Start A Blog from Scratch (Self-Hosted Blog Tutorial)

A Step by Step Guide to Starting A Self-Hosted Blog using WordPress
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

Learn How To Start A Self-Hosted Blog Using WordPress...

A Step by Step Tutorial for Beginners!

I will guide you through the entire process of setting up your blog using WordPress, including how to setup hosting and domain name, install WordPress, add content and everything else you might need to know!

Why Take This Course?

  • Learn To Start Your Own Blog in Less Than 1 Hour
  • The Blog Will Be Fully Responsive (Mobile Friendly)
  • I Will Share A Coupon Which Gets Your First Month Hosting For 1 Penny!
  • Learn To Create A Logo For Free!
  • Using Most Up To Date Version of WordPress (unlike some others here on Udemy)
  • Get A Certificate of Completion
  • All Lectures Are Downloadable
  • I have got 6+ Years experience of working with WordPress
  • I own 2 different websites which combined have taught thousands of people how to create websites and start blogs using WordPress
  • This course is 100% FREE to enroll and always will be!
  • I always respond to my students questions!

There are a total of 16 Lectures (plus an intro and an outro) over a total of 55 Minutes.

Don't worry if all you have you used your computer for so far is sending and receiving emails... by following this course I can almost guarantee that you will be able to start a blog using WordPress... and another thing... It will be awesome!

Not only will you learn to start a blog, step by step but I have also included a link to another video of mine which will show you how to make a logo for free!

So go ahead and enroll today and let's start a WordPress Blog... TOGETHER!


What are the requirements?

  • The only things you really need are: about 2 hours time, a willingness to learn and about $13 (for hosting and a domain name).

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Start An Amazing Self-Hosted Blog using WordPress.
  • Create Amazing Looking Pages and Blog Posts.
  • Have The Skills To Edit Their New Blog.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone looking to start a blog.
  • This course is for anyone looking to get more customers for their business.
  • This course is for anyone who wants to learn WordPress.
  • This course is for beginners and intermediate students.
  • This course is literally for almost ANYONE!
  • This course is NOT for people wanting to learn HTML or CSS coding.
  • This course is NOT for people wanting to start a FREE blog (checkout if you are!)

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.


Section 1: Course Introduction / Blog Overview

In this lecture I will introduce you to my course and show you the type of blog we will be creating throughout the course.

Section 2: The Main Check-List

In this lecture I will cover the main steps we will be following throughout the course along with any costs involved. Don't worry, it will actually cost less than $13 to get started.

Section 3: Registering A Domain Name and Web Hosting

In this lecture I will cover registering a domain name and web hosting for our new blog.

Section 4: Logging into CPanel and Installing WordPress

In this lecture I will cover logging into what is known as the "HostGator CPanel" and then installing WordPress.

Section 5: Logging into WordPress and Changing Password

In this lecture I will cover logging into WordPress for the first time and also how to change our password.

Section 6: Changing Our WordPress Theme (So Simple Theme)

In this lecture I will cover how to change our WordPress theme to the Free "SoSimple WordPress Theme" for blogging.

Section 7: Deleting The Demo Content

In this lecture I will cover how to delete certain content from WordPress, including pages, posts and plugins.

Section 8: Customizing Our Theme

In this lecture I will be covering how to customize the SoSimple theme.

Section 9: Adding Pages (About & Contact)

In this lecture I will cover how to add different pages on WordPress, including our "About Page" and our "Contact Page".

Section 10: Creating and Assigning A Custom Menu

In this lecture I will cover how to create and assign custom menus on WordPress.

Section 11: Adding Contact Form to Contact Page (using Plugin)

In this lecture I will cover how to add a contact form to our contact page that we added earlier.

Section 12: Changing The Sidebar (Widget Areas)

In this lecture I will cover how to change our blogs sidebar using what are known as "WordPress Widgets".

Section 13: Adding Images to Sidebar and Widget Areas

In this lecture I will cover how to add images to our blogs sidebar and other widget areas.

Section 14: Adding Our Actual Blog Posts

In this lecture I will cover how to add actual blog posts to our blog. Our blog posts will include titles, text, headings (text), images and video.

Section 15: Global Comments Settings and Social Share Buttons

In this lecture I will cover how to change the global comments settings along with how to add share buttons to our blog.

Section 16: WordPress NOT Updating Right Away?

In this lecture I will cover what to do if WordPress is NOT updating right away, this method should work 9 times out of 10!

Section 17: Congratulations!!

In this lecture we will recap what we have done.


I just want to personally say thank-you in this lecture, plus I have a free download for you as well. You can get access to it over at

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Instructor Biography

Martie Dread, I love teaching people!

I am a 28 year old, self taught web designer and teacher from the North of Ireland!

My hobbies include, web design animation, beatboxing and being social but my number one hobby is teaching people new tricks!

I have been building websites both personally and professionally for more than 6 years and all of the information contained in my training videos has been learned through trial and error by yours truly!

My website letsbuildwp (.com) has helped nearly 3 thousand people build a website and I am hoping I can double than number (at least) by utilizing Udemy!

I look forward to helping you create a website or blog that you can be proud of!

Until Next Time,
Martie Dread.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask - I will always do my best to help my students personally.

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