In this WordPress training course by Aimee Houser, you'll learn how WordPress is designed to make creating your own Weblog easy and flexible.

Length: 3 hours 37 min

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In this WordPress training course, you’ll learn about WordPress, a free state-of-the-art personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, Web standards, and usability.

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A. Introduction to WordPress
Overviewing components of a WordPress blog pt. 1
Overviewing components of a WordPress blog pt. 2
Comparing WordPress to WordPress MU

B. Getting Help
Using WordPress.org documentation
Using the WordPress.org support forums

C. Getting Started with WordPress

Creating a blog at a free hosting site pt. 1
Creating a blog at a free hosting site pt. 2
Signing up with a paid hosting service
Logging in to Site Admin
Logging out
Navigating Site Admin pt. 1
Navigating Site Admin pt. 2
Retrieving a lost password
Changing your password
Changing the admin e-mail address

D. Writing, Editing & Managing Posts
Writing and publishing a basic post
Saving a post as a draft
Backing up a post as you write it
Using the Edit Shortcut link to edit a post
Using the Manage panel to edit or delete a post
Browsing and searching posts in Site Admin

E. HTML Quicktags
Using Quicktags instead of the Visual Editor
Applying bold and italic formatting
Creating a simple bulleted list
Turning a simple list into a numbered list
Using delete and insert
Creating a block quote
Creating a Web page link
Breaking up a long post with “more”

F. The Visual Editor
Using the Visual Editor
Applying basic text and paragraph formatting
Creating bulleted and numbered lists
Linking to an image on the Web
Creating a Web page link
Working with spellchecker and help
Breaking up a long post

G. Pages
Writing a page is similar to writing a post
Making one page the child of another
Changing the order of links in the Pages menu
Browsing, editing, and deleting a page

H. Post Status, Availability & Metadata
Password-protecting a post
Hiding and unhiding a post
Changing a published post to draft and back again
Setting the status of a new post to “publish”
Changing the date of post publication
Changing post author pt. 1
Changing post author pt. 2
Making post Web addresses more descriptive
Setting the post slug

I. Reading & Editing Comments
Reading and leaving comments
Viewing comments in Site Admin
Mass deleting comments
Editing or removing a single comment

J. Avoiding Spam
Setting blog privacy options
Activating Akismet
Helping Akismet get smarter
Moderating comments pt. 1
Moderating comments pt. 2
Triggering moderation only when conditions are met
Setting comment requirements
Getting notified via e-mail about comments
Restricting commenting to logged in users
Closing comments on all new posts
Overriding commenting permissions on a post

K. Managing Users
Enabling open registration
Manually registering a new user
Understanding user roles
Changing roles for new and existing users
Deleting a user

L. Uploading, Using & Managing Files
Uploading a file
Browsing, editing the metadata for, and deleting files
Attaching an uploaded image file pt. 1
Attaching an uploaded image file pt. 2

M. Post Categories
Understanding and navigating with categories
Changing the default category pt. 1
Changing the default category pt. 2
Applying a category or categories to a new post
Applying and removing a category when editing a post
Creating a category in Site Admin
Editing and deleting categories

N. Customizing Your Blog
Setting the number of posts per page
Changing your blog title and tagline
Selecting a WordPress theme
Changing the sidebar with widgets