WordPress Introduction and Basic Configuration

Web site designers who want to become more familiar with WordPress and its functionality


Expected Duration
159 minutes

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system. There are many new features in the latest version, WordPress 4.1. The new default theme, Twenty Fifteen, is a responsive design that lets your writing take center stage. In this course, you will learn how to install and configure WordPress as well as how to work with content, themes, and plugins.


Installing and Upgrading WordPress

  • start the course
  • identify when WordPress is an appropriate solution
  • install WordPress using the Web interface
  • describe the differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
  • describe how to install different WordPress themes
  • perform the installation of different WordPress plugins
  • use the functionality to upgrade WordPress, themes, and plugins

Dashboard and Settings

  • describe the WordPress dashboard and its features
  • describe the WordPress administration menu and admin bar
  • configure some of the settings for reading and writing
  • configure some of the settings for media and permalinks

Working with Content

  • create and edit a standard post
  • manage posts with categories and tags
  • describe how to create a new page
  • compare the differences between posts and pages
  • work with HTML
  • work with shortcodes
  • work with various media file types
  • define what feeds are in WordPress

Working with Themes

  • identify the different elements of the customizer
  • recognize when and how to use widgets
  • get additional widgets
  • perform menu creation within themes
  • recall how headers and backgrounds are applied
  • work with a starter theme and theme framework

Working with Plugins

  • describe how plugins work
  • evaluate different plugins
  • troubleshoot plugins

Practice: Getting to know WordPress

  • recognize how WordPress and its components operate.





Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.