Description
Course info
Rating
(173)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 10, 2014
Duration
2h 47m
Description

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
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 Your First Day with WordPress CMS. WordPress is one of the most popular CMS's 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 in just about any functionality at the click of a button, then WordPress is for you. In this course, we'll learn how to download and install WordPress on our computer to start creating WordPress sites locally. We'll get familiar with WordPress's interface by learning how to create a new website from scratch using an existing theme. We will also learn best practices for WordPress like how to choose themes and plugins, customize a preexisting theme with a child theme, and finish up by talking about some things we would want to check before we were to publish our WordPress site. So, let's get started in our next lesson when we learn how to set up a local server on our computer.