Using WordPress to Build a Website

Wordpress Course

In this course you will learn how to; Create and manage a test server Install the WordPress software Change it’s function from a blog to a website Configure a WordPress site Add pages and content Add dynamic content via widgets … Take lesson

XAMPP INSTALL for WordPress

Wordpress Course

In this tutorial you will use XAMPP to create a test web server, which will be used to host the WordPress test site. XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very … Take lesson

XAMPP Configuration for WordPress

Wordpress Course

XAMPP is not meant for developers in a development environment not production use. XAMPP is configured to be as open as possible and in a production environment it could be problematic. In this lesson we will look at some configuration … Take lesson

WordPress Install

Wordpress Course

In this lesson we will download and install WordPress on the test server, we created in the previous lessons. This could also be applied to an online hosted server, where you would need to upload the WordPress software to your … Take lesson

WordPress Dashboard

Wordpress Course

In this lesson we will look at the components that make up the dashboard of the sites backend. These components are used to manage the sites content, pages and configuration. Use the buttons below to navigate through the lesson Right … Take lesson

Blog to Website in WordPress

Wordpress Course

In this lesson we will convert WordPress from its default blog format to a website. Firstly we will log into the site’s backend, change the default setting of allowing comments. We will then create a static front page and set … Take lesson

WordPress Themes

Wordpress Course

In this lesson we will look at changing from the installed default WordPress theme too a new theme. Changing and adding themes can be done in two ways, 1: using the built in theme editor. 2: Downloading a theme from … Take lesson

Adding Pages in WordPress

Wordpress Course

In this lesson we will look at adding pages to the site, we will also look at ordering those pages on the menu. Although in a previous lesson we added the welcome (home) page, we will look at the page … Take lesson

Adding Content to WordPress

Wordpress Course

In this lesson we will look at adding content to the pages, this content will be basic text and pictures. We will look at the built in WordPress text editor, though you can add a more advanced text editor if … Take lesson

Plugins in WordPress

Wordpress Course

In this lesson we will look at adding plugins to the site to enable more dynamic content. Plugins can be added to the site as widgets which will appear in the sidebars or as enhancements to for example the text … Take lesson

Updates for WordPress

Wordpress Course

In this lesson we will look at updating the WordPress software and applying updates to plugins and themes. Occasionally updates to software are released, these could be bug fixes, new features or enhancements. Fortunately WordPress makes it very easy to … Take lesson

Domain Names and Hosting

Wordpress Course

Now we have completed the course on building a website using WordPress. We now need to look at publishing the website to the internet. Use the buttons below to navigate through the lesson In order to complete this we will … Take lesson