WordPress for Beginners
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WordPress for Beginners

A WordPress for beginners complete, easy to follow, step by step guide to creating a complete website using WordPress.
4.4 (695 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
17,936 students enrolled
Created by John Westbrook
Last updated 3/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to create and configure a fully functional WordPress driven website from scratch
  • You will have a thorough understanding of how to setup WordPress within your hosting account
  • You will have a thorough understanding of WordPress settings
  • You will be able to customize WordPress visually and functionally.
  • You will have a thorough understanding of how to structure WordPress to fit your site's needs
  • You will be able to manage content within a WordPress site and have a thorough understanding of how it will work and flow.
  • You will be able to setup and manage domain name registrations
  • You will be able to setup and manage a web hosting account
  • You will be able to setup users in WordPress and assign appropriate permissions to allow creating content or managing content
  • The goal is to help you get WordPress working, setup, with no previous wordpress experience
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Requirements
  • How to use a computer and access the Internet
Description

Welcome to WordPress for Beginners !

The WordPress for Beginners Guide shows you how to setup and create a complete site using WordPress. This is an easy to follow, simple and straight forward guide that takes you through the process of creating a complete, fully functional and professional website, for any purpose, as a beginner using WordPress.

Even if you don't have or know how to obtain a domain name, I show you how to go from step 1 of getting a domain name, all the way to going live with an easy to manage, great looking complete site using WordPress.

In this extensive, very easy to follow step-by-step wordpress for beginners guide you'll learn:

  • How to setup and configure a domain name
  • How to setup and configure a hosting account
  • How to install and setup WordPress
  • How to customize WordPress into a fully functional website
  • How to use Plugins in WordPress to enhance your sites capabilities
  • What each setting in WordPress is for and how to configure the settings to make your site work exactly how you want it to
  • How to thoroughly test your new WordPress site and fix issues
  • Going Live with WordPress and your site

This guide is broken down into four (4) easy to digest sections, each with several videos where I take you step by step through the entire process of setting up a website using WordPress. The course is designed with the WordPress beginner in mind, but I also cover some sections for the total domain and website novice, showing you every step in creating a domain name, hosting, and all the steps to installing and setting up WordPress and customizing it to your liking.

This is a "point and click" course, meaning you won't be learning complicated HTML or PHP coding, but rather an approach that anyone can master, no matter your experience level. You can know nothing about setting up a website and within a couple hours have a beautiful and fully functioning website up and running.

If you are a beginner to WordPress or even domains/hosting and website creation, you'll benefit from this course immensely.

If you're looking for a simple, step-by-step, beginner's guide to setting up a website or WordPress, than this is definitely the course for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for beginners who don't know how to install or configure WordPress
  • If you don't know how to setup a website, this course is a perfect start for you!
  • No experience with setting up a website, domain, etc of any kind is required.
  • If you're familiar with how to setup a WordPress site and configure it to meet your needs, then this course is probably not for you.
  • Anyone wanting to learn wordpress basics
  • Anyone who wants to learn to setup wordpress
  • Anyone who wants to start hosting their own WordPress site
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
01:59:02
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Intro to WordPress for Beginners
1 Lecture 06:35

This quick intro to WordPress for Beginners lets you know who I am and what to expect as you begin this WordPress course.

Preview 06:35
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Module 1 - Domain Name
2 Lectures 14:11

In this first WordPress for Beginners video we cover how to obtain a domain name, the first necessity to setting up your WordPress site. In this video I'll show you how to setup a domain name using Godaddy, however you'll find a link in the resources of this Lecture where you can get domain names at really good discounts.

Obtaining a Domain Name
07:41

In this WordPress for Beginners video you'll learn what settings you need to modify for your new registered domain and how to modify them appropriately for this course. Once you have your domain configured we'll talk about hosting for your new WordPress site.

Domain Name Settings
06:30
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Module 2 - Hosting
2 Lectures 14:01

In this WordPress for Beginners video we cover how to setup a hosting account step by step...another prerequisite to getting your own WordPress install setup. To get the 52% discount discussed in this video, you'll need to enter the code found in the Resources PDF, it won't work without it.

Preview 04:37

In this WordPress training video I'll show you what settings you need to adjust or change inside your hosting account and how to add your domain name to your hosting account so everything works properly in preparation of your WordPress install.

Preview 09:24
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Module 3 - WordPress for Beginners: Install & Setup
3 Lectures 25:08

In this WordPress for Beginners video we do a first install of WordPress and I show you all the steps to a clean and proper install of WordPress.

How to install Wordpress, for Beginners
06:25

In this WordPress for Beginners video I'll go through all the settings available in WordPress and briefly talk about what each does and how it interacts with your new WordPress site.

Wordpress Settings Part 1
10:01

In this WordPress for Beginners video we continue with the WordPress settings and navigation.

WordPress Settings Part 2
08:42
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Module 4 - WordPress for Beginners: Theme Basics
3 Lectures 19:17

In this WordPress for Beginners video we will go over the steps to selecting and installing a wordpress theme to your WordPress site.

Choosing and installing a theme for your site
12:17

In this WordPress for Beginners video we cover the basics of how to customize the overall look, functionality and feel of the new WordPress site through your theme and WordPress settings.

Customizing The Look and Function of Your Site
06:40

More on Theme Customization
00:20
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Module 5 - WordPress for Beginners: Basic WordPress Content Management
2 Lectures 19:50

In this WordPress for Beginners video we will begin to cover how to create, organize and manage the content of your site within WordPress. Including pages, video/images, posts, categories, etc.

Content Management Part 1
12:10

In this WordPress for Beginners video we continue to cover content management within your WordPress Dashboard.

Content Management Part 2
07:40
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Module 6 - WordPress for Beginners: Basic WordPress Plugin Management
4 Lectures 18:28

In this WordPress for Beginners video we discuss WordPress plugins, how to install, configure, and utilize WordPress plugins within your wordpress site to enhance it's functions and capabilities.

Using Plugins to enhance your site's capabilities and functions
06:35

In this WordPress for Beginners video we'll go over testing the entire WordPress install, site, cleaning up any issues found within the WordPress dashboard or on your actual WordPress site, and more before going live with your new install of WordPress.

Testing, Cleanup, and Going Live
09:51

Need more help? Reach out to me! I am happy to help any way I can.

Please check the text content in this lecture for details on how to contact me directly.

How to Contact Me
00:12

Wrap Up and Student Only Specials
01:50
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WordPress for Beginners BONUS Section *NEW*
2 Lectures 01:33

Any news and updates related to the entire course, training, etc is posted in this lecture.

Also, within the "View Resources" of this Lecture you'll find links to cool stuff.

Enjoy!

News and More
00:59

Within the text of this Lecture you'll find resources, info on downloadables or links related to resources.

Course Resources
00:34
About the Instructor
John Westbrook
4.2 Average rating
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30,176 Students
8 Courses
Poet, Writer, Consultant

I'm a poet and a writer, and truly an artist at heart. I've always had a knack for figuring out technical things however, and have held several jobs as a technology consultant.

Since 2009 I've run a consulting firm in Chattanooga TN helping small businesses implement and leverage technology and the web. In 2005 I became involved in Internet Marketing, successfully starting several websites and blogs since.

I'm highly experienced in Wordpress, PHP, HTML, and Linux Server implementations. I also have experience and a broad understanding of CSS, JavaScript, and most web based technologies being used today.

My expertise in consulting and technology is teaching and helping the beginner.