Introduction to WordPress

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Overview

Today it is easier than ever to create your own website. Thanks to a global communication revolution, you can now communicate with parents, students, other teachers and the rest of the world like never before.

This course will teach you to use WordPress; one of the best and most popular website development platforms on the planet. The website you are looking at right now was developed in WordPress. In fact, WordPress powers almost 25% of the world’s websites!

What are you waiting for?  Let’s get started!

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Easy WP Guide by Anthony Hortin.  Check out the free and paid (just a .99 cents) versions here.

 

Lessons

What Is Wordpress?

Author: Michael BollComplexity: Easy

WordPress is a wonderful open source blogging/website platform. It is FREE and comes in two different flavors: wordpress.org and wordpress.com

WordPress is a wonderful open source blogging/website platform. It is FREE and comes in two different flavors: wordpress.org and wordpress.com

WordPress Dashboard

Author: Michael BollComplexity: Easy

Welcome to the Wordpress Dashboard. This is where it all starts and where you will begin your Wordpress journey.

Welcome to the Wordpress Dashboard. This is where it all starts and where you will begin your Wordpress journey.

Creating Your First Post

Author: Michael BollComplexity: Standard

It all starts with your first post! How exciting! At the end of this lesson you are going to have a place on the interwebs that has your "stuff" on it.

It all starts with your first post! How exciting! At the end of this lesson you are going to have a place on the interwebs that has your "stuff" on it.

Adding Photos and Images

Author: Michael BollComplexity: Standard

While text is a great way to communicate, images are what make the web popular and will draw people to look at your page. The eye will nearly always go to an image first before it goes to text. Let's learn to add images to our site.

While text is a great way to communicate, images are what make the web popular and will draw people to look at your page. The eye will nearly always go to an image first before it goes to text. Let's learn to add images to our site.

Creating a Hyperlink

Author: Michael BollComplexity: Easy

Hyperlinks are what make the web work and what makes the web so successful. Only by easily linking to the content created by yourself and others, can we truly share and communicate in a dynamic and powerful way.

Hyperlinks are what make the web work and what makes the web so successful. Only by easily linking to the content created by yourself and others, can we truly share and communicate in a dynamic and powerful way.

Changing Your Theme

Author: Michael BollComplexity: Standard

One of the first things you will want to do on your Wordpress site is explore and change your theme. The theme dictates how your page will look, where the images go, what color your text is, the size of your fonts, the type of fonts etc.

One of the first things you will want to do on your Wordpress site is explore and change your theme. The theme dictates how your page will look, where the images go, what color your text is, the size of your fonts, the type of fonts etc.

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Author: Michael Boll

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