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

Learn the Basics of WordPress and Build a WordPress Website
4.4 (103 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.
1,591 students enrolled
Created by Alexander Oni
Last updated 3/2017
English
Price: $100
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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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 October 6 2016 with 4 brand new videos.

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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Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 02:35
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Introduction to WordPress
5 Lectures 27:46
Introduction to Domain and Web Hosting
11:45

How to Create a Sub Domain for your Website
04:37

How to Create a Web Mail Account
02:00

How to Install WordPress
05:37

Introduction to the WordPress Backend
03:47
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Themes, Widgets and Plugins
7 Lectures 48:18
Working With WordPress Themes
15:56

How to Install a WordPress Theme
02:56

Child themes are just as important as your main theme. Find out why

Preview 04:17

Working With WordPress Plugins
05:45

How to Create a Child Theme
06:28

Working With WordPress Widgets
07:17

Introduction to Page Templates
05:39
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Creating and Adding Content to WordPress
20 Lectures 01:23:36

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

In this video, you will learn how to create a WordPress page.

How to Create a WordPress Page
02:21

WordPress permalinks determine how your URL structure will look like. In this video, you will learn about permalinks and how to change them.

Understanding WordPress Permalinks
03:15

In this video, you will learn how to create a WordPress post.

How to Create a Post
02:43

How to Add and Format Content
04:24

Introduction to Post Formats
02:10

In this video, you will learn about the differences between the visual and text editors

The Visual & Text Editors
01:52

In this video, you will learn how to manually change the date of your posts and pages. You will also learn how to add privacy settings and how revert the changes that you have made to your content as well.

Manipulating Posts and Pages
06:45

Your media library is the place where your media files such as images and videos can be stored. In this video, you will learn how to add images to your media library.

How to Add Images to the Media Library
01:00

In this video, you will learn how to to add images to your WordPress post.

How to Add Images to Posts
04:59

WordPress tags are an effective way for visitors to search for WordPress posts that contain specific content. In this video I will show you how to use WordPress tags effectively.

Understanding WordPress Tags and how to Properly Use Them
03:41

Categories are an effective way to group your WordPress posts under specific groups. Here I will show you how to do so.

How to Create Categories
07:21

Menus are extremely important for your WordPress website as they are the primary navigational tool that visitors to your site will use to find their way around. In this video I will show you how to create your WordPress menu.

How to Create Menus
04:42

How to Create a Custom Menu
02:10

Videos are a great way to boost users engagement on your WordPress site. I will show you how to do so in this video.

Preview 03:53

Embedding Google maps can make your WordPress site look more professional. In this video I will show you how to do so.

How to Embed a Google Map
02:22

Working with the Settings Tab - Part 1
06:37

Working with the Settings Tab - Part 2
06:22

How to Insert the Read More Link to Posts
02:42

Adding Custom Design
09:36
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Plugins, Plugins and More Plugins
9 Lectures 53:01

The Simple Lightbox Plugin - Show Your Images in a Beautiful Lightbox
04:29

The Display Widgets Plugin - Show/Hide Your Widgets
04:41

The Menu Image Plugin - Add Images to Your Menu Items
05:00

The Ultimate Social Media Icons Plugin - Part 1
09:50

The Ultimate Social Media Icons Plugin - Part 2
09:59

The Ultimate Social Media Icons Plugin - Part 3
07:23

The Jetpack Plugin Suite
03:47

The Contact Form 7 Plugin - Build a contact form
06:13
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Working With Images
6 Lectures 28:54
How to Create an Image Gallery
02:18

How WordPress Handles Images
04:29

How to Regenerate Thumbnails
02:56

How to Crop & Edit Images
02:33

The NextGen Gallery Plugin - Part 1
08:08

The NextGen Gallery Plugin - Part 2
08:30
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Basic WordPress Security
8 Lectures 29:03

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

WordPress user roles play a vital function in the overall security setup of your WordPress website. In this video, you will learn about the different WordPress user roles that exist and the powers and privileges that are associated with each one.

The User Roles in WordPress
03:38

How to Create User Accounts
02:25

How to Delete User Accounts
01:55

A Simple Trick to Protect Your Website Against Hackers
03:26

Learn to limit the number of failed login attempts on your WordPress website using the Limit Login Attempts plugin.

Working With the Limit Login Attempts
02:02

Learn how to protect your WordPress website against Spam by using the Akismet plugin.

How to Stop Spammers Using the Akismet Plugin
04:18

How to Update Plugins
02:14
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Basic SEO for WordPress
6 Lectures 26:50
Introduction to the Section
02:30

Content is King
1 page

Working with the SEO Friendly Images Plugin
03:45

The WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast - Part 1
08:18

The WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast - Part 2
05:51

How to Fix Broken Links in WordPress
06:26
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How to Build an Email/Subscriber List
3 Lectures 17:28
How to Register a Free Account with MailChimp
06:36

Working With the MailChimp Subscriber Form Plugin
08:13

Recap
02:39
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Performance & Maintenance
5 Lectures 30:33
W3 Total Cache Plugin - Improve your Website's Load Speeds
11:19

WP Database Backup Plugin - Backup your Website
04:09

P3 Plugin Profiler - Analyze your Plugins
05:47

WP Sweep Plugin - Optimize your Database
04:26

EWWW Image Optimize Plugin - Optimize all Images on your Website
04:52
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About the Instructor
Alexander Oni
4.5 Average rating
348 Reviews
3,607 Students
9 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.