 51s
    2. Creating a Gravatar profile
      4m 9s
    3. Adding and managing users
      5m 59s
    4. Understanding user levels
      6m 28s
    5. Configuring general settings
      9m 17s
  10. 19m 9s
    1. Creating user-friendly permalinks
      5m 31s
    2. Configuring comment settings
      7m 44s
    3. Managing comments
      5m 54s
  11. 13m 1s
    1. Understanding how WordPress works
      5m 40s
    2. Back-end management of themes, plugins, and other assets
      7m 21s
  12. 20m 43s
    1. Keeping up to date
      6m 20s
    2. Must-have security plugins
      5m 13s
    3. Troubleshooting a site crash
      9m 10s
  13. 9m 14s
    1. Exporting and importing content from other sites
      6m 24s
    2. Going further with WordPress: Creating themes and plugins
      2m 50s

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WordPress 3.x Tutorials | WordPress Essential Training
5h 44m Beginner Jan 17, 2014 Updated Dec 18, 2014

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WordPress powers millions of blogs and websites. Learn how to create your own with this powerful publishing platform. Staff author Morten Rand-Hendriksen will help you get the most out of the self-hosted version of WordPress and create feature-rich blogs and websites. Morten explains 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, Morten 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:
  • What is WordPress?
  • Installing and running WordPress
  • Publishing posts and pages
  • Using page templates
  • Inserting images, video, and other media
  • Editing posts
  • Changing themes
  • Installing plugins
  • Adding other users
  • Securing your WordPress site
Morten Rand-Hendriksen


[MUSIC] Hi, I'm Morten Rand-Hendriksen, staff author at lynda.com. And I'm excited to welcome you to WordPress Essential Training. WordPress powers millions of blogs and websites worldwide, and I'm here to show you how you can create your own blog or website using this powerful application. In this course, we'll look at how you setup and manage your own self-hosted WordPress site or blog.

I'll walk you through the process of creating and publishing posts and pages. We'll customize the site using themes, widgets, and custom menus, add functionality with plug-ins, talk about how to get readers through social media sharing and comments, and we'll look at the settings and configurations that give you complete control over your own site. Let's get cracking with WordPress Essential Training.

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Q: How do I take the local version of my WordPress site and publish it on the web?
A: The course WordPress Quick Tips: Migration and Database Reset shows you how to migrate a local site to production. The method shown creates a new duplicate of the original website, but it requires detailed database work and effectively results in a hard reset of the target site. Proceed carefully.
Q: This course was updated on 9/04/2014. What changed?
A: We updated nine movies to reflect changes to WordPress 4.0.
Q: This course was updated on 12/18/2014. What changed?
A: We added two new movies and updated a third to reflect changes to WordPress 4.1, including the new default theme, Twenty Fifteen.
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