Build Your Own WordPress Website
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Build Your Own WordPress Website

Learn how to create your own SEO friendly website step-by-step
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Created by Adria Richards
Published 11/2011
Price: $50
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  • 8 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV

Tired of reading that WordPress book?

This hands-on workshop will teach you everything you need to know on how to setup and customize WordPress, as well as demonstrate how content choices affect SEO.  No previous experience with WordPress or website development necessary!

This workshop will show you how to:

  • Install and configure WordPress from scratch
  • Register a domain name
  • Setup WordPress website hosting
  • Write your first blog post
  • Add images and videos to your blog posts
  • Adding social media to your blog
  • Install WordPress themes and plugins and themes
  • How to customize your WordPress theme
  • SEO strategy for driving traffic to your WordPress website
  • How to extend WordPress for ecommerece & online stores
  • How to use WordPress to to promote your business
Get lifetime access to over 8 hours of WordPress training plus access to ask the instructor questions.
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Curriculum For This Course
10 Lectures
Part 4 - WordPress Themes, Shopping Carts, Business Sites and Security
2 Lectures 01:53:18

In this session, we introduced everyone, discussed the freedom and flexibility that comes with using WordPress as a website platform, purchased domain names, ordered hosting and looked at online resources for learning more about WordPress.

Learn how to setup WordPress from scratch.  

  • What is WordPress anyway?
  • WordPress for Business
  • vs
  • How to register a domain name
  • How to select hosting
WordPress Setup 101
01:51:49 - Free, open source, website platform and Content Management System (CMS).  The main website of Wordpress for the self-hosted version.  This is the version where you need a domain and hosting space first because you will setup WordPress in your own hosting area.  You will find the foru…
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Choosing a Web Host
Part 3 - Customizing WordPress
1 Lecture 02:00:57

In this session we connect the hosting space to the domain and beging to install WordPress.  

  • Download WordPress
  • Why install WordPress yourself vs 1-click installs
  • Install FTP client
  • Tour of cPanel for web hosting
  • Create MySQL database for WordPress
  • Setup and configure WordPress
Install and Configuring WordPress
Part 2 - Installing and Configuring WordPress
1 Lecture 02:09:53

We take a tour of the WordPress dashboard including

  • pages
  • media
  • links
  • comments
  • pages
  • appearance
  • themes
  • plugins
  • settings

We cover how to create your first blog post and the formatting options available.

Then explore WordPress themes and what to look for in the right theme for your business or company.

Next we install essential and important plugins.

Finally we explore SEO strategies to boost search engine results for your blog

Customizing WordPress

How To Select a WordPress Theme

How To Find A WordPress Web Designer
Part 1 - WordPress Setup
1 Lecture 01:56:32

In this final session, we take a look at the websites created by students in this workshop and explore how to extend the power of WordPress using themes and plugins to convert WordPress to an online shopping destination, a photo gallery, a membership site and more.

We'll also cover your options to keep your WordPress install healthy and secure:

  • How to backup your WordPress site
  • How to upgrade WordPress
  • How to ensure security with your WordPress site
The Power of WordPress - Themes, Online Ecommerce, Business and Security

Moving your WordPress site

How To Recover From a Hacked WordPress Website
About the Instructor
Adria Richards
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Technology Consultant and Trainer
Adria Richards make technology simple.  With 12+ years of experience and several certifications, she offers professional technology services to clients around the world.

An industry veteran, Adria’s passion for cutting-edge technologies has led her to partner with some of the hottest companies in tech including.  Adria is recognized as a trusted voice in her field and has been called on by media outlets such as The Rachel Maddow Show, NPR, Computerworld,, Black Enterprise and The Pioneer Press.

Adria’s mission — to make technology accessible — has kept her in demand as a speaker at blogging and technology conferences across the country. She has spoken at SXSW, Blogworld, BlogHer, Blogalicous, and Wordcamps.