WordPress: From Zero to Hero Webmaster
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WordPress: From Zero to Hero Webmaster

Set Up your first WordPress Site and Improve the Layout and the Functionality.
4.8 (12 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.
2,317 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2017
Price: $125
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • get free web hosting to follow this class.
  • create a WordPress site for free.
  • modify the layout of your WordPress site.
  • to select a theme and install it.
  • have a contact page with a form and a google map
  • have an about-us page with a list of your team members
  • add some extra functions, like sharing buttons.
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  • You need to have web hosting (either free or paid hosting).
  • You need to have WordPress installed on your site.
  • You need a web browser to access your WordPress site.
  • You can get all these prerequisites in my free Course https://www.udemy.com/from-zero-to-hero-webmaster-with-wordpress-part-1/learn/v4/overview

All freelancers and business owners need their own website. You may have heard that quite often, and in most cases, this good advice comes with a quite high price tag.

The Instructor is a Web-Developer who  builds and modifies websites for clients using WordPress: "When I realized that people are paying me a lot of money, to add more functionality to their sites or to change their layout, I asked myself, how many people could use WordPress for themselves, if they don't need all these special features and designs."

As a small business, you want to be found on the internet by the popular search engines like Google? Sure, you can do that, if you your address into some online directory or on Facebook. 

This is a step in the right direction, but the layout and the content that you can add are quite restricted.

This class will show you, how you can set up your own website for free. You will need to get some paid web hosting later, but you can get started with some free hosting, to follow all the steps in this class.

You will also learn, why I decided to use WordPress for this class, why WordPress is so special and why you can use it for free.

You don't need to have any technical knowledge, to follow this class. If you can watch this video, you already have all what is needed: A computer and access to the internet.

After you have installed your WordPress site, you want to improve the design and the functionality.

You will learn how to select a theme and essential plugins that you will need to make your site more appealing.

Anatomy of a website.

How to get a theme for your site.

How to get plugins for your site.

How to handle updates.

How to set up pages.

How to set up posts.

How to adjust the layout of your site.

How to add a contact page with contact form.

How to add a Google map.

How to set up an about-us page with the team plugin.

How to add social buttons to link to your social sites.

How to add share buttons to your posts, so that users can share your content.

How to set up a sidebar widget for a MailChimp mailing list.

How to add a Photo Gallery.

How to add a Photo Slider.

How to add watermarks to your images.

How to backup and restore your WordPress site.

Who is the target audience?
  • For all small companies, who need a website.
  • You should take the course, if you want to improve the layout of your WordPress site.
  • You should take the course, if you want to add more features to your WordPress site, like sharing buttons.
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Curriculum For This Course
74 Lectures
Basics about Wordpres
4 Lectures 09:22

What is WordPress?

What is the difference between WordPress.com and Wordpress.org?

Why should you use WordPress?
Web Hosting
2 Lectures 05:54
Introduction to Web Hosting

Domain Names
Installation and Setup
3 Lectures 12:13
Installing WordPress

Setting Up Your Site

Security Tips
Making your Site More Attractive
11 Lectures 34:23

This will test your understanding of website anatomy

Anatomy of your website
3 questions


Will check if you understood what a theme is.

WordPress themes
3 questions


This will test your knowledge about Plugins

3 questions


This test will check what you learned about WordPress updates.

2 questions


Home Page Tip

This will check what you learned about adding pages.

4 questions

This will test your knowledge about WordPress posts.

7 questions

Site Layout

This will check, what you can remember from the video on site layout.

Site Layout
4 questions

We are all eager to see what you can accomplish so far. So please show us your new site.

Please show us the results for your website project.

What comes next?
Setting up your Contact Page
6 Lectures 22:24
Intro for Contact Page

This will test your knowledge about Widgets.

Adding Widgets
3 questions

Adding the Contact Page

Adding the Contact Form

Contact Form Update

Adding a Map

This will check your knowledge about the contact page.

Contact Page Quiz
6 questions
Setting up your About Us Page
3 Lectures 09:38

The About Us Page

The Team Plugin

This will test your knowledge from the videos in the about-us page section.

About us page Quiz
2 questions
Getting Social
5 Lectures 17:15
Brushing up your site

More Settings

Add Social Buttons

Add Sharing Buttons

This will test your knowledge about adding sharing buttons

Sharing Buttons Quiz
4 questions

Add Newsletter Signup Form
Adding a Photo Gallery
4 Lectures 12:35

This will show you a quick introduction for this section.

Preview 00:43

This lecture shows how to set up a gallery page with the built-in WordPress gallery function. It's a pretty basic one, but it don't need any special plugins.

The WordPress Gallery

Here you will see, how you can use an easy-to-use plugin, to build your individual photo galleries.

Using a gallery plugin

Here you will see, how you can change some settings, to make your gallery page look more appealing.

Settings for the gallery

This will check your knowledge about the photo gallery lessons.

Photo Gallery Quiz
7 questions
Adding a Photo Slideshow to your homepage
5 Lectures 23:22

Installing the plugin

Setting up the Slideshow

Adjust the settings of your Slider

Fine tune the settings
Protecting your photos with a watermark
3 Lectures 13:53

Are you concerned about image theft?

If you are using your own pictures or your own creative work on a website, everybody can steal your photos or images that you show there.

Unfortunately, there is no technical method to avoid that. Even with some special plugins that make it harder to copy a picture, it's still possible.

So it makes sense, to watermark your creative work so that at least your name and copyright will be in the picture. But that's a lot of extra work, right?

Not so if you use a WordPress plugin, that can automate this tedious task. Just upload your images as usual and let the plugin do the work.

How visitors can steal your images

Installing the plugin

Applying the watermark
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About the Instructor
Marian Heddesheimer
4.8 Average rating
12 Reviews
2,318 Students
3 Courses
WordPress Developer

I started computer programming back in 1988 when I created my first software with BASIC, Turbo Pascal and later in C++.

My primary domain in development was always database development, and I was a freelancer who created custom software for individual clients.

When the Internet came up with the World Wide Web and cheap web hosting for everybody, I switched over to Web-Development, which I started by learning PHP. I did some custom web software for my clients, using PHP as scripting language and MySQL as database software.

In 2010 I started using WordPress as blogging and content management platform and specialized in creating and modifying themes and plugins for this software.

Currently, I'm working as a freelancer, using job platforms like UpWork and codeable to find new projects with international clients.
I also write eBooks about WordPress and produce instructional videos that I offer on youTube, SkillShare and Udemy