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The Beginners Guide To Wordpress

Step-by-step Coaching To Kickstart Your WordPress Site Followed By Over The Shoulder Advanced Training
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Created by Matthew Weaver
Last updated 12/2014
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What Will I Learn?
Use WordPress Confidently
Avoid The Mistakes That Many Beginners Make
Enhance And Customize Your WordPress Site
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  • This is a beginners course and is suitable for anyone with little or no knowledge of WordPress
  • To get started on this course students will need to purchase a domain name and web hosting account

'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;

  • Getting Started With WordPress
  • Advanced WordPress Training
  • Enhancing & Customizing Your WordPress Site

There are 34 Lectures in total and the course should take about 3 hours to complete (based on completion in one sitting).

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to create a WordPress Site
  • Anyone who wants to use a WordPress Site to enhance their business
  • Anyone who wants to start a blog
  • Anyone who wants step-by-step over the shoulder coaching on how to effectively use WordPress
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Getting Started With WordPress
13 Lectures 59:21

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.

Preview 05:18

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.

Preview 01:58

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.

Preview 02:46

Did you know setting up WordPress takes less than a couple of minutes?

I'm going to show you how in this video!

Installing WordPress Automatically Using cPanel

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.

Installing WordPress Manually Via FTP

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.

How To Change Permalinks Structure

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.

How To Write Effective Blog Titles

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!

How To Create New Posts In WordPress

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!

How To Create New Pages In WordPress

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.

How To Upload And Format Images Using The Media Manager

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.

How To Install Plugins

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.

How To Install Themes

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.

How To Launch Your Site To Search Engines And Ping Settings
Advanced WordPress Training
10 Lectures 42:24

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.

Get A New WordPress Blog Ready

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.

Control How Visitors Comment

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.

Understanding Different User Permissions

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.

Embed YouTube Or Vimeo Videos

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.

Creating A Gallery With Media Manager

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!

Add HTML Code To The Editor Tab

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!

Use WordPress Widgets Effectively

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.

Creating Navigation Menus And Sorting Them

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.

Turn On Your Built In Theme Editor

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.

Remove "Powered By WordPress" And Customize Your Footer
Enhancing & Customising Your Wordpress Site
11 Lectures 39:56

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.

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

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!

How To Customize Your WordPress Theme

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!

How To Upgrade And Delete Plugins Automatically

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!

How To Upgrade WordPress Themes Automatically

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.

How 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!

How To Make Simple Permalink Keyword Tweaks To Increase Ranking

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!

How To Track Your Statistics With Google Analytics

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.

How To Add A Facebook 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.

How To Add A Twitter Box Widget 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!

How To Create Backups For Your WordPress Blog

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.

How To Restore A Previous Backup Of Your Wordpress Blog
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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.

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