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Course of WordPress Free 2018
You want to learn once and for all to dominate WordPress but you don't know by where beginning? In this tutorial of WordPress you will learn from 0 to 100 everything what you need to create and to manage your website without complications nor worries.
1. - What is WordPress and which are their advantages
WordPress is a manager of contents that use million websites anywhere in the world, from small blogs to great Webs.
Its great popularity is in which it is a simple but very powerful platform that offers many possibilities to us to create, to personalize and to take to our websites to the level which we want.
That is to say, WordPress is much more that a platform that allows us to create and to publish content in Internet.
1,1 Differences between wordpress.com and wordpress.org
With wordpress we can create a website and lodge it in our own hosting. In this case, the domain will not be bound to WordPress and we will have all the possibilities that we want at the time of creating, personalizing and to mint our Web.
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This option implies to contract hosting, but she is the one that I recommend to you if you want a serious project that you want to make profitable without limits. Everything what we see in this course of WordPress will be for sites of wordpress.org with own domain and hosting.
1.2 the main advantages of WordPress
Between the main advantages of WordPress we can emphasize that:
- It is very easy to use and to maintain, irrespective of whether technical knowledge are not had
- It offers multiple possibilities of personalisation: no WordPress site must be equal to another one
- He is very flexible and you can use it to practically create any type of website
- It has a very attractive programming for Google, which is good for your SEO
- It allows to a design 100% responsive and adapted all type of movable devices
- It is in constant evolution and growth to introduce improvements, to correct vulnerabilities, etc.
2. - To create your webpage with WordPress
Now that already you know what is WordPress and you have been decided by this manager of contents to create your website, the moment has arrived for learning how to make a Web with WordPress, you will see that he is very simple.
It is not necessary that you go more to no course of WordPress, in this module we are going to see everything what you need to install WordPress, to install a group, to personalize it, to know how works the Control Panel and to realise the basic adjustments and configurations to begin to work with WordPress.
2.2 Barras of tools of WordPress
WordPress works with two I sweep of tools to facilitate the access to you to everything what you want to do of very simple form.
On the one hand, you have the bar superior:
From you can here accede directly to very frequent functions, as adding a new entrance, a new page, a new user, etc., acceding to the updates, etc.
The functions to which you can also accede from this bar superior you will find in the left lateral bar, but this bar superior comes to be as a short cut to accede of more direct form to outstanding functions.
On the other hand, you have the bar of tools of the left lateral bar, where you will find menus from where you will be able to accede to all the functions of your WordPress, that we are going to be seeing throughout this tutorial.
Clicando or passing the mouse over each main menu (Entered, Pages, Appearance, Plugins, Adjustments, etc.) will be to you the options available in each of them. From there, you will only have to click in the option that interests to you.
2.3 Instalar a group in WordPress
The group is the design of your WordPress site. The contents that you are creating will adapt to that design, that also you have the option to personalize.
At any time, you will be able to change the group of your WordPress site without affecting to the contents that already you have created. Simply, with the installation of a new group, the contents will adapt to the new design.
Your WordPress includes several installed groups of series. You can verify acceding it from the left lateral bar to the menu Appearance and clicando in Subjects.
In the following screen, you will be able to see the installed subjects and to add new.
Also you can resort to the directory of subjects of WordPress, unload the one that you choose and raise it your website.
You have a countless number of options between which to choose, as much gratuitous as of payment. Before activating a subject in your WordPress site, you can see the previous view to verify how it would be that design.
Once you have been decided, simply you must clicar in the option To activate.
2.4 Personalizar a group
From WordPress also you have the option to personalize your group and to verify how they are the changes before publishing them. The personalisation options can vary from a group to another one.
In order to personalize your group, it again vetoes to the menu Appearance of the left lateral bar and clica in Personalizing.
Next, will be to you the options of personalisation of your group.
You will be able, for example, to personalize the identity of your website and to add a logo, to change to the title and the description, etc.
You will be able to personalize the color of the bottom of your website, the color that you want to emphasize your connections, to change the typography, to include a basic image, to choose if you want a static cover or that they are gotten up your new entrances, etc.
Once realised the personalisations that you want and you have verified how they are, you will only have to click in Keeping and Publishing. These personalisations you can modify them when you want, in the same way that you can change the group.
Widgets is another resource that we must to almost personalize our website until the infinite.
Widgets is small applications that we can incorporate to our Web to give direct access to our users to frequent functions, as the last connections of our post, or to contribute information to them that we want to emphasize of visual form (a form of contact, the information of our activity in social networks, etc.).
You can find thousand different examples if you pay attention, mainly, in the right lateral column of many Webs of all type.
In order to add widgets to your WordPress site, you will only have to go to the menu Appearance of the left lateral bar and to click in Widgets.
In the following screen, you will be able to add new widgets, simply clicando on which it interests to you or dragging it to the lateral bar. In order to deactivate it, you will only have to give back it to its place of origin.
From the option To personalize that we have seen when speaking of the groups, you will be able to manage your widgets and to add new.
2,6 Writing-desk or main panel
The Writing-desk or main panel is as the camping bases of your WordPress.
From here, you can accede quickly to a summary of the activity of your website. Logically, if you finish installing your WordPress you will not see no activity. But as soon as you begin to work you will have this information available.
You will be able to accede of a look to the information of your entrances, your pages, the commentaries, the most recent publications, will be able to create an article rough draft directly, to manage and to respond the last commentaries, etc.
From the Writing-desk also you will be able to manage the updates: of your version of WordPress, your plugins, subjects, etc.
2,7 Management of users and profiles
When installing your WordPress you will have created your profile of user automatically. From there, you can publish the information of your profile and can add new users, assign a roll to them to filter the functions that can or not realise, etc.
This you can do it acceding to the menu Usuary of the left lateral bar.
In the option All the users you can accede to the information of the users to whom you have given access them to your WordPress, to the roll or profile that they have assigned and that will determine the permissions which they have, the incoming number of each user, etc.
At any time, from you will be able to eliminate a user or to modify his profile here (roll).
In the option To add New you will be able to add a new user so that it has access to your WordPress and to determine the profile or roll that is going to have: administrator, subscriber, publisher, collaborator or author. You can add all the users who you want.
Profiles of users in WordPress
Before adding a new user, you must determine the profile very well that you want to assign to him because, based on this roll, you will be giving access him to be able to realise some action or others.
We are going to see the different profiles from users and their corresponding permissions:
Administrator: it is the profile with highest authority. Of entrance you are administrator of your website, but also you can add other administrators if you create it necessary, considering that you will be giving the control them of EVERYTHING.
Publisher: this profile has total access to all the content of the website. It can create new entrances, publish any article, eliminate post of any user and moderate, to manage and to respond commentaries. But it does not have permission to modify nothing of the configuration of the website, to manage plugins nor groups or to add new users.
Author: this profile can add and publish new entrances and publish or only eliminate its own entrances.
Collaborator: this profile only can write new entrances but, unlike the author, these articles will not publish without the previous moderation of a publisher or administrator.
Subscriber: he can accede to the deprived contents of the website, but he cannot write nor publish entrances.
Finally, in the option Your profile you can publish the information of your profile of WordPress.
2,8 basic Configurations and adjustments
We are going to now see a series of adjustments that you can form in your WordPress. You will be able to change them when you want.
For it, it vetoes to the menu Adjustments of the left lateral bar. If clicas or raisins the mouse superficially, will be the different options to you from adjustments that you have to your disposition. From there, already you will only have to clicar in the section that interests to you.
Here you can manage general information as: the name and the title of your WordPress, the email address, to determine a profile predetermined for the new users, to determine an hour zone, to select to a format of date and hour, etc.
From we can here form the writing adjustments that will have our website by defect: to turn emoticons to images, to establish a category predetermined for our entrances, to establish a type of format for the entrances, etc.
Adjustments of Reading
Here we can form adjustments related to the form in which our contents to our readers will appear.
We can decide if we want that our Home is a static page or that it is adding our last entrances; to determine the maximum number of entrances that we want they are, etc.
Adjustments of Commentaries
Here I am not going away to stop now, because I will speak to you more ahead of it in a section dedicated exclusively to everything what has to do with the administration and management of commentaries in WordPress.
From here, you can form the size of the images.
From the menu Average of the left lateral bar, you will be able to manage all the archives of your library multimedia.
Adjustments of Permanent Enlaces
From here, you will be able to form the structure that will have by defect your URL or I connect permanent. When creating a new entrance, however, you will have the option to publish the URL, as we see just next.
From WordPress you can publish your archives and style sheets. That yes, MUCH TAKEN CARE OF and so I touch here if you are not programmer or you have technical knowledge. In any case, it is well that you know that exists that option.
In order to accede to this option, it vetoes to the menu Appearance of the left lateral bar and clica in Publisher.
Once you have published the file, you do click in Updating and ready. But, I insist, I advise against to you that I touch this if you do not have programming knowledge.
3. - To create entrances in WordPress
In this module we are going to see everything what you need to create your entrances in WordPress from zero.
We will see the options that you must to publish and to format your articles, how to add connections, how to publish a URL, how to add title labels, as adding images and videos, galleries, how the categories and labels work, etc.
3.1 entered new AÃ±adir
In order to add a new entrance in WordPress, simply you will have to clicar on the menu ENTERED of the left lateral bar and to make click in Adding New.
This also you can make it from the bar superior in the NEW menu. If clicas several options will unfold to you, among them Entered.
From anyone of the two forms, you will arrive at the same site and it will appear to you a linen cloth in target to begin to write and to give format to your entrances. It really works of form very similar to a Word document.
If it is the first time that you create an entrance, probably to only it will appear you one forward edge of basic tools of formatting. If clicas in the last icon of that first row, will unfold one second row to you of options more outposts.
3,2 text Titles, URL and formats
We are already ready to begin to write.
It begins by the title. Once you write the title, a URL or Permanent Connection by defect will be created to you automatically that will take the name of that title.
In order to modify the URL, simply you click in Publishing and introduces the URL that you want, separating each word with scripts. Beam click in Accepting to keep the changes.
It begins to write and, to structure the information, it resorts to the title labels (subtitles).
They are an important factor of usability because your readers will be able to consume the information of easier and organized form and can also give points you of SEO Onpage. In addition, they will help you at the time of writing and structuring what you want to count.
Most frequent they are the H2 and the H3, although it has until H6. The H1, normally by defect, will be the title of the entrance.
Simply it selects with the mouse the words that you want to use as subtitle, it vetoes to the option Paragraph of the bar of tools and selects the title that you want of the drop-down one.
You are not scared to use the title labels. As you will see, this article is plagued of them. With common sense, clearly. It thinks mainly about your readers and uses them to create a logical structure. Thus it is how they will be seen.
Estrutura your information with short paragraphs that they are digestible for your readers and you do not lose of view that a short paragraph in version writing-desk can be eternal parrafada in mobile. That is to say, the more short better (2.3 lines better than 5 or 6).
You can emphasize words or short phrases in bold (you do not abuse), use cursive, erase, create listings with bolitos or numbers, change the color, undo changes, etc. This part works of form very similar to when you want to publish in Word.
Simply it selects to the words or phrases that you want to format and clica on the corresponding icon of the bar.
As you are writing, it sees keeping the changes. WordPress has a autoguardado system of, but to guarantee that you do not lose anything at any moment, is used to you being keeping from form manual. More bond to come up.
For it, you click in the button to only keep, in the right lateral bar.
3.3 Incluir I connect
The connections or hyperbonds are a very important part. As much external (to other websites) as interns (to other pages of you yourself website).
They are a factor of important usability because they facilitate to your readers the access to complementary information of direct form and are also a positioning factor SEO.
So nonsubjects to include connections. By all means, always with common sense and thinking about your users.
In order to include a connection in an entrance of WordPress you only must select with the mouse the words or words (anchor text) by means of which you are going to connect, or of internal or external form, to click in the icon of the anchorage, to stick in the small box the destiny URL and to click in shoot with an arrow. Ready!
In order to undo the connection, simply it selects to the same words of the hyperbond and clica in the icon of the broken anchorage, that is just alongside.
3.4 I need to know how code to use WordPress?
An important note. You will see that in the right part superior of the box to create the entrance, there are two small boxes: Visual and HTML.
The screen of Line of vision is where you write, you publish the format, you include connections, images, etc. All that automatically is rewritten in code in screen HTML. Also, all the changes that you make in screen HTML, if introduce form code manual, will have its impact in the Visual screen. So eye with touching lightly.
If you do not have knowledge of code and language HTML, that this does not scare to you. Because indeed one of the great advantages of WordPress is that in principle it will not need to touch nothing to you of code and you will be able to manage your website without worries.
However, it is not of more than you throw a look to him and you become familiar with language HTML of the main labels.
3.5 Subir images and to add them to the entrance
The images are another fundamental part of your entrances. They help to that the text is much more digestible and contribute value to your readers (whenever they are the adapted ones). I insist: it always thinks before doing nothing in your users.
To raise images WordPress and to add them in your entrances are very simple.
It places the mouse where you want to insert the image in your screen of Line of vision, where you write normally.
Next, you click in Adding object in the bar of tools of the entrance.
Next, you have two options: to raise an image or to select one of your library multimedia.
In order to raise an image, simply clica in the option To raise archives. In the following screen, the option will occur you to drag the image directly or to select it of where you have it kept in your computer, or the writing-desk or a folder.
Once ascent, assures to you that image appears as selected, and clica in the button To insert at the entrance.
Before doing it, you have the possibility of publishing the image, in the right lateral bar: to put title to him (if it does not have it), to add a legend (photo foot) in necessary case, to put an alternative text to him (this is what is called tags alt with the object of SEO so that you can position that image in the related searches), to align it, etc.
Ready. You already have your image added in the place that you wanted in your entrance.
3.6 Embeber videos in WordPress
It remembers: the content is not only text. They are images and also videos.
The videos are also super important. As always, with common sense. Just as the images, they clear the text, they can contribute an additional value to your users and they help you to that people pass more time in your page.
In order to absorb a video in your entrance of WordPress, that is to say to add it, he is as simple as to go to the video at issue and to clicar in the option to share. Automatically a connection will be generated to you, that you will have to copy and to beat in your entrance.
This you can directly do it in your screen of Line of vision, as with the images. It is necessary not to enter to you code HTML.
Ready. We already have the video inserted in our entrance, right where we want.
3,7 Categories and labels in WordPress
The categories and labels have the objective to organize and to classify your entrances to provide a greater usability to your users and who can more easily find the contents by thematic.
The categories serve to group contents of the same thematic one. For example, in my blog I have created the categories of SEO, Tools, Dictionary SEO, etc. Under each of these categories are the articles of each thematic one.
In order to create new categories, you can make it from the left lateral bar, in the menu of Entrances Categories.
Within the edition screen of each entrance you will be able to directly assign the article to one of the categories that or you have created or to add a new one. This you can do it from the right lateral column, in the small box Categories.
The labels are more specific and are a complement of the categories. With the labels or tags you can group articles that already you have assigned to its corresponding categories but that, reason why it is, have something common.
For example, I could label an article of the category SEO and another article of the category Marketing of Contents with the same label to make money online if both articles, in spite of belonging to different categories, have that subject common.
A same article can have several labels. But one is not to yes create labels because, but to consider that are a factor of usability for your users who must facilitate the organization of your contents.
In order to add new labels or to label an entrance within a label that already you have created, you can make it from the small box of Labels that you will find in the right lateral column, right under the one of Categories.
3.8 Asignar outstanding image
The outstanding image is the main image of your post. We have already seen before how to insert images within your entrance and now we are going to see how to assign that outstanding image to the article.
For that, it vetoes to the right lateral column and you do scroll downwards. You will find a small box that says outstanding Image. Beam click in Assigning outstanding image.
In the following screen you will have the option to raise an image or to select one of the library multimedia, as we already saw when we inserted an image within the entrance.
Here the same: we raise or we selected image, we published the data that interest to us, as the alternative text (it labels alt) and we click in the button To assign outstanding image.
If your outstanding image has risen correctly, you will see it here. If you want to clear to change it on the other, simply you click it in Clearing outstanding image and it returns to make the process.
3.9 Meta description, title SEO, etc.
I do not want to go ahead much, because still we have not spoken of plugins (already we will arrive). But I believe that in this point it would have to comment some important things to you that you must consider before publishing your entrance in WordPress.
Also you can do it at another moment, but in this way you will work of a more effective and organized form.
If you have plugin of SEO (that you would have) installed in your blog, as it is the Yoast SEO, once you finish writing your entrance, if beams scroll downwards you will be with this:
From right here you will be able to publish the information of your entrance that will see in the results search of Google and the main keyword so that the one that you want that article is positioned.
The title SEO exactly does not have why to be just as the title of your entrance, but it will have to contain your keyword and to be all the attractiveness that is possible to draw attention in the SERPs de Google and to emphasize results among others.
The same with the goal description. In this case, that small text will not affect to the SEO but she will be the person in charge of which the users want to click in your result. Fit you to the limit of characters, because if you go Google will cut the text. The same with the title SEO.
With a good goal description, that it contributes information and it urges the click, you can improve much your CTR. And with that yes that you will gain points concerning SEO, because Google will receive signals that your result adapts which they have looked for the users.
Also you will be with this: the famous traffic light, that mark to you in green, red orange or what supposedly you have or, badly or to regulate.
My advice is that PASSES OF the LIGHTS here. This plugin SEO is well so we finished seeing of the title, the goal description and other things, but it does not have to limit to you nor minimum at the time of writing your entrance. That is a puÃ±etero myth!
It always writes with common sense and thinking about your users, not so that the lights of the traffic light are put in green.
3.10 Publicar the entrance and other options
Or we have it all ready one and has arrived the moment for publishing the entrance or for programming it so that it is published when you want.
For it, it vetoes to the part of above of the right lateral column.
If you want to verify how it is the entrance before publishing it, you click in previous Vista and you will see it as it will appear to them to your readers in your blog once published.
If you want to publish it then, simply you click in Publishing. If once published, you want to make some change, do it and clica later in the button To update.
If you want to program your entrance so that it is published at another moment, it sees Publish immediately and click in Publishing. It selects to the date and the hour in which you want that the article is published and keeps the changes.
If at the moment you do not want to publish it nor to program it, you click in Only keeping before leaving and the entrance you will have left kept as rough draft and to only you it will be able to see. She will not be public.
4. - To create Pages in WordPress
In addition to creating entrances or articles, with WordPress also we can create static pages.
What type of pages can interest to you to create?
Then, for example, a page of Contact, a page of legal information (political of privacy), a page of On Me or as you want it to call, a page in which information on your services, the typical pages of thanks to subscribe to you, pages of categories that you can position, etc.
These pages you can be public or private. You can give access them from the main menu, footer, etc.
4.1 AÃ±adir a new page
In order to create a page in WordPress, the process is the same that stops to create an entrance.
In order to add a new page you can make it from the menu superior, acceding to New and clicando in Page. Or from the left lateral bar, in the section Pages and clicking in Adding new.
You will land in a screen where, like when adding a new entrance, you will be able to write the title, to publish the URL, to write the text that you want, to give format him, to include images, videos, to assign an outstanding image, etc.
4,2 Attributes of the page
If the entrances we organized them by means of categories and labels, the organization of the pages is different and works with a hierarchy level, by means of which you can determine that a page is of level superior or a subpage of another one, etc.
This you can directly do it from the right lateral column, in the box Attributes of the page.
From you can here select that the page that you finish creating does not have any level (hierarchy) superior or to assign to him to a page superior so that is a subpage.
The design of your pages, like it happens with your entrances, will depend on the group of your WordPress and the personalisations that you have realised, but from the box Attributes of page also you can select if to use the predetermined group or other groups of pages that you have installed.
4.3 Publicar a page in WordPress and other options
At the time of publishing a page, you will be able to publish his visibility and to select if you want that she is public or private.
This you can make it directly from the box Publish, in the right lateral column.
5. - To install plugins in WordPress
I am not going away to stop much here because I exclusively have best a guide dedicated to plugins for WordPress.
Plugins is functionalities that you can add to your WordPress and which you can install and manage directly from your Control Panel. There is plugins practically for everything what you can imagine. Some gratuitous 100%, others of payment and another fremium.
Assure to you to install really those that are worth the trouble to you and of the capacity of your hosting, because there is plugins which they weigh enough and if you have many, the load of your Web is possible to be seen affected.
In order to install and to manage your plugins, accedes to the menu Plugins of the left lateral bar.
In order to add new plugin, simply clica in the button To add new. In the following screen, you will find an ample catalogue of plugins for WordPress and a finder to introduce the name of plugin or search it by keyword.
From also you will be able here to raise plugins if you have the file in your computer.
6. - To administer the commentaries in WordPress
The commentaries are a fundamental ingredient in any blog and is important that you administer them suitably, or are many or few. They do not arrive overnight, but you contribute value with your contents, will arrive.
6.1 Ajustes of the commentaries
In order to control the commentaries of your blog and to form your norms, it vetoes to the menu Adjustments of the left lateral bar and you click in the section Commentaries.
In the following screen, it selects the corresponding adjustments: to allow the publication of commentaries in new articles, to establish that the author of the commentary must leave his name and e-mail, to maintain in delay the suspicious commentaries of Spam. etc. For this last one I also recommend to you to install plugin to filter the Spam, as Akismet.
These adjustments you will be able to publish them and to modify them at any time when it interests to you.
6.2 Gestionar commentaries
In order to accede to all commentaries and to manage them, it sees the menu Commentaries that you will find in the left lateral bar.
Here you will find all the commentaries of your blog and will be able to approve them, to reject them, to respond them, to publish them, to accede to the file of commentaries of each user, to mark them as Spam or to send them to the wastebasket.
7. - Tools: To import and to export contents
From your WordPress site you can as much concern contents from other platforms as exporting them.
This it you can make from the menu Tools that you will find in the left lateral bar.
In order to concern contents of other systems to your WordPress site, clica in the option To matter. From you will be able here to install the system from which you want to concern the content (entered or commentaries) or search plugin of the importer who corresponds.
If what you want it is to export contents that you have in your WordPress website to another site, clica in the option To export.
From you will be able here to create and to unload in your computer a XML file your content or to select only one part yet.
Doubts, commentaries? I hope to You this way down!