WordPress For Beginners
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WordPress For Beginners

A complete beginners training course for learning to build a blog using WordPress
4.2 (5 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
62 students enrolled
Created by David Frosdick
Last updated 10/2013
English [Auto-generated]
Price: $19.99
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • By the end of this course you will be able to start a blog from scratch
  • PC or Mac to work from
  • Domain name and hosting

This course is designed to help beginners build a blog with WordPress. It will take about 4-5 hours to complete fully.

The training video are screencasts where it's like looking over my shoulder and watch me build a blog from scratch.

I guarantee you will have an excellent understanding about WordPress after you complete this.

The course is all my own work and part of my latest training DVD. If you have any questions before you start then simply drop me an email.

Who this course is for:
  • This is for beginners who have never used WordPress. It's good to have a domain and hosting so you can follow along.
Course content
Expand all 34 lectures 03:50:20
+ WordPress Settings
5 lectures 27:00
Name Servers - How to point your domain over to your hosting account.
Preview 04:16
Installing: How to install WordPress into a folder with only a few clicks.
Preview 04:48
Dashboard: A quick overview of the dashboard and how you can change layouts.
Settings:  Understanding the settings menu and making a few key changes.
Fixing WP Settings
Frontend: Explains how the pubic facing side blog is to the user.
Frontend Overview
+ Content
5 lectures 28:01
Posts & Pages Explained: Examples of posts and pages and how you should use them.
Post & Pages
First Post: Making your first post to your blog.
First Post
Categories: A selection of some of the best free and paid themes I use. We look at other sites and take the free one and install them.
Tags: Explain what tags are and how they enhance posts.
Adding Example Content: We look at some sample content on the blog and make it more user friendly.
Editing Content
+ Media
2 lectures 17:46
Edting images: Add images to the library and using WordPress built in image editor.
Adding Media
Adding Images: Adding images to posts and pages.
Adding Images In Post
+ Additional Settings
4 lectures 28:33
Link Lists: What they are and how to use them properly.
WP Links
Pages: A complete guide to using pages.
Turn Off Comments: How to turn off comments on pages where it's not needed.
Turn Off Comments
Comments: How to edit and control comments.
Comments Explained
+ Themes & Layout
4 lectures 40:36
Themes: Adding themes and using WordPress built in editor.
Testing Themes
Adding Custom Themes: Finding free themes and installing purchased themes.
Installing Themes
Widgets: This explains widgets and how you can use them for different area of your site.
Custom Menus: How to create and use custom menus and hide other pages from appearing in the navigation.
Custom Menus
+ Pluigns
2 lectures 17:29
Installing Plugins: How to find and install plugins.
Installing Plugins
Activating Plugins: How to activate and delete unwanted plugins.
Activating Plugins
+ Extras Tips
6 lectures 40:25
Contact Forms: How to build simple contact forms making it easy for customers to contact you.
Building Contact Forms
Users: How to add/edit users and have administrators on your blog.
Profile Images: How to change your profile images and link it to your email so the images shows on any WordPress blog when you comment.
Profile Images
Tools: The tools menu explained and how you might use it when making a backup of posts.
Linking pages: How to hyper link pages and post together with a few clicks.
Linking Pages
Restoring Posts: How to restore a previous post after you make changes.
Restoring Posts & Page Content
+ Bonus Videos
4 lectures 26:43
How to add Google Analytics to your site. This is a MUST step so you can track how people are finding your content, what keywords they are searching for and other important data about traffic.
Adding Google Analytics
Turn your blog into a website by making the home page use a static page and then have the blog content appear on another page. This is useful if you want to have a "web site" feel.
Static Home Pages
How to simply add video from your YouTube account to your blog posts and pages.
Adding YouTube Videos

In this video David shows a simple way you can generate web traffic using the content you already produce in presentations or articles.

Ideas For Getting Web Traffic