Friday, September 5, 2014 Essential Training 2013

Lynda – Essential Training 2013
Learn how to create your own website or blog with—the free, easy-to-use service that is democratizing publishing on the web. In this course, Morten Rand-Hendriksen shows how to sign up for an account, personalize your profile, and start posting right away. Plus, learn how to add the images, videos, and links that make blog posts pop, enable social sharing and mobile browsing, and change the appearance of your site with custom themes, widgets, and menus.

Topics include:

  • Setting up an account
  • Editing your profile
  • Publishing posts and pages
  • Utilizing page templates
  • Inserting images, videos, and other media
  • Working with themes
  • Understanding widgets
  • Working with the Twenty Twelve theme
  • Integrating social sharing
  • The limits of and the benefits of self-hosting

Table of content

  • Introduction
    • Welcome
  • Getting to Know WordPress
    • What is WordPress?
    • WordPress,, and What is the difference?
  • Getting Started with
    • Setting up a account and blog
    • Navigating the front end
    • The toolbar
    • Creating posts, pages, and more from the front end
    • Visiting your blog
    • The Dashboard
  • Creating Posts
    • Understanding the difference between posts and pages
    • Creating and editing posts
    • Using categories and tags
    • Advanced text formatting
    • Creating and managing links
    • Adding images
    • Adding an image gallery
    • Using Featured Image
    • Adding images from external sources
    • Adding media from YouTube and other services through oEmbed
    • Using built-in tools to improve your posts
    • Comparing and restoring old versions with Revisions
    • Publishing posts
    • Using the more tag and excerpts
    • Defining post formats
  • Creating Pages
    • Creating a basic page
    • Creating a contact page with a contact form
    • Organizing page hierarchy
  • Changing the Appearance of Your Site
    • Selecting a theme
    • Creating custom menus
    • Using the Theme Customizer
    • Changing the front page from a blog view to a static page
    • Using widgets
    • Using the Custom Design feature
    • Enabling your site for mobile devices and the iPad
  • Getting Readers
    • Adjusting site settings
    • Managing sharing buttons and social media
    • Managing comments
  • Profiles and Users
    • Editing your profile
    • Modifying personal settings
    • Adding and managing users
  • Diving Further into the World of WordPress
    • Enabling web master tools
    • Exporting and importing in
    • Discussing the limits of and the benefits of self-hosting
  • Conclusion
    • Goodbye! 


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