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This course shows how to get the most out of the self-hosted version of WordPress 3.x and create feature-rich blogs and websites. Author Morten Rand-Hendriksen explains how to get a web host, set up a domain, and download, configure, and upload WordPress to your newly hosted site. The course then dives fully into the tools in WordPress, demonstrating how to set up your profile and create content to share with your web audience. The course also includes tutorials on everything from adding images, video, formatting, and links that make posts pop, to installing plugins, creating custom themes, and attracting readers with permalinks, social sharing, and more.
Note: This course is also useful for migrating a blog from WordPress.com to a self-hosting solution.
Hi! My name is Morten Rand-Hendriksen, and welcome to WordPress Essential Training. In this course, we will look at how you can set up your own Web site using WordPress installed on a Web host, or on your own server. We will dive headfirst into the many settings and configuration options available to you. Then I'll show you how to create posts and pages with images, videos, and other content. We will install plug-ins, and themes, add functionality, and change the look of the site.
Next, we'll take a look at the inner workings of WordPress, and pick up some important troubleshooting tips along the way, and we will look at the advanced settings of WordPress, so you can use the application to its fullest. If you want to create a Web site you have complete control over -- where it's hosted, how it behaves, and how it looks -- WordPress as a self-hosted solution is the perfect option for you. Let's get cracking with WordPress Essential Training.
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