WordPress: The Geekified Guide

The Geekified Guide Technology Instructor and Author, Udemy

Let a Geek Be Your Guide to WordPress 3

Have you ever wished that you had a knowledgeable, patient expert by your side who was only too happy to explain something technical to you in terms that you could easily understand? Well, with this course, that is exactly what you'll get.

During this course a geek, who is an expert on the subject, walks you, step-by-step, through everything you need to know to go from being a complete WordPress novice to someone who is capable of operating a WordPress-powered web site with ease.

You won’t find any complicated geek speak here that only someone who’s already an expert on WordPress would understand. Instead, what you get are easy to understand instructions to help you along the way.

So, sit back, relax, and let a geek be your guide to getting the most out of WordPress.

Who this course is for:

WordPress: The Geekified Guide is designed for learners who would like to run a WordPress-powered site and get the most out of their web site while managing it with ease.

If this is your first experience with WordPress, you'll be able to easily get started using this popular open source software with the help of the information found in this course. Even if you have some prior experience with WordPress, there will still be plenty for you to learn within this course.

Best of all, for learners of all skill levels, the information found in this course is presented so that it's easy to understand. That way you'll never feel bogged down by instructions that seem overly technical or hard to follow.

In this course, you'll learn about:

  • What you need to do to get started
  • Getting to know your way around the Dashboard
  • Configuring settings that are found on the various Administration screens
  • Adding a social element to WordPress with comments
  • Adding content to your web site in the form of posts, pages, and multimedia
  • Managing your written and multimedia content
  • Adding users to WordPress and assigning them to various roles
  • Using themes to dress up your site and perhaps even give it additional functionality
  • Using plugins and widgets to add additional functionality to WordPress
  • Making your content easily accessible with custom menus
  • Importing data into or exporting data out of your web site
  • Performing regular maintenance to keep WordPress up-to-date and more secure

Acquire New Skills and Earn a Certificate of Completion
Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion. With the knowledge that you’ll acquire in this course, along with your certificate, you'll certainly be able to make a nice addition to your resume as well as impress your friends and family.

Bonus Lectures

Finally, as the course draws to a close, you'll be treated to a collection of bonus lectures that you can use to extend your knowledge of WordPress.

Category: Technology
  • What are the requirements?
    • Domain name (required for self-hosting, but optional when using WordPress.com)
    • Web Hosting (only if you choose to self-host WordPress)
  • What am I going to get from this course?
    • Over 76 lectures and 3.5 hours of content!
    • Installing WordPress on your server
    • Configuring settings that are found on the various Administration screens
    • Managing a WordPress-powered web site with ease
    • Using themes, plugins, and widgets to enchance and extend the functionality of WordPress
    • Controlling spam comments on your site
  • What is the target audience?
    • WordPress Beginners
    • Business Owners/Employees
    • Bloggers
    • Web Developers

SECTION 1: Introduction
  • Introduction to the Course
  • A Bit About WordPress
  • Why Choose WordPress?
  • WordPress.com versus WordPress.org
  • SECTION 2: Laying the Groundwork for Your Site
  • Choosing a Domain Name
  • Choosing a Web Host
  • Activity - Laying the Groundwork for Your Site
  • SECTION 3: Getting Started with WordPress
  • Why Auto Installers Should Be Avoided
  • Installing WordPress Automatically
  • Installing WordPress Manually
  • Activity - Getting Started with WordPress
  • SECTION 4: Introducing the Dashboard
  • Logging in to the Dashboard
  • Exploring the Dashboard
  • Customizing the Dashboard
  • Exploring the Toolbar
  • Activity - Exploring the Dashboard
  • SECTION 5: Exploring Settings in WordPress
  • General Settings
  • Writing Settings
  • Reading Settings
  • Discussion Settings
  • Media Settings
  • Dates:
    • Free schedule
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    • Language: English Gb

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