Using WordPress to Build a Website

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
  • Install themes to enhance the look of your website
  • Create a custom contact form

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We will demonstrate how to create and manage a test server to install and configure a WordPress site on a local PC. For the purposes of this course all the demonstrations will be carried out on this test server, although the lessons could be completed on a fully functioning web server.

In the next lesson we will download and install the XAMPP software. This will be used to create a test web server on which we will host our WordPress test site.