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WordPress CMS, Part 4: Widgets, Menus and Plugins

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

Release date 5/29/2015
Level Beginner
Runtime 1h 16m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
eBooks / courseware N/A
Hands-on labs N/A
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Course description

Master WordPress CMS in this 4 part learning series, WordPress is the largest self-hosted blogging tool and is renowned and revered for its ease of use and robust toolset. Now, you can learn the ins and outs of maximizing WordPress CMS tools – from installing the blogging software to creating your own fully customizable blog – with WordPress CMS Essentials. Get to know WordPress basics, familiarize yourself with its platform and tools, and set up your profile. Select existing templates or get creative and customize your own WordPress theme. Add video, audio, images, and other media to your posts and work with widgets to provide a dynamic reader experience on your blog Assign user permissions, use scheduling tools, and optimize your site for performance, security, and discoverability.


This course assumes familiarity with HTML, CSS and working with web pages This course is part of a 4 part learning series; WordPress CMS: Dashboard and Settings; WordPress CMS: Themes; WordPress CMS: Posts & Pages; and WordPress CMS: Wigets, Menus & Plugins. Please view the courses in the order given if you are unfamiliar with the material.

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Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Course outline

Widgets, Menus & Plugins

Widgets (22:06)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Widgets (03:33)
  • More WordPress Widgets (03:02)
  • Adding Additional Widgets (03:29)
  • Configure Widgets (04:20)
  • Widget Visibility (04:12)
  • Assigning Widgets (03:07)
  • Summary (00:10)
Menus (26:11)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Managing Menus (05:01)
  • Menu Manager Tips (02:20)
  • Create Menu (03:50)
  • Populate Menu (03:24)
  • Add Custom Links (05:52)
  • Custom Menu Widget (05:22)
  • Summary (00:10)
Plugins (28:41)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Plugins (05:43)
  • Finding New Plugins (03:57)
  • New Plugins Continued (04:32)
  • Installing Plugins (04:24)
  • Enabling & Disabling Plugins (04:53)
  • Configuring a Plugin (04:49)
  • Summary (00:10)