Install Wordpress
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Install Wordpress

Learn how to install and customize Wordpress on your own server
3.7 (35 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.
1,447 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2015
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Includes:
  • 40 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn to install Wordpress
  • Understand the difference between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org
  • Know how to connect a domain (DNS) to your new Wordpress site
  • Setup a web hosting account
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Requirements
  • You want a Wordpress site that you'd like to customize!
Description

In this course you will learn to install Wordpress on your own server.

As a Wordpress developer now for 10 years I've been frustrated by the lack of resources available to learn Wordpress development.

Wordpress is actually pretty easy to learn, but if you don't know where to start, then it can empathize, yes it must feel impossible!?!

In 30 minutes, this course will get you up and running with a custom install of Wordpress. In just a few videos I'll show you host to setup a server, install Wordpress, hook up a domain from GoDaddy or another site, and then get comfortable with the Wordpress admin panel.

Who is the target audience?
  • No prior programming knowledge needed
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Install Wordpress in 5 Simple Videos
7 Lectures 39:30

Video Summary: I teach two courses on programming at One Month called Programming for Non-Programmers and One Month HTML. Often students will ask me, “How do I get started with WordPress?”

I put together these five easy steps:

  • to teach you how to get started with WordPress
  • And to see if there is interest in me creating a One Month WordPress course to teach you more about WordPress.

So let me show you how to launch a Wordpress.org blog in 15 minutes!

Preview 01:33

Video Summary: One-click installation allows you to install a custom WordPress.org site without having to touch any code. Boom! Perfect.

A handful of hosting companies offer this service including Hostgator, BlueHost andMediaTemple. My favorite is Hostgator (I’ve used it to launch many sites in my portfolio). Although, if you’d prefer to use your own host you can do that and the instructions are roughly the same.

In this video I walk you through Hostgator setup. Also, I setup a discount code for you to use: welovewordpress25 (for 25% off)

Preview 07:06

Video Summary: One-click installation allows you to install a custom WordPress.org site without having to touch any code. Boom! Perfect.

A handful of hosting companies offer this service including Hostgator, BlueHost andMediaTemple. My favorite is Hostgator (I’ve used it to launch many sites in my portfolio). Although, if you’d prefer to use your own host you can do that and the instructions are roughly the same.

In this video I walk you through Hostgator setup. Also, I setup a discount code for you to use: welovewordpress25 (for 25% off)Video Summary: I teach two courses on programming at One Month called Programming for Non-Programmers and One Month HTML. Often students will ask me, “How do I get started with WordPress?”

I put together these five easy steps:

  • to teach you how to get started with WordPress
  • And to see if there is interest in me creating a One Month WordPress course to teach you more about WordPress.

So let me show you how to launch a Wordpress.org blog in 15 minutes!

Preview 06:22

Video Summary: If you have a domain name at GoDaddy or NameCheap I’ll show you how to point that to your new WordPress site.


The trick is that you’ll want to look for the DNS (Domain Name Server) on GoDaddy (or Namecheap) and point that to Hostgator.

4. How to host your Godaddy.com domain on Wordpress
04:51

Video Summary: Now you can log into WordPress! Just go to your “domain name + /wp-admin”

For example, mine is at:

  • http://meetawesomepeople.com/wp-admin

Admin features that you’ll learn about in this video:

  • General Settings
  • Posts
  • Pages
  • Themes
  • Permalinks
5. How to Use the WordPress Admin Dashboard
08:54

WordPress.com

  • Price: Free
  • Additional costs: You’ll pay WordPress.com for premium features (roughly $99/year)
  • Great for: Blogging and very simple sites
  • Themes: Free and premium themes are available
  • Plugins: Limited access
  • Customization: Limited

WordPress.org

  • Price: Free
  • Additional costs: You’ll need a hosting provider (see above)
  • Great for: Everything. Free and premium themes are available. As well as custom sites for you and for businesses. You can also extend WordPress beyond a blog and use it more like a CMS or website.
  • Themes: Free and premium themes are available
  • Plugins: Access to all WordPress plug-ins that are available
  • Customization: Ability to customize 100% of your site. Especially if you know some basic HTML & CSS.
Bonus Video: WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org
01:59

Bonus: Customizing your Theme with FTP, PHP, and HTML
08:45
About the Instructor
Christopher Michael
4.2 Average rating
316 Reviews
3,238 Students
3 Courses
Co-Founder of OneMonth.com

Chris is the co-founder of One Month (an online school for entrepreneurs) and host of the On Books podcast.

He has over ten years of experience developing digital products for clients ranging from The Black Eyed Peas, Toyota, Bacardi, and American Express.

In 2013 Chris spoke at over 70 events on programming and APIs. He's taught at Columbia University, The University of Amsterdam, CUNY, and SXSW.