Start a Wordpress Blog Website Today

Want to start a Wordpress website or blog? Installing and setting up Wordpress couldn't be easier. Let's get started!
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Instructed by Jerad Hill Design / Web Design
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 37 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

Start a blog or website using Wordpress in under 20 minutes!

Have you been wanting to start blogging but didn't know how to do it?

Did you download Wordpress only to realize that it's a bit more involved than you originally had planned?

In my course, "4 Steps to Starting a Wordpress Blog Website," I will quickly show you how to setup and install Wordpress on one of the most popular web hosts. You will be blogging in no time!

The best time to start blogging is now.

You don't have to be a developer anymore to setup a website, or be a website designer for that matter. There are so many tools out there that make it easy for you to setup your own website in no time at all.

Why would you want to setup your own website?

  1. Test an idea: Before investing in a custom website, you can setup your own website to test your idea and see if it is worth investing in. I have done this on multiple occasions by setting up a simple Wordpress website to test an idea before I spent a lot of time working on something custom.
  2. Connect with others: A blog is a great way to connect with others who have similar interests. Writing about your experiences is a great way to learn and share with others. If you have a business, you are probably already aware of what a website could do to help you connect with new customers.
  3. Share Information: A website helps you share information with others. If you are a professional or have information that you feel would be useful to others, a website can help you expand your reach and set you apart from your competition.

With all of the themes and plugins available these days, it is easy to setup a Wordpress website and add the features you need.

There is no better time to start a website than now. The earlier you get started the more content you will have. The issue with waiting is that by the time you do get around to building your website, you could have had a nice head start.

Take this short free course and get started on building your own website today.

As a website designer and developer of 13 years, I have coached many people through the process of having a website designed. I have suggested to even more people that they start smaller by designing their own website. This process used to be more difficult. Now, I suggest that people start their own website just as I outline in this course. When their business or needs grow to require customized support, that is when you call a designer or developer to help you take your website to the next level. One of the greatest features of Wordpress is that you can completely redesign the website without having to reinsert all of your content. Get started today and learn as you go.

What are the requirements?

  • How to access the internet.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Install and Setup Wordpress
  • Start blogging today!

What is the target audience?

  • Future Bloggers
  • Business owners
  • Non-profit organizers
  • Those interested in trying out Wordpress

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Start a Wordpress Website in 4 Easy Steps!
07:16

Bluehost is one of the most popular website hosting companies out there. They have made it extremely easy to setup a Wordpress website.

Please make sure to use the website URL I have provided in the video to sign up. This helps support me and the free courses I produce. Using the link I provide helps me have time to create courses like this one.

Thanks in advance for supporting me by using the link in the beginning of this video.

Additional Note:

You can always switch hosting platforms later. Should you want to move your Wordpress website to another host, it is not very difficult to do so. However, I believe you will be happy with Bluehost, they are one of the fastest growing web hosting companies in the US. Though Bluehost has their own simple system for setting up a Wordpress website, so do many other hosting companies. Just make sure you choose one that has a track record of good customer service before making your decision on a hosting provider.

03:55

There are many options when setting up hosting. To be competitive, hosting companies sell website hosting at a cheap price and then try to get you to spend money on extras that you don't really need. This video goes through the remaining process of setting up your hosting account with Bluedomain.

04:05

Now we look at how to setup Wordpress in the Bluedomain dashboard. Make sure that you write down your username and password. Make sure you keep it in a safe place.

03:32

Styling your Wordpress website is what gives it personality. There are countless Wordpress themes available for free. Spend a few moments to find the right one. Remember, you can always go back and change it.

Section 2: Case Studies
05:54

A quick look at my blog and how I positioned the content and pages.

03:30

A quick look at a client's website and how they use photography in their blog.

05:41

A quick look at one of the tech websites we run.

Section 3: You did it!
02:56

Thank you so much for taking my course. Wordpress has changed my life and I hope that having a Wordpress website will change your's as well.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Make sure to signup for my free course "Getting Started With Wordpress - A Beginners Guide." You can find it in my Udemy profile.

You can see my other courses on Udemy by visiting my profile.

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Instructor Biography

Jerad Hill, Photography, Web Designer, Online Marketer, Husband, Father

Hi all, I am a website designer and photographer who has been working for himself since graduating high school. I taught myself website design and development so I could start my own business. In 2005 I taught myself photography and started a photography business as a professional wedding photographer. Since then, I have helped hundreds companies and organizations market their products and services online. As a photographer, I continue to capture photos and produce video for weddings, events, conferences and more.

I teach because I was taught by so many through blog posts, articles and online videos. Teaching allows me to give back and teach others the way I would have liked to be taught. Many of my courses are free because I believe in giving back.

I am a husband and father with three amazing kids. You can learn more about me at my website. I hope to see you in one of my courses. Thanks so much!

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