WordPress Basics for Beginners

This course features all the bare bone basics of the WordPress platform
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16,981 students
WordPress Basics for Beginners
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (654 ratings)
16,981 students
You will know about the WordPress CMS
You will be able to turn a simple wordpress blog into a professional looking website

Requirements

  • Web Server
  • WordPress installed
Description

This course covers all the bare bone basics of the WordPress CMS platform. You will learn about the basics and how to quickly turn a simple blog into a professional looking website. I covered all the major aspects in simple terms without any technical jargon. You can easily catch up and perform all the complicated stuff with a click of a button.

WordPress CMS Basics is aimed for the beginners who are getting started in self hosted WP platform. If you want to do it yourself or you want to get hired help, this course is for you get started.

This course has a total of 19 videos which teaches you all about,

  • Difference between posts and pages and which one to use in which case
  • WordPress editor overview
  • How to put your website under maintenance when you do not want other people to see it while you are working on it
  • How to chose a beautiful looking template/design to your website with a click of a button
  • Making WordPress look less like a blog and more like a standard website, so you can use it for your business purposes
  • Using the export/import function to move articles from another blog to yours
  • Setting up the WordPress navigation menu and adding new menu items
  • How to update the WP version

Additionally I have also covered some of the advances tricks like,

  • Handling SPAM comments and trackback
  • Adding a custom contact form in your website
  • Embedding third party You-Tube videos
  • Changing the WordPress permalink structure for usability
  • Inserting images, media, widgets and some other bonus materials

On average this course will take around 1-2 hours to complete and after completing this course you will know all the core basic features of a WordPress powered website.

You can also ask me questions about the course through the discussion area. I will be happy to answer them. I will also add new and updated videos with your feedback.

Who this course is for:
  • Web development beginners
Course content
4 sections • 19 lectures • 1h 9m total length
  • What are the differences between Posts & Pages in WordPress?
    02:08
  • Overview of the wordpress post/page editor
    08:31
  • How to take your site offline from visitors/Make it under construction mode
    02:26
  • Setup a beautiful design/selecting a theme for your site
    02:44
  • Make your website look more like a website and less like a blog page
    02:44
  • How to setup a seperate blog page for your website
    01:35
  • How to copy content from one site to another using the WordPress export-import
    04:18
  • How to setup the navigation menu of Wordpress
    05:10
  • How to update the Wordpress Version
    01:40
  • How to handle spam comments with Akismet plug-in
    05:19
  • Contact form 1 - Adding a contact form into your site
    03:09
  • Contact form 2 - Adding an extra field in your contact form
    02:47
  • Contact form 3 - Adding a word verification box in your contact form
    02:43
  • How to embed YouTube videos on your WordPress site
    03:32
  • 3 ways to insert an images in your site
    05:09
  • How to add or remove widgets from your website
    05:35
  • How to change page permalinks structure of wordpress
    03:04
  • How to use FTP or File Transfer Protocol to access your web server files
    05:37
  • Changing file permissions (CHMOD) of certain files through FTP
    00:54

Instructor
Web Developer from Bangladesh
Tamal Anwar Chowdhury
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 736 Reviews
  • 18,053 Students
  • 6 Courses

Hi there, my name is Tamal and I am a software engineer, web developer, and blogger. I have a passion for technology and one thing I love the more than building is to teach others in simple words. So if you like to learn a complex topic, send me a message and let me see if I can make a video about it. Thanks