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WordPress Introduction and Basic Configuration

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WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system. There are many new features in the latest version, WordPress 4.1. The new default theme, Twenty Fifteen, is a responsive design that lets your writing take center stage. In this course, you will learn how to install and configure WordPress as well as how to work with content, themes, and plugins.

Target Audience
Web site designers who want to become more familiar with WordPress and its functionality


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Lesson Objectives

WordPress Introduction and Basic Configuration

  • start the course
  • identify when WordPress is an appropriate solution
  • install WordPress using the Web interface
  • describe the differences between and
  • describe how to install different WordPress themes
  • perform the installation of different WordPress plugins
  • use the functionality to upgrade WordPress, themes, and plugins
  • describe the WordPress dashboard and its features
  • describe the WordPress administration menu and admin bar
  • configure some of the settings for reading and writing
  • configure some of the settings for media and permalinks
  • create and edit a standard post
  • manage posts with categories and tags
  • describe how to create a new page
  • compare the differences between posts and pages
  • work with HTML
  • work with shortcodes
  • work with various media file types
  • define what feeds are in WordPress
  • identify the different elements of the customizer
  • recognize when and how to use widgets
  • get additional widgets
  • perform menu creation within themes
  • recall how headers and backgrounds are applied
  • work with a starter theme and theme framework
  • describe how plugins work
  • evaluate different plugins
  • troubleshoot plugins
  • recognize how WordPress and its components operate.
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