Getting Started With Wordpress - A Beginners Guide
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Getting Started With Wordpress - A Beginners Guide

Learn to use and manage your Wordpress Website with this in-depth course from Website Designer Jerad Hill.
4.3 (433 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.
24,793 students enrolled
Created by Jerad Hill
Last updated 5/2014
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Understand Wordpress
How to add and manage content on your website
How to upload photos and video content to your website
How to customize Wordpress features to fit your needs
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Requirements
  • Wordpress Website
  • Internet Connection
Description

Wordpress is a website platform often used for blogs but now powers websites for companies and organizations. Wordpress is a simple platform and is easy to use but knowing what options to use when can often lead to confusion.

I am a website designer with over 13 years of experience. I have been designing websites with Wordpress for over 5 years. In 2013, I deployed over 62 customized Wordpress websites for Small Businesses and Organizations in my area. With each deployment, came the training. I provided recorded tutorials for each of my clients so they could have something to reference. That is where this course comes into play.

I want you to completely understand how to use your Wordpress Website so you can get the most out of it. You either spent a lot of time setting up your website or paid somebody else to do it, so it needs to provide you value. In this course, I will walk through Wordpress section by section describing how and when to use each feature.

By the end of this course you will know everything that Wordpress is capable of doing on it's own. I want your website to be a successful website and that starts with understanding how to use it.

This course is free because I believe that having a good understanding of how to manage your website will result in a better internet experience for all of us.

This course is for anybody who has either just setup Wordpress or was just handed login access to a website they had designed by a website designer. If you have had your Wordpress Website for a while and never got the hang of using it, this course will refresh and renew your desire to create good content and share your story with the world.

Sign up today! It's free. You can use the Udemy.Com app to view the content on your smart phone or tablet which makes it easy to follow along with your browser as you watch me describe Wordpress features and best practices.

Some say I am a little long winded with my explanations, however I am that way because I want all to understand. Some aspects of Wordpress are very apparent to some while others struggle with understanding how a certain feature works. Fast learners may want to cruise through the video at a faster pace.

Who is the target audience?
  • Bloggers
  • Business Owners
  • Non-Profits
  • Wordpress.com Users
  • Wordpress.org Users
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Curriculum For This Course
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Course Introduction
2 Lectures 05:25

Welcome! I am Jerad Hill, your Wordpress Instructor. I have trained 100's of people on how to use Wordpress and today it's your turn!

Who I Am
04:02

I wanted this course to flow just like you were going from top to bottom down the menu in Wordpress. Feel free to jump around and learn about the sections of Wordpress you find most interesting.

How the Course Will Be Organized
01:23
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Dashboard
2 Lectures 07:53

What is the Wordpress Dashboard?

Intro to Dashboard
00:25

Making sense of the Wordpress Dashboard.

Home
07:28
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Posts
9 Lectures 01:02:51

Introduction to creating posts in Wordpress

Intro to Posts
01:54

Adding a new post in Wordpress.

Add New Post
01:35

Editing a post in Wordpress Part 1

Editing a Post Part 1
06:12

Editing a post in Wordpress Part 2

Editing a Post Part 2
11:18

Editing a post in Wordpress Part 3

Editing a Post Part 3
10:01

Editing a post in Wordpress Part 4

Editing a Post Part 4
09:57

Post Categories and Tags

Categories and Tags
05:41

Editing Post Layout

Post Layout
12:32

Additional thoughts on categorizing posts.

Additional Thoughts
03:41
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Media Manager
2 Lectures 11:50

Introduction to the Media Manager.

Intro to Media
01:28

Using the Media Manager in Wordpress.

Media Manager
10:22
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Pages
2 Lectures 11:16

Introduction to Pages in Wordpress.

Intro to Pages
01:47

Creating and Organizing Pages in Wordpress.

Creating and Editing Pages
09:29
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Comments
2 Lectures 07:43

Introduction to comments in Wordpress.

Intro to Comments
01:47

Managing and Moderating Comments in Wordpress.

Moderating Comments
05:56
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Apperance
6 Lectures 43:13

Introduction to Appearance and Customization.

Intro to Apperance
01:55

Customizing the appearance of your Wordpress Website.

Customize
04:51

Customizing the header or logo of your Wordpress Website.

Header
06:14

Managing menus in Wordpress.

Menus
11:32

Adding and Managing themes in Wordpress.

Themes
10:25

Adding and customizing widgets in Wordpress.

Widgets
08:16
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Plugins
4 Lectures 29:01

Introduction to Wordpress Plugins.

Intro to Plugins
01:36

Comment Spam management using Akismet.

Akismet
06:54

How to use and customize the Wordpress SEO by Yoast plugin for Wordpress.

Wordpress SEO
13:01

How to create communication forms using the Contact Form 7 plugin for Wordpress.

Contact Form 7
07:30
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Manage Users
2 Lectures 12:37

Introduction to Managing Users on Wordpress.

Intro to Users
01:45

Adding and Managing users in Wordpress.

Managing Users
10:52
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Tools
2 Lectures 07:21

Introduction to Tools in Wordpress.

Intro to Tools
02:12

Using Wordpress Tools to manage your Wordpress site.

Wordpress Tools
05:09
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About the Instructor
Jerad Hill
4.3 Average rating
5,300 Reviews
195,942 Students
13 Courses
Photography, Web Designer, Online Marketer, Husband, Father

Hi all, I am a website designer and photographer who has been working for himself since graduating high school. I taught myself website design and development so I could start my own business. In 2005 I taught myself photography and started a photography business as a professional wedding photographer. Since then, I have helped hundreds companies and organizations market their products and services online. As a photographer, I continue to capture photos and produce video for weddings, events, conferences and more.

I teach because I was taught by so many through blog posts, articles and online videos. Teaching allows me to give back and teach others the way I would have liked to be taught. Many of my courses are free because I believe in giving back.

I am a husband and father with three amazing kids. You can learn more about me at my website. I hope to see you in one of my courses. Thanks so much!