How to Create a Wordpress Website from Scratch - No Coding
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How to Create a Wordpress Website from Scratch - No Coding

Make a website by learning to register a domain, set up web hosting, and install/use WordPress. No experience required.
4.4 (34 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.
7,450 students enrolled
Created by Hoku Ho
Last updated 4/2016
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Choose the right domain name for your site
  • Get your web hosting set up
  • Create a subdomain for a development site
  • Learn to add and manage content on your website
  • Become proficient in WordPress to create websites for yourself or others
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  • Any computer with internet access
  • You'll need the WordPress software, but don't worry, it's free and we'll show you how to install it in the course!
  • No coding or prior experience required

Learn how to make a website from scratch in just a few hours. I've cut out the fluff, so that you only learn what's most essential, as quickly as possible.

You'll learn exactly what you need to know to get your website live on the internet, and start customizing it with WordPress. No coding and no experience required.

With WordPress, you can make a business website to create an online presence, generate leads, or even sell products. You can also make a site for your personal brand to showcase your experience, work, and accomplishments. Last but not least, WordPress is the ideal platform for creating a blog. WordPress makes it easy to add and edit blog posts from multiple authors, complete with images, videos, audio, and other media.

This includes the following topics:

  • What you need to create a website
  • What is a domain name
  • How to register a domain name
  • What is web hosting
  • How to get and set up the cheapest web hosting
  • What is WordPress
  • How to install WordPress
  • What is a subdomain
  • How to create a subdomain to use as a development site
  • How to use the WordPress dashboard and toolbar
  • How to find and customize a WordPress theme
  • How to use plugins
  • How to use widgets
  • How to add and edit posts
  • How to add and edit pages
  • How to create and customize menus
  • How to add images, video, audio, and other media
  • How to manage comments

Concerned that you might not like the course? No worries, if this it doesn't provide the value you expected, you can get a full refund within 30 days.

You don't need a computer science degree and you don't need to pay a developer thousands of dollars to create a beautiful, professional website.

This is the course I wish I had when I first started making websites. Now go get started!
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to create a website
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to use WordPress
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 01:31
Getting Started
10 Lectures 26:36

The main things we'll need to do to get a website live on the internet are:

  1. Register a Domain Name
  2. Set Up Web Hosting
  3. Install WordPress
Preview 01:35

You'll learn about domain names, what to keep in mind when choosing a name, and how to contact the owner if a domain name is already taken.

Preview 05:49

You'll see step by step how to register a domain name through NameCheap.

Preview 02:02

You'll learn what web hosting is and why it's necessary.

Preview 01:05

You'll see how to sign up for web hosting at the cheapest possible price.

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Preview 04:32

You'll see how to connect your NameCheap domain and HostGator hosting by pointing your domain name to your web host.

How to Connect your Domain and Web Host

You'll see how to install WordPress from the HostGator cPanel.

How to Install WordPress

You're initially given randomly generated passwords for HostGator and WordPress. This lecture shows you how to change those passwords to whatever you'd like.

How to Change HostGator and WordPress Passwords

What is a Subdomain?

How to Set Up a Subdomain
How to Use WordPress
25 Lectures 02:21:03

You'll learn the differences between WordPress[dot]org and WordPress[dot]com and when to use each. Differences such as price, hosting, flexibility, and ease of use.

Difference between and

The dashboard is where you go to make any changes to your website through WordPress. You'll learn how to log in to your dashboard. You'll also learn what the toolbar is and why it's useful.

WordPress Dashboard and Toolbar

You'll learn what themes are and how they affect the look and feel of your website.

Preview 05:55

You'll learn how to find the best themes through WordPress and through Google. Along the way you'll also learn about installing WordPress themes, activating them, live previewing, and demoing them, and getting them for free.

Finding a theme

The way you customize a theme varies from theme to theme. You'll learn some of the main ways to customize a theme, see some examples of customizing a theme, and learn what to do if you can't figure out how to customize a certain theme. You'll learn about using a theme's homepage and WordPress support page to help you customize that theme.

Customizing a theme

Summarizing themes by going through an example of my process for finding and customizing a theme.

Summary of finding and customizing a theme

You'll learn what cache is, why it's useful to clear your cache, and how to clear it.

Clearing your cache

You'll learn what plugins are, why they're important, and how to find and install them. Then we'll install a few example plugins and play around with them.

Intro to plugins

You'll learn what widgets are, why they're important, and how to use them. This includes how to edit them, put them in different locations, and how they relate to the theme you're using. We'll also play around with a few different widgets.

Intro to widgets

Jetpack is basically a collection of useful plugins. You'll learn how to enable Jetpack and see in action.

What is Jetpack?

A step by step walk-through of creating a WordPress[dot]com account (you need this account to use Jetpack).

How to set up a account

What is Mojo Marketplace and how to deactivate it.

Mojo Marketplace

You'll learn what pages and posts are, and the main differences between them.

Intro to pages and posts

You'll learn how to add new posts and edit them. We'll make an example post to show you how to use the editor. This includes adding a title, body, picture, saving a draft, previewing the draft, and publishing the post.

Adding and editing posts

We'll talk about what a post format is, how they relate to themes, and show you some of the different formats.

Post format

You'll learn what post categories are, and see how they are used.

Post categories

You'll learn what post tags are, and how they are used.

Post tags

You'll learn how to add new pages and edit them. This will also go over hierarchy of pages and a little bit about how they are displayed on the navigation bar.

Adding and editing pages

You'll learn how to create menus or nav bars, and customize them to show what you'd like. This includes hierarchy, adding pages, posts, categories, tags and custom links. You'll also learn how to use widgets to put your menu in different places on your site like the sidebar.

Menus (Navigation Bar)

You'll learn different ways to add and edit different types of media. You'll also learn more advanced options for your media like adding alt text images, galleries, and slideshows.

Media (images, audio, video)

You'll what users are, the features surrounding, and how to add and edit them. This includes customizing a user profile, authorship, and user roles and access.

Intro to users

You'll learn about the native WordPress comment system, how to change comment settings, and how to manage comments.

Intro to comments

I prefer using Disqus to manage comments over the native WordPress comment system. I'll go over some of the advantages of using Disqus, how to get it set up on WordPress, how to edit Disqus settings, and how to manage comments on Disqus. You'll also see how examples of Disqus in action.

Using the Disqus comment system

You'll learn what shortcode is by seeing it in action with the Animate It! Plugin.

What is shortcode?
2 Lectures 01:57
Course Conclusion

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About the Instructor
Hoku Ho
4.5 Average rating
2,077 Reviews
57,694 Students
7 Courses
Web Developer, Designer

I design and develop mobile apps and websites. I got started by designing wireframes and mockups in Adobe Illustrator for an iPhone app company I co-founded in college. That company grew to over 600,000 app installs worldwide. I then learned about HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Javascript, and WordPress while building the site Well Gifted, which reached 10,000 new, unique visitors in its first month. I was especially impressed with WordPress because of the ease of use and speed of development. I have since started teaching others how to make beautiful websites from scratch using WordPress.

Here is what some of my students are saying:

“This course was extremely helpful for me. I went from having no experience whatsoever to having my own website in 2 days. It's invaluable for anyone who's thinking of setting up a WordPress website and doesn't have any prior knowledge. The production is great - engaging and informative. I love the way that each bite-sized video automatically loads the next one. Each video is just a few minutes long - so it's not overwhelming. And you even get to know how far along you are in the course as you advance through the lessons. Asking questions is easy through the discussions option - I've asked several 'silly' questions and had them answered quickly and helpfully. You rock Hoku - thank you”

-David Miller

“Very good course on the subject. And what's even better is the support from Hoku. When presenting your 'problem', he answers prompt the solution. This is how all courses should be. Chapeau”

-Herman Bos

“If you've ever wanted to know how to put up a professional looking website in record time without hiring anyone, this is the course. I'm experienced in setting up WordPress sites, but this course has introduced me to information and techniques that I did not know. Wonderful!”

-Scott Ames

“I enjoyed this course and learned a lot from it. Hoku was great, answered questions quickly and was very responsive. I recommend this course for anyone wanting to get started with WordPress.”

-Susan Pittman

“The course is very easy to follow, and Hoku is extremely helpful and active. I never find myself growing impatient while going through the lectures as I do with some other courses because Hoku gets right to the point while still making sure not to move too fast which is great for beginners. I definitely recommend this course.”

-Justin Del Toro

“I've really enjoyed taking this course, it's very comprehensive and covers a range of different websites that can be created in WordPress. The tutor is clear and easy to follow with the steps to take easily followed and the video and audio quality of the course is great.”

-Wayne Waite

“Your courses are like one-stop solution to struggling unemployed people to make cool self-intro websites with awesome plugins within minutes. I love your tuts and hope to do more. Cheers.”

-Ramki M

“Before I took this course I knew nothing about building a website or Wordpress. This course exceeded my expectations. Hoku explained things very clearly, and he spoke slowly so I could take notes. He's very good at explaining the technical parts and his thought process. I highly recommend this course!”

-Dar Firmade