WordPress for Beginners - Build Your First Website in 2017
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WordPress for Beginners - Build Your First Website in 2017

Learn how to build a WordPress Website using the very latest tools and techniques
4.5 (116 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.
1,655 students enrolled
Created by Alexander Oni
Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to install WordPress in less than 5 minutes
  • Understand how to use the WordPress Backend
  • Know the main features of WordPress and how to work with them
  • Understand how plugins and themes work and how to find/install them
  • Learn how to make money using Google Adsense
  • Master the basics of Search Engine Optimization
  • Grasp the basics of WordPress Security
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Requirements
  • You need to have a computer and internet access
  • No prior knowledge of Web development or programming of any kind is required
Description

** One of the most comprehensive WordPress courses you will ever take**

LATEST: Course updated on March 2017 with brand new curriculum for the year 2017.

Ever wanted to learn how to build a website with WordPress? Have you ever wanted to learn the skills required to manage your website on your own without having to hire expensive web developers to do so?

No prior experience of any sort of programming is required to take this course. I assume that you are a complete beginner and as such the lectures are delivered in a slow pace that is easy to follow without getting confused.

Once we have installed WordPress which we shall cover in the first section, the real fun begins because i am going to show you how to add content to your website. We shall work with text, images plus i will also show you how to embed videos from YouTube and maps from Google as well.

Next, we are going to work with a variety of plugins that will enhance your WordPress website. Infact, by the end of this particular section, you would have become an expert at working with plugins. We will then move on to cover the basics of WordPress SEO as well as security so that you will learn how to get your website ranked high on Google as well as how to protect your website from hackers.

We will also build a fully functional website using the WordPress 2012 theme.

Finally, i shall teach you some advanced techniques in WordPress such as how to transfer content from one WordPress site to another.

With all the other WordPress courses out there on the internet, you might be wondering why you should take my course. Well i will give you the following reasons:

  • I have been building websites with WordPress for the last 5 years and have also spent the last 3 years teaching my clients how to use it. In other words, I am an expert WordPress developer who knows his stuff.
  • By the end of the course, you would have learned how to use over 15 different awesome plugins that will add a lot of improved functionality to your website.
  • You will learn the basics of WordPress SEO to improve traffic to your website and the basics of WordPress security to protect your website from hackers and cyber criminals.
  • This course comes with money back guarantee for 30 days. If you are not happy with the course, simply ask me for a refund and i will return your money to you. No hard feelings whatsoever. You basically have nothing to lose by signing up today.

Best of luck and start learning how to build your own website today.

Don't procrastinate, start now.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in setting up their own website
  • Anyone interested in learning how to use WordPress
  • Students
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Owners
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Curriculum For This Course
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Welcome to the Course
10 Lectures 27:21

Local WordPress Development - For PC
00:07

Local WordPress Development - For MAC
00:22

Introduction to Domains and Web Hosting
05:26

The Best WordPress Hosting Options
00:35

How to Create a Sub Domain
03:27

How to Install WordPress
03:43

Installing SSL on a Sub Domain
03:36


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Introduction to Content Creation & Management
15 Lectures 01:04:04

In this video, you will learn the major differences between WordPress posts and WordPress pages. You will also learn when to use them and when not to use them.

WordPress Pages Vs WordPress Posts
04:41

Pages vs Posts
4 questions

How to Create a WordPress Post
06:12

How to Create Post Excerpts
02:10

How to Add Images to Posts
05:02


Categories Vs Tags
05:19

How to Create WordPress Categories & Tags
03:32

Understanding Permalinks
04:50

How to Create a Page
02:41

How to Create Menu
01:45

Importing Content from Another WordPress Website
05:25

Quiz 2: Importing Images
02:25

Posts Management
09:16

Setting a Default Category
01:38
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Introduction to WordPress Themes, Sidebars & Widgets
9 Lectures 56:37
Introduction to WordPress Themes
09:12

Choosing a WordPress Theme
13:02

Bonus Video - 8 Things to Consider Before Choosing a WordPress Theme
04:13

List of Websites to Buy Themes From
00:09

Widgets & Sidebars
11:57

Introduction to Page Templates
04:38

Customizing Our Theme
07:20

Creating a Static Front Page
02:53

Quiz 3 - Customizing the Main Menu
03:13
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Introduction to WordPress Plugins
11 Lectures 01:02:33
Introduction to WordPress Plugins
07:29

Where to Find Plugins
05:57

List of Websites to Buy Plugins From
00:09

The Plugin Download Page
06:30

UPDATE - Plugin Download Page
00:47

The Widget Options Plugin
09:19

Recent Posts Extended Widget Plugin
10:02

Quiz 4
00:11

Adding Social Media Part 1 - Share Buttons by Adder
07:21

Adding Social Media Part 2 - Social Media Widget by Accurax
04:57

How to Build a Contact Form with Contact Form 7 Plugin
09:51
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Working with Images
5 Lectures 17:49
How WordPress Handles Images
05:55

Regenerating Thumbnails
02:30

How to Crop & Edit Images
02:28

How to Create an Image Gallery
02:47

Adding a Lightbox Effect
04:09
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Introduction to Basic WordPress Security
8 Lectures 39:19

In this video, you will learn about the three most common types of cyber attacks against WordPress sites and how you can fight against them.

You will learn about

  • Brute force attacks
  • SQL Injection attacks
  • DOS & DDOS attacks
The 3 Most Common Cyber Attacks Against WordPress Websites
09:05

How to Create & Modify Accounts
03:29

Introduction to User Roles
03:22

Trick to Fool Crackers
04:53

How to Fight Against Spam with Akismet
05:56

Discussion Settings
05:58

Activating SSL with Really Simple SSL Plugin
03:13

Hiding our Login Page with WPS Hide Plugin
03:23
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Introduction to Basic WordPress SEO
8 Lectures 39:56
Content is King
1 page

Useful Links for Writing Better Content
00:21

Setting up a Google Analytics Account
02:30

Adding Google Analytics to our Website
03:50

How to Optimize Your Content for SEO
08:18

SEO by Squirrly
10:10

SEO by Squirrly - Part 2
07:23

W3 Total Cache
07:24
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Introduction to Basic WordPress Performance & Maintenance
7 Lectures 32:41
How to BackUp your WordPress Website
06:50

How to Optimize WordPress Images
05:13

WP Sweep Plugin
03:24

Creating a 404 Error Page
06:11

Child Themes
06:15

How to Edit a Child Theme
04:22

Accessing Our Website with FTP
00:26
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Managing Your WordPress Website & Conclusion
2 Lectures 05:02
Troubleshooting WordPress Plugins
03:06

Conclusion
01:56
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Bonus Section
12 Lectures 01:04:52
24 Websites Where You can find Free Images for your Website
1 page

Where to Find Over 100,000 free Icons for your Website
1 page

BlackStudio TinyMCE
03:07

WP SVG Icons
06:17

WP Notifications
04:08

WP Author Box Lite
03:46

Yeloni Exit Popup
03:41

Envira Gallery
06:02

Max Mega Menu
10:43

Activity Log
05:00

Broken Links Checker
09:22

Duplicator
12:46
About the Instructor
Alexander Oni
4.6 Average rating
604 Reviews
15,092 Students
13 Courses
Web & WordPress Developer, Cyber-security Expert

Hi there my name is Alexander Oni and welcome to my Udemy page. I am a professional web developer living in the United States of America. I currently work for a small web development company where I build websites for clients using the latest in web technology.

I have been building websites for the past 7 years now and have been working exclusively with WordPress for almost 4 years. My love for web development and teaching people how to build websites drove me to make my Udemy course on web development.

I am also a cyber security expert and have a masters degree in Information Security.

I enjoy watching football, movies and playing chess.