Finally! A course designed for the absolute beginner. I will virtually take you by the hand and show you how to get a WordPress site up and running without overloading you with too much mind-numbing technical information. Whether you need a professional-looking, mobile-friendly site for your business or non-profit but do not have the money to hire a web developer, work for a small business and have been put in charge of creating your company's website, are an 80 year old great-grandmother wanting to start a web development business on the side or just want to take advantage of the FREE tools available...this course is for YOU.
That's right! This course includes some FREE tools valued at approx. $100 dollars that will make your website look awesome. You get a FREE domain name to start. I've included a FREE premium theme (layout & design template) and a FREE powerful social media plugin (adds more features to promote your website).
About the course During the course, you will learn how to build a WordPress website from scratch even if you are a complete beginner. Over the duration of this course you will build a full website by following step-by-step instructions. NO CODING ALLOWED.
Who should take this course? This WordPress course is designed for anyone who wants to build and maintain websites and blogs using WordPress. If you have a dream of being your own boss, need a source to earn extra income, would like to gain a promotion at your job, need to market a product, or just have the desire to learn something fun and new then you will definitely benefit from this course.
Prerequisites There are no prerequisites for this WordPress course. However, you should have general computer skills and access to the Internet.
Welcome to the Beginner's Guide to Creating an Awesome Website in WordPress. This course will enable you to earn extra income, learn a new skill, and have the option to begin a new career.
Web development is tougher than you may think but, thanks to WordPress, it makes it so easy that anyone can quickly learn.
I show you step-by-step instructions on how to select a domain, purchase hosting, and install WordPress in your new hosting account. If you already own a domain, please see the Additional Resources in this section.
Learn how to navigate the dashboard or control panel of WordPress. I show you around to familiarize yourself with all of the necessary tools.
I show you the recommended settings for establishing your website and cover only the necessities.
I show you how to organize your website files and install the framework which makes you look like a pro.
This is where your website really takes shape by applying predesigned layouts and becoming more professional.
I show you all of the tools available to customize your layouts with your own content.
Creating blog posts, using tools, and organizing your content into categories and tags are discussed while showing examples of how it is all done.
I show you step-by-step how to install media, add featured images, and add pictures to the body of your pages or blog posts.
I show you how to set up the menus or navigation of your website by adding menu items and organizing their position.
Plugins and widgets add lots of functionality to your site without needing to program all of this stuff yourself.
This lecture will help you find tools and resources available to answer questions you have along the way.
This may sound weird but I just want to say a prayer asking for blessing over your business venture or organization.
I earned my Bachelors of Art in Graphic Design from the University of Texas at Austin way back when computer monitors were only black and white. About 7 years later during the Internet boom, with the desire to gain more technical knowledge, I went back to school at the Art Institute of Dallas and studied Multimedia & Web Development. While there, I realized my love for web design.
Over the years I have worked as a graphic designer, multimedia developer, web designer, user interface designer and in marketing. I started a web design, development and marketing business in 2003 with a buddy of mine from college.
Around that time I discovered Content Management Systems and started learning every one I could get my hands on (Drupal, Joomla, SharePoint, LiveSite, Expression Engine and WordPress). I slowly started converting all of my sites to WordPress.
I've taken many courses on Udemy to polish my programming skills and am very thankful for the opportunities which allow students to learn and make a better life for themselves while remaining affordable when compared to the outrageous cost of college.
I hope to educate and empower students to pursue their dreams because opportunities are everywhere and only limited by your imagination.