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.
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  • Lectures 60
  • Length 6 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 12/2013 English

Course 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.

What are the requirements?

  • Wordpress Website
  • Internet Connection

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • Bloggers
  • Business Owners
  • Non-Profits
  • Users
  • Users

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Introduction

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!


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.

Section 2: Dashboard

What is the Wordpress Dashboard?


Making sense of the Wordpress Dashboard.

Section 3: Posts

Introduction to creating posts in Wordpress


Adding a new post in Wordpress.


Editing a post in Wordpress Part 1


Editing a post in Wordpress Part 2


Editing a post in Wordpress Part 3


Editing a post in Wordpress Part 4


Post Categories and Tags


Editing Post Layout


Additional thoughts on categorizing posts.

Section 4: Media Manager

Introduction to the Media Manager.


Using the Media Manager in Wordpress.

Section 5: Pages

Introduction to Pages in Wordpress.


Creating and Organizing Pages in Wordpress.

Section 6: Comments

Introduction to comments in Wordpress.


Managing and Moderating Comments in Wordpress.

Section 7: Apperance

Introduction to Appearance and Customization.


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.

Section 8: Plugins

Introduction to Wordpress Plugins.


Comment Spam management using Akismet.


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


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

Section 9: Manage Users

Introduction to Managing Users on Wordpress.


Adding and Managing users in Wordpress.

Section 10: Tools

Introduction to Tools in Wordpress.


Using Wordpress Tools to manage your Wordpress site.

Section 11: Settings

Introduction to Settings in Wordpress.


Managing the General tab in Wordpress Settings.


Managing Settings for Writing in Wordpress.


Managing Settings for Reading in Wordpress.


Managing Settings for Discussion in Wordpress.


Managing Media Settings in Wordpress.


Managing Permalink structure in Wordpress.

Section 12: Updates

Update your existing Wordpress install to the new version 3.8.


Update your existing Wordpress install to the new version 3.9.


Take a look at some new features that come standard with Wordpress 3.9.

Section 13: WooCommerce

WooCommerce is a powerful shopping cart plugin for Wordpress. In this section, you will learn how to use and configure WooCommerce for your Wordpress website.


Managing and Editing Orders in the Orders section.


Using coupon codes with WooCommerce.


Viewing reports in WooCommerce.


WooCommerce Settings Part 1.


WooCommerce Payment Module.

Settings Part 2

WooCommerce Settings Part 3


Managing Products in WooCommerce.


Add new products in WooCommerce.


Managing product categories.


How to use tags with products in WooCommerce.


Managing shipping classes in WooCommerce.


Adding product attributes in WooCommerce.


Closing thoughts on WooCommerce.

Section 14: Conclusion

Thank you so much for taking my course. If you found the course useful, I would appreciate your 5 Star review. Please check back for future courses on Wordpress and Website Design. I also have Photography related courses available if you are interested in learning more about Photography.


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Instructor Biography

Jerad Hill, 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!

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