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.
4.2 (577 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.
27,775 students enrolled
Created by Jerad Hill
Last updated 5/2014
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 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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  • Wordpress Website
  • Internet Connection

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
  • Users
  • Users
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Curriculum For This Course
60 Lectures
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

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
2 Lectures 07:53

What is the Wordpress Dashboard?

Intro to Dashboard

Making sense of the Wordpress Dashboard.

9 Lectures 01:02:51

Introduction to creating posts in Wordpress

Intro to Posts

Adding a new post in Wordpress.

Add New Post

Editing a post in Wordpress Part 1

Editing a Post Part 1

Editing a post in Wordpress Part 2

Editing a Post Part 2

Editing a post in Wordpress Part 3

Editing a Post Part 3

Editing a post in Wordpress Part 4

Editing a Post Part 4

Post Categories and Tags

Categories and Tags

Editing Post Layout

Post Layout

Additional thoughts on categorizing posts.

Additional Thoughts
Media Manager
2 Lectures 11:50

Introduction to the Media Manager.

Intro to Media

Using the Media Manager in Wordpress.

Media Manager
2 Lectures 11:16

Introduction to Pages in Wordpress.

Intro to Pages

Creating and Organizing Pages in Wordpress.

Creating and Editing Pages
2 Lectures 07:43

Introduction to comments in Wordpress.

Intro to Comments

Managing and Moderating Comments in Wordpress.

Moderating Comments
6 Lectures 43:13

Introduction to Appearance and Customization.

Intro to Apperance

Customizing the appearance of your Wordpress Website.


Customizing the header or logo of your Wordpress Website.


Managing menus in Wordpress.


Adding and Managing themes in Wordpress.


Adding and customizing widgets in Wordpress.

4 Lectures 29:01

Introduction to Wordpress Plugins.

Intro to Plugins

Comment Spam management using Akismet.


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

Wordpress SEO

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

Contact Form 7
Manage Users
2 Lectures 12:37

Introduction to Managing Users on Wordpress.

Intro to Users

Adding and Managing users in Wordpress.

Managing Users
2 Lectures 07:21

Introduction to Tools in Wordpress.

Intro to Tools

Using Wordpress Tools to manage your Wordpress site.

Wordpress Tools
4 More Sections
About the Instructor
Jerad Hill
4.3 Average rating
6,773 Reviews
214,183 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!