Learn How to Create a Wordpress Blog in 1 Hour
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Learn How to Create a Wordpress Blog in 1 Hour

Giving you more time to create must-read material!
3.7 (6 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.
1,122 students enrolled
Created by Suzanne Louis
Last updated 9/2013
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will be able to set-up a blog on Wordpress.com, customize it, add content, and publicize it.
  • How to set-up a blog on Wordpress.com, and customize it using menus, submenus, widgets, and themes.
  • How to add and edit different types of posts and pages for your blog's content.
  • How to create an RSS feed and promote your new blog!
  • How to create must-read material!
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Requirements
  • A PC or Mac computer
  • An Internet Connection
Description

Do you want to create a blog, but you aren't sure how to get started? Thanks to Wordpress.com, it has never been easier! Many other courses are offering this knowledge in exchange for hours, days, or weeks of your time. In this course, after just 1 jam-packed hour, you will learn how to get your blog started, customize it, create content, and promote it to your future readers! You will also learn the tips and tricks of how to turn your blog into a must-read. I look forward to seeing your new blog!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who has never created a blog before on Wordpress, and would like to learn how
  • Businesses looking to include a blog in their marketing strategy
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
01:00:58
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Introduction
3 Lectures 03:06

In this tutorial, you will learn all about what this course has to offer!

Preview 00:37

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- More about the format of this course
- Why the lectures are short in length
- How the Udemy App for iPhones can help you to learn on-the-go!

Preview 00:26

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- How to sign up for a Wordpress.com account
- The difference between a paid and free account
- How to start customizing your blog!

Preview 02:03
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Customizing Your Wordpress
13 Lectures 41:26

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- How to choose and preview a theme for your blog
- The difference between Free and Premium themes

Preview 01:41

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- All about the features found on the main dashboard of your Wordpress platform
- How to customize your main dashboard

Preview 01:31

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- How to change the title and tagline of your blog
- Why a title and tagline are important elements of your blog

Preview 01:14

In this tutorial, you will learn how to choose a header from the stock images, and how to upload one of your own!

Preview 01:56

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- How to change and customize the background of your blog!

Preview 01:32

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- How to create a page
- How to make a contact form page on your blog
- How to preview and publish your new page

Creating Pages
01:39

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- How to organize your pages into the form of menus and submenus!

Menus and Submenus
02:32

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- What widgets and plugins are
- How they can be handy tools for your blog
- How to add them to your blog
- How to customize different widgets

Plugins and Widgets
05:00

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- How to create your first blog post
- How to insert an image into your blog post
- How to make your words, bold, italic, or different colours
- How to add tags and categorize your blog post
- How to save a draft and preview your blog post
- How to publish your first blog post

Your First Blog Post
08:28

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- How to create your second blog post
- How to find the code on a YouTube video to embed it into your post
- How to add tags and categorize your post
- How to find related content on Wordpress.com
- How to preview and publish your video post

Incorporating Videos
05:44

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- How to change the colour scheme of your blog
- How to change the link colours
- How to change the layout of your blog
- How to change your Blog Icon
- The features of Custom Design and other Wordpress upgrades

Further Customization
03:42

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- How to moderate comments in the Blog
- How to customize what comments will be immediately marked as spam, and who is allowed to post comments on your blog
- How to create a comment blacklist
- How to change the default avatar
- How to rate your blog
- How to customize email notifications

Comments and Spam
04:31

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- How to create new users
- How to invite new users to your blog
- How to change the role of new or existing users
- How to edit your user profile

Creating New Users
01:56
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Conclusion
3 Lectures 16:26

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- How to promote your blog on Social Media Networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
- How to add your blog to Blog Directories
- How to create an RSS feed

Promoting Your Blog
04:50

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- Where to find your blog's analytics
- How to create a Poll
- What to do with the feedback you receive

Encouraging Feedback
04:35

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- Why you need to define and learn more about your target audience
- How to develop a brand for your blog
- The formula for a must-read post
- Why it's important to always embrace change in your blog
- How to apply your blog to your business
- Blog topic ideas

Making Your Blog a Must-Read
07:01
About the Instructor
Suzanne Louis
4.3 Average rating
25 Reviews
2,342 Students
2 Courses
Teacher and Marketing Expert

Suzanne Louis has been teaching since 2007 and studying Marketing since 2004. She's the owner of the e-learning company Best Practice, and works as a Freelance Marketing Expert. Spending her work days creating landing pages, blogging, maintaining various Social Media Networks, tracking advertising campaigns, and devising new and creative Marketing Strategies, Suzanne shares proven best practices through her courses. Also the author of the book 100 Ways to Teach Your Kids with Fruit - Suzanne teaches parents how they can use fruit to teach their children the core subjects at home. In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys Yoga, Tennis, Movies, and Road trips!