Updated Video Class: Getting Started with WordPress

Getting Started with WordPress

WordPress is almost constantly changing, so our videos need regular updates to remain useful.

This week, we have completely updated the 30+ videos in our “Getting Started with WordPress” class.

This class teaches you everything you need to get started with WordPress. This is a Beginner class and is aimed at people who are completely new to WordPress.

  • In the first part of the class, you’ll create content and learn how to handle text and images.
  • In the second part of the class, you’ll learn to control the design of your site with themes.
  • In the third part of the class, you’ll add extra features to your site with plugins.
  • In the final part of the class, you’ll learn how to manage your site and keep it safe.

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Outline of the Getting Started with WordPress Class


  • Getting Started With the WordPress Dashboard
  • Creating WordPress Posts
  • Viewing Your WordPress Posts
  • The WYSIWYG Text Editor
  • Categories for Your Posts
  • Tags for Your WordPress Posts
  • Comments on Your Content
  • Creating Pages
  • The Media Library
  • Photo Galleries
  • Multimedia Playlists
  • Embedding Multimedia from Other Sites
  • Quiz 1


  • Introducing WordPress Themes
  • How to Choose Good Themes
  • Where to Find Good Themes
  • The Theme Customizer
  • Widgets
  • Menus and Navigation


  • Introducing WordPress Plugins
  • Creating a Form with WordPress Plugins
  • E-Commerce with WordPress Plugins
  • Jetpack
  • Quiz 2


  • The “Tools” Options
  • Managing Users
  • The “Settings” Options, Part 1
  • The “Settings” Options, Part 2


  • Keeping Your WordPress Site Safe
  • Guarding Against Comment Spam
  • Backing up Your Site
  • Upgrading WordPress
  • Quiz 3

How to Take the Getting Started with WordPress Class

If you’re already an OSTraining member, you can click here to take the Getting Started with WordPress Class.

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  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.

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