Installing Wordpress 5 - Installation, Registrars & Hosting
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Installing Wordpress 5 - Installation, Registrars & Hosting

Wordpress 5 installation using separate domain registrar and web host, plus why it is essential to set it up that way.
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Created by Andrew Williams
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 8 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand the differences between and
  • Use a separate registrar and web host
  • Install Wordpress
  • Create posts and pages
  • Find and install new themes
  • Find and install plugins
  • Create a 100% free Wordpress website if they want
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 02:17:00
+ Welcome to the course!
3 lectures 18:48

Important information on getting the most out of Udemy courses.

Preview 08:45

What will you learn in this course?

Preview 03:09

Why Wordpress? Which Wordpress?

Preview 06:54
+ Registrar and Web Hosting
5 lectures 00:00

Since you'll be using a domain registrar, it's important to know what they are, and what they will do for you.

What is a Registrar?
1 page

Let's take a look at web hosts, and what they do.

What is a Web Host?
2 pages

Most web hosts also want to be your registrar. Let me tell you why that is a bad idea.

Why you should use a separate registrar and web host
3 pages

I've discussed the importance of web hosting and registrars, let me tell you who I use and how to set these up so they can work together.

Setting Up Registrar and Web Host
9 pages

If you already have web hosting, chances are you also used that web host as registrar. I recommend you move the domain to a separate registrar, and in this lecture, I'll show you how.

Moving a domain from one registrar to another
3 pages
+ Installing Wordpress
5 lectures 13:11

If this is your first domain on your web hosting, you are ready to go. If this is the second or more domain, you'll need to do something first.

Introduction to Wordpress Installation

A brief discussion on which automated installer to use, and why.

Which Automatic Install is better?
1 page

How to install Wordpress with QuickInstall.

Automatic installation with QuickInstall

How to install Wordpress with Softaculous

Automatic installation with Softaculous

If you want to install Wordpress manually, you can using FTP. This tutorial shows you how.

Manual Install with FTP
20 pages
+ Getting Started with Wordpress
3 lectures 18:44

Wordpress pre-installs a few things that act as demos for new users. In this video, I'll show you what they are and how to clear them out.

Logging in and clearing out

Let's create a first post.

A first post

Let's create a first page.

A first page
+ Installing Additonal Themes
3 lectures 15:20

You can easily find free themes from within your Wordpress Dashboard.

Finding & Installing free Wordpress themes

Creating a mobile-friendly Wordpress site is easy. Let me explain.

Want a Mobile-friendly website?

There are some excellent premium themes available, offering professional designs at reasonable prices.

Installing Premium themes
+ Extending Wordpress with Plugins
4 lectures 17:21

Plugins extend the functionality of Wordpress, and there are thousands available.

Finding and installing plugins

If you buy a plugin, it will come as a zip file. This video shows you how to install these plugins.

Installing Premium Plugins

I'll give you a list of free plugins I think you should look at.

Recommended free plugins

If you buy plugins, you'll get a zip file. I'll show you how to install those zipped up plugins.

Installing Premium plugins
+ Create a free Wordpress site
2 lectures 08:13

Let's create a simple, free Wordpress site on

Creating a free site

If you can get a free Wordpress site, why bother with hosting and registrars? Let me explain.

Disadvantages of the type of site
1 page
+ Section 8: Extras
3 lectures 05:23
How to create an email address

There is a great free Wordpress security plugin. Let me show you how to set it up and what it does.

Wordpress Security Update

Useful resources.

Bonus: Resources
  • This course is for beginners. There is no need for any particular knowledge or skills, just a desire to learn.

  Covers Wordpress 5.x (the latest version) 

  Installing Wordpress - Installation, domain registrars and web hosting is a course designed to give complete beginners all the knowledge and skills they need to install Wordpress on any web host. 

        We'll discuss domain registrars and web hosting, and see why it is better to use two separate companies for this, rather than relying on your web host to act as both host and registrar.  If that statement confuses you, don't panic.  I'll explain how to set all of this up, with videos and PDFs to help every step of the way.  I'll even show you how to move a domain you already own to a separate domain registrar. 

        We'll look at two automated ways of installing Wordpress, plus a manual method using FTP for those that like adventure.  I'll tell you which automated method is better, and why. 

        Once Wordpress is installed, we'll clean up the installation to remove the "fluff" that Wordpress installed.  We'll look at adding posts and pages, and talk about the main differences between these two types of document. 

        One of the reasons I love Wordpress is the simplicity of changing the look and feel of the site using themes.  We'll see how to find and install specific themes that meet your criteria, as well as how to install premium themes in case you buy one. 

        One of the most powerful features of Wordpress is the way it can be extended using plugins, which add new features and capabilities to an already powerful content management system.  We'll look at finding and installing plugins (both free and premium), and I'll tell you some of the free plugins I use on most of my sites. 

        Finally, for those that want a 100% free Wordpress site, I'll show you how to create one. There are limitations to this type of Wordpress site, but hey, it's free, right?  I'll let you know what you can and cannot do with these free sites. 

        By the end of this course, you will be able to install Wordpress on any web host, using a separate domain registrar, and understand why that is important

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to install Wordpress
  • Anyone that wants peace of mind that comes from using a separate domain registrar and host.
  • Anyone wanting to set up a free Wordpress site