WordPress Masterclass: The Complete Beginner Website Course
What you'll learn
- Build beautiful, functional websites using WordPress
- Install WordPress locally on your own computer so you can follow the course without paying for web hosting
- Master the WordPress interface to build websites and create content with ease
- Create stunning pages and blog posts using the WordPress content editor
- Build websites using pre-made templates, or start from scratch and create a unique design
- Extend your website's functionality with WordPress plugins
- No programming or web development experience necessary. You won't be writing any code.
If you want to learn how to build beautiful, functional websites without writing a single line of code, you've come to the right place.
This course is all about WordPress—and how you can use it to build stunning websites with no programming or web development experience whatsoever.
WordPress is the most popular website building platform in the world, and it's easy to see why...
The WordPress software is completely free.
It's insanely extensible with a world of free themes and plugins.
It doesn't require significant technical knowledge to get started.
...and perhaps most importantly, it allows you to truly own your website and your content.
I've been working with WordPress for well over a decade, and I'm in very good company. It's also used by some of the world's top companies and organizations, including:
The Wall Street Journal
Harvard Business Review
Here are some of the things you'll learn in this course:
How to install WordPress on your own computer so you can follow the course without paying for web hosting
How to set up WordPress on a web host
How to navigate the WordPress dashboard and configure your site's settings
How to create stunning pages and blog posts using the WordPress content editor
How to install WordPress themes and customize your site's design
How to design a custom website, either from scratch or by using a pre-made starter template
How to extend your website's functionality with WordPress plugins
How to optimize your site for search engines like Google
How to create an ecommerce store with WordPress
How to protect your site from hackers, malware, and other security threats
We'll start with the absolute basics of WordPress to equip you with strong foundational knowledge, and then we'll walk through the process of actually building a website, step by step, giving you the tools you need to make your site look exactly the way you want, and to add whatever functionality you can imagine.
By the end of the course, you'll be prepared to build virtually any type of website, for yourself or for clients, with WordPress.
I'm so excited to help you upgrade your website building skills, so get yourself enrolled—and I'll see you inside.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in building websites without coding
Brad Merrill is the CEO of Merrill Media, a modern holding company focused on building independent, scalable businesses at the intersection of technology and media. He is regarded as an expert in his field, teaching business and technology courses to more than 100,000 students and providing marketing training to a number of prominent startups and Fortune 500 companies.
Merrill considers himself a passionate creative: he loves creating articles, videos, websites, companies, workflows, and new ideas. He has been creating things on the web since 2007, working on dozens of projects and reaching tens of millions of people in the process.
In 2010, Merrill founded VentureBreak, which became a leading source of news about innovation for forward-thinking entrepreneurs, investors, business executives, and interested consumers. Under his leadership, VentureBreak served more than half a million monthly readers, appeared regularly on Techmeme, and found itself cited by a number of notable publications, including the Wall Street Journal. While at the helm, Merrill personally interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs and industry luminaries, sharing their stories with VentureBreak’s global audience. In 2015, VentureBreak was acquired by the organizer of Europe’s largest technology meetup.
Merrill still has his finger on the pulse of the industry as he works to build new properties in today’s evolving media landscape. One such property is GigaPress, a comprehensive source of free resources for WordPress bloggers, creators, and freelancers.
In addition to developing authoritative new media brands, Merrill leads mDash, an online education studio that specializes in condensing years of industry experience and extensive research into engaging, digestible online courses for students in more than 180 countries.