How To Get Started With Wordpress

Geoff Blake, Ten Ton Online

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43 Videos (3h 29m)
    • Welcome! Why Use WordPress?

      3:49
    • Important WordPress Concepts

      2:27
    • Additional Tools You'll Need

      4:09
    • Domain Name & Web Hosting Options

      3:33
    • Registering Your Website's Domain Name

      3:09
    • Setting Up Web Hosting With Web Hosting Hub

      8:00
    • Accessing Your Web Hosting Hub Account Management Panel

      4:18
    • Accessing Your Hosting Account's Panel

      4:35
    • Setting Your Domain's DNS Info

      3:38
    • Accessing Your Site & CPanel Once Your Domain Name Resolves

      2:00
    • Installing WordPress On Your Host

      4:55
    • Logging Into Your Admin Console

      1:19
    • Touring The WordPress Dashboard

      5:40
    • Bonus Lesson: Connecting To Your Website Via FTP

      6:01
    • Understanding WordPress Themes

      3:54
    • Finding Additional WordPress Themes

      3:05
    • Downloading And Installing A New Theme

      4:32
    • Activating Your New Theme

      5:21
    • Publishing Your First Post

      5:27
    • Formatting Text In Your Posts

      5:03
    • Creating Bulleted & Numbered Lists

      4:14
    • Creating Additonal Posts

      6:35
    • Post Publishing Options

      4:14
    • Inserting A "More" Link Into Posts

      3:23
    • Bonus Lesson: Organizing Your Posts Into Categories

      7:34
    • Inserting Graphics Into Posts

      4:48
    • Formatting Post Graphics

      6:34
    • Additional Graphic Options

      8:37
    • Getting Started Setting Hyperlinks

      5:45
    • Setting Internal And Email Links

      4:38
    • Embedding A YouTube Video

      4:35
    • Introducing WordPress Pages

      6:44
    • BonPress Theme Options

      5:45
    • Your Site's General Settings

      2:18
    • A Look At Your Site's Reading Settings

      3:17
    • A Closer Look At Sidebar Widgets

      5:02
    • Introducing WordPress Plugins

      7:11
    • Must-Have Plug-Ins For Every WordPress Site

      3:40
    • Installing Plug-Ins

      4:59
    • Adding Social Media To Your Site

      7:41
    • Adding An RSS Feed To Your Site

      7:57
    • Setting Up An Email Address For Your Site

      4:23
    • Where To Go From Here

      3:55

About This Class

Often when we think of WordPress, we think of blogging—but WordPress can do so much more! In this short, easy to follow course, you’ll discover everything you need to know to get your WordPress site online, including how to effortlessly register a domain name and set up web hosting, install WordPress, and begin using it to publish your work on the web. You’ll quickly get comfortable in the WordPress environment, and see how straightforward it is to create and format content, including text, images, and video. Then, you’ll find out how to control and extend your WordPress website with themes, widgets, and plug-ins. Once you learn WordPress, the sky’s the limit! Ready to jump into it? Then let’s get started!

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Geoff Blake

Ten Ton Online

Geoff Blake is an award-winning veteran software trainer, author, and designer. A professional public speaker since 1997, Geoff has taught desktop publishing, web design and graphics courses for a wide range of clients and organizations, from Fortune 500 companies and colleges, to small and medium-sized businesses; and to individuals just like  you. In 2009 he launched his video-based training site, Ten Ton Online, allowing him to reach learners worldwide. With his humorous, non-jargonny approach, Geoff's style of teaching revolves around dissolving learner's anxiety, and presenting otherwise technical subjects in a relaxed, easily understandable way. He regularly contributes to top industry magazines and web sites, and continues sharing his knowledge in his casual, off-beat style through his website, tentononline.com.