Create, Update and Manage Your Own Website Using WordPress
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Create, Update and Manage Your Own Website Using WordPress

Use WordPress to build your own website in this beginner-level course. Learn all about themes, widgets, plugins, & more!
4.6 (28 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.
2,650 students enrolled
Created by Kathleen Farley
Last updated 8/2016
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $100 Discount: 90% off
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • In this course, we'll explore the many configuration options, functions and features available in the self-hosted version of WordPress
  • We'll focus on WHY and HOW things work in WordPress –– so you can develop an intuitive understanding of how to use WordPress
  • By the end of this course, you'll be able to configure, edit and update a WordPress site with confidence, following best practices every step of the way!
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Requirements
  • A computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) with Internet access
  • Any modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, or Safari)
  • WordPress 3.5 or higher, hosted either on a webserver or on your own local machine (NOT wordpress.com)
  • A desire to learn!
Description

Learn how to use WordPress to build your own flexible and dynamic website in this comprehensive introductory course. No prior experience necessary!

  • WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. It's the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.

Whether you plan to build your own WordPress website or hire a WordPress developer to help you, understanding the basics of how WordPress works will help you build and maintain a better website!

HOW IS THIS COURSE DIFFERENT?

My name is Kathleen, and I've been teaching technology to beginners under the moniker Robobunnyattack! since 2009. I believe that with the right approach, anyone can learn anything.

My goal in this course is to help you develop an intuitive understanding of how to use WordPress to build your own website.

In this course, we'll explore the many configuration options, functions and features available in the self-hosted version of WordPress. As we work together, I'll explain WHY and HOW things work in WordPress, so you can learn more quickly and with more confidence.

As we discover WordPress together, we'll cover:

  • How to handle basic WordPress site administration
  • Adding and formatting content the RIGHT way
  • Using images, video and audio smartly
  • How WordPress can help you better organize your website's content
  • When, why and how to apply important updates in WordPress
  • How to select and install WordPress themes and plugins
  • And so much more...!

By the end of this course, you'll be able to configure, edit and update a WordPress site with confidence, following best practices every step of the way!

Here's just a sample of what my (awesome!) students have to say about this course:

"This course is perfect if you are totally new to Wordpress as it will give you a very firm foundation on the key skills required to make Wordpress work for you." —Kieran

"I've worked a bit with WordPress here and there over the years, but RoboBunny certainly has filled in many of the missing parts and I have a much better understanding." —Kimberly M.

"I love how the tutorials are divided into such specific sections. I can watch the ones I need to learn and simply skip the things I already know... perfect set up and clear, detailed explanations." —Steve L.

"I really feel like I understand Wordpress now, and I got through it in a night!" —Sean B.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • This course includes lifetime access to over 4½ hours of step-by-step videos.
  • You'll also get supplementary text lectures and links to helpful resources.

BONUS: I've also included a FREE bonus section ("SECTION 13: Publishing your website") explaining how web publishing works. If you don't already have webhosting where you can install WordPress, you can start there!

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME?

  • This completely depends on your availability and learning preference. You can work through all the video lectures in one afternoon, or pace yourself over several days or weeks — it's up to you!

WHAT IF THIS COURSE ISN'T FOR ME?

  • This course comes with an unconditional 30-day Udemy-backed guarantee. Try out this course for 30 days and see for yourself if my approach to learning how to use WordPress is right for you. If you're not 100% satisfied with this course, simply request a full refund within 30 days — no conditions, no questions asked!

I'm confident you'll LOVE this course, and I'm excited to help you learn. Enrol now and you can start building your very own WordPress website today!

—Kathleen Farley (aka Robobunnyattack!)


Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners with no previous coding or programming experience
  • Web designers seeking to strengthen their WordPress skills
  • Learners of all ages who want to REALLY understand how to use WordPress –– not just memorize a series of steps!
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
05:11:38
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Getting started
3 Lectures 07:20

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. It's the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.

In this lesson, you'll learn why it's useful to learn WordPress.


Preview 00:26

In this course, we'll be learning about how to build websites using the self-hosted version of WordPress. Here's what you'll need to get started.


Preview 00:35

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I log into my WordPress site?

Preview 06:19

Are you ready to check your progress? Let's see how you're doing!

Section 1 Review: Check your progress!
4 questions
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Basic site administration
3 Lectures 09:17

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I change the Title and Tagline for my WordPress site?

How do I change the Title and Tagline for my WordPress site?
02:44

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I change the default timezone for my WordPress site?

How do I change the default timezone for my WordPress site?
03:37

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I adjust the privacy settings for my WordPress site?

How do I adjust the privacy settings for my WordPress site?
02:56

Are you ready to check your progress? Let's see how you're doing!

Section 2 Review: Check your progress!
5 questions
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Adding and formatting content
10 Lectures 56:09

This tutorial screencast answers the question: What's the difference between Posts and Pages on a WordPress site?

Preview 08:36

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I create a new Post on my WordPress site?

How do I create a new Post on my WordPress site?
05:36

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I get rid of unnecessary formatting when pasting into a WordPress Post or Page?

How do I get rid of unnecessary formatting when pasting?
06:29

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I add bold, italics, and other formatting to my WordPress Post or Page?

How do I add bold, italics, and other formatting?
05:33

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I add bullets, blockquotes, and subheadings to my WordPress Post or Page?

Preview 06:03

Are you ready to check your progress? Let's see how you're doing!

Section 3 Review (part 1): Check your progress!
9 questions

This tutorial screencast answers the question: What's the difference between internal and external links on a WordPress site?

What's the difference between internal and external links?
04:03

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I add an external link to a Post or Page on my WordPress site?

How do I add an external link on a Post or Page?
04:40

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I use the "More Tag" in a Post on my WordPress site?

How do I use the "More Tag" in a Post on my WordPress site?
03:48

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I schedule a Post for future publication on my WordPress site?

How do I schedule a Post for future publication in WordPress?
04:12

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I create user-friendly permalinks for my WordPress site?

How do I create user-friendly permalinks for my WordPress site?
07:09

Are you ready to check your progress? Let's see how you're doing!

Section 3 Review (part 2): Check your progress!
7 questions
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Adding images, video, and audio
6 Lectures 52:23

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I add images to a WordPress post?

How do I add images to a WordPress post?
19:04

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I resize and align images in a WordPress post?

How do I resize and align images in a WordPress post?
07:10

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How does WordPress handle images and other media?

How does WordPress handle images and other media?
07:56

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I add a YouTube or Vimeo video to a WordPress post?

Preview 04:12

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I add a SoundCloud song or set to a WordPress post?

How do I add a SoundCloud song or set to a WordPress post?
05:30

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I add an image gallery to a WordPress post?

How do I add an image gallery to a WordPress post?
08:31

Are you ready to check your progress? Let's see how you're doing!

Section 4 Review: Check your progress!
6 questions
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Organizing your content
2 Lectures 19:14

This tutorial screencast answers the question: What are categories in WordPress and how do I use them?

What are categories in WordPress and how do I use them?
11:47

This tutorial screencast answers the question: What are tags in WordPress and how do I use them?

What are tags in WordPress and how do I use them?
07:27

Are you ready to check your progress? Let's see how you're doing!

Section 5 Review: Check your progress!
6 questions
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Applying updates
1 Lecture 11:42

This tutorial screencast answers the question: What are updates in WordPress and how do I do them?

What are updates in WordPress and how do I do them?
11:42

Are you ready to check your progress? Let's see how you're doing!

Section 6 Review: Check your progress!
4 questions
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Understanding WordPress themes
3 Lectures 29:11

This tutorial screencast answers the question: What are themes in WordPress and how do I change my theme?

What are themes in WordPress and how do I change my theme?
06:16

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I find and install new themes for my WordPress site?

How do I find and install new themes for my WordPress site?
15:05

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I change the header for the Twenty Thirteen theme in WordPress?

Preview 07:50

Are you ready to check your progress? Let's see how you're doing!

Section 7 Review: Check your progress!
10 questions
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Working with Pages
2 Lectures 15:40

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I add new Pages to my WordPress site?

How do I add new Pages to my WordPress site?
07:59

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How can I have a static front page on my WordPress site?

How can I have a static front page on my WordPress site?
07:41

Are you ready to check your progress? Let's see how you're doing!

Section 8 Review: Check your progress!
7 questions
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Menus
3 Lectures 20:52

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I create a custom menu for my WordPress site? (part one)

Preview 04:47

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I create a custom menu for my WordPress site? (part two)

How do I create a custom menu for my WordPress site? (part 2)
11:41

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How (and why) would I use Categories in a navigation menu on my WordPress site?

How (and why) would I use Categories in a navigation menu?
04:24

Are you ready to check your progress? Let's see how you're doing!

Section 9 Review: Check your progress!
8 questions
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Understanding Widgets
3 Lectures 26:52

This tutorial screencast answers the question: What are Widgets in WordPress, and how do I use them?

What are Widgets in WordPress, and how do I use them?
10:16

This tutorial screencast answers the question: What are the default Widgets available in WordPress and what do they do?

What are the default Widgets available in WordPress?
08:57

This tutorial screencast answers the question: How do I use the Text Widget to add a custom Twitter widget to my WordPress site?

Preview 07:39

Section 10 Review: Check your progress!
8 questions
3 More Sections
About the Instructor
Kathleen Farley
4.5 Average rating
612 Reviews
12,303 Students
9 Courses
aka Robobunnyattack! + co-founder of Audiohackr

Kathleen Farley is a computer geek, teacher, learner, vinyl junkie, hockey fan, and recovering non-profit executive. Occasionally she breaks (and fixes) computers. Not necessarily in that order.

The Montreal-born technologist trained as an audio engineer before moving to Hamilton, Canada in 2007. She now runs Maisonneuve Music, a Hamilton-based independent record label.

Kathleen teaches technology and management skills at a music industry school in Toronto, Canada. She's also the co-founder of Audiohackr, a startup that helps indie musicians, producers, and DIY labels make the most of technology.

Kathleen produces technology training videos under the moniker Robobunnyattack!