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Learn how to quickly build websites using Wordpress

Start building websites quickly and easily with no prior programming experience
4.3 (361 ratings)
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14,210 students enrolled
Created by Chris du Toit
Last updated 12/2014
English
Free
Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
Description

If you've ever wanted to build your own website WITHOUT being a programmer, this is the perfect course for you! It will take you from complete Newbie to being proficient with building professional quality websites, all in less time than you thought possible.

All topics are explained in a easy, non technical manner. I will walk you through everything, from registering a domain name, how to get hosting, installing Wordpress and learning how to build websites. All you need to do is follow along with the videos.

The course consists of clear video lectures and will move you from Newbie to Expert.

It is suggested that you follow along by doing as I do, and in the process you will be building a website and learning a valuable new skill.

Learning how to build a website is a critical skill in today's economy, and by utilizing Wordpress you can do this without programming. If you have basic computer familiarity like using Word or Powerpoint, you'll be building websites in no time at all.

I look forward to being by your side as you start this new adventure.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for newbies who want to either build a website for themselves or get into the business of building websites for a living. It takes your from newbie to being proficient with Wordpress and assumes NO prior Wordpress or web development experience.
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What Will I Learn?
Register a domain name and get a web hosting account
Install Wordpress and keep it updated
Create your first Wordpress website
Identify when to use Posts and when to use Pages
Personalize your site using Themes
Round out your website with menus and sidebars
Add functionality to your site using Plugins
Learn about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to get your new site found
Understand the principles of lead capture
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Requirements
  • You will need Internet access, a web browser and a desire to create a website!
  • You do not need to have hosting or a domain prior to this course as it will be covered in the course
  • You do not need Wordpress installed prior to the course as this will be covered in the course
Curriculum For This Course
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Getting Started
8 Lectures 55:52
Introduction
05:39

Understanding basic web site architecture
08:03

Getting a domain name - Part I
06:34

Getting a domain name - Part II
10:49

Finding a host
07:31

Connecting your domain name to your hosting account
04:59

Installing Wordpress
08:39

Watch this video ONLY if you are not ready to get your own domain name and hosting account, OR if you got a domain name but it isn't yet resolving to you hosting account. This is an alternate way to get started.

Using Wordpress.com instead of self-hosting
03:38
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Building your first site!
5 Lectures 38:40
Exploring the sample site
10:34

What's the difference between Posts and Pages?
04:50

Creating a new page
05:34

Advanced Page Editing
10:35

Understanding Themes and how to change your site look
07:07
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Let's make this a real website
3 Lectures 22:21
Understanding Parent/Child relationships
05:59

Working with Media
07:08

Learn about menus and linking in pages
09:14
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Adding functionality to your site
7 Lectures 01:01:33
Introduction to Plugins
07:27

Adding a Contact Us page
08:32

Adding a blog to your website
06:48

Widgets
03:50

Advanced Themes - Part I
10:12

Advanced Themes - Part II
09:26

Advanced Themes - Part III
15:18
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The Finishing Touches
5 Lectures 43:47
Search Engine Optimization basics
15:43

Search Engine Optimization - Part II
07:55

Watching out for Hacks and keeping updated
09:46

Turning this into a for-profit business
07:50

Concluding
02:33
About the Instructor
4.4 Average rating
613 Reviews
24,726 Students
3 Courses
Lawyer, Developer and Internet Geek

Chris is an experienced technology professional and licensed attorney. He has held executive roles in public companies, started his own companies and has extensive product management experience.

He likes to take complex concepts and break them down in a very easy to understand manner, and make sure that all the information is very practical and ready to use. Whether it's a legal concept or showing you how to develop software, you can sure the course will walk you step by step to what you need to know.

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