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Learn WordPress 2015

A start to finish, step by step guide to building professional, SEO and Mobile friendly WordPress websites.
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Created by Hunter Haley
Last updated 6/2015
English
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
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  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
You will have a clear understanding of what WordPress is and how it works
You will learn how to Select, Buy and Point a domain to your new website.
You will be able to set up hosting for your WordPress website
You will learn how to use Wordpress including: pages, posts, widgets, plugins and more!
You will learn how to add specific functionality to your site (intermediate and advanced)
You will have access to all of my recommended plugins
Be sure to check out the bottom of the course curriculum to see my course BONUSES including where to find Copyright Free images and how to make money with your WordPress site!
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Requirements
  • No coding experience required!
  • No web design experience required!
  • You will need a computer and an internet connection.
  • If you want to buy a domain and setup hosting for use with this class, you will need approx. $15-$25
  • Some optional plugins, services, etc. will be shown that have an additional cost (not required)
  • This course primarily uses two training formats. The first part of this class is educationally focused with slides and lectures while the rest of the class is focused around hands-on "show me how to do it" training using screen capture video demonstration.
Description

In this course, I will give you the skills and tools you need to build professional quality web sites.

No prior experience required!

I will show you the techniques that I use in my own web design business. You will learn my tips, tricks and best practices for building WordPress websites. Near the end, I will be going over the resources, tools, software and services that I use when I design websites.

Course Structure and Format

Part 1: In this course, we will start by learning the basics of WordPress and launching websites. This will give you a better understanding of the overall process and how everything works. However, if you are already familiar with those topics feel free to skip down to the meat of the course. These lessons are lecture style with slides.

Part 2: After that, we are going to be diving into the nuts and bolts of WordPress. In this section, you will be watching over my shoulder as I demonstrate the features of WordPress and show you exactly how to build out your own WordPress site. This part of the course is primarily screen capture style video.

Part 3: Next we will start learning how to do specific things. Things like, how to add Google Analytics to your site, how to integrate social media with your site, how to block spam comments, How to create beautiful photo galleries, how to create a document repository, how to manage users and more!

Part 4: By this part of the course you will have learned how to build a WordPress website and will be comfortable with designing your own website(s). But I will take it a step further and give some design tips and tricks that will truly make your website beautiful, functional and engaging.

Part 5: BONUS section.

In this section, I will be going over things like:

1. How to make money with your site

2. How to optimize your site for SEO

3. How to find Copyright free photos (for free)

4. Where to find good graphics (free and paid)

5. And More!

If you want to learn how to build professional quality web sites, learn more about WordPress, and have a greater understanding of how to be successful online, this is the course for YOU!

Who is the target audience?
  • If you want to learn how to build professional quality websites with WordPress, this course is for you!
  • If you are already an experienced WordPress user, the first part of this class may be redundant for you. However, the rest of the course is geared toward teaching you exactly what I use to build professional websites. If you are interested in learning what my tips, tricks and best practices are, you will enjoy the lessons further along in this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Course Introduction
1 Lecture 05:25

This course is divided up into 5 primary parts as discussed in this video. This course primarily uses two training formats. The first part of this class is educationally focused with slides and lectures while the rest of the class is focused around hands-on "show me how to do it" training using screen capture video demonstration.

Preview 05:25
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WordPress Introduction
3 Lectures 15:05

Overview of what WordPress is and what you can do with WordPress.

What is WordPress?
04:31

Comparison of common CMS solutions.

WordPress vs other CMS's
03:16

In-depth overview of the benefits of WordPress and why it is a good platform.

Benefits of WordPress
07:18
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Buying and setting up your Domain Name
5 Lectures 19:43
What is a domain name?
02:41

How to pick the right domain name
03:48

Choosing a domain Registrar
03:37

Buying a Domain Name
04:41

How to connect your domain name to your new website.

Pointing nameservers
04:56
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Website Hosting
1 Lecture 04:53
Choosing a hosting provider
04:53
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Setting Up WordPress
2 Lectures 11:07
Getting WordPress setup on your hosting account
02:50

An overview of some of the important settings on the Flywheel dashboard including managing backups, adding collaborators, completing billing, adding your custom domain name and more.

More in depth look at the Flywheel hosting dashboard
08:17
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Themes
5 Lectures 28:52
What are themes and what do they do?
02:34

This video demonstraits how to install a WorPress theme on your site (free example theme) and update it.

Preview 01:54

Recommended themes (free and paid)
02:30

Customizing your theme - overview
01:12

Customizing your theme - in depth guide and design tips
20:42
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Overview of building a WordPress site
6 Lectures 43:48
Pages
16:07

Posts and Categories
06:31

Widgets
05:19

Adding menus
07:00

Settings
06:37

Adding a favicon
02:14
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Plugins and adding funtionality to your site
10 Lectures 50:19

An overview of what plugins are and what they do.

Preview 05:00

Web forms
08:48

Anti Spam
01:30

SEO
03:16

Analytics
02:27

Photo Galleries
02:56

Learn how to connect your site to social media channels and integrate with them.

Social Media integrations
07:02

Document Repository
03:08

Member / User Role Management
04:08

Landing Pages
12:04
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BONUS!
6 Lectures 55:50
Where to find copyright free photos
04:27

An overview of ways you can monetize your blog or website.

How to make money with your WordPress site
09:51

SEO tips, tricks and best practices
17:06


Design Tips
13:49

Sources for reasonably priced graphics and stock images
07:02
About the Instructor
4.6 Average rating
4 Reviews
16 Students
1 Course
Founder of HNH Marketing - Web Designer - Tech Explorer

As a entrepreneur and technology explorer, I have learned many different aspects of technology and love living on the cutting edge. I'm also a marketer by training and that has given me an appreciation and focus on real-world, "practical application." My goal is to take technical challenges (such as web design, email set up, etc.) and break it down into plain English so that it is as easy as possible for you to grasp the concepts and then directly apply it to your own projects.

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