Setup + Install WordPress! Start Installing A Blog

Install, set up and start a WordPress blog. [2016 Wordpress basics course]
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  • Lectures 56
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

"Great class. Excellent information. Took me from no idea to a published blog in 2 days! Thanks!" (5-star, Marcy, Feb 2016).

"The content of this course is super informative and comprehensive. The instructor is one of the best. His delivery is great and understandable. A commendable instructor! Thank You." (5-star, Juliette Barredo, Feb 2016)

This course walks a complete beginner through every step of setting up a Wordpress blog at their own web-hosting account.

If you always wanted to create a Wordpress blog, but thought the technical aspects of setting up a blog were too hard, this is the course for you.

Inside the course, I take nothing for granted. Every aspect of building a Wordpress blog is explained in beginner's terms. I even take a step back and explain how to get a domain name and choose a web-host before moving on to Wordpress.

We look at three different auto-installers as well as manually installing Wordpress, then we cover your first steps with Wordpress, from creating a blog page and a blog post, to changing the theme and installing a plugin.

After taking this course you'll be excited to start your own Wordpress blog, and will have the knowledge to do it!

What are the requirements?

  • This course is for beginners. No prior knowledge is assumed.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create a Wordpress blog at their own web-host, either by installing it manually, or by using auto-installers.
  • Know how to use several different Wordpress auto-installers.
  • Know how to install Wordpress manually, from uploading the files, to creating a database, to editing the config file.
  • Know how to create a Wordpress blog post and page using the WYSIWYG editor, including creating a menu and a category and editing the permalinks.
  • Know how to change a Wordpress theme to a responsive theme found in the Wordpress theme directory.
  • Know how to install a Wordpress plugin.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is FOR anyone who knows they want a self-hosted Wordpress blog and wants detailed instructions for installing and setting up a Wordpress blog.
  • This course is NOT FOR someone who wants free webspace at Wordpress .com. This course is about the self-hosted version of Wordpress which you install at your web-hosting account.
  • This course is NOT FOR people who are Wordpress experts.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Intro Videos
04:42

This lecture contains information about the Udemy interface settings and optimizing them for your specific playback device to give you the optimal experience from this course.

04:53

It often helps to know a bit about the lecturer behind the course. For those who are curious, here's some background information about me, and what I believe I can offer you.

08:24

My Udemy courses are going to form a complete guide to starting, growing and running an online business successfully. This lecture explains how the first few courses fit into the overall plan.

01:38

This lecture introduces the course and explains what you'll learn from it.

02:04

If you need help while taking this course, you'll find how to get it in this lecture.

02:38

Reviews benefit both lecturers and the wider Udemy audience. This lecture explains how to leave a review. If you do, thanks in advance. :)

03:33

This lecture describes our policy regarding affiliate links within our courses.

Section 2: Choosing A Domain Name [Crash Course]
01:48

This lecture introduces the "Domain Name Essentials" crash course. I want you to know how to brainstorm and choose the perfect domain name for your circumstances, so I've provided an extended preview of 10 lectures from my Udemy course on the subject. You can get the full course from the bonus lecture.

05:23

What is a domain name, how do they compare to IP addresses, and why are they important? Contains two case studies from the BBC and Flickr.

06:07

Do you actually "own" a domain, or "rent" it? Who do you rent it from? Who's in charge of the domain name system? How can you find out who owns a domain? Should you use private registration services to hide your personal details? All these questions are answered in this lecture.

02:41

An introduction to the topics we'll be covering in the upcoming lectures as we brainstorm domain names.

04:56

Will your new website be a personal one, or a business one? Deciding what you will use the new domain name for will help you pick the right one.

02:34

For several reasons, a shorter domain name is better. In this lecture, the reasons are explained.

05:54

Great domain names are memorable, but also indicate what visitors can expect to find at the websites. This lecture uses examples of domains that successfully achieve both.

02:05

When choosing a domain name, people often ignore the ability to pronounce and spell it. This lecture explains why it's important to perform the "radio commercial" and "tell a friend" tests on any domain name you're considering registering.

02:15

A famous web giant has registered multiple mis-spellings of its domain name. Who is it, and why did they do it? Find out in this lecture.

02:21

Using slang and hyphens in domain names leads to confusion and is best avoided.

03:14

In the past, keyword-rich domains helped boost a website's search engine rankings. Does that still hold true, and, if so, should you pick a domain name with keywords in it?

00:58

A summary of the "Domain Name Essentials" crash course, and what to do next if you'd like the full course.

Section 3: Choosing A Web Host [Crash Course]
02:12

This lecture introduces the "Web-Host Essentials" crash course. I want you to know how to properly choose a web-host, so I've provided an extended preview of 10 lectures from my Udemy course on the subject. You can get the full course from the bonus lecture.

00:48

As this is a comprehensive beginner's course, we're starting at the very beginning with an explanation of what web-hosting is.

03:01

Why do you need a web-host? Wouldn't it be easier to host your files on your own computer? Perhaps not...

03:05

From free hosting (in 1996) to three dedicated servers at the same time, find out why I can help you choose a web-host based on experience.

02:44

There are only a few different types of web-hosting accounts. This lecture introduces them, then the other lectures in this section explain them in greater detail.

03:47

A detailed description of what a shared web-hosting account is, its advantages and disadvantages.

01:53

A detailed description of what a reseller web-hosting account is, its advantages and disadvantages.

01:07

A detailed description of what a VPS (Virtual Private Server) web-hosting account is, its advantages and disadvantages.

01:50

A detailed description of what a dedicated web-hosting account is, its advantages and disadvantages.

04:42

A detailed description of what a cloud web-hosting account is, its advantages and disadvantages.

02:42

If you have special hosting requirements, it may help you decide on which type of hosting account you require.

00:26

A summary of the "Web-Hosting Essentials" crash course, and what to do next if you'd like the full course.

Section 4: Purchasing And Linking The Domain Name To The Web Host
01:08

An introduction to what we're going to do in this section, from learning why it's best to have a separate web-host and domain name registrar, to signing up for web hosting and a domain name, to linking the domain name to the web-host.

02:42

I think it's very important to have a separate web-host and domain name registrar. Why? Find out in this lecture.

04:50

In this lecture we register for a domain name. I explain what domain name I'm registering and why before walking you through the process of registering a domain name.

03:24

In this lecture we buy web-hosting. I've chosen a standard shared web-hosting provider who host over 2-million websites worldwide. I walk you through the process of signing up for an account.

03:15

In this lecture we find out our web-host's name-servers and input that information at our domain name register. You'll see how the registrar's holding page is changed to the web-host's holding page as the DNS propagates. When the web-host's holding page appears, it means we can start building our website!

01:07

A summary of what you've learned in this section, from why you should have a separate web-host and domain name registrar, to buying web-hosting and a domain name, to pointing the domain name to the web-host by updating the domain name's name-server records.

3 questions

The first fiendishly difficult quiz!

Section 5: Installing Wordpress
01:44

An introduction to this section where we'll be installing Wordpress in several different ways. We'll use three different auto-installers as well as install Wordpress manually.

06:57

Bluehost have their own Wordpress auto-installer called "WordpressTools". In this lecture we use WordpressTools to install a copy of Wordpress, and I give my verdict on the auto-installer.

08:38

Also available at Bluehost is "Mojo Marketplace". In this lecture we install Wordpress using Mojo Marketplace and see how it compares to the WordpressTools installer.

04:40

Installatron is another auto-installer for Wordpress which I have access to at a different web-host. In this lecture we install Wordpress using Installatron and compare the installer to the other ones we used in the previous lectures.

06:46

In Part One of installing Wordpress manually, we download the Wordpress zip archive from Wordpress, then use the File Manager interface to upload and extract the zip file.

06:24

In Part Two of installing Wordpress manually, we create a MySQL database and user, add the user to the database with full permissions and edit the Wordpress config file via the File Manager to add the database information. We then install Wordpress manually.

06:04

What is FTP, what does it do, how does it work, what are the common Windows FTP clients, how do you install them, how do you connect to a web-host's server and what Mac alternatives are there? All these questions are answered in this lecture!

02:44

In Part Three of installing Wordpress manually, we look at using FTP software to upload the files to our web-host as an alternative to using the File Manager interface in a web-browser.

01:57

A summary of the different ways in which we installed Wordpress in this section.

4 questions

The second fiendishly difficult quiz!

Section 6: First Steps With Wordpress
01:02

After installing Wordpress successfully in the previous section, we take our first steps with using Wordpress in this section.

02:44

Where do you log-in to the Wordpress admin dashboard? It's important to know!

06:21

Wordpress installs generate some clutter such as an example post, page and comment. We sort out the clutter in this lecture, resulting in a clean Wordpress installation.

09:44

In this lecture we look at the difference between Wordpress pages and post. We then go on to create a Wordpress page and cover such topics as editing the permalinks and creating a menu.

06:48

After creating our first Wordpress page, we create our first post, including an explanation of the WYSIWYG editor, uploading and adding an image, creating a new category and deciding whether or not to accept comments.

05:56

To change the "look and feel" of a blog, you can change the theme. In this lecture we look at the Wordpress theme directory, choose and activate a new theme and look at the various theme customisation options. We also delete themes we don't want, to save space and avoid having to update them.

02:41

To change the "look and feel" of a blog, you can change the theme. In this lecture we look at the Wordpress theme directory, choose and activate a new theme and look at the various theme customisation options. We also delete themes we don't want, to save space and avoid having to update them.

04:26

As an introduction to Wordpress plugins, we use a favourite of mine to change the page where you log in to Wordpress. We search for the plugin in the Wordpress directory of plugins, install it and customise it to make our Wordpress installation more secure.

01:54

A summary of this section which included logging in to Wordpress, cleaning up the default installation, creating a page, a menu, changing the permalink structure, creating a post, a category, changing the theme and installing a plugin.

6 questions

Fiendishly Difficult Quiz 3!

Section 7: The Next Steps...
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Instructor Biography

Neil and Linda Shearing, InternetSuccess.com. Creators of info-products since 1997!

"The content of this course is super informative and comprehensive. The instructor is one of the best. His delivery is great and understandable. A commendable instructor! Thank You." (Juliette Barredo, Feb 2016, "Setup + Install Wordpress" student)

"Neil is one of the best instructors I have experienced on the UDEMY platform. His courses are clear, concise, comprehensive, and very well thought out. I look forward to more content from this very talented instructor." (Ray Carman, Feb 2016, "Setup + Install Wordpress" student)

"A very knowledgeable instructor with great teaching skills." (Jolanta Jeanneney, Feb 2016, "Free Wordpress Blog Or Paid Webhost? [Wordpress .com v .org] student).


Since selling his first ebook online in 1997, Neil has enjoyed helping online entrepreneurs by producing simple, "how to" guides and products covering almost every facet of "Internet marketing" from Adsense and Wordpress to Info-publishing and SEO.

As a former scientist with a Ph.D. in breast cancer research, Neil's expertise is in distilling complex problems into workable solutions. Whether you're brand new to Internet marketing or are successfully generating income and profits online, let's work together to boost your Internet success!

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