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How to Make a Video Blog Website From Scratch w/ Wordpress

Learn to create a video blog website with WordPress. Display all your videos on your own site. No experience required.
4.3 (130 ratings)
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10,768 students enrolled
Created by Hoku Ho
Last updated 4/2016
English
Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Learn to create a grid-layout blog, with embedded YouTube videos, links to social profiles, social share buttons, parallax image header, and more
Learn to get your website online by registering a domain name, setting up web hosting, and installing WordPress
Learn to build websites with WordPress
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Requirements
  • 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
Description

If you want to create a video blog to promote your existing videos, or if you’d like to start vlogging and build an audience, this is the course for you.

We’ll build an actual video blog website step by step, from start to finish. You’ll learn how to get your website live on the internet and how to customize it with WordPress. No experience and no coding is required.

  • The website we’ll build will have the following features:
  • Parallax header with custom image, site title, and tagline
  • Pinterest style, grid layout
  • Embedded YouTube videos
  • Social share buttons
  • Comment forms
  • Custom footer
  • Beautiful hover animations
  • Customizable colors with unlimited options
  • ‘Follow Us’ widget with icons and links to profiles for Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Dribble, Vimeo, Linkedin, Youtube, Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, Foursquare, Behance
  • Custom favicon (site icon)
  • Custom domain name
  • Unlimited bandwidth web hosting
  • Responsive web design, so it will look good on any screen size, tablet, or mobile phone
  • Custom Navigation bar
  • Page/post featured images
  • Categorized posts
  • Blog sidebar widgets with search bar, recent posts, and categories

Don’t have a programming background? No worries, we’ll start from scratch. You’ll learn how to register a domain name, set up web hosting, and install WordPress (in other words, everything you need to get your site live on the internet). Then we’ll start customizing the site with WordPress. You’ll be able to quickly and easily add content and customize the design. All without writing code.

We’ll be using the Alizee WordPress theme, which is well designed, easy to use, and completely free. This theme is also very flexible, so it can be used for just about any type of blog or portfolio website.

We’ve cut out the fluff so that you can get your website online as quickly as possible and grow your audience. Now go get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone looking to have their own custom website for their videos and tuturials
  • Anyone who wants to get started vlogging
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to create a blog or website from scratch
  • Anyone who wants to learn the basics of WordPress
  • Anyone looking to get started in web development
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Curriculum For This Course
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Intro
2 Lectures 07:27
Course Intro
04:49

Intro to WordPress
02:38
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Getting Started
8 Lectures 16:18
Getting Started Intro
01:16

What is a Domain Name?
01:17

How to Register a Domain Name
02:02

What is Web Hosting?
01:05

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

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How to Get the Cheapest Web Hosting
04:32

How to Connect your Domain and Web Host
01:17

How to Install WordPress
03:03

How to Change HostGator and WordPress Passwords
01:46
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Customizing the Site
9 Lectures 27:04
Installing the Alizee Theme
02:05

Creating a Post
04:39

Customizing the Theme
02:32

Customizing the Header and Colors
02:31

Widgets
04:59

Social Profiles Widget
03:17

Share Buttons Plugin
01:56

Comments
02:23

Navigation Bar Menu
02:42
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Conclusion
3 Lectures 01:33
Additional Learning Resources
01:01

Conclusion
00:32

Additional Resources Discounts
2 pages
About the Instructor
4.4 Average rating
1,471 Reviews
39,356 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

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