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Learn how to create your own website or blog with—the free, easy-to-use service that is democratizing publishing on the web.
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  1. 1m 11s
    1. Welcome
      1m 11s
  2. 5m 33s
    1. What is WordPress?
      2m 43s
    2. WordPress,, and What is the difference?
      2m 50s
  3. 37m 40s
    1. Setting up a account and blog
      8m 21s
    2. Navigating the front end
      5m 36s
    3. The toolbar
      3m 42s
    4. Creating posts, pages, and more from the front end
      6m 40s
    5. Visiting your blog
      4m 51s
    6. The Dashboard
      8m 30s
  4. 1h 25m
    1. Understanding the difference between posts and pages
      5m 38s
    2. Creating and editing posts
      7m 53s
    3. Using categories and tags
      5m 48s
    4. Advanced text formatting
      9m 25s
    5. Creating and managing links
      5m 28s
    6. Adding images
      8m 50s
    7. Adding an image gallery
      6m 18s
    8. Using Featured Image
      1m 53s
    9. Adding images from external sources
      6m 36s
    10. Adding media from YouTube and other services through oEmbed
      4m 17s
    11. Using built-in tools to improve your posts
      5m 22s
    12. Comparing and restoring old versions with Revisions
      4m 5s
    13. Publishing posts
      5m 52s
    14. Using the more tag and excerpts
      4m 18s
    15. Defining post formats
      3m 55s
  5. 16m 1s
    1. Creating a basic page
      5m 24s
    2. Creating a contact page with a contact form
      7m 24s
    3. Organizing page hierarchy
      3m 13s
  6. 39m 36s
    1. Selecting a theme
      4m 12s
    2. Creating custom menus
      8m 13s
    3. Using the Theme Customizer
      6m 5s
    4. Changing the front page from a blog view to a static page
      5m 12s
    5. Using widgets
      7m 1s
    6. Using the Custom Design feature
      4m 13s
    7. Enabling your site for mobile devices and the iPad
      4m 40s
  7. 21m 11s
    1. Adjusting site settings
      7m 15s
    2. Managing sharing buttons and social media
      6m 37s
    3. Managing comments
      7m 19s
  8. 18m 41s
    1. Editing your profile
      7m 32s
    2. Modifying personal settings
      5m 59s
    3. Adding and managing users
      5m 10s
  9. 12m 0s
    1. Enabling web master tools
      2m 54s
    2. Exporting and importing in
      4m 27s
    3. Discussing the limits of and the benefits of self-hosting
      4m 39s
  10. 1m 10s
    1. Goodbye!
      1m 10s

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Learn how to create your own website or blog with—the free, easy-to-use service that is democratizing publishing on the web. In this course, Morten Rand-Hendriksen shows how to sign up for an account, personalize your profile, and start posting right away. Plus, learn how to add the images, videos, and links that make blog posts pop, enable social sharing and mobile browsing, and change the appearance of your site with custom themes, widgets, and menus.

Topics include:
  • Setting up an account
  • Editing your profile
  • Publishing posts and pages
  • Utilizing page templates
  • Inserting images, videos, and other media
  • Working with themes
  • Understanding widgets
  • Working with the Twenty Twelve theme
  • Integrating social sharing
  • The limits of and the benefits of self-hosting


(MUSIC) Hi, I'm Morten Rand Hendriksen and welcome to Essential Training. powers millions of blogs and websites world wide and I'm here to show you how you can create your own blog or website using this powerful service. In this course, we'll look at how to set up and configure your first 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. 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. The aim of is to democratize publishing on the web, by creating your own blog or site, you gain the ability to share your thoughts, ideas and creations with the world.

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