Building Better Websites With Wordpress
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Building Better Websites With Wordpress

A simple, step-by-step Wordpress course to help create a great website for your business.
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Created by Steve Johnson
Last updated 7/2016
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  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a website for their business or personal use
  • Design web pages with a page builder
  • Secure their website with a free SSL
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  • If you can browse the Internet, you can take this course.

This course will help you create a website for your business. We'll go through the process step by step and I'll guide you all the way.

I'll stick away from jargon and give you clear, simple instructions and show you what you need to do.

For anyone that's interested in learning more about Wordpress and anyone that wants to create their own website, this course is for you.

We'll cover where to get hosting, Wordpress basics, page creation and more advanced topics like security and backups too.

We'll also cover page design, which is an essential aspect of making your website look great.

By the end of the course, we'll have created a website together for your business or personal use.

Who is the target audience?
  • This is a course that teaches how to use Wordpress and design pages, it is designed for beginners.
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Curriculum For This Course
47 Lectures
Introduction to the course
2 Lectures 01:54

I'll go over the broad topics we'll cover in the course, as well as review the supplemental material and assignments. I'll also touch on why the course will help students, and what they'll get out of it once they've completed it.

Preview 01:07

WordPress is used and trusted by millions of websites and some of the biggest companies use it.

There are so many Content Management Systems that can build and manage websites, so why choose WordPress?

Why WordPress
Hosting, Domains & Emails
5 Lectures 18:14

Getting the right host is crucial to the success of your website and business.

The best hosting choice

How to choose an appropriate domain name for your business.

Getting your domain name

Installing Wordpress via Siteground Wizard

When you have a domain name, you can set up email accounts, such as '' or ''

Adding email accounts
Wordpress Fundamentals
12 Lectures 01:14:52

Setting up the Wordpress environment, security and users.

Wordpress Dashboard Overview

How to install the only theme you'll ever need.

Initial Wordpress Settings

We'll add the plugins to get us started and show you where to get them from.


Categories & Tags



Widgets are small items that Wordpress allows you to insert into your pages.


What are Themes & plugins and how to customise your website.

Themes, Plugins & Customise

Why backups are important, how to create them and set them up.


How to perform a restore of your website.


Here we'll discuss why you need to update and what needs updating. Wordpress, themes and plugins.

Designing Your Web Pages
15 Lectures 02:29:20

Adding the (free) Theme & Plugins that we will be using in this course and how to customise the theme.

Install Theme and Page Builder Plugins

We'll walk through setting up our home page so we can add content.

Home Page Layout

We will walk through designing your home page.

Home Page Part One

Home Page Part Two

Home Page Part Three

We will walk through designing your about page.

About Page Part One

About Page Part Two

About Page Part Three

We will walk through designing your Services page.

Services Page

We will walk through designing your featured services page.

Featured Services Page Part One

Featured Services Page Part Two

We will walk through designing your blog page.

Blog Page

We will walk through designing your contact page.

Contact Page

The footer is a special area to add content too, we will design the footer you need.

Wordpress Advanced
7 Lectures 27:55

What a child theme is and how to easily add one.

Child themes

You can have multiple users managing one Wordpress site, here's how to set them up.

User Management

Add spam protection to your contact forms.

Preview 05:25

What is Jetpack and why you should use it!

Installing Jetpack

Activate the features you want and we'll walk through them here.

Activating Jetpack Features

Why you need an SSL and how to get one for free.

Preview 06:26
6 Lectures 31:03

Installing the E-Commerce plugin and adding your very first product.

Install Woocommerce plugin and add your first product

How to set it up and edit your shop page to look better.

Woocommerce menu, settings and edit shop page

Configuring the social sharing buttons for your product pages via Jetpack.

Configure Jetpack sharing

Add a payment option to your website so you can accept payments.

Configure Payment Gateways

What to test and going Live with your new website.

Testing & Going Live
About the Instructor
Steve Johnson
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Web Designer

A web designer with years of experience of Wordpress.  I've created many websites for clients and always provided instructions and training to make sure they get the best out of their website.

Deciding to put my years of experience into a teaching environment, I want to help you get a website for your business and so you how to design pages, which is an essential element of website design and not something that is built into WordPress by default.