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What You Will Need For This Class
I will provide you with a WordPress site to practice what you learn.
Eventually you will want your own web hosting service to set up your site. I recommend that you use Bluehost, so let me tell you more about this service.
I’m not big on the syllabus thing, but if you need one, here you go. I reserve the right to change things because I am always learning new WP things and I don’t like to stick to a strict agenda.
Download this zip file which provides some starter copy and images to make some pages and posts.
My Super Duper Resources
The first two of these resources I have created so you know they are really good.. The last two are services that I love and yes, I do get a small commission for making the recommendation. But I would make the recommendation even if I didn’t get any moolah for it.
- My Plugins List
My more or less up to date list of plugins that I have used.
- Beginners’ Guide To Using The HTML Text Editor
I write this baby so you have to LIKE it.
The web hositng company I have used for over 5 years.
- WP Apprentice
Learn more WordPress beyond this class with high quality professional videos. I also work with the owner of this service, Kirk Biglione.
The Standard Stuff
The net is choking with a gazillion WP resources. Here are a few that I picked for you and that I use too.
The WordPress Mother Ship
- Getting Started With WordPress
A PDF doc that I did not create which is as good a starting point for learning WP as I’ve seen.
- WordPress.org Codex
The online manual for WordPress which is a must if you are serious about learning WP.
- WordPress TV
Sort of a YouTube site just for WordPress
THE place to go for WordPress Themes
- Elegant Themes
The name says it all.
- Bootstrap WP
The awesome theme that is the backbone of this web site.
- WordPress Security Checklist
A great PDF to help you practice safe WordPress.
- Child Theme
Here is how to create a Child Theme according to WordPress.
- Top 50 Best WordPress Plugins
Great WP site which includes this list of great plugins.
You hardly need to use the free theme I am using in our class.
These are the names of some great free themes you can use to expirment with:
And there are thousands more to choose from.
Get these themes within your WP Admin (Appearance) or at WordPress.org (Themes Directory).