Course Content
Overview of WordPress
This intro topic quickly talks about why Wordpress is the #1 CMS, as well as what that means for security and other topics.
Setting Up WordPress
In this segment, we discuss and understand web hosting and domain names. I also show you the #1 web host (from my years of experience) and why it's the best (custom plugins, great customer support, ease of use).
Creating Posts
In this topic, we cover detailed instructions, tips, and strategies on creating and editing Wordpress blog posts (and Pages!)
Hands-On: Create a Sample blog post
To track a Measurable Outcome for this Lesson, we test your knowledge about the basics of Wordpress. Test yourself by making a sample blog post and adding different types of media to it!
Creating Pages
Now that we know how to make Posts, we can make Pages too.
WordPress Basics
    About Lesson

    In this lesson, I show you how to use the Create New Post screen in WordPress.  I walk you through every button in the toolbar so you can create Posts like a Pro.


    Intro to Creating New Posts

    Creating a new post in WordPress might seem like a daunting task, but fear not! In this complete walkthrough, we’ll break down every element of the Create New Post screen or Edit Post screen, guiding you from the top to the bottom, left to right.

    Here’s a video I made that walks you through (almost) every single part of the WordPress “Create New Post” / “Edit Post” screen.

    Below the video, you’ll find a full text-guide walkthrough of exactly what’s in the video.

    The Button Bars

    Left Button Bar

    1. Toggle Block Inserter: Easily add new blocks to your post.
    2. Tools: Access various editing tools.
    3. Undo & Redo: Correct mistakes or revert changes.
    4. List View / Outline View: Modify your post’s structure.
    5. Edit with Page Builder: Integrate with a page builder for advanced customization.

    Right Button Bar

    1. Save Draft: Save your work in progress.
    2. Preview: See how your post will appear to visitors.
    3. Publish: Make your post live for the world to see.
    4. Theme Settings: Adjust settings related to your WordPress theme.
    5. Yoast SEO: Optimize your post for search engines.
    6. Settings: Additional settings for your post.

    Settings Tab

    1. Post Tab

    • URL/Permalink/Slug: Customize the post’s web address.
    • Featured Image: Set the main image for your post.
    • Categories: Categorize your post for better organization.
    • Tags: Add relevant tags to improve discoverability.
    • Excerpt: Provide a brief summary of your post.
    • Visibility & Scheduling: Control when and how your post is displayed.

    2. Block Tab

    • Modify settings for a selected block in the default Gutenberg editor.

    Options Button

    • Three Dots Icon: Access additional options and settings.

    Post Title

    • Craft a captivating title for your post.

    Post Content

    1. Option 1: Use Default (Gutenberg) Editor
    • Utilize the intuitive block editor for a straightforward experience.
    1. Option 2: Use a Page Builder like Elementor
    • Tap into advanced customization with popular page builders.
    • Use the Toggle Block Inserter button to explore and add blocks.
    • Add a block and tweak both content and settings as needed.

    Yoast SEO

    • A basic overview is provided, but a comprehensive walkthrough is available in another video.

    In conclusion, with this detailed guide, you’re equipped to navigate the Create New Post screen in WordPress effortlessly. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user, creating engaging content has never been more straightforward!