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Introduction and WordPress Installations

  • Introduction to the Course
  • What is WordPress?
  • Your WordPress Server
  • One Click Installations
  • Navigating WordPress
  • Using Real Content
  • Under the Hood: Files & Databases

Creating WordPress Content

  • Organizing Posts
  • Creating a Post
  • Inserting & Formatting Text
  • Inserting Images, Audio and Video
  • Managing Content

WordPress Additional Types of Content

  • Listing Links
  • Adding Pages
  • Moderating Comments
  • Controlling WordPress Blog
  • Users
  • Tools
  • Settings

Using WordPress as a Content Management System

  • Creating a Static Page
  • Uploading and Displaying Photos and Galleries
  • Inserting Video Files into Your Blog Posts
  • Inserting Audio Files into Your Blog Posts
  • Keeping Media Files Organized
  • Understanding Custom Fields
  • Working with Custom Fields
  • Creating Different Page Views Using WordPress Templates
  • Creating a Template for Each Post Category
  • Creating Custom Styles for Sticky, Category, and Tag Posts
  • Optimizing Your WordPress Blog

Customizing WordPress Appearance

  • What is a Theme?
  • Finding & Installing Themes
  • Theme Settings
  • Widgets
  • Menus

Getting More Performance from WordPress

  • Post Via Email
  • Boost SEO Results (All-In-One SEO)
  • Test Website Performance
  • Speed Up Your Site (W3 Total Cache)
  • Creating a Social Media Listening Hub
  • Understanding Analytics

Exploring the Anatomy of a Theme

  • Examining the Default Theme
  • Finding and Installing WordPress Themes
  • Understanding What to Avoid with Free Themes
  • Exploring Premium Theme Options
  • Exploring Template Tags, Values, and Parameters
  • Creating New Widget Areas
  • Examining the Main Index and The Loop
  • Customizing Your Blog Posts with Template Tags

Customizing WordPress Themes

  • Changing Your Background Graphic
  • Changing Your Header Graphic
  • Personalizing Your Theme with CSS
  • Understanding Basic HTML Techniques
  • Changing Basic Elements for a Unique Look
  • Understanding Parent and Child Themes
  • Customizing Theme Style with Child Themes
  • Modifying Theme Structure with Child Themes
  • Preparing a Parent Theme

Using and Developing Plugins

  • Introducing WordPress Plugins
  • Evaluating Plugins before Installing
  • Installing and Managing Plugins
  • Configuring and Using Plugins
  • Using Widgets
  • Modifying Existing Plugin Code
  • Creating Simple Plugins from Scratch
  • Understanding Plugin Structure
  • Creating Your First Plugin
  • Fixing Problems
  • Filtering Content
  • Creating Shortcodes
  • Adding Widgets
  • Building a Settings Page

Setting Up Show with WordPress

  • Overview of WP e-Commerce
  • Configuring Your Store
  • Adding Products
  • Maintaining Your WordPress Website
  • Comment Spam
  • Backups
  • Security & Updates