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WordPress Fundamentals
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WordPress Fundamentals


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This class contains step-by-step exercises designed to help you setup and manage your very own blog using WordPress.com. WordPress.com makes it easy to maintain a website, even if you have no web design background. You will learn how to set up an account with WordPress.com, create posts, add pages, embed media (images, movies, PDFs), choose custom fonts, and more!

Section 1


Setting Up Your WordPress.com Account

Topics

    Creating an Account
    Logging Into Your Account
    Writing Your First Post (using QuickPress)

Customizing Your Account

    Topics Covered: Updating Personal Settings
    Updating Profile
    Editing General Settings
    Changing Themes (How the Blog Looks)

Writing Posts

Topics

    Adding a Post
    Using the Visual Editor
    Adding Hyperlinks

Categories, Tags, & Reading/Writing Settings

Topics

    Using Categories and Tags
    Managing Categories and Tags
    Controlling the Number of Posts That Are Displayed

Understanding Comments

Topics

    Managing and Moderating Comments
    Trackbacks and Pingbacks


Section 2



Making Pages

Topics

    Adding and Deleting a Page
    Pasting from Text Files
    Changing the Page Order

Adding and Managing Media

Topics

    Adding a Photo
    Adding a Video
    Adding Other Content (.pdf, .doc, etc.)
    Managing Uploaded Content
    Media Settings

Working with Link Lists

Topics

    Adding Links
    Managing Links

Appearance Customization

Topics

    Changing the Header Image
    Customizing the Sidebar with Widgets
    Previewing Custom Fonts

Using the Dashboard

Topics

    Managing Recent Comments
    Tracking Statistics
    Customizing the Dashboard’s Appearance