Wordpress For Beginners: Create Your First Blog From Scratch
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Wordpress For Beginners: Create Your First Blog From Scratch

Perfect for Beginners Who Know Nothing About Building Websites
4.3 (190 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
5,147 students enrolled
Created by Robin Haney
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • Basic Computer Skills
Description

This course is part of Learn How To Become a Front-End Web Developer From Scratch. If you would like to get all my Udemy courses in one, check it out that course.

Last Updated: April 24th 2017.

"By Far The Easiest Way To Build a Website Online Online..."

This step-by-step video course will take you by the hand and walk you through how to build your very first functional website with WordPress.

You will literally have a website online within 1 hour once you enroll in this course.

Come join me as I coach over 4,914 students to build their very first website with WordPress. With over 40,000 students on the Udemy I welcome you to this course.

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.

In this course you are going to learn how you can easily build a website for your 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. 

I look forward to seeing you in the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyday People
  • Internet Marketers
  • Small Business Owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Beginner Web Developers
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
01:20:56
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Course Overview
1 Lecture 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.

Preview 01:30
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Understanding Wordpress and How It Works
5 Lectures 06:33

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.

Preview 01:09

What Is WordPress (Text Transcript)
00:58

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.

Preview 02:35

Self-Hosted or WordPress.com (Text Transcript)
01:26

Please give me feecback so I can learn how to make this course the best that it can be.

Preview 00:25
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Setting Up a Domain Name and Hosting
4 Lectures 12:43

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.

Preview 03:19

Setting Up Your Domain Name and Hosting Account (Text Transcript)
02:19

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.

Preview 03:47

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!

How To Install Wordpress In Less Than 5 Minutes
03:18
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Getting Started With Wordpress
10 Lectures 23:28

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

Preview 02:30

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

How To Change Your Site Title and Description
01:16

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

How To Create Posts and Pages
03:55

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

How To Add an Image Into Your Post
02:42

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

How To Add Video Content To Your Posts
01:48

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

How to Correctly format Your Posts and Pages
05:01

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.

How To Set-up Your Websites Navigation
01:46

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

How To Change The Way Your Home Page Displays Content
01:18

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

Discussion Settings
00:48

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.

How To Disable Comments In Wordpress
02:24
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Wordpress Themes
7 Lectures 12:51

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

Preview 03:39

Learn how to edit and customize a Wordpres theme.

Preview 01:49

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

How To add a featured Posts Thumbnail
01:10

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

What is a Wordpress Theme Framework?
01:06

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

Genesis and Canvas Theme Frameworks
02:04

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

What Are Widgets?
01:52

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.

How To Add Users To Your Website
01:11
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Plugins
5 Lectures 21:36

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

Preview 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.

A List of Common Plugins
02:43

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.

How To Install and Set-up Wordpress SEO By Yoast
09:28

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.

How To Install and Set-up WP Super Cache
03:28

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.

How To Install and Activate Backupwordpress
03:14
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Conclusion and Where To Go Next
3 Lectures 02:22

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.

Conclusion For Course
01:30

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00:17

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About the Instructor
Robin Haney
4.3 Average rating
3,228 Reviews
57,186 Students
18 Courses
Professional Freelance Web Developer and Instructor

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!