Course Updated: October 27, 2016.
This quick and dirty course will get you up and running using WordPress in under an hour.
These clear and easy-to-follow lessons are ideal for complete beginners, anyone who has a WordPress hosted website that someone else made for them, or for someone tasked with having to edit and contribute to their organization's WordPress website who has no idea where to begin.
I start from the very beginning and show you the most essential and important features of the WordPress dashboard and interface.
I'll show you how to get started making posts, pages, and managing all aspects of your WordPress hosted website so that by the end of the day today you can already add a new skill to your CV or resume and be contributing or editing your WordPress site at home or at work.
What Students Are Saying:
"If you haven't started using WordPress for your site but would like to write content for it by yourself you should take this course. Excellent, no fluff explanations and perfectly presented." -Matt S. Rinc
I have over 16 years of experience teaching students all over the world using my tried and true custom approach (turning complex information into something simple, memorable, easy-to-understand in as short amount of time as possible) to ensure that you get the most important, relevant, and useful information that can be applied immediately to your art, work, and everyday life.
New bonus lectures and resources will continue to be added and timely design advice will be provided in the discussion forum. I love to help and always respond to inquiries and discussions ASAP.
Please Note: All students who enroll in this course also will receive periodic free and discounted access to my other top-rated current and upcoming courses.
You have a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee with no questions asked so you have nothing to lose. I make myself available so you will have access to me if you have questions or need specific feedback along the way.
Empower yourself now by enrolling in this easy to follow WordPress course and join our growing learning community! Click the "Take This Course" button in the upper right corner and let's get started building your web design and content management skills today.
This lesson will introduce you to the goals and benefits of this course so you will know what to expect.
This lecture will discuss the difference between having a Wordpress blog and a Wordpress hosted website and what you need to get started creating both.
This course gets you started in WordPress from the moment you have a WordPress hosted site set up and WordPress login information. Just in case you still need to get set up, here are some helpful links and resources to point you in the right direction. Don't worry. Take your time. I'll be right here when you are ready to get started on your WordPress tour and crash course.
It seems so simple right? I'll try to keep it that way. This lesson will start you from the very beginning and show you how to login to your WordPress website.
We're in! Let me take you on a tour of the WordPress dashboard and get you oriented so you'll know where to find everything you need to be up and running in no time.
In this lesson I'll show you how to make a new post (or easily edit an existing post) and how to format text, add an image, add categories and tags, and how to publish or schedule your post. Once you know how to do this, you'll be in a very good place indeed.
Learn how to make a page and why pages are different than posts and when you might decide to use each.
Plugins will be a very important part of your WordPress website. I'll go through where to find them, how to edit them or add more, as well as some of the most important plugins you should consider using right away for your WordPress website.
Themes control the look and feel of your site. This lesson explains how to change your theme or add a new one as well as how to preview all the options.
Widgets provide more functions for your website and often work together with plugins. I'll show you the most common widgets, how to edit or change them, and how to add more for your website's needs.
Learn how to create custom menus or edit ones your website may already have.
Learn what tools are available and how to transfer or export your blogs to and from your WordPress site.
Get the rundown on what settings are available to you in the WordPress dashboard and how to use them so your website functions and looks the way you want it to.
Learn how to create or edit custom links to external sites.
Learn how to control whether someone is a subscriber, author, contributor, editor, or administrator on your site.
This quiz will cover the key takeaways from this course.
This list will give you free resources you can use in your creative projects.
This is a case study of how I chose specific colors for my own personal website based on what I know about color psychology when I was redesigning it recently.
This is a step-by-step diary of the process of completely redesigning my website in August and September of 2015. Use it to help jumpstart YOUR process and see what you need to think about before, during, and after giving your website a makeover.
If you are thinking of using the Elegant Theme Divi or any Elegant Theme in Wordpress, it's also loaded with resources and links to tutorials, podcasts, articles and more that you will find helpful.
Thank you for taking this course. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have in the discussions area or in a message!
My goal is to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
Since 2000 I have been teaching graduate and undergraduate university students and adult learners in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. I currently live and work in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) and am a Visiting Associate Professor at the brand new American University of Myanmar.
I also lead dynamic workshops and master classes locally and internationally. Recent clients include The UN's World Food Programme (Myanmar), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Mango Group (Myanmar), and The American University of Rome (Italy).
I'm an American/Portuguese multimedia artist and educator and a former tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media (2006-2016) at The American University of Rome where I also co-founded and directed its Film and Digital Media Program.
Besides teaching tens of thousands of students at Udemy and other online platforms since 2014, I'm also a Course Facilitator for the UN-mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica) through their Centre For Executive Education.
My work is exhibited internationally and online and has received a number of awards. I received my MFA from Pratt Institute in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media and also hold a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
I love taking complex topics and making them simple.
What can I help you with today?