Wordpress For Beginners: Create a Professional Website

Wordpress development for beginners! Learn how to create a beautiful website without any code.
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  • Lectures 32
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
    Other: 1 min
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

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Last Updated: February 20th, 2016.

Creating a website for your business online doesn't have to be complicated and stressful or even remotely hard at all - all you need is a good understanding of how Wordpress works.

My name is Robin Haney and I am a Web developer, Blogger, Author, Internet Marketer and SEO specialist. I have been created websites online for over 8 years and have been loving it ever since.

In this course you are going to learn how you can easily build a website for your own/someone's business. In this course we are going to cover:

  • Picking a domain name for your website and hosting it online.
  • The pros and cons of free website hosts and self-hosted websites online.
  • How to hook-up your domain name to your hosting account in no time.
  • How to install Wordpress in a matter of minutes.
We are also going to be working in wordpress where you will learn how to do the following:
  • Navigate and work within the Wordpress interface with confidence and clarity.
  • Adding content to our website by publishing posts and pages as well as formating our content so it looks all nice and pretty.
  • Adding images and video to your website.
  • Installing and customizing Wordpress Themes.
  • Installing plugins and drastically changing the way our Website operates.
  • Adding and working with widgets so you can easily customize all areas of your website.
  • Learn how to SEO optimize your Wordpress website to get extra organic SEO traffic.
Here are some reviews from students who have already taken the course:

Michael Choke - Actionable knowledge, not just pure information, communicated with great professionalism

N S Gaskin - Awesome course on wordpress! Goes very deep in each and every concept. Thanks Robin!

Mike Hall - I have taken 11 courses till date on the same topic, but the amount of knowledge I got in such a short span of time was amazing. Thanks a lot, Robin!

I created this course so that everyday people can reap the rewards of taking their business online. This course is also great for beginners learning how to get started in web development and design or for anyone who just wants to learn how to use Wordpress effectively.

I really enjoy designing websites and creating online businesses and now you can too.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic Computer Skills

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Confidently Work in Wordpress and Create Websites
  • Learn How To Go From Beginner To Expert In Wordpress
  • Start Designing and Building Websites For Clients
  • Have a Basic Understanding of How Search Engine Optimization Works

What is the target audience?

  • Everyday People
  • Internet Marketers
  • Small Business Owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Beginner Web Developers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Course Overview
01:30

In this Introductory video we are going to go over what I will be offering in this course as well as what you are going to learn.

I created this course for those who are beginners to Wordpress and need help getting started. At the end of this course you will be able to set-up and install wordpress as well design websites for others. We will go through the course and set-up a website from start to finish

If you ever have any questions in regards to any content on this course as well as suggestions please let me know in the discussion section of each video lecture. I look forward to your feedback so I can make this course the best course on Udemy for learning how to create a website in Wordpress.

Section 2: Understanding Wordpress and How It Works
01:09

In the first video lesson of this course you will get a basic understanding of what Wordpress is and why it is the number one Content Management System on the web today. We are going to go over some examples of live Wordpress websites as well.

At the end of this lesson you will have a general sense of what Wordpress is and why we are going to use it to design our website. I have included some helpful links to the Wordpress wiki where you can learn more about Wordpress.

02:35

In this video you will learn the two different ways you can create a website online and the differences between them.

We will also go over how to set-up a free Wordpress website that is hosted on the main Wordpress website. We will also go over the pros and cons of this approach as well.

In the next video we are going to talk about setting up a domain name and hosting account for your Wordpress website.

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Section 3: Setting Up a Domain Name and Hosting
03:19

In this video you will learn what a domain name and how to set one up as well as a hosting account. In this video we will be using Godaddy as our Domain Name, and Hosting provider throughout the course.

When choosing a domain name it is important to pick something that is brandable and makes sense. Your company name or personal name if you are a freelancer are good starting points. I have included a link to an article that talks about picking a domain name in the resources section.

I have also included a link to Godaddy if you are interested in using them as your domain name and hosting provider.

03:47

In this video you will learn what a hosting account is and some of the more popular companies to go with. I will show you how to set-up a hosting account and how to hook up your domain name to your new hosting plan.

This video applies directly to setting up a website with Godaddy but most webhosts should be similar.

03:18

Using an automated script to install Wordpress from your Cpanel is super easy to do. Our webhost Godaddy allows us to do this. In this video I will show you how to get your website up and running in under 5 minutes!

Section 4: Getting Started With Wordpress
02:30

The following video will show you how to navigate the Wordpress dashboard confidently.

01:16

Learn how to change your Website's Title as well as the description that appears in the header of your website.

03:55

In this video I will go over how to write a post for your blog and how to edit existing posts.

02:42

In this video you will learn how to add Images and Videos to your posts as well as other types of content

01:48

In this video I am going to show you how you can add videos into your Wordpress posts and pages.

05:01

Correctly formating and editing your posts in Wordpress is important so that you can make sure your content looks good.

01:46

Setting up a Wordpress navigation can be a little bit tricky if you do not know how. Here I will show how you can create a simple navigation bar for your website.

01:18

In this video we will go over how to change the way content appears on your website.

00:48

This video will show you how to control user engagement on your website such as comments.

02:24

This video will show you how to disable comments on your Wordpress website and will show you how to prevent people from posting comments in the future.

Section 5: Wordpress Themes
03:39

In this video we will discuss and learn how to install a Wordpress theme.

01:49

Learn how to edit and customize a Wordpres theme.

01:10

Ever wondered how to insert thumbnails in the posts on your blogs homepage? In this video we will learn how to do just that.

01:06

In this video you are going to learn about Wordpress frameworks and how we can benefit from uysing them.

02:04

We are going to briefly talk about the Genesis and Canvas frameworks in this video.

01:52

Discover what widgets are and how you can use them to display content on your website.

01:11

Authors and users are important for your website, in this video I will show you how to set-up up multiple profiles on your website.

Section 6: Plugins
02:43

In this video you will learn how to download, install and activate Wordpress Plugins.

02:43

In this video we will go over a list of a few common plugins that you will find useful for your Wordpress website.

09:28

Wordpress SEO by Yoast is a very popular plugin and for good reason. It is the best plugin when it comes to SEO and optimizing our website for Google rankings. In this lecture I will show you how to install and set up this amazing plugin.

03:28

Let's learn how to set-up and install WP Super Cache. This is a great plugin that can vastly improve the performance of your Wordpress website once you have it up and running.

03:14

In this lecture we are going to be going over the backup Wordpress plugin so you can use it to back up your Wordpress website and make sure that your website stays safe.

Section 7: Conclusion and Where To Go Next
01:30

Congrats on completing the course! You now know how to build a Wordpress website for your business or for others. To go further from here you can look up some courses on HTML, CSS, and more advanced Wordpress tutorials.

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Instructor Biography

Hello,

My name is Robin Haney, I am a professional Web Developer and blogger. I have been designing and building websites for over 5+ years. I work completely from home as a freelance web developer and I love it!

I'm also a best selling author on Amazon and have written a few programming books that have done really well. If you prefer a more hands on approach to learning then my video courses on Udemy will be perfect for you.

I'm here to show you how you can do the same. I've designed and created a lot of websites and I know its hard work but don't worry I've created my courses so that even beginners can easily follow along and work with me.

I've started my own online business at a young age and after being a best selling instructor on Udemy I am very proud of my courses. If you are just starting out then I'd recommend you look over my FREE courses first and then continue to my paid courses when you are ready.

Please enroll today and I look forward to seeing you!


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