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WordPress 5 Essential Training

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WordPress makes web publishing accessible to everyone. Learn how to build your own feature-rich blog or website with the self-hosted version of WordPress.

WordPress powers millions of blogs and websites. Available in 180 languages, WordPress can be hosted on any server, accessed in any browser, and built into almost anything you imagine: blog, portfolio, website, or online store. Learn how to create your own web experiences with this powerful and open-source publishing platform. Instructor Morten Rand-Hendriksen helps you get the most out of WordPress and create feature-rich blogs and websites. Morten explains how to create and publish posts and pages; create and edit blocks; and define reusable content blocks to take full advantage of the new block editor codenamed "Gutenberg."

Note: This course covers WordPress 5. The training will be updated as WordPress evolves.


  • WordPress: An introduction
  • What is new in WordPress 5.5?
  • Enabling the Classic Editor
  • WordPress: .org and .com
1. Up and Running with WordPress
  • How WordPress works
  • Install and running WordPress
  • The admin panel
  • Change the language of your site
2. Content Management
  • The three main content types of WordPress
  • Posts vs. pages
  • Manage content in WordPress
  • Gutenberg: The WordPress block editor
3. Working with Blocks in the Block Context
  • Create content
  • Create and edit links
  • Create and manage blocks
  • Block toolbar and properties panel
  • Change block type
4. Document Context
  • Publish, update, and delete posts and pages
  • Add categories and tags
  • Sidebar: The difference between categories and tags
  • Add a featured image
  • The More block
5. Block Deep Dive
  • A deep dive into some important blocks
  • Text blocks
  • The image block
  • Other image blocks
  • Media and text layout block
  • Columns block
  • Embed blocks
  • Group block
  • Block Manager
6. Reusable Blocks
  • Reusable blocks and how they work
  • Create and add reusable blocks
  • Edit reusable blocks
  • Create templates with reusable blocks
7. The Rest of the Iceberg
  • From content creation to site management

Taught by

Morten Rand-Hendriksen

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