Learn WordPress - The Basics

WordPress - The Basics

Learn the basics of how to build a WordPress powered website

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Need to get up and running with WordPress ... fast? This course covers all the basics you need to create a standard WordPress powered website.

Here is an overview of what we will cover:

  • an overview of the WordPress administration panel, which provides access to the functions and features of your WordPress-powered website
  • the two primary forms of content supported by WordPress; Post & Pages
  • a detailed look at the WordPress editor toolbar, which is used for editing posts, pages, and other types of content in WordPress
  • how to create a new post (more simply thought of as an article) for your site‘s blog
  • a detailed look at the WordPress editor toolbar, which is used for editing posts, pages, and other types of content in WordPress
  • how to edit an existing post in WordPress using either the Post Editor or the Quick Edit tool
  • how to use categories and tags in WordPress to make it easy for your readers to find related content on your site
  • how to create a new static page in WordPress, or edit existing pages in your site
  • how to add visual interest by inserting photos or images into your pages or posts in WordPress
  • how to embed video and audio files in WordPress pages and posts, including tips and best practices
  • how to use the Media Library to manage and upload files (like images, PDFs, or Word documents) for use in your WordPress posts and pages
  • enabling and moderating comments on your WordPress site, including tips and best practices to encourage discussion with your visitors
  • how to create image and text links to other pages on your own site, or to 3rd-party sites elsewhere on the web
  • how to find and install a new theme for your site, or use the Customizer to change the look of your site
  • what widgets are and how they can be used to easily add blocks of content to your site‘s sidebar or footer
  • build and edit custom navigation menus, including drop-down menu items
  • how to find, install, and configure third-party plugins to add new functions and features to your WordPress site
  • how to add new users or multiple authors to your WordPress site, and assign different roles and permissions
  • a quick look at the tools provided by WordPress to manage your site, including importing, exporting, and backing up your content
  • how to properly configure the settings to optimize and get the most out of your WordPress site


Introduction to WordPress


  • What is WordPress? FREE PREVIEW
  • WordPress.com or WordPress.org? FREE PREVIEW
  • How to Install WordPress FREE PREVIEW

The Basics


  • The WordPress Dashboard
  • Posts vs. Pages
  • The WordPress Editor
  • Creating a New Post
  • Post Formats
  • Edit an Existing Post
  • Using Categories and Tags
  • Creating and Editing Pages
  • Adding Photos and Images
  • How to Embed Video and Audio
  • Using the Media Library
  • Managing Comments
  • How to Create a Link
  • Customizing the Theme
  • Adding Widgets
  • Custom Navigation Menus
  • Installing Plugins
  • Adding New Users
  • WordPress Tools
  • WordPress Settings

About Your Instructor

Richard Pearce

Richard Pearce

Site Skills Lead Instructor

I have been working with computers since way back in 1983. During these 30+ years, I have witnessed, and been part of, many exciting developments. By far the greatest opportunity has been the ability to teach to a global online audience.

* Web Developer since 1995

* Built over 100 websites for clients ranging from national organisations to small businesses

* Over 50,000 students have taken my courses

* YouTube: 3,000,000+ views & 18,000+ subscribers

You'll usually find me staring at some sort of screen, but when I escape, I'm either juggling four kids, or taking a hike through the beautiful bushland that surrounds my home town of Sydney, Australia.

What you'll learn

How to create a new post

How to use categories and tags

How to insert photos and images

How to enable and moderate comments

How to build custom navigation menus

How to add new users and configure settings


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It's beyond the basics

From Olanrewaju Oyinbooke

I had no prior knowledge of WordPress but after taking this course, I was able to put up a wordpress powered site. Thanks a ton!


From Ellen Friedlander

amazingly complete


From Jacquelyn Stafford

I love this tutorial. It is clear and precise. I able to follow along and for me that's great.

Basics tutorial

From Roger Woodley

Spot on

Thorough introduction to Word Press CMS

From Betty Kasischke

The presentation was very clear and well organized. The coverage was thorough. The presenter was great, speaking at a comfortable speed to follow, though I missed Richard's accent. Overall, ver...

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The basics are still pretty much the basics

From Edward Rykiel

It's a good thing that WordPress basics haven't changed all that much because this course is 3 years out to date not to mention numerous WordPress updates.

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