TeacherMy goal is to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things. I'm an award-winning multimedia artist and educator based in Rome, Italy and a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media at The American University of Rome. I have 15 years of... View Profile
- Total Time 54 min
- Lessons 13
- Attachments 15
- Exercises 27
13 Lessons in This Course
2 minWeb Development lesson 12 CQ
Discover the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, then get helpful installation tips for the latter content management system.
2 minWeb Development lesson 22 CQ
Once you've installed WordPress and have the domain name and web host for your site, learn how to log in to WordPress and access the Dashboard.
2 minWeb Development lesson 32 CQ
Get a quick walkthrough of some of the main areas of your website's backend, then explore some of the drop-down menus commonly used in WordPress.
8 minWeb Development lesson 45 CQ
Learn how to create a post in WordPress, including how to format your content, add images, categories, and tags, publish your work, and more.
2 minWeb Development lesson 52 CQ
Pages—which are not the same thing as posts—are an important addition to your WordPress blog or website. Learn about them and how to add them in this lesson.
7 minWeb Development lesson 64 CQ
Learn how to use WordPress plugins, explore some of the best plugins from the frontend and backend, then see how to install them to your website or blog.
5 minWeb Development lesson 73 CQ
Explore the WordPress theme gallery, learn how to preview, activate, and change a WordPress theme, and see where you can find your site's CSS stylesheet.
4 minWeb Development lesson 83 CQ
WordPress widgets allow you to add additional functionality to your website's footer, header, and sidebar. Learn how to add them to your site in this lesson.
4 minWeb Development lesson 93 CQ
Learn how to create a menu in WordPress then discover how to use Tools to import your prior website content over from another system like Blogger or Tumblr.
3 minWeb Development lesson 102 CQ
Take a look at the General, Writing, Reading, Discussion, and Media configurations and learn how to configure WordPress settings in this lesson.
3 minWeb Development lesson 112 CQ
Whether you want to show love to other bloggers with a blogroll, or you want to direct visitors to other sites of interest, learn how to add links in WordPress.
4 minWeb Development lesson 123 CQ
Web designer Kristen Palana discusses how to add and manage new users in WordPress, control each person's permission settings, and more in this lesson.
3 minWeb Development lesson 132 CQ
Now that you know the basics of making a quick and simple WordPress site, learn how you can continue working on your website or blog to make it even better!
1246 min12-part Adobe Suite course27 CQ
Follow digital media guru Kristen Palana as she introduces the basics of Adobe Illustrator, shows how to find a reference photo, and demonstrates how to create an illustration, from lines to color.
1274 min12-part Adobe Suite course44 CQ
Multimedia artist and videographer Kristen Palana demonstrates how to use a combination of video and digital drawings to make truly inspired frame animations in this Photoshop course.
1069 min10-part Color Theory course39 CQ
Learn how to use color theory to your advantage with the tips presented in this course. Review the effects of the major colors and learn how to use them strategically in design and daily life.
728 min7-part Video Editing course18 CQ
Are you interested in revamping your business brand and gaining more publicity? Creating a promotional video in iMovie is easy with guidance from experienced digital media Professor Kristen Palana.
732 min7-part Creativity course20 CQ
Feel like your creativity has run dry? In this course, discover how to boost your creativity using several different techniques, like creative visualization, reverse psychology, and more!
759 min7-part Web Development course34 CQ
This beginner-level course is designed to help you learn the basics of web page design using HyperText Markup Language. Gain more control over your pages by learning to use stylesheets!
19140 min19-part Software Development course80 CQ
39360 min39-part Web Development course202 CQ
25110 min25-part UI/UX Design course68 CQ
If you're considering redesigning your website, this essential course from Digital Media professor Kristen Palana covers how to take an old website and give it a makeover to boost your web presence!
762 min7-part Web Development course37 CQ
Are you an ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC) developer looking to learn an HTML-based structural framework for dynamic web apps? Get introduced to AngularJS in this coding course.
11110 min11-part Blogging course61 CQ
WordPress makes it easy than ever to start a blog! In this course, the blogger behind Five Euro Food explains how to launch a WordPress blog and offers tips for maintaining and monetizing a blog.
535 min5-part Blogging course20 CQ
Need tips on launching a self-hosted WordPress website? This course walks through the process of publishing a WordPress site. By the end of this course, your site will be live and looking good.
851 min8-part UI/UX Design course29 CQ
What does it take to build a great website? Whether designing a site for personal or commercial use, a great approach is to use the online, open source web design tool WordPress!
1354 min13-part Web Development course35 CQ
From touring the WordPress dashboard and creating your first post, to configuring settings and permissions, learn how to get started with WordPress in this course designed for beginners.
19116 min19-part Social Media course68 CQ
With this course on Tumblr essentials, learn everything you need to know about getting up and running with one of the most powerful microblogging and social networking sites on the web.