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Video Course

Getting Started with WordPress

by John Chandler

With this complete video course you will learn everything you need to know to build your own custom website with WordPress. Read the full description


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What's in this Course?

WordPress needs little introduction. In ten years, this user friendly content management system has surged in popularity, powering close to 20% of all websites. Amazing.

While it originally began as a blogging platform, it has grown into a powerful CMS used to run corporate websites, community sites, e-commerce sites, and web applications. And maybe a blog here and there.

With almost 10 years experience working with WordPress and more than one hundred WordPress sites of experience, John Chandler walks you through the basics you need to know to get started building your own website with WordPress.

This course is organized into three different videos:

Getting Started With WordPress, Part 1

In the first video in the course we cover the following topics:

  • Comparing WordPress.com and WordPress.org
  • The famous five minute install
  • Getting familiar with the dashboard

Getting Started With WordPress, Part 2

The second video comes in at just under an hour. In this portion, we’ll cover:

  • The difference between a theme and a template
  • Understanding the WordPress file structure
  • Required theme files
  • The loop and essential template tags
  • Additional templates

Getting Started With WordPress, Part 3

In the final video, also just under an hour long, we learn how to take WordPress beyond a basic content management system. We explore additional functionality such as:

  • Creating a custom page template.
  • Working with custom fields.
  • Activating additional functionality through functions.php including featured images and sizes, custom post types, and custom taxonomies.
  • Building in a portfolio using this additional functionality

This video course will give you a helpful introduction to WordPress, laying the foundation to empower you to create almost anything you can imagine.


What is the difficulty level?


This is a beginner level video on building websites with WordPress. We do expect that you have working knowledge of HTML & CSS and familiarity with PHP (enough to navigate a template that contains some).

How many videos are there?

There are 3 videos in this course.

...and how long is each video?

The video times vary but the total course time is about 2 ½ hours.

Where do I get the code you use?

The sample theme code used in the course is available on the Code Download page. Don't forget to download it!

What if I need to use them with my co-workers?

There is a Team Pack available, which allows you to share the screencasts with up to 5 people in your company or the Company license, which allows you to use the videos with up to 25 people. You can choose the proper license when you add the video series to your cart.

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