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Building Websites With WordPress

Video Description

In this Building Websites with WordPress training course, expert author Craig Campbell teaches you how to build and theme an entire website using WordPress. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no experience with WordPress or web design and development is required.
You will start by learning how to download and install WordPress, then jump into learning the basic WordPress settings. From there, Craig shows you how to manage content in WordPress, including inserting and editing images, inserting videos, and building a custom home page, posts page, and image gallery. This video tutorial also covers WordPress themes, plugins, and how to customize your theme. You will also learn how to manage users, including creating new users, editing and deleting users, and editing your own profile. Finally, Craig will show you how to go live, including finding a host, backing up your site, and updating the database.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of creating and designing your own WordPress website. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. 01. Getting Started With WordPress
    1. What You Will Learn 00:00:56
    2. About The Author 00:00:44
    3. What Is WordPress? 00:01:23
    4. Popular WordPress Sites 00:04:56
    5. WordPress.org Versus WordPress.com 00:03:04
    6. Hosting Your WordPress Site 00:04:40
    7. How To Access Your Working Files 00:01:15
  2. 02. Installing WordPress
    1. The Advantages Of Local Installation 00:02:42
    2. Downloading WordPress 00:03:16
    3. Downloading MAMP For Your Mac 00:02:25
    4. Creating The MySQL Database For Mac 00:01:54
    5. Installing WordPress On The Mac 00:03:56
    6. Downloading XAMPP For PC 00:03:51
    7. Setting Up XAMPP And Creating A Database For PC 00:03:16
    8. Installing WordPress On The PC 00:04:45
  3. 03. Basic WordPress Settings
    1. Viewing The Default Website 00:04:17
    2. An Overview Of The Admin Interface 00:04:32
    3. Changing The Title And Tagline 00:02:20
    4. Writing Settings 00:04:56
    5. Reading Settings 00:02:53
    6. Discussion Settings 00:03:53
    7. Media Settings 00:01:10
    8. Permalink Settings 00:04:56
  4. 04. Content Management In WordPress
    1. Posts And Pages 00:06:50
    2. Using The WYSIWYG Editor 00:09:30
    3. Using The Quick Draft And Quick Edit Features 00:03:15
    4. Inserting And Editing Images 00:06:47
    5. Featured Images 00:08:15
    6. Inserting Videos 00:02:46
    7. Post Formats 00:04:03
    8. Categories And Tags 00:06:45
    9. Building Menus 00:03:57
    10. Managing Comments 00:04:50
    11. Handling Comment Spam 00:03:38
    12. Introduction To Widgets 00:07:18
    13. Building A Custom Home Page 00:04:38
    14. Building A Posts Page 00:04:15
    15. Building An Image Gallery 00:03:47
  5. 05. WordPress Themes
    1. Looking At The Default Themes 00:04:58
    2. Searching For New Themes 00:03:54
    3. Installing Themes The Easy Way 00:04:10
    4. Installing Themes Manually 00:04:23
    5. Understanding The Folder Structure 00:04:11
    6. Theme-Based Settings 00:09:54
    7. Theme-Based Plugins 00:03:22
    8. Theme-Based Widgets 00:04:05
    9. Page And Post Templates 00:07:27
  6. 06. WordPress Plugins
    1. What Is A Plugin? 00:03:11
    2. How To Find Plugins 00:02:36
    3. Installing Plugins The Easy Way 00:02:49
    4. Installing Plugins Manually 00:05:38
    5. Recommended SEO Plugins 00:05:36
    6. Spam Prevention Plugins 00:03:17
    7. Contact Form Plugins 00:05:20
    8. Captain Favicon 00:01:40
    9. Caching Plugins 00:04:16
    10. Social Media Plugins 00:02:54
    11. Security Plugins 00:05:19
    12. Keeping Up With Updates 00:01:50
    13. When Things Break 00:04:06
  7. 07. Managing Users
    1. Creating New Users 00:09:25
    2. Editing And Deleting Users 00:03:30
    3. Editing Your Own Profile 00:05:17
  8. 08. Customizing Your Theme
    1. A Closer Look At Theme Options 00:06:14
    2. A Closer Look At The Theme Editor 00:03:08
    3. The Problem With Editing Your Theme 00:02:53
    4. Creating A Child Theme 00:10:50
    5. CSS Primer 00:07:18
    6. Basic Customization With PHP And CSS 00:09:22
  9. 09. Going Live
    1. Finding A Host 00:02:25
    2. Easy Online WordPress Installation 00:02:31
    3. Backing Up Your Site 00:02:33
    4. Restoring The Backup 00:05:37
    5. Updating The Database 00:04:00
  10. 10. Conclusion
    1. Wrapping Up 00:00:46