WordPress: Beginner Website Creation & Web Design, No Coding
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WordPress: Beginner Website Creation & Web Design, No Coding

Learn how to use the software the powers over 20% of the world's websites. Create your own self-hosted website easily.
4.4 (36 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.
566 students enrolled
Created by Rob Cubbon
Last updated 6/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Install WordPress on a self-hosted server
  • Create a new website for themselves or for clients
  • Learn how to create menus, sidebar widgets, blog posts, home page features, add logos, footer content, etc.
  • Understand the fundamentals behind WordPress security, SEO and site speed
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Requirements
  • Internet
  • Computer
Description

WordPress is the software behind nearly a quarter of the world's websites! 

With WordPress you can build a site in five minutes with no prior experience and WordPress can be scaled to power some of the biggest websites in the world. 

WordPress is the most successful content management system for websites out there today. That’s an amazing number of people who use it. So it’s an important software to get to know. 

This course starts at a basic level. I go through the administration section and the links on the left hand side in WordPress's back end.

Then I create a WordPress website in front of your eyes. You can create your first website with me!

You will learn about:

  • the WordPress hosting environment
  • how to install WordPress on a host
  • how to create Pages and Posts (and the differences between them)
  • how to create a menu
  • formatting and adding images the right way
  • changing the theme and the logo (and how to outsource log design jobs to freelancers)
  • complete customization of the home page, the other pages' layouts and the website

My story: Over ten years ago I was doing very menial typesetting work in a London office. A colleague who knew I’d been struggling to create web pages with static HTML suggested that I use WordPress on my new website. So I did. 

That one piece of advice from a guy in 2005 set me on a path. I've been using WordPress and blogging on my site ever since. I have also designed and created countless other WordPress websites for clients through my web design business. I started my own business in 2006, left work two years later and now I run a six-figure location-independent business from various places around the world. 

With WordPress, you can not only to build websites but you can build businesses!

Literally tens of thousands – or probably hundreds of thousands – of viable businesses exist because of WordPress. Developers sell plugins and themes for WordPress, designers use WordPress as a web design and development tool, and business people power their website with WordPress which is central to their marketing. 

WordPress can be used for just about any type of website. It is free and open source.

WordPress is a great and simple tool with an incredibly supportive and helpful community around it. 

It's great way to get started online. A solid and sustainable website will help you build a solid and sustainable online business. 

WordPress is, quite simply, the most important online business skill of all. 

Who is the target audience?
  • WordPress newbies
  • If you have good experience with WordPress this course is NOT for you!
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
02:24:58
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Introduction to the Course
2 Lectures 10:44

An introduction to the course about WordPress

Preview 02:57

Download the course PDF which I'll be referring to during some of the course lectures. 

Further Introduction to WordPress and the Course PDF
07:47
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WordPress – Installation
3 Lectures 22:59

WordPress is most effective when used to power a website on a host. We look at the back-end of a host (Bluehost) as we prepare to install WordPress on the host. 

A WordPress Hosting Environment
02:48

One-click installs are very easy but I don't recommend doing them. Please try the manual install in the next lecture. 

Installing WordPress with One-Click through the cPanel
08:56

Installing WordPress manually

MySQL database MySQL user and password Add user to database Copy the details!

How To Manually Install WordPress – Recommended
11:15
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WordPress – Administration area or "Back end"
5 Lectures 31:40

We start on the top of the left hand side of the WordPress admin area. Access the admin area of WordPress by going to yoursite.com/wp-admin

Introduction to the WordPress Admin Area – Posts, Pages, Media and Comments
06:10

There is a PDF attached containing some of the slides used in this video. 

Changing Your Website's Appearance Using WordPress
08:36

Plugins are ways to extend and add to the functionality that already exists in WordPress.

An Introduction to WordPress Plug-ins
05:04

More tuition of the links on the left side of the admin area. 

The Users and Tools Sections of the WordPress "Back End"
04:16

In the WordPress administration area, click the Settings link. 

WordPress "Back End" Settings
07:34
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WordPress – Let's create a website!
7 Lectures 28:46

WordPress > Settings > Reading to move the main blog archive page from the home page to a specific Page. 

Creating Other Pages, a Separate Page For Your Blog Posts and a Static Home Page
03:35

How To Create a Menu in WordPress
04:41

Readability, usability, design, SEO, speed ... as these important issues in web publishing are discussed here. 

Formatting Text and Adding Images to a WordPress Page
08:15

Search for "Contact Form 7" in the WordPress plug-in repo.

If you have any questions or you would just like to say “Hi!”, please fill out the form below. I will answer within 24 hours.

How To Create a Contact Form on the Contact Page
03:36

If you had to change the names of a page that's in a menu and the menu wasn't dynamically created, it would take ages in static HMTL. Fortunately, in CMSs like WordPress it takes a few seconds. 

Adding Content to the Home Page and Changing a Navigation Label on the Menu
02:10

Creating another menu of social profile links – Twitter, Facebook, etc. 

Adding Social Profile Links to Every Page
02:55
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WordPress – Let's blog!
2 Lectures 14:37

There is a PDF attached containing some of the slides used in this video. 

How To Create and Format a Blog Post
08:31

More important tasks to complete to make sure a blog post will be successfully read by search engine robots, social sites and human beings. 

What To Remember To Do Before You Publish a Blog Post
06:06
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WordPress – Let's design!
4 Lectures 23:42

Changing the theme to Customizr free theme. There is a PDF attached containing some of the slides used in this video. 

Preview 11:06

You'll be amazed at what you can do with only a few clicks on WordPress. 

Further Customizations of the Header and Adding a Sticky Logo and Menu
05:23

Further customizations possible with amazing Customizr free theme for WordPress. 

More Customization of the Home Page the Blog Page and the Blog Posts
06:04

Featured Images are used in WordPress widgets as thumbnail images as well as in social media updates when a link is posted in. 

What is a Featured Image? And Changing the Featured Image on a Page
01:09
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Email marketing
1 Lecture 07:45

An introduction to email marketing. 

Adding an Email Opt-in Form to a WordPress Site
07:45
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 04:45

Conclusion to the course on WordPress.

Security:

  • Regularly change a strong, hard to remember password.
  • Keep WordPress, and WordPress Theme and Plug-ins updated. 
  • WordPress going forward:

How you can use your knowledge of HTML, CSS, JS and PHP & MySQL to build a great business.

Thank you so much for watching this course. 

Conclusion
04:45
About the Instructor
Rob Cubbon
4.4 Average rating
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29,793 Students
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Bestselling author, entrepreneur, web and graphic designer

I have over 15 years experience in graphic design, web design and marketing. I have run my own business since 2005.

I am an Amazon bestselling author of seven books, bestselling Udemy instructor and all-round good guy who wants success for you and your business.

Being your own boss is an incredibly liberating experience but it can be difficult as well. There never seems to be enough time for what we want to do.

I'm driven to help people experience the positive side of entrepreneurship, not the negative.

I also build brands, create websites and run marketing campaigns for my clients.

My mission statement: I want to help and inspire people to build sustainable online businesses, earn passive income and experience greater freedom and happiness in their lives.