Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 20, 2014
Duration
2h 29m
Description

In this training, we'll learn about the WordPress platform and how to use it to create a themed blog from start to finish. We'll learn how to choose and customize a theme by changing the look and feel and adding widgets, posts, and pages to our blog. We'll also take things to the next level by adjusting our settings to create a custom home page and using a custom domain or site address for our blog. Throughout the course, we'll also talk about tips and tricks like how to format content, engage visitors, and create compelling headings for posts. After watching this training, you'll be equipped with everything you need to know to get up and running with your own WordPress blog. This course was created with individuals who have never had their own blog in mind. Software required: web browser, WordPress.com.

About the author
About the author

Susan is a web design author for Pluralsight. Growing up, Susan was both a passionate artist as well as a computer tech aficionado. When she discovered the world of web development, she found that she could meld those two passions together into something amazing. Soon after, Susan began devoting herself to building beautiful and functional web content for businesses and nonprofits. It was through those experiences Susan developed a fluency for web coding languages.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Susan with Digital-Tutors and this is Creating a Blog with WordPress. com. In this course we'll learn what WordPress is and how to use it to create our first blog, a travel and food themed blog called Wandercrust. We'll learn how to use and customize a theme by changing the look and feel. We'll learn how to add widgets, posts, and pages, and we'll also take things to the next level by adjusting our settings and using a custom domain or site address for our blog. Throughout we'll talk about tips and trips like how to format content, engage visitors, and how to create compelling headlines for our content. So let's get started in our next lesson by learning about the WordPress platform.