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Courses and playlists about using WordPress have been curated for rutgers-sci.domains users and can be found below.
What is WordPress? The term is often ubiquitous with blogging but in reality it is so much more. This video will give you a basic synopsis of how WordPress can be used for building a variety of websites. If you are looking for the difference between WordPress, WordPress.org and WordPress.com see the embedded video above.
WordPress powers millions of blogs and websites. Available in 180 languages, WordPress can be hosted on any server, accessed in any browser, and built into almost anything you imagine: blog, portfolio, website, or online store. Learn how to create your own web experiences with this powerful and open-source publishing platform. Instructor Morten Rand-Hendriksen helps you get the most out of WordPress and create feature-rich blogs and websites. Morten explains how to create and publish posts and pages; create and edit blocks; and define reusable content blocks to take full advantage of the new block editor codenamed “Gutenberg.”
Note: This course covers WordPress 5. The training will be updated as WordPress evolves.
If your WordPress workflow is streamlined from the start, development is simpler, more organized, and more efficient—all the way through to publication. In this course, lynda.com staff author Morten Rand Hendriksen covers three common WordPress workflows. First he’ll tackle building a simple WordPress site: from host setup to basic content management. Then he shows how to take that basic workflow a step further by customizing a theme. Last, Morten covers the professional tools and techniques you need to use when you’re developing sites for clients, including setting up a staging environment and version control.
Twenty Seventeen is the default WordPress theme released in December 2016. It’s a blog-centric theme with a heavy focus on the front page, mobile first design, and accessibility. Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen as he introduces the out-of-the-box features and some hidden options that will help you get the most from the theme. Learn how to install Twenty Seventeen and give a fresh look to your blog or website today.
Backups are critical to getting a WordPress site running again when it’s broken or, even worse, hacked. In this course, Morten Rand-Hendriksen covers four different methods for backing up and restoring your WordPress site: manual backups, host-managed backups, third-party plugins, and migration plugins. Morten explores the benefits and drawbacks of each approach, details how they work, and shows how to use each option to restore your site to a stable state. Devote some time to learning how to start backing up your WordPress data now, and save hours of frantic scrambling later.
WordPress is an easy way to get a website up and running, but sometimes you want to take a WordPress site further. This course shows how to administer a self-hosted WordPress site. Learn how to work with the settings, including important privacy settings, and configure your site’s style, menus, widgets, and theme with the Customizer. Find out how to extend WordPress with plugins, add and manage users, and manage comments and spam. Instructor Morten Rand-Hendriksen also provides tips for keeping your WordPress site secure and up to date—and troubleshoot it when something goes wrong.
Got WordPress questions? Here are some answers. In this short course, instructor Morten-Rand Hendriksen answers several frequently asked questions about WordPress. Get practical insights on WordPress security and plugins, advice on choosing a WordPress host, and more.