WordPress for Beginners: Create a Website Step by Step
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WordPress for Beginners: Create a Website Step by Step

Create Websites and Blogs With Zero Experience Using WordPress and This Step By Step Guide
4.6 (3,905 ratings)
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11,230 students enrolled
Created by Brad Schiff
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create websites and blogs with WordPress
  • Update and edit existing WordPress websites
  • Setup dynamic blog sections organized by category
  • Create a "Contact Us" page with interactive map and email form
Requirements
  • No prerequisite knowledge required; the only thing you need is a computer and an internet connection.
Description

Whether you want to create websites without coding, or you need to learn WordPress so you can update existing websites at your job, I've got you covered.

In this brisk but thorough course we build a website together step-by-step and along the way you organically absorb and master WordPress. I'm all about having you follow along with me and I always encourage experimentation over memorization. My ultimate goal is to give you the "vocabulary of WordPress" so you can continue learning independently long after this course completes.

There is no prerequisite knowledge required and you do not need an existing website or web hosting account. You'll be setup with a new free hosting account so you can begin learning WordPress immediately without needing to commit additional money for a dot com domain upfront (unfortunately students in India, Nigeria and Vietnam cannot sign up for the free 3 month starter hosting plan).

Here's a summary of what we cover:

  • Asking and answering "What is WordPress?"
  • Setting up a new WordPress site/project
  • Creating pages
  • Creating blog posts
  • Customizing the colors & theme of your website
  • Embedding YouTube videos into your website
  • Setting up custom navigation menus
  • Creating photo galleries
  • Inviting friends / family / coworkers into your WordPress (multiple authors)
  • Asking and answering "What is a plugin?" & "What is a widget?"
  • Letting visitors of your blog posts comment via their Facebook / Twitter accounts
  • Configuring an interactive "Contact Us" page
  • Guarding ourselves from comment and contact-form SPAM
  • Using a custom homepage instead of a generic "blog listing"
  • Moving our website (exporting and importing) from one location (domain or host) to another

This course may be brand new, but this isn’t my first time teaching. I’ve led training sessions for Fortune 500 companies and I’ve already helped over 17,000 people on Udemy and received the following feedback:

"Brad definitely has some of the best techniques to embed the lesson into your mind… hands down these are the best tutorials I have had the opportunity to view."

"Presentation is concise without being tedious… you honestly feel that you have a thorough understanding of the subject."

"…[Brad] explained the process. Not memorize this or that, he explained the process. If you're looking to take a course to understand the foundations of creating websites, look no further."

Become highly valuable and relevant to the companies that are hiring WordPress creators; in one convenient place alongside one instructor. If you're ready to begin creating and updating websites - I'll see you on the inside!

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for anyone who wants to get started creating websites and/or blogs.
  • No coding required.
  • No prior experience required.
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 05:14:36
+ Welcome!
3 lectures 34:31
How to Get Your Own WordPress Website
13:38
If You're Not Able To Create a Free Hosting Account
08:22
+ Let's Build!
4 lectures 46:29
Let's Begin Building Our Website!
08:41
Pages & Navigation Menus
12:02
Themes Introduction
14:52
Quick Note: Classic Editor vs Default Editor
10:54
+ About Page
2 lectures 28:13
Creating (and Formatting) Content in WordPress
15:52
Subpages & Dropdown Menus
12:21
+ Photo Gallery Page
2 lectures 23:39
Let's Create a Photo Gallery Page
11:40
Plugins Introduction
11:59
+ Blog Posts
3 lectures 35:46
Blog Posts & Categories
09:39
Custom Homepage (Instead of Blog Listing)
12:31
Blog Post Thumbnails and "Read More" Excerpt Links
13:36
+ Comments
3 lectures 36:16
Comments Introduction
17:12
Preventing SPAM Comments
08:02
Let Visitors Comment with FaceBook & Twitter Accounts
11:02
+ Contact Page
2 lectures 35:05
Let's Create a Contact Page
19:37
Saving Form Entries To The Database & Blocking SPAM
15:28
+ Users & Settings
2 lectures 25:26
User Accounts
16:24
Settings (Permalinks & Pagination)
09:02
+ Next Steps
3 lectures 29:23
Move Entire WordPress Site (Export / Import)
15:16
Next Steps (Looking Forward)
11:03
Bonus Lecture
03:04