Learn how to set up a WordPress website from scratch in 30 minutes. We've cut out the fluff, so that you only learn what's most essential, as quickly as possible.
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.
You'll learn exactly what you need to know to get your website live on the internet, step by step, from start to finish. No coding and no experience required.
This includes the following topics:
You don't need a computer science degree and you don't need to pay a developer thousands of dollars to create a website.
With WordPress you can create a beautiful, powerful website without writing code, and this course doesn't require any coding whatsoever. But what if you want to learn how to code? This course is still for you.
The hardest part is getting started and that's exactly what you'll learn to do in this course. You'll learn what you need to get started like registering a domain and setting up web hosting. You'll also learn why you need those things and how to get them set up.
Once you have a WordPress site up and running, it's a great way to start playing around with a real website as you learn more and more about web development. Many people start with WordPress and learn HTML, CSS, and even PHP as they tweak their WordPress site.
Learn by doing. Let's go get started.
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.
You'll see step by step how to register a domain name through NameCheap.
You'll see how to sign up for web hosting at the cheapest possible price.
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You'll see how to connect your NameCheap domain and HostGator hosting by pointing your domain name to your web host.
You'll see how to install WordPress from the HostGator cPanel.
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.
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”
“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”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”