Create Your Own Website In 2 Hours
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Create Your Own Website In 2 Hours

An easy to follow step-by-step course on building a quality website in record time -- WITHOUT technical skills …
4.2 (97 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
12,502 students enrolled
Created by Wesley Atkins
Last updated 12/2013
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
How to find your perfect domain name
How to register your domain name
Registering your hosting account
Installing Wordpress
Navigating Wordpress
Customise Wordpress & add themes
Add content, images & video
Customise the look, feel and navigation menus
Installing Plugins
Configure Google Analytics
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Requirements
  • No requirements are needed to take this course
Description

Building a website used to be the craft of professional coders and website designers -- NOT anymore!

With the introduction of an open source software solution called; Wordpress ... now ANYONE can create a website in 2 hours. Even if you’re a complete technophobe, you … yes YOU, can get a website online.

No matter whether you want:

...A blog
...A new business website
...An affiliate website
...A website for your existing business

You can learn the skills to do it within this course.

Here’s what we will cover:

* Things to consider before registering a domain name -- get these wrong and you’ll set yourself up for "failure" before you even start.

* The 4 websites you’ll need to use to find the MOST suitable website name for what you need and SPECIFICALLY how to use them.

* How to register your perfect domain name - the complete “Step by Step” process to secure your chosen name.

* How to setup an email account with your new website so its; you@yourdomain.com NOT yourbiz@hotmail.com — this looks so unprofessional.

* How to install Wordpress and get your site live in minutes using just a few clicks.

* How to add content, images and video to your site with “Step by Step” instruction.

* How to change the "look and feel" of your site in seconds WITHOUT having to know how to write ANY programming language.

* Plus so much more...

Class is in session ... Just click the orange “Take This Course” button at the top of your screen and ... let’s get started.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners with no technical skills looking to create their first website
  • Individuals considering Wordpress as a blog platform
  • Small business owners looking to get their first website online
  • Anyone looking for an affordable way to get a personal or business website online quickly
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 34 Lectures Collapse All 34 Lectures 02:23:17
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:22

This video gives an introduction on what is covered in the course.

Introduction & Course Overview
01:22
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Things to Consider Before Registering a Domain
4 Lectures 09:08

In this lesson we talk about your goals so you can get clear on what you want to acheive with your website.

What you want to achieve
02:01

In this lesson we talk about SEO considerations and the basics you need to pay attention to when registering your domain name.

SEO considerations
04:44

In this lesson we talk about how to make your domain name memorable so your potential customers can find you easier online.

Make it memorable
01:07

In this brief lesson we talk about things you need to take into account so you don't get into any legal hot water with your domain name by registering trademarked and copyrighted domains.

Trademarked names
01:16
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Finding & Registering a Domain Name
6 Lectures 22:38

In this introductory video we talk about the 4 websites we will use to find a suitable domain name for your site that is available.

Finding a domain name
01:54

In this lesson we walk you through how to use the website: domainsbot.com to ensure you find the perfect domain name to suit you.

Domainsbot.com
03:57

In this lesson we walk you through how to use the website: dictionary.com to ensure you find the perfect domain name to suit you.

Dictionary.com
02:34

In this lesson we walk you through how to use the website: theasarus.com to ensure you find the perfect domain name to suit you.

Thesarus.com
01:54

In this lesson we walk you through how to find expired domain names with Godaddy if you're looking for a domain name that has previous history, traffic and backlinks.

Expired domain names
08:08

In this lesson we walk you through how to register the domain name you have found in the previous lessons.

Domain name registration process
04:11
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Hosting Account Setup & Configuration
3 Lectures 08:38

In this lesson we walk you through the hosting account signup process with bluehost.com

Hosting account signup process
01:46

This lesson describes the process you need to go through to make your site live on the internet by transffering your DNS details from your hosting account to your domain registrar.

DNS transfer
03:49

In this lesson you will learn how to setup an email account with your website name so you don't have an unprofessional looking gmail or hotmail account for your business or personal use.

Email account setup
03:03
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Introducing Wordpress & Your Installation Options
4 Lectures 20:59

This lesson just gives a brief overview of Wordpress and how this is the CMS we will use to build and construct your website.

Introducing Wordpresss
01:28

This brief lesson describes the options you have available when considering how to install Wordpress.

Wordpress installation options
02:02

This lesson describes how to install Wordpress automatically using your hosting account.

Automatic Wordpress installation
04:43

This lesson describes how to install Wordpress manually incase your hosting provider does not give you the option to install automatically.

Manual Wordpress installation
12:46
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Wordpress Setup & Configuration
7 Lectures 36:34

This lesson gives an overview of the Wordpress dashboard to give you an idea of all the options that are available and what they do.

Wordpress overview
10:09

This lesson details the initial Wordpress configurations you will want to make to the default install of Wordpress.

Initial Wordpress configurations
03:14

In this lesson we will look at how to go about installing plugins automatically to make your site more feature rich.

How to install plugins automatically
05:40

In this lesson we will detail how to install Wordpress plugins automatically for plugins that you download from the internet.

How to install plugins manually
03:03

In this lesson we will detail how to install Wordpress themes automatically with a one click install from your Wordpress dashboard.

How to install themes automatically
04:21

In this lesson we will detail how to install Wordpress themes manually for those that you've either paid for or downloaded from the internet.

How to install themes manually
04:38

In this lesson we will detail how to make customisations to the template you have downloaded from the internet.

Wordpress template customizations
05:29
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Publishing Content on Your Website
7 Lectures 34:16

In this lesson we will detail how to add posts to your Wordpress website.

How to add posts
04:33

In this lesson we will detail how to add images to your Wordpress website.

How to add images
03:17

In this lesson we will detail how to add pages to your Wordpress website and we detail the difference between Wordpress pages and posts.

How to add pages
04:34

In this lesson we will detail how to add video to your Wordpress website.

How to add video
02:31

In this lesson we detail 2 ways that you can display your Wordpress website so that you have a more traditional looking layout as apposed to a blog format.

2 ways to display your website
04:01

In this lesson we detail how to customise the Wordpress menu to make your site more easily navigatable.

How to customize the Wordpress menu
04:58

This lesson details some final Wordpress tweaks to make the site look how we want it.

Final tweaks
10:22
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Bonus Section
2 Lectures 09:42

In this bonus lesson we detail how to add contact forms to your website to prevent having your email address listed on the site and hence, getting spam emails.

How to add contact forms
04:28

This lesson details how to create a Google Analytics account and how to install the code on your Wordpress site, so you can keep an eye on your traffic levels and where resulting traffic is coming from.

How to install Google Analytics
05:14
About the Instructor
Wesley Atkins
4.2 Average rating
97 Reviews
12,502 Students
1 Course
Online Marketing Consultant, Entrepreneur & Author

Wesley Atkins is a best selling author, trainer and internet marketing consultant who advises small to medium sized businesses on how to improve profits from their online business with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization).

Some companies he's worked with in the past include: Gambling.com, Casino.co.uk & Quidco.com.

Having created his first website in 2001 that sold golf equipment as an affiliate, he's since built over 120 websites in various markets and authored several books & digital courses. His sole focus now is helping other businesses online and teaching people the knowledge he's gained on how to effectively setup and market websites online for maximum traffic, conversions and profits.