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Getting Started With WordPress: Get Familiar

Welcome to Getting Started with WordPress: Get Familiar! If you are just getting started with WordPress for the first time and want to find your way around so you can effectively design your website, you have come to the right place.

Once you have figured out where you want to host (previous course) WordPress, you might enjoy…

  1. A guided exploration around the ins-and-outs of WordPress’ famous dashboard
  2. Or maybe some tips and tricks to help you get started the right way from the very first click.

Our goal is to help you get familiar with the WordPress dashboard and equip you with the knowledge you need to get started efficiently.

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Welcome to getting started with WordPress: Get Familiar!

Our goal is to help you get familiar with the WordPress dashboard and equip you with the knowledge you need to get started efficiently.

If you have clicked around your newly established WordPress dashboard, it might look a little something like this:

[An image of a generic, twenty-twenty themed WordPress website that displays the title, ‘My WordPress Site’, the tagline, ‘Just Another WordPress Site’, and a link to a Sample Page in the heading bar. It shows an uncategorized blog post with the H1 heading, “Hello world!” written by a user with the username ‘adventuresings’ on October 12, 2021. There is a link to one sample comment. The text says, “Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!” ]

I can guess some of the thingsyou might be thinking.

1. This [adventure sings] is not my name.

2. Where did this comment come from?

3. Hmm, [referring to the theme] this just isn’t really my style.

In truth, there is not a lot here yet. The good news is that these existing features give us an idea of what you can do and give you a starting point to work on your WordPress website. If you’re the type of person who likes to dig deeply into detailed information, you will be ecstatic to know that WordPress.org has a variety detailed documents to help you get started.

However, there are a few things many people did not know that they did not know before getting started.

This guided tour of WordPress will walk you through some important topics in order to help you differentiate between when you should write a post or a page. It will also help you to personalize your profile. This will help you decide how your name will appear and the photo that shows on posts, pages, and comments. You’ll learn how to use images to help everyone find, list, and use your website and finally experiment with the WordPress block editor in a safe setting.

Here, you can learn by doing without worrying if you’ll break something. Let’s get started!


Are you in the right place?

This course is right for you if…

Time Requirement: ~45 Minutes to 1.5 hours, depending on how in-depth you’d like to go!

By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge to be able to explore your own WordPress dashboard, whether to write a post or a page, how to add and delete images from your media library, and the basics to get started getting familiar with WordPress.

Does this sound exciting? Take the course below!

The Basics: Get Logged In

Welcome to The Basics of WordPress! Before we can do anything else, we must first log in. Let’s get started learning!

Lessons

Log In With WP-Admin Let's Talk WordPress Login Security A Fresh Installation A Walk Around The Dashboard

Start with a Single Post or Page

Starting with EVERYTHING can feel really intimidating! Let’s start with a single post or page. First off, what’s the difference, and which do you want to use for your website? We will walk you through the basics of the block editor, a few things you can personalize right away, and also an optional section on the creation of a blog.

Lessons

Post or Page: How Are They similar? Post or Page: How Are They Different, and Which Should I Use? The Block Editor: An Efficient Walkthrough A Hands-On Experiment With The Block Editor

Images & Media: The Right Way From The Start

Uploading media can seem really simple, but there are some things you can do to both enhance your content so that you can get found by everyone and make sure that you’re protecting the images and media on your posts and pages themselves. Let’s learn the basics together!

Lessons

Adding & Removing Media Get Found Using the Media Library Media: More Than Images

Putting It All Together: What should I do?

Now that you know the basics, how do we recommend you get started? This next section will walk you through actionable steps that you can take from start to finish to personalize your WordPress website and set yourself up for success with the little tips and tricks you will be glad you knew before you dove right in!

Lessons

Get Personalized Get Blogging (Optional) Get Discussion Make It Your Style With Themes Double-Check Your Media Library Get Help If You Get Stuck Course Complete! What's Next?