'The Beginners' Guide To WordPress' Is a helpful step-by-step over your shoulder course to help you take your first steps in creating a WordPress site.
The course begins at a basic level but also includes Advanced training and tips to help you enhance and customize your site further once you are comfortable with the WordPress dashboard.
Basic requirements for the course include the purchase of a Domain Name and a Web Hosting Account.
No previous knowledge of WordPress is required and it is suitable for anyone looking to create a WordPress site or who is looking to further enhance their knowledge on the subject.
The course consists of 3 sections;
There are 34 Lectures in total and the course should take about 3 hours to complete (based on completion in one sitting).
Stuck and don't know which domain name you should use? In this video you'll learn creative ways to finding a domain name by using this specific tool.
You will also learn how to register the domain.
Don't know which web hosting company to register with?
While there's no one size fits all solution in this video you will be given several options.
Connecting your domain name to your web hosting account can be scary, but it really isn't.
In this video you will learn how to connect a domain name to any web hosting by changing a few simple settings.
Did you know setting up WordPress takes less than a couple of minutes?
I'm going to show you how in this video!
Some web hosting companies user their own hosting that is not cPanel.
If you are in this situation and need to install WordPress this video will help you out.
If you have already installed WordPress with cPanel you can skip this.
Permalinks is just another fancy word for making your websites URL's pretty.
This helps search engines like Google know what your site and content is about.
In this video I will show you how to set them up quickly and easily.
Ever wanted to know why some titles convert and some fail?
If the title does not grab your visitors attention the right way then they leave or don't even visit at all.
This video will teach you how to write effective and high converting titles for your blog posts.
Creating WordPress posts is really easy.
But in this video I'm going to show you how to create posts and take advantage of effective titles at the same time!
Creating WordPress pages is really easy as well.
But in this video I'm going to show you how to create pages and take advantage of effective titles at the same time!
The WordPress Media Manager has gone from a simple image library to a basic editor!
The new feature is pretty awesome and I'm going to show you how to upload images and take advantage of it.
Plugins can transform your simple blog into a powerful machine in a couple of clicks.
There are thousands of plugins available that add all kinds of cool features.
In this video you'll learn how to find and install WordPress plugins easily.
Changing the look and design of your WordPress site is just as easy as installing plugins.
In a couple of clicks you can transform the look of your site and customise it to your hearts content.
Let me show you how.
WordPress has a feature that can stop search engines like Google from indexing your site.
It is important we are found in Google and we are pinging services to make sure our blog gets indexed.
This video shows you how.
When you install a WordPress blog, it comes with a lot of stuff that you just don't need.
In this video you will learn how to de-clutter your site so it is ready to work on properly.
Just like your email inbox gets a lot of spam, your blog will get a lot of spam in the form of comments as well.
So its important we setup anti spam protection which will protect us and we can be worry free.
Did you know that you can add different users with different levels of access in WordPress?
You could have logins that are restricted to just moderating comments or others that can submit posts for you to review.
You will learn how to use permissions properly in this video.
Adding videos to your WordPress site used to be tricky, but now it's as easy as ever.
Check out how easy it is do.
Creating an image gallery is a great way to make your blog stand out and it's really easy to do with WordPress.
In this video you will learn how to upload pictures and create your own image gallery.
Ever wondered where you need to enter your your HTML code that you've gotten from another site onto your WordPress site?
Where do you add it?
This video will show you where!
WordPress Widgets are a powerful feature you need to know how to use.
Setting them up is really easy when you know how so let's get it started!
In this video you will learn how to create navigation menus and sort them properly.
This means you will have full control over the navigation across your entire site.
It's a really easy to use drag and drop system.
Sometimes the built in theme editor is disabled, if that is the case I will show you how to enable it.
To check if it's enabled in your WordPress dashboard go to appearance > editor. If it works you can skip this video.
Once it is enabled it makes it easy to edit any template file directly.
If you have an annoying powered by WordPress message at the bottom of your site, this video will teach you how to remove it.
It is important to remove as that text is often targeted by spammers to identify sites to flood with comment spam.
Your WordPress Dashboard is 'home' and everyone likes to move things around at home.
This video will teach you how to customize your WordPress Dashboard to your hearts content.
Changing the look and feel of your blog with a theme is easy but what if you want to customize it further?
This video will teach you how to customize your WordPress theme, changing colours, logos and more!
It is always a good idea to stay on top of plugin updates and delete inactive ones.
If you are running old versions of plugins even if they are inactive they can be a security risk to your blog so make sure you stay up to date.
This video will teach you how to do exactly that!
Just like plugins can be a risk so can themes.
If you are running old versions of themes even if they are inactive they can be a security risk to your blog so make sure you stay up to date.
This video will teach you how to do exactly that!
Instead of having a list of blog posts on your homepage, you can have any WordPress page used as the front page instead.
At the end of this video you will be able to create a static front page.
Did you know that with a few simple tweaks you can increase your chances of getting found in Google a million times over?
All you have to do is apply this quick and easy permalink tweak!
Keeping track of your users is important. You need to know where they are coming from and what they are doing.
Collecting this kind of data is important to making decisions on which traffic source to focus on or types of content to produce.
Adding Google Analytics to Wordpress is super easy!
Facebook has the most traffic of any website in the world except Google.
It is important we have a presence on Facebook with our blog so I'm going to show you how to add a like box to the sidebar and a page.
Just like Facebook has a ton of traffic, so does Twitter.
It is important we have a presence on Twitter with our blog so I'm going to show you how to add a Twitter box to the sidebar and a page.
Backing up your blog is absolutely critical!
You never know what might happen, plugins and themes get exploited all of the time and I have had a few incidents where I would have lost everything if it wasn't for a backup.
So pay special attention to this video - it might save you one day!
If everything does go wrong you will need to know how to restore your backup.
Don't worry it is easy. Be careful though, restoring a backup will overwrite all changes made since the backup was created.
I am an established internet marketer with nearly 15 years experience, 10 years in the corporate world and 5 years running my own business & digital marketing agency.
My fleet of websites attract over 5,000,000 unique visitors per month & I am now sharing my expertise with the world through engaging courses.
Always happy to help so if you have any questions whether they are related to my courses or not - please ask! The stupid questions are the ones you don't ask.