Starting Your First Wordpress Blog: From Idea to First Post

If you have always wanted to have your own blog, this course is for you. I will take you from idea to post in an hour!
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  • Lectures 15
  • Contents Video: 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2014 English

Course Description

If you have always wondered how to create your own website, this course is for you. In under an hour, I will take you through the entire process to get your first WordPress blog up and running.

We will start by narrowing down your ideas and deciding which one is going to be the topic of the blog. We will then determine your domain name, hosting site, and even install Wordpress once we have purchased your site. This will all lead to a brief overview of WordPress and doing things like: Installing a theme, editing your basics info, understanding the difference between a post and a page, and even publishing your first post!

This course will not turn you into a experienced web designer, but it will help you get your first blog up and running in a snap.

What are the requirements?

  • A computer
  • Internet
  • A willingness to learn

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Teach you how to take an idea and turn it into a blog
  • Find and setup a hosting system for your site
  • Install WordPress on your website
  • Determine the best domain name for your site
  • Decide what your blog topic will be
  • Install a theme and update basic information on WordPress
  • Write and publish your first post

What is the target audience?

  • New bloggers
  • People looking to start a blog
  • People looking to build a website
  • Business owners
  • Small business owners
  • Marketers
  • Online marketers
  • People new to the Internet
  • Anyone willing to learn a new skill

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: Course Introduction
01:48

This video will explain what we will be learning in this course and who should be taking it.

Section 2: Idea
05:11

Before we hop into the world of blogging, we have to decide what we are going to be blogging about. This video walks you through some questions you need to ask yourself in regards to topic and also shows you the process I use to determine a blog topic.

02:58

Do you want to blog, but have no writing talent? This video explains why that is not an issue.

04:06

Ah! The all important domain name. Find out my tips for choosing the perfect one for your new blog.

Section 3: Technical Side Set-Up
06:40

When it comes to a great website, you have to have great hosting! Hosting is the place you store your website. This video explains a little more and also shows you some great options:

FatCow

BlueHost

GoDaddy

HostGator

DreamHost

04:29

Once you have purchased a hosting service, you are going to need to purchase a domain name. This video shows you how to purchase one through Fatcow and it also shows you how to purchase it from GoDaddy and transfer it over to Fatcow.

02:52

If you decided to use Fatcow as your hosting service, this video will show you the basics of the dashboard. I will briefly walkthrough the links you will need and why you will need them.

02:46

Since we don't know how to code a website, we are going to need to use a content management system to create our blog. This video walks you through how to install Wordpress onto your new site.

01:29

This video will show you how to access the backend of your Wordpress website.

03:35

Now that we have Wordpress installed on our site, we need to know the basics of the CMS. This video takes you through the basics of what Wordpress has to offer.

Section 4: Site Design and Posts
03:46

Instead of learning how to use CSS and HTML, we are going to use pre-designed themes to create our new blog. There are over 1000 to choose from and we can make these themes our own with a little customization.

03:57

Before we get blogging, we need to get the basic info updated on your site. This video will show you how to do just that.

02:53

Did you know that there was a difference between a post and a page? If not, this video will explain the difference.

06:34

This maybe the most important video of this class. It takes you through all you need to know to publish your first post.

Section 5: Summary of Class and Next Steps
02:35

This video summarizes the course and provides you with my advice moving forward.

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Instructor Biography

Chris Wilkey, Amazon FBA Master

Chris Wilkey is the founder and CEO of Hosskey Consulting; a social/digital media consulting agency. Over the past five years, Chris has worked for companies such as RE/MAX, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and the Indianapolis American Marketing Association (Indy AMA) and has helped them create communities online. Chris now serves on the board of the Indy AMA and also runs a DJ company on the weekends. He is a serial entrepreneur who has a passion for helping small businesses succeed.


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