Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding WordPress plugins, part of Dreamweaver CC and WordPress 3.8: Core Concepts.
…Although WordPress is very powerful right out of the box, there…is a rich landscape of plugins that extends its capabilities tremendously.…A WordPress plugin is very similar to a Dreamweaver extension, except…you don't use the extension manager as you do in Dreamweaver.…You use the WordPress administrative interface, especially the Plugin section.…So you'll…see, as a main navigation item over on the left, Plugins.…And I click that, it shows a list of the previously installed plugins.…
WordPress comes with two by default, Akismet,…which you see up top, and Hello Dolly.…Hello Dolly is just kind of a fun thing that…you can implement on your own WordPress site if you like.…I typically will go in and actually…delete the files because I don't really like it at all.…But that's just me.…Akismet, on the other hand, is a very powerful plugin…that I totally recommend that performs in absolutely necessary service.…So a lot of times with blogs, you get comments that include a lot of spam.…
It's a really terrible situation unless you protect against it.…
- Setting up WordPress locally
- Establishing your Dreamweaver CC site
- Adding and editing posts and pages
- Customizing WordPress themes
- Building responsive layouts
- Extending WordPress editable pages
- Using and styling WordPress plugins
- Integrating jQuery functionality
- Publishing your WordPress site with Dreamweaver
- Personalizing and enhancing WordPress
Skill Level Intermediate
Author update on April 4, 2014:
WordPress 3.8.2 is now available from wordpress.org. The update focuses on security issues and should not impact this course in any way. A much bigger release, 3.9, is currently a release candidate and will likely go live later in April. I'm currently evaluating what impact v3.9 will have on this course.
Dreamweaver and WordPress: Building Themeswith Joseph Lowery1h 47m Intermediate
WordPress: Building Responsive Themeswith Morten Rand-Hendriksen2h 55m Intermediate
1. Setting Up WordPress
2. Exploring Your WordPress Site in Dreamweaver CC
3. Creating Content
4. Working with WordPress Themes
5. Customizing a Theme
6. Providing Responsive Design
7. Extending WordPress Editable Pages
9. Using WordPress Plugins
10. Extending the User Experience
11. WordPress Administration
12. Publishing Your WordPress Site
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