How To Build A WordPress Website for Beginners
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How To Build A WordPress Website for Beginners

Build An Awesome WordPress Website (with a Blog) in Under 2 Hours!
4.5 (77 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.
2,505 students enrolled
Created by Martie Dread
Last updated 7/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Build an AMAZING, Professional WordPress Website
  • Understand the basics of Web Hosting & Domain Names
  • Know how to install WordPress again in the future
  • Understand all of the main basics of WordPress (adding pages, posts, images, etc)
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Requirements
  • You will not need ANY previous experience to build your own WordPress website using this course. If you can send an email, you can build a website! Just enrol today and we can get started.
Description

Learn How To Build A Website Using WordPress (includes a blog!) A Step by Step Tutorial for Beginners!

Why Take This Course?

  • Learn To Build A WordPress Website in Less Than 1 Hour
  • The Website Will Be 100% Responsive (Mobile Friendly)
  • I Will Share A Coupon Which Gets Your First Month Hosting For 1 Penny!
  • Using Most Up To Date Version of WordPress (unlike some others here on Udemy)
  • Get A Certificate of Completion
  • All Lectures Are Downloadable
  • I have got 5+ Years experience of working with WordPress
  • I own 2 different websites which combined have taught almost 1 million people how to build WordPress websites and blogs.
  • This course is Free!
  • I always respond to my students questions

Don't worry if all you have you used your computer for so far is sending and receiving emails... by following this course I can almost guarantee that you will be able to build a website using WordPress... and another thing... It will be awesome!

So go ahead and enroll in my course today, and let's build a WordPress Website together!

@MartieDread

Who is the target audience?
  • You SHOULD take this course if you want to build an amazing website in less than 2 hours
  • You SHOULD take this course if you are a total beginner to web design, but still want your own website
  • You SHOULD take this course if you want to know the basics of using WordPress
  • You SHOULD take this course if you want to impress your friends! ;)
  • You SHOULD NOT take this course if you want to learn any CSS or HTML coding
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
01:10:28
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Course Introduction
2 Lectures 04:35

In this lecture I will cover the different reasons I recommend using WordPress, as well as show you the exact site we will be replicating throughout this course.

Introduction / Website Overview
02:04

In this lecture we will be running through a check-list of the different things we will be doing in order to get our WordPress website up and running online. I will also cover the cost of anything that isn't free.

The Check-List
02:31
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Installing WordPress
1 Lecture 05:55

In this lecture we will be registering a "Domain Name" and "Web Hosting" for our website. These two things are required in order for us to build a website. I will also be covering what they actually are in a bit more detail, as well as sharing a coupon code with you that will get your first months web hosting for only 1 penny!

Registering A Domain Name & Web Hosting
05:55
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Customizing WordPress
4 Lectures 14:31

When we first install WordPress it comes with some demo content set up for us to see what it will look like. In this lecture we will be deleting the demo content so we are left with a brand new WordPress installation (with no content).

Deleting Demo WordPress Content
02:17

In this lecture we will be installing WordPress onto our new domain name and web hosting that we got in the last lecture. Then we will be logging into our website for the first time, and changing our password.

Installing WordPress & Changing Our Password
05:02

In this lecture we will be covering our "WordPress Theme" which will change the entire look of our WordPress website, making it look more like the one we saw in the example at the start of this course.

Changing Our WordPress Theme
01:55

In this lecture we will be customizing a few of the theme options to make it more like the example we saw at the start of this course.

Customizing Our WordPress Theme (part 1)
05:17
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Adding Content to Our Website
2 Lectures 11:11

In this lecture we will be adding different pages to our website (including text and images), as well as assigning both our "HomePage" and our "Blog Page"

Adding & Assigning Pages
09:00

In this lecture we will be creating a "Custom WordPress Menu" so we can better organize our different pages, this will really help neaten the whole site up.

Creating Custom WordPress Menus
02:11
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Settings & Layout Options
3 Lectures 10:16

In this lecture we will be covering how to remove certain page titles (and why you might want to), as well as how to change what are known as our websites "Permalinks". I will also explain what "Permalinks" are, and what they do.

Removing Page Titles / Updating Permalinks
03:58

In this lecture we will be changing a few more of our sites "Layout Options".

Customizing Our WordPress Theme (part 2)
03:42

In this lecture we will be covering how to add a "Contact Form" to different pages on our website so our visitors can send us a message (messages will be sent as an email)

Adding A Contact Form on WordPress
02:36
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Adding HomePage Content
1 Lecture 07:49

In this lecture we will be adding different content to our sites HomePage, including an Image Slider, text, and different sized headings.

Adding Content to Our HomePage
07:49
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Creating Our Blog
1 Lecture 07:23

In this lecture we will be adding a few different Blog Posts to our website, this way we can share important updates, and information about our company and website. We will also be covering how to add "Social Share Buttons" to our website and blog posts.

Adding Blog Posts & Share Buttons
07:23
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Using WordPress Widgets (Sidebar)
1 Lecture 06:17

In this lecture we will be covering how to change our websites "Sidebar" using what are known as "WordPress Widgets". I will also cover what these actually are in more detail.

WordPress Widgets & Sidebars
06:17
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The FINAL Step!
2 Lectures 02:31

There is just one final step before we re finished building our WordPress website! (congratulations!)

The Last Thing!?
01:26

I just want to personally say thank-you in this lecture, plus I have a free download for you as well. You can get access to it over at http://martiedread.com/freeplugins5

Thank-You / Bonus!
01:05
About the Instructor
Martie Dread
4.5 Average rating
5,417 Reviews
53,986 Students
7 Courses
I love teaching people!

I am a 28 year old, self taught web designer and teacher from the North of Ireland!

My hobbies include, web design animation, beatboxing and being social but my number one hobby is teaching people new tricks!

I have been building websites both personally and professionally for more than 6 years and all of the information contained in my training videos has been learned through trial and error by yours truly!

My website letsbuildwp (.com) has helped nearly 3 thousand people build a website and I am hoping I can double than number (at least) by utilizing Udemy!

I look forward to helping you create a website or blog that you can be proud of!

Until Next Time,
Martie Dread.

PS

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask - I will always do my best to help my students personally.