...got something to say to the world? ...looking to self publish? Blog it!
In the first part of this two part series, award winning software trainer, Geoff Blake, introduces you to all the ins and outs of creating awesome blogging websites using Wordpress. In his informal yet informative approach to training, Geoff takes you through all stages of blogging site design from installation to creating and editing posts. Along the way you'll learn all about dashboard customization and individualizing the look and feel of your blog. Next he shows you how to drop in graphics, insert and edit images and videos to make your blog rich with features that will keep your audience coming back for more!
This tutorial, Wordpress Basics, is a must have for anyone interested in learning the essentials of Wordpress. You'll be up and blogging like a pro in no time!
Section 1: Section 1: Understanding What WordPress Is
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Laurence wrote on April 14, 2020
I needed all these basics! Thank you! I now have lot's to work on. I will be back with you later for your second class :)
Arthur Spooner wrote on September 11, 2015
Lots of good information here but as a WordPress video it's out of date. There is still relevant information regarding the general principles of WordPress, but if you are wanting to follow along with the current version of WP you're out of luck. Minus one star here.
Presenter is clear and goes into good detail about the features and usage of WordPress, but overall the course spends too much time on areas and programmes that are extra to WordPress e.g. Illustrator, Photoshop etc. Minus one star here.
A more concise, updated WordPress video is required here.
Rob wrote on September 24, 2014
I managed to get some good information from this session, however, I feel there was a lot here that should have been in a 102 session rather than this 101. It goes on for a long time, quite often seemingly at tangents - although itâ€™s all relevant. As a 101 session I think it could have concentrated on the basics a lot more, therefore resulting in a more concise and focused session. It feels as though these videos are a â€˜portâ€™ from a previously issued set of videos or a DVD rather than specifically written for a 101 module, so that may be the reason it doesnâ€™t fit the bill quite as well as it should.
Having now gleaned the basics from other sources in addition to the information provided here, I am now looking forward to the actual 102 session of this series.
Carsten Benz, the Netherlands wrote on February 24, 2014
Great course, clear instructions, nice voice. Funny at times as well.
Harold Ward wrote on January 31, 2014
Good course, but it left me wondering how to upload the site I designed in Wordpress installed in my computer to Wordpress online.
Mr Taylor wrote on January 23, 2014
This was another good course, I learned a lot about customizing and using Wordpress, and will continue with the next series.
Dell Little wrote on December 21, 2013
Good basic start on WP. I'm not sure why we detoured into PHotoshop and Illustrator. I wish he would have spent time on transferring a local site to a different server.
HayronW wrote on October 18, 2013
Very informative and fun. A little bit longer than it probably could have been. Learned some stuff especially about running wordpress locally
john3 wrote on October 17, 2013
I liked the walk through on installing from .org. i already have a .com blog and was wondering how to make it better. I heard how it was all free and didn't understand that you have to pay for the cool stuff on the .com side. I now have a great feel for it and once I am better at all the other programs I intend to learn here my dite will be awesome! (I hope) I only give it 4 stars because the content files are not available anymore.
R. Stull wrote on October 6, 2013
This course met the stated objectives, but at 3 1/2 years old is dated. Enough of the presented information has changed to warrant an updated course.