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.
4.1 (60 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
13,078 students enrolled
Created by Hoku Ho
Last updated 4/2016
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll 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
Course content
Expand all 38 lectures 02:52:07
+ 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?
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 01:57
Course Conclusion
Additional Resource to Learn WordPress
1 page
  • 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 this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to create a website
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to use WordPress