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WordPress Editing Made Easy

Basic WordPress Training For Site Managers
Instructor:
Tim Brill
327 students enrolled
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By the end of this course you will be able to confidently edit and maintain your company's website.
You'll learn how manage your site and make it look great during the process.
You'll learn some tips and tricks to making maintaining your site a whole lot easier.

This easy, direct course covers how to easily manage your previously built WordPress website for your business. Perhaps a web designer built your site for your company and now it's up to you to manage it. You probably had some cursory direction given to you, but maybe you have already forgotten it or need a little hand holding now that it's time to make some updates. I'll take the pain out of having to learn a new skill set.

This comprehensive, easy-to-follow course will guide you through everything you need to create great looking posts, adding pages, adding some great looking photo galleries, assigning user roles for managing the site, what plug-ins can do for you, what plug-ins you should have, managing SPAM, how to encourage social sharing, how to add video, using best SEO practices and more. I'll even show you how to add PayPal buttons on your site to collect payments.

You will watch over my shoulder as I walk you through the ins-and-outs of your WordPress site. By the end of this course you will be able to confidently manage your WordPress company website and MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE THE HERO in the process.

Each lecture in this course is broken down to it's most essential aspect. The course is meant to save you valuable time (since this may not be your only job description) and can be easily referenced when you need reinforcement when it comes to editing your site. Did you forget how to do something? Don't know how to do something? Just reference the course and jump in right where you need to.

Since all WordPress Themes are different, I have set up a private Facebook group where I can address specific theme issues or elaborate on any particular item. What is covered here will give you the fundamentals you need and enable you to keep your site looking great while taking the hassle out of learning a new skill set or improving upon your current one.

Course Introduction

1
How This Course Is Structured

Just a quick overview of the course - pretty self explanatory. Thanks for purchasing this course! I hope you learn some valuable skills and fun while you are doing it!

Creating/Editing Posts and Pages

1
Logging In

Obviously, logging in to your website is the first step in editing your WordPress website.

2
An Introduction To The Content Editor

A quick introduction to the Content Editor.

3
Creating Posts

Creating Posts will populate your blog section and keep content on your WordPress website fresh.

4
Different Post Types - You Don't Need Them

There are a number of different Post formats that you can use, but it's best to stick with the "Standard."

5
Password Protected Posts and Private Posts

You can password protect a Post or set it to Private if you have sensitive information or would like to just share with specific individuals.

6
Scheduling Posts

If you create several blog posts in one sitting, scheduling them to go out at different times can make you more productive.

7
Pasting From Word or a Text Document

Pasting text from Microsoft Word or a Text Editor sometimes creates issues.

8
Excerpts and Featured Images

Excerpts are featured "snippets" of your blog postings, while Featured Images are the prominent images used in the blog posting.

9
Categories

Categories assist your viewers in filtering content on your WordPress website by only displaying specific categories.

10
Tags

Tags further assist your viewers in filtering content on your WordPress website by showing only relevant content. Tags are more specific than Categories and act much like "keywords."

11
Links and Email Links

I'll show you how to add text links and how to create email links.

12
Creating Pages

Creating Pages in WordPress is much like creating Posts.

Working With Media

1
Working With Images

We upload images and do some basic image editing.

2
Creating Galleries

Creating galleries is a matter of uploading a few images and setting some parameters.

3
Inserting a YouTube Responsive Video

We cover embedding YouTube code and manipulating that code in order to make your video "responsive."

4
Uploading and Linking to PDFs and DOCs

Basic Site Maintenance

1
Menus
2
Widgets
3
Shortcodes
4
Contact Forms - Contact Form 7

Assigning/Managing User Roles

1
Understanding the Different User Roles

When you have a number of contributors to your WordPress website, assigning roles makes things much easier.

2
The Administrator Role

The Administrator Role is the highest-level role in managing your site. Be careful with this one!

3
The Editor Role

The Editor Role allows you to publish and edit posts and pages. You can also manage users.

4
Pending Indicator Plug-In

If you are an Editor or Administrator of your WordPress website you will want this plug-in.

5
The Author Role

The Author Role can publish and edit only their own posts.

6
The Contributor Role

The Contributor can only submit posts for review by an Editor or Administrator.

7
The Subscriber Role

The Subscriber Role is the most limited of roles. They can only edit their profile and comment on posts.

8
An Important Note About Passwords

It's important to create a strong password and I share with you some fun ideas in creating one.

Recommended Plug-Ins

1
Back-Up Your Site

You don't want to lose all of your hard work, so it's important to back up your site.

2
Total Cache

It's important that your site loads quickly. This plug-in will assist with that.

3
Akismet

Akismet is a great plug-in for filtering/stopping SPAM comments on your website.

4
Disable Comments

If you want a plug-in that disables comments on your WordPress website, this plug-in accomplishes just that.

5
Image Widget Plug-In

This is probably the most widely-used plug-in in my toolbox.

6
Page Links To Plug-In

This plug-in is used most often as a work-around for a top-level navigation point that might not have any content.

7
Yuzo Related Posts Plug-In

Related Posts are a great way to increase user-engagement and add interest to your site.

8
FooBox

FooBox is a free plug-in (premium version also available) that makes your images "pop-up" in a "lightbox"

9
FooGallery

FooGallery is a fun plug-in that creates some awesome galleries.

Basic SEO Practices

1
WordPress SEO by Yoast

This plug-in almost guarantees that your site will be found for your particular keywords and can really help when creating page content.

2
Permalinks
3
Site and Page Titles - Content Creation

Site Titles and Page Titles are important aspects of SEO. Just make sure your content reflects that.

Getting More Out of Your Site

1
Social Sharing
2
Google Analytics
3
Adding PayPal

Here's how to accept payments on your website with PayPal.

Common Issues/Questions

1
Page Structuring

I walk you through my process of page structuring, creating a page.

2
My Site Has a Page Builder?

Your site may appear a little differently because it might use a "Page Builder" feature.

3
No Image on My Blog Post?

I often get asked why some images aren't displayed on a clients' blogpost. Have you checked your Featured Image setting?

4
Can I Roll Back My Page or Post?

WordPress has a pretty good "Roll Back" feature if you find yourself in a bind.

Conclusion

1
How Else Can I Help?

Please feel free to leave concerns, questions or issues in the discussion or head over to the Private Facebook Group.

2
Important - A Note About Updating Themes and Plug-Ins

It's OK to update Plug-Ins, but check with your web designer before updating your version of WordPress.

You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
Definitely! If you have an internet connection, courses on Udemy are available on any device at any time. If you don't have an internet connection, some instructors also let their students download course lectures. That's up to the instructor though, so make sure you get on their good side!
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