About the course

Use WordPress to build a website in this beginner-level tutorial. Learn all about themes, widgets, plugins, and more!

Learn how to use WordPress to build a website in this comprehensive introductory course. No prior experience necessary!

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. It's the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.

Course Goals and Objectives

  • In this course, we'll explore the many configuration options, functions and features available in the self-hosted version of WordPress
  • We'll focus on WHY and HOW things work in WordPress — so you can develop an intuitive understanding of how to use WordPress
  • By the end of this course, you'll be able to configure, edit and update a WordPress site with confidence, following best practices every step of the way!

Course Requirements

  • A computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) with Internet access
  • Any modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, or Safari)
  • WordPress 3.5 or higher, hosted either on a webserver or on your own local machine (NOT wordpress.com)
  • A desire to learn!

Who Should Attend?

  • Beginners with no previous coding or programming experience
  • Web designers seeking to strengthen their WordPress skills
  • Learners of all ages who want to REALLY understand how to use WordPress — not just memorize a series of steps!

Lesson 6: Applying updates
Lesson 12: Wrapping up
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