WordPress for Beginners: Build Your Own Website
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WordPress for Beginners: Build Your Own Website

Learn WordPress basics and build your own website - from domains and hosting through to content creation and themes.
3.5 (9 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.
957 students enrolled
Created by Nisha Lakhani
Last updated 9/2016
English
Price: $25
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 11 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Install Wordpress on a custom domain
Navigate your way around the Wordpress Dashboard
Manage key Wordpress settings
Learn how to create and format rich text and media content on your Wordpress website
Install a Wordpress Theme
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Requirements
  • A web browser
  • Internet access
  • Basic computer skills
Description

In this course, we'll go through the key steps required to get your Wordpress website up and running, from purchasing your domain and hosting, through installation, to content creation and themes.

Learn Wordpress Basics and Build Your Own Website

Starting with nothing more than basic computer skills, internet access and a web browser, by completing this course and the accompanying activities, you'll have learnt the tools you need to create a functioning Wordpress website with rich text and media content:

  • Learn how to register your domain and purchase hosting
  • Be able to install Wordpress to your new domain
  • Find out how to navigate key areas of the Wordpress Dashboard and adjust basic settings
  • Create Posts and Pages featuring rich text and media content
  • Learn how to search for and install an existing Wordpress Theme
Complete the course activities as you progress through the course to get your Wordpress website up and running.

Who is the course for?

This course has been created for bloggers and small business owners in particular, to help you get your Wordpress website up and running without employing the services of a professional web developer.

Learn from a self-taught small business owner and blogger - for people who want to keep it simple, building a website without getting too technical.

What Do You Need to Get Started?

All you need is basic computer skills, internet access and a web browser!

The course starts with purchasing a domain and hosting, followed by installation of Wordpress, adjusting key settings and then we're set! The next stage is Content Creation, customising the Appearance of your website using Themes and Widgets and then finally, we'll go through a few steps to take for ongoing maintenance.

Course sections feature activities to help you put the knowledge you've picked up throughout the course to use.

By the end of the course you'll be equipped with the knowledge and tools you need to get your Wordpress website up and running!

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Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for bloggers and small business owners, for example, who are looking to set up a Wordpress website and create rich text and media content without in-depth technical knowledge.
  • This course is probably not for you if you are looking for in-depth technical knowledge in building websites from scratch.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Course Introduction
1 Lecture 00:48

Overview of learning objectives and course content for Wordpress for Beginners: Build Your Own Website.

Preview 00:48
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Set Up Your Web Hosting
3 Lectures 04:42

Learn how to register a domain name for your blog or business website. This lecture focuses on Bluehost, however, most hosting providers / domain registrars will have a similar process.

Preview 03:06

Specific to Bluehost hosting, this lecture covers how to assign your domain to your Bluehost control panel (cpanel).

Preview 01:28

Activity - Set up a domain
00:08
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Install Wordpress
2 Lectures 03:02

Install Wordpress in under 5 minutes.

Preview 02:58

Activity - Install Wordpress to your new domain
00:04
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Wordpress Dashboard
2 Lectures 03:01

Activity - Review the Wordpress Dashboard
00:10
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Basic Settings
5 Lectures 05:43

An overview of the 'General' Settings area of the Wordpress Dashboard.

General Settings
01:13

An overview of the 'Reading' Settings area of the Wordpress Dashboard.

Reading Settings
00:56

An over view of the 'Discussion' Settings area of the Wordpress Dashboard.

Discussion Settings
01:31

Changing the URLs of your website's posts and pages to a more visitor- and search engine-friendly format.

Permalinks
01:29

Activity - Adjust key settings
00:34
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Create a Blog Post
10 Lectures 13:52

Learn how to create, preview and publish a blog post containing basic text content.

Create a Blog Post
01:32

Add formatting to your blog post's text content.

Formatted Text
01:02

Add links to other websites within your content.

Links
00:49

Learn how to add bullet-pointed and numbered lists to your blog post.

Lists
01:15

Activity - Rich Text
00:20

Add images to your Wordpress website.

Images
02:00

Embed video content in your blog post.

Video
01:10

Activity - Rich Media
00:18

Organise your posts with Tags.

Tags
03:07

Learn the difference between Tags and Categories - and then organise with Categories.

Categories
02:18
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Create a Custom Page
3 Lectures 04:21

Create a custom page to host static content on your Wordpress website.

Create a Page
01:56

Create an Image Gallery and adjust the main settings for the images within the gallery.

Create an Image Gallery
01:45

Activity - Create some pages
00:40
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Install a Theme
7 Lectures 12:50

Use the Wordpress Feature Filter and select a Wordpress Theme to customise the appearance of your Wordpress website.

Find and Install a Theme
02:07

Activity - Find and Install a Theme
00:07

Customise the settings of your selected Theme - individual settings will vary depending on the chosen theme.

Custom Theme Settings
03:14

Learn about customising sidebar and footer widgets.

Theme Widgets
01:59

Add a customised navigation menu to your Wordpress website.

Custom Menus
02:40

Change the icon that appears for your website at the top of web browser tabs.

Add a Custom Favicon
02:32

Activity - Customise your site using your new theme
00:11
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Maintaining Your Site
2 Lectures 03:17

Learn how to back up your database and website files using the Bluehost cpanel.

Wordpress Backups
02:23

Launch your website on its official URL.

Launch Your Site
00:54
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Course Review
2 Lectures 01:06
Before you take the Course Review Quiz...
00:19

Test your knowledge with these 10 questions covering key areas of this course.

Wordpress for Beginners - Course Review Quiz
10 questions

BONUS LECTURE
00:46
About the Instructor
Nisha Lakhani
3.2 Average rating
22 Reviews
1,857 Students
3 Courses
Blogger and small business owner sharing the knowledge

I started a music blog in 2009 and have since set up my own freelance business.

Rather than incur the costs of employing a web developer, I decided to invest time in teaching myself the basics of wordpress using various online resources. This enabled me to build both my own wordpress sites from scratch by installing and customising standard wordpress templates to suit my own personality and business.

I've since helped other small businesses navigate their own website customisation, and hope to share the knowledge and skills garnered through my own experience with fellow bloggers and business owners.

I've included a link below to my business blog, Storyboard Music which is based on the template, Modern Portfolio Pro. I made the decision to significantly customise the look and feel of my business web presence to reflect my own style as well as include features and plugins that are relevant to my business and industry.

This will be the main focus of the courses I'll be contributing, along with some other tools I've found useful along the way.