WordPress in 1 Hour: Quick & Easy Essentials For Beginners

Kristen Palana, Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

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15 Videos (59m)
    • Introduction to the Course

    • Meet Your Professor: Kristen Palana

    • All Installed? Login to Your New Wordpress Site.

    • The Grand Tour: Your Dashboard and Helpful Buttons

    • Crash Course: Making Your First Post

    • Making Your First Page

    • All About Themes: Controlling the Look and Feel of Your Site

    • Fun With Widgets

    • Make Your First Navigation Menu

    • Manage Your Wordpress Site Settings

    • How to Use Your Tools

    • Adding or Editing Links

    • Managing Users and Permissions

    • The Rundown on Plugins

    • What Now? Conclusion


About This Class


This quick and dirty course will get you up and running using WordPress in under an hour.

These clear and easy-to-follow lessons are ideal for complete beginners, anyone who has a WordPress hosted website that someone else made for them, or for someone tasked with having to edit and contribute to their organization's website who has no idea where to begin.

I start from the very beginning and show you the most essential and important features of the WordPress dashboard and interface.

I'll show you how to get started making posts, pages, and managing all aspects of your WordPress hosted website so that by the end of the day today you can already add a new skill to your CV or resume and be contributing or editing your WordPress site at home or at work.

Please note, this WordPress course comes from a much larger, 10+ hour FULL web foundations courseĀ available in full from my website called Web Snax: Super Simple Recipes For Easy Web Design. You can find other sections of Web Snax here on Skillshare by taking the following companion courses:

Web Design Do's and Don'ts: Evaluate Your Web Site

HTML Hero: Quick and Easy Essentials For Beginners

Create Quick & Easy Web Images in Photoshop: Photos, Transparencies, & Animated GIFS

Give Your Wordpress Website a Makeover: Divi Theme Spotlight

I'm a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media and the Program Director of Film & Digital Media at The American University of Rome and a practicing award-winning multimedia artist.

I have over 15 years of experience teaching students all over the world using my tried and true custom approach (turning complex information into something simple, memorable, easy-to-understand in as short amount of time as possible) to ensure that you get the most important, relevant, and useful information that can be applied immediately to your art, work, and everyday life.

Empower yourself now by enrolling in this course and join our growing learning community! Let's get started building your web design and content management skills today.

18 of 19 students recommendSee All

Enjoyed this class. Kristen is very knowledgeable and maintains a good pace (not too task, not too slow). Any beginner should watch this course where she walks you through inside Wordpress, all the important functions, and features.
Excellent clear and concise overview to get you started in WP! Feeling much more confident about editing my new site now. Thanks, Kristen!
Great class for those who have a website and need an overview of the Wordpress dashboard and a little help getting started.





Kristen Palana

Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

My goal is to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

I'm a multimedia artist/educator based in Yangon, Myanmar and am an Associate Professor of Digital Media at American University of Myanmar. I also served as tenured core faculty at The American University of Rome (2006-2016) where I co-founded and ran its Film and Digital Media Program.

I have 17+ years of university and adult education teaching experience in North America, Europe, As...

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