Creating a Responsive Website with Wordpress
with Brian Wood
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01 What is WordPress?20:56
03 Basic Setup of WordPress34:25
About The Class
web design made easy.
You don’t need to know a line of code to build a gorgeous, fully-functioning website. With WordPress, you can create and maintain websites for yourself or your clients with minimal technical know-how. Brian Wood shows you how in Creating a Responsive Website with Wordpress.
Brian Wood is an Adobe Certified Instructor who has spent years training designers and business owners how to build and grow an awesome, professional web presence. In this class, he’ll cover WordPress website development from the ground up. You’ll learn how to:
- Choose a host and install WordPress
- Make your WordPress site mobile-friendly
- Pick and apply the right theme for the job
- Change essential WordPress settings
- Add menus and widgets
- Work with posts and pages
- Add functionality through plugins
Brian will give you a greater understanding of WordPress that lays a solid foundation for all of your future web work. You’ll learn your way around the admin area and find out which add-ons are worth paying for and which ones you can use for free.
Everyone needs a website – learn how to deliver one with this complete guide to setting up, managing, and updating a WordPress site with Brian Wood.
Software Used: Wordpress 4.0
What is WordPress?20:56
Choosing a Host for Your Site25:20
Basic Setup of WordPress
Brian will show you exactly what you’ll find and what to do after you install WordPress for the first time.34:25
Making a Mobile Friendly Site28:48
How to Find Good Themes43:47
Creating Menus & Pages32:17
Adding Widgets to Your Theme30:06
Post vs. Pages19:39
How to Add Content to Your Site24:23
Adding Text & Images to Your Page28:48
Going Beyond: Forms & Plugins33:41
Brian Wood - Class Notes - The Essentials Workbook.pdf
Brian Wood -- Exclusive Wordpress Theme and Project files.zip
Brian Wood - Creating A Responsive Website - Resource Links.pdf
53% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.
Learned less than I expected. I came into the class with WP knowledge having a created my own functional site. I could have learned everything he covered by reading online, in less time and for free. The instructor was all over the place and never really answered all "really good questions" "you know what I mean?" I believe more could have been covered if the instructor was a better speaker and better organized. He was really difficult to listen to. I don't feel this course was worth what I paid but as I bought in a bundle I'm hoping the other sessions will be better. I recommend catching this course on a free preview before making the purchase. I wish I had.
I thought that Brian did a great job explaining how to set up a word press site. I am a novice and felt that I could handle it after watching this. I am a very linear learning and didn't feel like he was jumping around. I felt that he was explaining the process of using a very detailed and multiple optional program well and I didn't have any problems following him. I think you have to have an attention spam and be focused because it is a lot of info and can seem rather detailed. For a beginning class on Wordpress, I am very satisfied with what I just learned and feel comfortable creating websites. I am planning to take the more advanced class based on this. As far as the title, I guess I took the time to read the description of the class before I purchased it so I felt like it was money well spent and knew what I was signing up to receive. I will agree with other comments, the one female student made it difficult to watch due to her need to add something to prove her knowledge. I could have done without that, maybe they could ask the students to limit their comments or questions.
In the process of upgrading our church's website responsive and this definitely was the course to watch. Have had a wordpress site for years, but got a great refresher and learned much I didn't know. Thanks a ton, and can't wait to get into the other courses as well to continue my journey.
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