Blogging for Beginners with WordPress
What you'll learn
- Develop the confidence you can be a blogger, as long as you have something to say
- Create a blog online (using WordPress)
- Create new posts for your brand spanking new blog
- Add photos and videos to your blog
- Manage Comments on your blog, because hey this will be huge, right?
- Add new WordPress plugins to your blog to extend what it can do
- Change the look of your blog (with different WordPress themes)
- You should be able to know how to turn on your computer, get to a website (and hey you are here on Udemy!), and follow simple instructions
In this course you will learn how to setup your own blog from an award winning blogger Chris Christensen. We will use WordPress which is the most popular blogging software. You don't need to be a programmer, be technical or be good with math. You do need to be able to follow a set of instructions and you need to be able to get to the web... looks like you have that working.
Set aside and afternoon, and follow along while you actually setup your website. Whether you use a blog to change your life and get invited to the White House (I did) or just use it to collect your thoughts, you can start today.
Who this course is for:
- This course is intended for people who don't have a blog or who have one on some other software and want to move to the world's most popular blogging platform, WordPress
- This is not a get rich quick course. Blogging has been very very good to me, but it takes sustained effort
- If you can use a word processor like Microsoft Word then you are smart enough to learn WordPress
Chris is the owner of BloggerBridge which is a new startup connecting bloggers and industry contacts.
He is the host of the Amateur Traveler which is an award winning online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations. It includes a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog. In 2015, Chris won a Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism from the Society of American Travel Writers and was called the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel & Leisure Magazine in their annual SMITTY Awards.
He has worked for years in technology startups in Silicon Valley. He was formerly the Director of Engineering for TripAdvisor's New Initiatives group and was the EVP Engineering at LiveWorld where his team built and ran online communities and events for companies including eBay, HBO, TV Guide, Expedia, Marriott, A&E, History Channel, the NBA, NBC, ABC, Disney, Microsoft, WebTV and American Express.