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MDW WordPress Tutorial

WordPress Tutorial

Written by Michał Krawczyk ,

Learn WordPress with MDW

WordPress is a modern, semantic, personal CMS platform focused on utility and aesthetics.

A simplicity of usage and countless ways of personalisation made WordPress truly successful. Millions of users confirm its position as one of the most popular CMS system worldwide. This accomplishment won't be possible without the engagement of the WP community, which every day help developers improving the platform.

You may wonder - what CMS is?

Content Management System is an application, which contains web administration panel, which allows you to create and change the content without programming skills.The most popular CMSs, like WordPress, usually contains also free widgets, which can extend the website functionalities.

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So, why use WordPress?

1. Intuitive dashboard with user-friendly interface

2. Countless useful widgets with advanced customization

3. Supportive and open community, ready to help with any problem

Our “WordPress Tutorial” will be your guide in the WordPress world. Don't be afraid even if you are a total beginner. You will start with the very basics.

We divided it into three parts: beginner, intermediate, and advance. In every chapter, you will learn a particular procedure. If you already know some of the procedures, skip them and go to the next tutorial or chapter.

Every single tutorial contains step-by-step operations. You will be told what you should click, which option select, which bracket fill with the text and in which order.

Each lesson is based on our MDW theme, therefore, to receive the same results, you have to use it either.

If you haven't downloaded our MDW theme so far, do it now, and start your WordPress journey! If you want to get more information about Material Design for WordPress, click the button below:

About MDW

…or you may find out by starting the first lesson of our tutorial right now!

What you are going to create:

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1. Basic Landing Page

2. Fullscreen and Halfscreen Slider

3. Horizontal and Sidebar Menu - both with the icons

4. Blog Template

5. Ecommerce Template

6. Magazine Template

7. Column listing

8. Jumbotron

and many more…

Start your journey here

WordPress installation and theme activation

5 min QuickStart


Chapter I - Installation

Very beginning - WP installation, MDW theme installation, configuration

Chapter II - WP Basics
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1. Post, Media and Feature Image adding

2. Typography

3. Categories

4. Front Page

5. Skins

Chapter III - Navigation

1. Horizontal Menu (former Navbar)

2. Sidebar Menu (former Sidenav)

3. Footer

4. Sidebar

Chapter IV - Configuration

1. Theme Settings

2. Icons

3. Icons list

4. Page Templates

5. Child Theme

6. MDW Config: General

7. MDW Config: Post Page


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Chapter V - Widgets

1. Widgets list

2. Blog

3. Magazine

4. Intro

5. Slider widget (former Carousel widget)

6. Features

7. Contact

8. Projects

9. Team

10. Testimonials


Chapter VI - Shortcodes

1. Shortcode Generator

2. Buttons

3. Progress Bars

4. Slider Shortcode (former Carousel shortcode)

5. Chart

6. Toggle (former Collapse)

7. Figures

8. Media

9. Popups (former Modals)

10. Tags

Chapter VII -  Integration

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1. Contact Form 7

2. Yoast SEO

3. BBPress

4. WooCommerce

5. Loco Translate

6. Social login

7. Google Analytics

8. Google Search Console (coming soon)

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Michał Krawczyk

Digital Marketing Analyst at MDW with a strong Research background, student of Interfaculty Individual Studies in the Humanities at the Jagiellonian University

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