Build a Wordpress Site from Start to Finish

A beginner's guide to getting a website up and running using Wordpress.
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Instructed by Erin McIntyre Design / Web Design
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  • Lectures 6
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

If you need a functional, attractive website but don't have the money to hire a topnotch web developer, you've found the right course. Geared for both business websites and personal websites, Build a Wordpress Site from Start to Finish gives you the tools you need to create a website that looks great and works exactly the way you want it to. You'll learn how to structure menus, install themes, change your website's header, configure Wordpress settings, add widgets to your sidebar, install an image slider, and adjust your SEO settings to make your site search engine friendly.

No previous knowledge of Wordpress is required. The course can be completed in under 30 minutes.

The videos in this course never expire, and you may come back and watch them as many times as you need.

What are the requirements?

  • No previous web design experience is required.
  • It's recommended that students already have a domain name with a Wordpress installation, but obtaining a domain name and installing Wordpress is covered briefly at the beginning of the course for students who have not already completed these steps.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • The tools to structure a Wordpress website in a functional and attractive manner
  • Learn to create menus
  • Learn to customize sidebars
  • Learn to install image sliders
  • Learn to configure Wordpress settings

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for brand new Wordpress users or beginning Wordpress users. No prior web design knowledge is required.

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.


Section 1: Build a Wordpress Site from Start to Finish

With this course, you will watch as a Wordpress site is built - in less than 30 minutes! Follow along with a recording of Erin McIntyre's live webinar where Erin creates a Wordpress site in real time.

No previous knowledge of Wordpress is required. The course can be completed in under 30 minutes.

The videos in this course never expire, and you may come back and watch them as many times as you need.


This lecture is for students who do not yet have a domain name with the Wordpress platform installed. Students who already have a domain name with Wordpress installed may skip this portion of the course.


Covered in this lecture:

  • The Wordpress dashboard
  • Importing test/dummy Wordpress content
  • Posts, pages, and comments
  • Front end vs. back end of a website
  • Structuring menus
  • Installing themes
  • The Chromatic theme
  • Configuring Wordpress settings
  • Changing a website header
  • Static front pages vs. blog front pages
  • Enabling/disabling comments
  • Configuring permalinks for SEO optimization

Covered in this lecture:

  • Creating a homepage
  • Adding items to menus
  • Using the "quick edit" function
  • Sidebars: adding, deleting, editing widgets
  • The search bar
  • The calendar widget
  • Displaying a list of posts in the sidebar
  • Adding new posts
  • Changing theme options
  • Using templates
  • Implementing an image slider
  • Uploading images

Still have questions? Here's how to get them answered.

Section 2: Bonus video: Code WordPress widgets from scratch
Code WordPress widgets from scratch

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Instructor Biography

Erin McIntyre, Web Developer

Erin McIntyre founded Erin McIntyre Designs in 2010 from her New York City apartment. She created beautiful web layouts by night while working for Sirius XM Radio during the day. She left NYC in 2013 to return to her home state of Vermont, and Erin McIntyre Designs came with her.

Erin brings a background in photography and graphic layout to her web work, and delights in perfecting both large and small websites. She has clients in many parts of the United States, but Erin particularly enjoys working with small Vermont businesses.

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