Wordpress For Authors
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Wordpress For Authors

DIscover How to Use Wordpress to Grow Your Audience
4.8 (13 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.
1,466 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2016
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Includes:
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Set up a Wordpress site to promote their books with
  • Know how to register a Domain name
  • Be familiar with setting up website hosting
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Requirements
  • Know how to surf the internet
  • Have a book (written or being written)
Description

Congratulations! You are an author, or at least, you have started writing the next New York Times best seller!

The 'Dirty Secret' of book publishing is "It's Book Publishing, not Book Promoting". Your publisher, if you have one, prints your book,makes sure it meets certain publishing standards, gets it into book stores and onto a few online ecommerce sites, but they do very little in promoting your book, unless you are extremely popular and famous.

This means you have to do the heavy lifting of making your book popular.

In this course, you will learn:

  • How to set up your domain name
  • How to set up your web hosting
  • How to install Wordpress (The world's easiest web site management tool)
  • How to make Posts or Pages on your site
  • How Wordpress works
  • What Plugins and and how to use them
  • How to have a professional design for your site without using an expensive designer (Almost instantly!)
  • How to build an engaged email list (Critical for successful book launches)
  • And much more...

If you are a non-fiction author or aspiring novelist, this course has everything you need to have your own website promoting your book 24/7.

Don't hesitate and register today!

Who is the target audience?
  • Authors
  • Udemy Intructors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Anyote who wants to quickly and easily set up a site
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Curriculum For This Course
41 Lectures
05:28:52
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Introduction
6 Lectures 58:43



Why Authors Need to Connect on Social Media
11:56


Introduce Yourself
03:49
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Before You Start
5 Lectures 32:26

Before you begin the process of creating your blog or website, there are a number of things you need to consider. Things like your purpose, your message, your content, your customer, etc. This Lecture details all the things you should consider before you begin.

Preview 11:37

Before you can create a blog or website, you must decide where to host your site and what domain name would be best suited for your. There are free WordPress hosting options out there, but most lack support and don’t give you the array of options you get with a professionally hosted WordPress system, which you can get for just a few dollars a month. This lecture will walk you through the things you should consider before registering a domain name and choosing a host for your site.

Hosting & Domain Considerations
06:41

As mentioned in the previous video, you can host your WordPress blog wherever you like.  I personally use and recommend Bluehost (I’m a customer and an affiliate).  This lecture details setting up a new Bluehost hosting account. If you are not using Bluehost to host your WordPress blog, you can proceed to the lecture “Login To WordPress” now.

Bluehost Account Setup
06:07

This video details installing WordPress in a Bluehost account. If you are not using Bluehost to host your WordPress blog, please refer to your hosting system’s help files to install WordPress. The process should be very similar to what’s shown here. 

Bluehost WordPress Installation
06:07

Once you have your hosting account established and WordPress installed, login to your WordPress system using the user name and password you established at sign up. Your hosting company should have sent you an email with this information. If not, contact them directly.

Login To WordPress
01:54
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Wordpress
26 Lectures 03:49:10

Overview of the WordPress dashboard.

Preview 04:54

There are two ways to add content to your new blog or website. You can add Posts or Pages. This lecture explains the similarities and differences between the two.

Posts vs Pages
03:38

One of the great things about WordPress is how easy you can add new content to your blog or website. If you’re doing a blog with regular updates, you will do so by adding a new Post. This lecture teaches you how to add, edit, and delete Posts

Posts - Part 1
12:56

One of the great things about WordPress is how easy you can add new content to your blog or website. If you’re doing a blog with regular updates, you will do so by adding a new Post. This lecture teaches you how to add, edit, and delete Posts. Thjs is part 1 of 2.

Posts - Part 2
09:14

Creating a Page is very similar to creating a Post, and the screens can be customized in the same way using drag and drop, the Screen Options tab, and expanding/collapsing boxes as you choose. However, pages are used for static content, like an About Me or Services page. This lecture demonstrates how to add, edit, and delete a page.

Pages
12:26

You can create an unlimited number of categories to help keep your site orderly and make it easy for readers to find the information they want. Think of your blog as a file drawer and posts as pages that go into folders inside the drawer. Those folders would be the categories. For example, if you’re blogging about cooking, categories might include desserts, entrees, veggies, etc.

Categories
08:15

What’s the difference between categories and tags? Normally, tags are ad-hoc keywords that identify important information in your post (names, subjects, etc.) that may or may not recur in other posts, while categories are pre-determined sections. For example, if you’re blogging about baking a cake, tags might include baking powder, flour, sugar, sweet, savory, vanilla, etc.

Tags
05:06

Comments are a feature of blogs which allow readers to respond to Posts. Typically readers simply provide their own thoughts regarding the content of the post, but users may also provide links to other resources, generate discussion, or simply compliment the author for a well-written post.

Comments
06:26

Plugins are self-contained programs that “plug in” to your WordPress system and expand the functionality of WordPress. For example, you can install free plugins that let you email your users, add audio or video, improved search engine optimization, insert Facebook like buttons and more.

Plugins
08:10

This lecture demonstrates how to install a plugin that allows you to quickly and easily send single or mass emails to users who have registered with your site.

Plugin To Email Users
08:37

This lecture includes an overview of the Aweber plugin that you can use to build an optin list from your blog or website. You may choose another optin plugin, but they all basically are setup and work the same.

Plugin To Create and Build Your Optin List
05:26

Overview of the Yoast SEO plugin that you can use to make sure your blog or website is optimized for search engines.

Plugin To Improve Search Engine Optimization
10:52

This lecture includes an overview of the Ultimate Social Media PLUS plugin, which you can use to add social media icons and links to your site, as well as subscriber optin forms and popup messages.

Plugin To Connect To Social Media - Part 1
13:01

This lecture includes an overview of the Ultimate Social Media PLUS plugin, which you can use to add social media icons and links to your site, as well as subscriber optin forms and popup messages.

Plugin To Connect To Social Media - Part 2
11:05

Overview of the YouTube plugin and how you can use it to add individual YouTube videos or entire YouTube channels to your website.

Plugin To Add YouTube Channels and Videos
07:06

This lecture will teach you how to install and setup the Membership2 plugin that will add a free or paid membership section to your site. This is part 1 of 2.

Plugin To Add A Free or Paid Membership Section - Part 1
11:33

This lecture will teach you how to install and setup the Membership2 plugin that will add a free or paid membership section to your site. This is part 2 of 2.

Plugin To Add a Free or Paid Membership Section - Part 2
12:08

The WordPress “theme” determines the visual and navigational aspect of your site. There are thousands of themes you can install, some free, some paid. This lecture discusses how to choose the theme that words best for your site.

Themes
20:05

You may choose to replace the Site Identity text at the top of your website with a graphic header image. This video details how to do that in the Suits theme. Depending on the theme you’re using, the process may be slightly different. Refer to your theme’s instructions for specific directions.

Add Header Image To The Suits Theme
04:15

The WordPress Media Library lets you upload and store images, video, and audio that can be inserted into posts, pages, or used elsewhere on your site.

Media Library
03:09

Widgets are independent sections of content that can be placed into any widgetized area provided by your theme (commonly called sidebars). This video demonstrates how to add widgets to sidebars and footers (depending on the theme being used).

Widgets
12:13

Menus consist of links to pages or other content on your site. Menus can be displayed in locations defined by your theme, even used in sidebars by adding a “Custom Menu” widget on the Widgets screen.

Menus
10:37

Users are individuals who help administer, contribute, or simply read your site’s content. This video demonstrates the various user roles and how each interacts with your WordPress system.

Users
10:07

The tools menu is used primarily to import content from other blogging platforms into WordPress, or to export WordPress data into a data file. Tools also include the “Press This” bookmarklet and the “Categories and Tags Converter”.

Tools
02:05

This tutorial will teach you how to create a page to display your books for sale and link them to Amazon, Kobu, Smashwords, and other sites.

How To Post Links To Your Book For Sale On Amazon and Other Sites
06:21

The Settings menu is where you manage the settings for: General, Writing, Reading, Discussion, Media, and Permalinks.

Settings
09:25
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Conclusion
4 Lectures 08:33
Next Steps
03:35

Help Your Fellow Students
00:14

Join Our Student/Graduate Facebook Group
02:11

[Bonus] Author Sites DFY (Done For You)
02:33
About the Instructor
Scott Paton
4.2 Average rating
2,026 Reviews
81,982 Students
75 Courses
Executive Producer (42 Podcasts, 70+ Udemy courses), Trainer

Scott Paton has been podcasting since the spring of 2005. His podcast "Weight Loss and The Mind" hit over 375,000 subscribers in its first year and over one million downloads. He has executive produced and/or co-hosted over 35 podcasts. An internationally renowned speaker, Scott has presented to audiences from London, England to Sydney, Australia, from Vancouver, BC to New York, NY, from LA to Rwanda. Thousands of entrepreneurs and NGO's have changed their public engagement strategies based on Scott's sharing. We hope you will, too!

Scott has over 66,500 students from 176 countries taking his courses.

Scott joined Udemy in 2013. In late 2014, one of his clients inspired him to make a video course on Podcasting. He revisited Udemy and got very excited at the potential. After his course went live, Scott told his clients and many decided to make courses but needed help, so he has become a co-instructor with them, while continuing to support and build his own courses. His co-topics all include areas of life-long learning by Scott, including Stock Option Trading, Alternative Health, EFT, and Relationships.

Tim Knox
4.9 Average rating
20 Reviews
1,633 Students
2 Courses
Entrepreneur, author, speaker, teacher

Tim Knox is a serial entrepreneur, #1 bestselling Amazon author, small business expert, and award-winning graphic designer.  He has started multiple million dollar companies in the tech, media, and design industries. Currently he is a small business consultant and coach and highly regarded digital publishing expert.

Tim is also the author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, as well as over 300 newspaper columns on the topic of small business success, authorship, and self publishing.

Tim is also an accomplished coach, teacher and seminar leader. He has personally taught over 1,000 entrepreneurs in the last 10 years in the areas of small business and publishing.