Learn how to quickly build websites using Wordpress

Start building websites quickly and easily with no prior programming experience
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (725 ratings)
27,254 students
Learn how to quickly build websites using Wordpress
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (725 ratings)
27,261 students
Register a domain name and get a web hosting account
Install Wordpress and keep it updated
Create your first Wordpress website
Identify when to use Posts and when to use Pages
Personalize your site using Themes
Round out your website with menus and sidebars
Add functionality to your site using Plugins
Learn about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to get your new site found
Understand the principles of lead capture

Requirements

  • You will need Internet access, a web browser and a desire to create a website!
  • You do not need to have hosting or a domain prior to this course as it will be covered in the course
  • You do not need Wordpress installed prior to the course as this will be covered in the course
Description

If you've ever wanted to build your own website WITHOUT being a programmer, this is the perfect course for you! It will take you from complete Newbie to being proficient with building professional quality websites, all in less time than you thought possible.

All topics are explained in a easy, non technical manner. I will walk you through everything, from registering a domain name, how to get hosting, installing Wordpress and learning how to build websites. All you need to do is follow along with the videos.

The course consists of clear video lectures and will move you from Newbie to Expert.

It is suggested that you follow along by doing as I do, and in the process you will be building a website and learning a valuable new skill.

Learning how to build a website is a critical skill in today's economy, and by utilizing Wordpress you can do this without programming. If you have basic computer familiarity like using Word or Powerpoint, you'll be building websites in no time at all.

I look forward to being by your side as you start this new adventure.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is meant for newbies who want to either build a website for themselves or get into the business of building websites for a living. It takes your from newbie to being proficient with Wordpress and assumes NO prior Wordpress or web development experience.
Curriculum
5 sections • 28 lectures • 3h 42m total length
  • Introduction
  • Understanding basic web site architecture
  • Getting a domain name - Part I
  • Getting a domain name - Part II
  • Finding a host
  • Connecting your domain name to your hosting account
  • Installing Wordpress
  • Using Wordpress.com instead of self-hosting
  • Exploring the sample site
  • What's the difference between Posts and Pages?
  • Creating a new page
  • Advanced Page Editing
  • Understanding Themes and how to change your site look
  • Understanding Parent/Child relationships
  • Working with Media
  • Learn about menus and linking in pages
  • Introduction to Plugins
  • Adding a Contact Us page
  • Adding a blog to your website
  • Widgets
  • Advanced Themes - Part I
  • Advanced Themes - Part II
  • Advanced Themes - Part III
  • Search Engine Optimization basics
  • Search Engine Optimization - Part II
  • Watching out for Hacks and keeping updated
  • Turning this into a for-profit business
  • Concluding

Instructor
Lawyer, Developer and Internet Geek
Chris du Toit
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 1,922 Reviews
  • 50,032 Students
  • 3 Courses

Chris is an experienced technology professional and licensed attorney. He has held executive roles in public companies, started his own companies and has extensive product management experience.

He likes to take complex concepts and break them down in a very easy to understand manner, and make sure that all the information is very practical and ready to use. Whether it's a legal concept or showing you how to develop software, you can sure the course will walk you step by step to what you need to know.