WordPress 4 Essential Training

  • Course details

    WordPress powers millions of blogs and websites. Learn how to create your own with this powerful publishing platform. Staff author Morten Rand-Hendriksen will help you get the most out of the self-hosted version of WordPress and create feature-rich blogs and websites. Morten explains how to create and publish posts and pages; customize your site with themes, widgets, and custom menus; and extend WordPress even further with plugins. Plus, learn how to get more readers with social media sharing and comments, and how to adjust the settings that keep your site safe and secure.

    Note: This course covers an older version of WordPress, which features the Classic Editor. Watch this course only if you are using the Classic Editor plugin or using WordPress 4.9 or earlier. Otherwise, watch WordPress 5 Essential Training, which covers the new Block Editor experience.

    Instructor

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      Morten Rand-Hendriksen

      Instructor, educator, speaker at LinkedIn Learning, helping people master WordPress, the web, and online communication.

      Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a web designer and developer with a passion for open-source software like WordPress.

      Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a web designer and developer with a passion for clean design, standards-based code, and open-source software. He has published several books, articles, and videos on these topics and is a popular speaker at conferences. Running a small boutique-style digital media company, he divides his time evenly between building web solutions and teaching others how to do things right and get the most out of the web.Morten grew up in Norway and made Canada his home in 2002.

    Skills covered in this course

  • Welcome

    - Hello and welcome to WordPress Essential Training. My name is Morten Rand-Hendriksen. I'm a staff author here at Lynda.com and I'm really excited to take you with me on this journey as we explore my favorite Web publishing application: WordPress. This course is a comprehensive breakdown of WordPress and how to use it to build Web sites and blogs and publish your content on the web. Whether this is the first time you're using WordPress or you're brushing up on everyone's favorite content management system, this course has everything you need and more. To simplify the learning process, I've structured the chapters based on common tasks. We'll start by setting up WordPress and getting familiar with the admin interface. Then, we'll create posts and pages and add media items like images and videos to them. We'll look at how to customize the appearance of your site with themes and how to extend the functionality of WordPress with plugins. And, to wrap things up, we'll talk about user…

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