Build a Portfolio Website with WordPress
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Build a Portfolio Website with WordPress

A-Z guide to creating a Portfolio Website
3.8 (62 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.
3,266 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2016
Price: Free
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Show the World what I'm made of.
  • Build a personal Portfolio website using WordPress which showcases my experiences and expertise.
  • Build a foundation in WordPress Web development to further my career.
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  • Download a Free Theme from DesignWall in order to follow along with the course.
  • Download for free WordPress and uWamp or Mamp depending on your system.

This course is about learning WordPress. You'll learn all the basic tools you need in order to create and fully customize as well as optimize a WordPress website.

You'll learn a lot and along the way we'll be there to help guide you through the process of learning WordPress, A-Z.

At the end of this course you'll have learned how to use many developmental tools which are required in order to be a WordPress developer. 

The course is structured in a series of videos in which we guide you step by step through the process. It'll be a chance for you to show the world what you're made of.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for complete WordPress newbies who would like to have a portfolio website to showcase their skills. No prior WordPress Experience necessary. This course is probably not for you if you're an experienced WordPress developer.
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
Course Overview
3 Lectures 08:29

An introduction to the purpose of the course.

Introduction: Goals

What is the purpose of this course?

What is the purpose of this course?
1 question

An outline of the entire series. We'll show talk about the tools we need, the things we'll think about and the hopes of the course. 

Introdution: What we'll go over.

The rules of building a portfolio website. What are the elements that people look for. What is or is not acceptable.

What's a Portfolio Website?
Setting up development WorkSpace
4 Lectures 12:06

uWamp local hosting software so that you can develop your website locally, without the need for an internet connection.

Installing uWamp for Windows.

Installing Mamp software so that we can develop our WordPress website locally.

Installing Mamp for Mac.

Learn how to Install WordPress and configure phpMyAdmin for your Portfolio Website. 

Installing WordPress on your local host.

Code Editor Review.
Essential WordPress configurations
1 Lecture 01:30

Configurations you have to make in order for your WordPress website to function its best.

Essential Configurations
Installing WordPress Theme
1 Lecture 01:59

Here's the information you'll need in order to get your free DW-Resume theme at so that you can move on through the next part of the course. 

DesignWall Resume Theme for free.
1 question

Using DesignWall Resume which gives you an opportunity and the essential features you need to highlight your skills and expertise.

WordPress Themes: Design Wall Resume
Personalize your WordPress Theme
3 Lectures 13:43

Beginning the process of customizing WordPress to you as an individual.

We're all different so our Portfolio websites will say different things.

What will yours say about you?


Continuing the process of customizing our WordPress Website

Customize: Continued

Finishing the process of customization on your WordPress website.

Customization: Finish
Publishing WordPress
3 Lectures 15:24

The process of purchasing your Domain name using the Domain Name System.

Purchasing Hosting and becoming familiar with the ones we use ourselves.

Purchase Domain name and Hosting

Now that we've got our Domain name registered and web hosting purchase, we need to get our WordPress site uploaded and database configured so that the website will be live.

Uploading to Hosting and Configuring our Data

When we go from local development to live hosting development, we need to make a few configuration changes to our database for our website to properly function. We'll talk about that here.

Updating the Database with our New Address
Installing Useful Plugins
1 Lecture 05:28

We'll install Search Engine Optimization plugins, minifying plugins, and site mapping plugins. 

Useful Plugins
4 Lectures 15:53

Optimizing our WordPress Website using a variety of tools including but now limited to


Optimize Website Speed

Using Content Delivery Networks to make our website even faster. Content Delivery Networks such as:

Using Content Delivery Network Services

Troubleshooting the common errors which might occur when using Content Delivery Networks to make your website faster. Including security bugs and failure for certain resources to load.

Fixing Web Icon Font

A recap to what we've accomplished.

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About the Instructor
Loi Tran From DesignWall
3.8 Average rating
62 Reviews
3,266 Students
1 Course
Project Manager at DesignWall

Hello World! My name is Loi Tran and I'm a Software Developer turned Project Manager at DesignWall.

I took this job because I believe in it. I believe in education, programming, and the future of technology; among other things. I believe that the future for online education is bright and I want to be a part of it. 

I went to school for Computer Science. Although I don't know everything about software development I work with a room filled with people who I think combined, may; at least collectively. We worked together to come up with our series in order to give you some collective knowledge of what it takes to develop your WordPress Websites. 

We've got over 40 years of combined experience in Software development and our company just celebrated our 11th year in Business.