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Your First Day with WordPress CMS

by Susan Simkins

In this WordPress CMS tutorial we'll learn how to download and install WordPress on your computer to start creating WordPress sites locally. Software required: WordPress, Web Browser, XAMPP.

What you'll learn

In this WordPress CMS tutorial we'll learn how to download and install WordPress on your computer to start creating WordPress sites locally. WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems in the world, powering over 20% of the entire web. If you want web software that can help you create powerful websites with features that allow you to easily manage a site and add content and just about any functionality at the click of a button, then WordPress is for you. We'll get familiar with WordPress's interface by learning how to create a new website from scratch with an existing theme. We'll also learn best practices for WordPress like how to choose themes and plugins, customizing a pre-existing theme with CSS or a child theme, and things to look out for before publishing a site. Software required: WordPress, Web Browser, XAMPP.

About the author

Susan is a web design tutor 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. Since then, Susan has develo... more

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