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A-Z guide of how to set up your own website using WordPress.
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Created by MindMekka ®
Last updated 7/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • A complete and comprehensive overview of WordPress which will enable you to build your own website with ease
  • Learn how to get WordPress setup and running in as little as 5 minutes
  • Understand the WordPress dashboard and know how to use its various features
  • Discover how to create, format and publish content to your WordPress site
  • The ability to create and add pages
  • Choosing and customising WordPress themes
  • Add great features and functionality to your site as we show you how to work with widgets and plugins
  • Add videos, images and other files to your site
  • Learn how to correctly use tags in your posts
  • Use Kismet to block spam
  • Use Akismet to block spam
  • Do file transfers with cPanel and Filezilla
  • Use Gravatars for your blogs
  • Upgrade your WordPress page
  • Create emails with cPanel
  • Create contact forms and testimonials
  • Add favicons and hide affiliate links
  • Set up a Feedburner account
  • Install and use Google Analytics
  • Add Breadcrumb Links
  • Create a forum
  • Install a PayPal Button
  • Use the Google XML Sitemap Generator
  • How to embed a video into your site
  • How to add the Facebook like button
  • Send Your WordPress posts directly to Twitter
  • Create a Poll
  • Know where to find pictures for your blog
  • Learn how to build a membership site
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge of WordPress required. We take you through the entire process from start to finish.
Description

This course forms part of our Wonderful World of WordPress series and in this specific course we take you on a journey that details step-by-step everything you need to do to get your own WordPress site up and running in no time.

Most people who try to create a WordPress site get discouraged and give up. This is simply because they do not have the proper guidance and, therefore, they feel overwhelmed by the process.

FINALLY MASTER WORDPRESS LIKE A PRO AND LEAVE THOSE FRUSTRATIONS BEHIND ONCE FOR ALL!

The shortcut strategies we teach to you in this course takes you by the hand and leads you through the WordPress creation process step-by-simple-step - all you have to do is follow along and, at the end, you will have your very own WordPress site!

For those of you interested in creating your own WordPress blog, we have included a special bonus section containing an instructional guide, activity workbook, eBook and cheatsheet - all of which will help you to get your WordPress Blog up in a flash.

What are you waiting for? Come on in and explore the Wonderful World of WordPress with MindMekka!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who has ever tried to set up a WordPress site, but gave up because they felt lost or overwhelmed
  • Anyone thinking about creating their first WordPress site
  • Business owners who want to set up their own website with minimal cost
  • Aspiring bloggers who want to create their own blog quickly and easily
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Curriculum For This Course
56 Lectures
06:13:28
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Welcome to the Wonderful World of WordPress
1 Lecture 00:42
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Getting started with the basics
5 Lectures 33:11

Buying a Domain Name
06:21

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • What is web-hosting
  • What services web hosting companies offer
  • How to transfer your domain name to the hosting site
  • What packages to choose on the web hosting site
  • A step-by-step tutorial on how to sign-up, buy and manage your web-hosting

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding about web-hosting.

How to Set Up Your Webhosting
07:13

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • What is domains DNS
  • Why you change your DNS
  • Different options to change your domains DNS to
  • A quick introduction to Cpanel
  • A step-by-step tutorial on how to change your DNS
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding about changing a domains DNS.
Changing Your DNS and Redirecting Domains
05:30

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • What is Cpanel
  • The setup of Cpanel
  • How to manage your preferences
  • How to use site builders
  • How to manage your files
  • How to choose a log program
  • How to setup security
  • How to manage your domains
After competing this lecture students will have a full understanding about Cpanel.
Preview 09:41

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • What is subdomains
  • What is add-ons
  • Why you should create subdomains and add-ons
  • How to create a subdomain
  • How to create add-on domains
After completing this lecture student will have a full understanding about subdomains and add-on domains
Subdomains and Add-ons
04:26
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Installing WordPress
3 Lectures 16:38

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • What is Fantastico De Lux
  • Why you can Fantastico De Lux
  • a step-by-step tutorial on how to install Wordpress using Fantastico De Lux

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to install Wordpress using Fantastico De Lux.

Using Fantastico De Luxe
04:24

Using Webhosting Software
04:19

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • Where to go if you want to install Wordpress manually
  • What folders to use and when installing Wordpress
  • How to add Wordpress to your domain hosting site
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to install Wordpress manually.
Manual Installation
07:55
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Getting to Know Your New WordPress Site
14 Lectures 01:18:49

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • Overview of the Wordpress dashboard
  • How to update Wordpress
  • How to edit your profile
  • How to manage plug-ins
  • How to manage your catagories, tags & posts
  • How to add new media and links
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding of the Wordpress dashboard and its capabilities.
The WordPress Dashboard
10:03

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • How to create a post
  • How to edit a post
  • How to use a schedule
  • How to include images in a post
  • How to publish a post
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding about how to create and edit posts in Wordpress.

Creating and Editing Posts
07:43

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • What is tags
  • Why you should use tags
  • How to use tags
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding of the use of tags within posts.
How to Use Tags Within Your Posts
03:19

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • Why you should incorporate media in your posts
  • How to add media to your posts
  • How to edit media on your site
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding about incorporating media with Wordpress.
Incorporating Media
03:39

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • What is links
  • Why you use links
  • How to add a link
  • What is link relationship

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding of the use of links in Wordpress.

Using Links
04:15

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • What is a page
  • Why is a page different to post
  • How to create a page
  • What does a page look like on your site
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to create and manage pages on your Wordpress site.
Pages
03:34

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • What is pending, published and approved comments
  • Where to find these comments
  • How to manage comments
  • How to setup certain settings linked to comments
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding about comments on Wordpress.
Comments
04:07

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • How to choose a relevant theme
  • How to change a theme
  • Adjusting different features linked to the the theme
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding about themes in Wordpress.
Choosing and Modifying Your Theme
11:38

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • What is a menu
  • How to create a menu
  • How to use menus
  • How to add to existing menus
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on building and changing menus in Wordpress.

Building a Custom Menu
03:10

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • What is a plug-in
  • What is a widget
  • Why you should use plug-ins and widgets
  • How to add plug-ins to your Wordpress site
  • How to add widgets to your Wordpress site
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to use plug0ins and widgets on a Wordpress site.
Plugins & Widgets
04:45

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • How to add users to your Wordpress site
  • How to edit user profiles
  • How to manage user lists
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on the role of users on a Wordpress site.
Allowing Other Users to Access Your Site
04:03

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • What is tools
  • Different types of tools.
  • The use of every tool
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to use the tools in Wordpress.
Tools
03:56

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • Where to change general settings
  • What you can change under general settings
  • How to change general settings
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on managing general settings in Wordpress.
General Settings in WordPress
09:02

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • Why you should upgrade your Wordpress site
  • How to upgrade your Wordpress site
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding about upgrading a Wordpress site.
Upgrading Your WordPress Site
05:35
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Final Touches: How to Use WordPress like a Pro
12 Lectures 01:04:19

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • Creating an email account that sends the mails to an existing email account
  • Creating an email account that send mails to an separate account
  • An introduction to server companies
  • A view on generating a save password
  • Configuring email clients

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding about creating an email account using Cpanel.

Creating Emails with cPanel
09:18

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • Why you should want do file transfers
  • Using Cpanel file manager
  • Using FTP information in doing file transfers
  • Introduction to FTP clients
  • Using Filezilla

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding about transferring files using Filezilla.


File Transfer from cPanel and using FileZilla
09:09

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:Introduction to Aksimet
  • Introduction to Akismet
  • Activating Aksimet
  • Choosing the right settings on Akismet
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to manage spam.
Banning Spam with Akismet
03:51

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • How to add-in a new Plug-in
  • Choosing the right plug-in
  • Creating a contact form
  • Managing a contact form
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding about how to create a contact form.
Creating a Contact Form
07:56

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • What is Gravatars
  • How to create a Gravatar
  • How to manage your gravatar
  • Gravatar settings
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding of Gravatars.
Using Gravatars for Your Blog
02:49

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • How to add a testimonial plug-in
  • How to add testimonials to your site
  • Choosing the right settings
  • Managing testimonials
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to create and manage testimonials.
Creating Testimonials
04:13

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • Different types of files that you are able to add to your site
  • Adding files
  • Managing media files on your Wordpress site

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to add files to a Wordpress site.

Adding Videos, Photos and Other Files to Your Site
03:34

Backing up Your Blog
03:40

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • What is a static front page
  • Setting up a template
  • Adding content to your front page
  • Publishing your front page.
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to create a static front page.
How to Create a Static Front Page for Your Blog
03:44

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • What is Favicons
  • Generating favicons
  • Editing Favicons
  • Adding Favicons to your site
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on adding Favicons to a Wordpress site.
Adding Favicons
04:05

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • What is Affiliate links
  • Why do you want to hide affiliate links
  • Managing affiliate links
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to hide Affiliate Links.
Hiding Affiliate Links
03:55

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • What is a Feedburner account
  • How to add a Feedburner account to your Wordpress site
  • How to manage your Feedburner stats

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to set up a Feedburner account.

Setting up a FeedBurner Account and Redirecting Your Default RSS Feed
08:05
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Further Tools and Resources
15 Lectures 01:33:40

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • What is Google Analytics
  • How to set up a Google Anatlytics account
  • How to add your Google Analytics account to your Wordpress site
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to install a Google Analytics account to a Wordpress site.
Installing Google Analytics by using Plugins
04:34

Installing Google Analytics Manually
03:32


In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • What is an ALL-IN-ONE SEO pack
  • Choosing the right key-words
  • Activating your SEO pack
  • Choosing a 404 page
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding of ALL-IN-ONE SEO.
All-In-One-SEO
04:34

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • What is XML sitemaps
  • How to generate a sitemap
  • How to install a sitemap
  • How to manage your sitemap
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding of Google XML sitemaps.
Google XML Sitemaps
04:47

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • What is embeded videos
  • How to create a video plug-in Wordpress list
  • How to activate your list
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to embed a video onto a Wordpress site.
How to Embed Videos in WordPress
04:09

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • How to add the Facebook Like button to your plug-ins
  • How to activate the Facebook Like button
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to add a Facebook Like button to a Wordpress site.

Adding the Facebook Like Button
04:07

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • What is breadcrumb links
  • Installing breadcrumb links
  • Activating your breadcrumb links

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding of Breadcrumb Links.

Adding Breadcrumb Links
04:28

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • How to add the Twitter plug-in to your Wordpress dashboard
  • How to activate your Twitter plug-in
  • Authenticating and updating your Twitter settings on the Wordpress site
  • How to add the Wordpress application to your Twitter account
After completing this lectiure students will have a full understanding on how to send blog posts to Twitter.
Sending Your Posts to Twitter
06:23

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • How to find pictures in Google images
  • How to find pictures on your computer
  • How to add these pictures to your Wordpress site
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to add pictures to a Wordpress site.
Where to Find Pictures for Your Blog
03:55

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • How to add a Poll plug-in to your Wordpress dashboard
  • What Poll stats are
  • What Poll logs are
  • How to create a Poll
  • Managing your Poll settings
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to create a Poll on a Wordpress site.

Creating a Poll
05:16

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • How to add a membership function to your Wordpress site
  • Different types of memberships
  • Creating membership categories
  • Editing membership functions
  • Assigning specific roles to specific sections
  • Linking memberships to a payment option
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to add a membership function to a Wordpress site.

Building Membership Pages: Part 1
10:30

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • Setting content for different pages on your site
  • Editing membership options
  • Setting stranger settings
  • How to create a registration page
  • How to create a protected content page
  • Protecting your media files
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to manage memberships on a Wordpress site.
Building Membership Pages: Part 2
11:25

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:

  • How to add a Forum plug-in
  • How to get more information on a forum plug-in
  • Personalizing your forum
  • Setting up username display and drop down settings
  • Managing forum notifications
  • Setting up ads on your site
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on hoe to add a forum to a Wordpress site.
Creating a Forum
12:00

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following:
  • Adding a Paypal plug-in to your Wordpress site
  • Choosing a Paypal button
  • Setting the Paypal settings
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to add Paypal button to a Wordpress site.


How to Install a PayPal Button
04:16
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**A Special Bonus for the Bloggers Among Us**
4 Lectures 00:00
Blogging Success Stories Guide
35 pages

Blogging Success Stories Activity Workbook
30 pages

Blogging Success Stories Cheatsheet
1 page

eBook: Authority Blog Success
19 pages
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 01:09
Until next time...
01:09

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