There are several ways of installing and running WordPress. The course series "Installing and Running WordPress" covers some of these in detail.
- In this course, we're looking at content creation, editing and publishing using WordPress, so to follow along you need full access to a WordPress site and ideally one where you can experiment without causing any trouble. If you have an existing site which is live to the public, I recommend setting up a site of your own for this course so you can follow along without having to worry. WordPress, the application, runs on a server alongside a database. Where exactly that server is is up to you or the site administrator.
As you follow along with me through this course, you can choose to install WordPress on a live server on the web or you can install and run it on your computer in a local server environment. There are benefits and drawbacks to both and the best solution depends on your own situation. To provide instruction for both options, we've created a series of mini courses explaining how to set up WordPress in several different environments. If you want to learn how to use WordPress before you launch your site live to the web, I recommend installing the application on your computer first in what's known as the development environment.
That way only you can access the site and you're not relying on an internet connection to make it work. If this sounds like the path for you, pause this course and go check out one of the following course, Installing and Running WordPress: Desktop Server for Windows and Mac computers, or Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP for Windows or Installing and Running WordPress: MAMP for Mac. If you already have a WordPress site to work with or if you want to get started on a site live on the web right away, you can also check out the course Installing and Running WordPress: Shared Hosting.
This course will take you through the process of launching a WordPress site live to the web so anyone can visit it through the web.
Note: This course covers WordPress 5. The training will be updated as WordPress evolves.
- Installing WordPress
- Creating posts and pages
- Formatting text
- Publishing and scheduling posts
- Adding images, audio, and video
- Bulk editing posts and pages
- Working with reusable blocks