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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. What's 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.
[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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