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.
Building and modifying a profile
Publishing posts and pages
Utilizing page templates
Inserting images, video, and other media
Working with themes
Creating child themes
Working with the Twenty Twelve theme
Setting up a site for search engine optimization (SEO)