Beginner Wordpress Website Design and Wordpress Development
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Beginner Wordpress Website Design and Wordpress Development

Easy Wordpress website design/Wordpress development for beginners: Writer, writing, write, self-publish, self-publishing
4.2 (145 ratings)
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11,600 students enrolled
Created by Brian Jackson
Last updated 1/2019
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This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Install and maintain their own Wordpress based website
  • Save money by installing and maintaining your own website
Requirements
  • All you need is a web browser (I demonstrate Chrome running on a Windows PC)
  • You'll also need approximately $50 to register a domain name and obtain web hosting for you site for one year
Description

Authors, artists and entrepreneurs all need websites. How about you?

This course explains how to design and develop a Wordpress website from scratch.

Wordpress is free... and it's easy. Easy to install, easy to configure, easy to maintain.

There's no need to fear, this course will take you step-by-step through everything you need to know to implement and maintain your own Wordpress based website. In this course, you'll learn about:

  • Domain name and website hosting
  • Wordpress installation and configuration
  • Installation of plugins and themes
  • Adding pages and blog posts to your site
  • Adding Facebook like and email signup forms

Using Wordpress to implement your own website provides many advantages:

  • Save money by doing it yourself
  • Maintain creative control of the end product
  • Update your own web page, when you want and how you want
  • But most of all, have fun!

So, come join me on this journey. End the course with a new website. We'll do it together.

Good luck and happy Udemy'ing.

---Brian

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in creating a personal website
Course content
Expand all 33 lectures 04:04:16
+ Introduction
4 lectures 31:30

In which I discuss the topics addressed in this course.

Preview 05:45

In which I provide a brief overview of how Wordpress works.

Preview 14:28

In which I show the website we'll be developing during the course (http://class.chloeboston.com).

Sample Website
02:40

In this lecture I provide pointers to cheap Wordpress hosting, themes and plugins.

Cheap Wordpress Hosting, Theme and Plugins (2019 Edition)
08:37
+ Wordpress Installation
4 lectures 20:18

In which I show you how to host your website at PowWeb.

Domain Name and Hosting
04:31
To Purchase PowWeb Hosting
00:24

In which I show you how to install Wordpress using one step install.

Wordpress Installation
09:12

In which I demonstrate the Wordpress administrative interface.

Wordpress Administrative Interface
06:11
+ Wordpress Configuration
4 lectures 36:12

In which I demonstrate initial Wordpress website configuration.

Initial Website Configuration
05:00

In which I demonstrate how to install the Responsive theme.

Choosing and Installing a Theme
05:46

In which I demonstrate configuring the home page of the Responsive theme.

Responsive Theme Home Page Configuration
10:17

In which I demonstrate the installation of the dozen or so plugins we'll be using in our website.

Installing Plugins
15:09
+ Wordpress Fundamentals
2 lectures 19:14

In which I demonstrate the configuration of web pages and blog posts.

Configuring Pages and Posts
13:12

In which I show how to insert images into pages and posts.

Inserting Images
06:02
+ Wordpress Website Creation
4 lectures 30:50

In which I create a blank page for our blog and add it to the website's primary menu.

Creating Your Blog Page and Primary Menu
06:40

In which I show how to configure widgets and add them to the web page sidebar.

Configuring Your Widgets and Sidebar
08:37

In which I upgrade from the Responsive theme to the Responsive II theme.

Upgrading to the Responsive II Theme
11:29

In which I add a Contact page to the website.

Creating Your Other Pages
04:04
+ Using Your Wordpress Plugins
2 lectures 09:13

In which I demonstrate how to create a favicon and add it to the website.

Creating and Adding a Favicon
04:34

In which I show how to use the Wordpress SEO by Yoast plugin to write blog posts and pages that can be found with a specific keyword phrase.

Using Wordpress SEO by Yoast
04:39
+ Introduction to HTML
5 lectures 38:03

In which I demonstrate how to switch between Visual and Text mode while editing a page or post.

Switching Between Standard and HTML Editing Modes
03:20

In which I discuss the basic structure of HTML markup.

HTML Structure
13:35

In which we learn the basics of HTML markup.

Common HTML Markup Pt. 1
09:41

In which we learn the basics of HTML.

Common HTML Markup Pt. 2
05:42

In which I teach you how to insert image while in Text or HTML mode.

Inserting Images in HTML
05:45
+ Odds and Ends
1 lecture 07:49

In which we look at my home page which uses the Genesis theme.

A Look at My Website and the Genesis Theme
07:49
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 04:37

An overview of my course catalog for all 14 course created during my first year with Udemy.

My Course Catalog
04:37
+ Continuing Education - Student Questions About Wordpress Installation
6 lectures 46:31
Installing Multiple Wordpress Websites on a Single ISP and Cheap Domain Names
08:01
Browsing for, Selecting and Installing a Theme - The Albar Theme
10:08
Another Example of Arcane Wordpress Theme Configuration - The Albar Theme
07:46
What is Woo Commerce and Do I Need It?
03:44
Initial Installation and Configuration of Woo Commerce
04:22
More Configuration Pointers for the Albar Theme
12:30