WordPress for Beginners: Master WordPress Websites in 2017
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Create your own Wordpress website: no experience, programming, or coding necessary. Join our complete WordPress course!
4.6 (291 ratings)
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6,017 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Build your own beautiful website using WordPress.
  • Design your WordPress website the way you imagine.
  • Host and publish your website in an inexpensive and secure way.
  • Customize your WordPress website for any purpose of yours - whether it's a blog, a portfolio to show off your work, or an e-commerce site to sell your products or services.
  • You will know how to design pages, menus, sidebars, footers, and create a professional and modern website.
  • You will know how to find and install themes.
  • You will know how to find and install plugins.
  • You will know how to back up your WordPress website in case of emergency.
  • You will know how to get your website found by search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
  • You will know how to set up email opt-in forms throughout your website.
  • You will know how to increase social sharing of your posts and pages with free plugins.
  • You will know how to set up comments and contact pages, while blocking spam.
  • You will know how to speed up your website with caching plugins.
  • You will know how to make your website secure and protected from hackers.
  • You will know how to set up a membership and / or e-commerce site.
  • And if there is anything you don't learn from the course and want to learn, you can always ask the instructor Phil for help!
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Requirements
  • You don't need any experience with Wordpress or with building a website.
  • You will need a working computer and a modern browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
  • You will need internet access to watch the lessons online, or can download them on your computer for playback.
  • You don't need any experience with programming languages like HTML or CSS.
  • You don't need to purchase hosting or pay for anything to follow along and practice building a website yourself. I'll show you in the course how to practice building a WordPress website for free.
Description

You're here because you want to create your own WordPress websites, right? 

This is the perfect place to start. This complete course is designed for beginners like you who have never built a WordPress website (or any website for that matter). 

WordPress is the perfect tool for creating a fully customized website for any purpose. Whether you want to create a blog,  a personal portfolio, or a business website to sell your products and services, you can do it with WordPress.

While WordPress might seem scary from the outside, once you get started, it's fairly intuitive. Everything from hosting to installing a theme, then actually building your first pages can be learned in the first few lessons of this course.

With this course, you don't need to actually pay for hosting to practice with WordPress. I'll show you how to create a free temporary site so you can follow along. 

Why learn from me?

I've been building WordPress websites for years. Just like you, there was a time when I was a complete newbie! I was honestly scared of starting a WordPress website because it seemed so daunting. 

Now I love WordPress! I wouldn't recommend using any other web-building tool.

I still remember what it is like to be a beginner, and I've kept that in mind while creating this entire course. I walk you through every process step-by-step to make sure you understand things clearly. And if there is ever anything that is confusing, just let me know and I'll create more lessons that explain or walk you through myself.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • You will learn how to build your own beautiful website using WordPress.
  • You will learn how to design your WordPress website the way you imagine.
  • You will be able to customize your WordPress website for any purpose of yours - whether it's a blog, a portfolio to show off your work, or an e-commerce site to sell your products or services.
  • You will learn how to host and publish your website in an inexpensive and secure way.
  • You will know how to design pages, menus, sidebars, footers, and create a professional and modern website.
  • You will know how to find and install themes.
  • You will know how to find and install plugins.
  • You will know how to back up your WordPress website in case of emergency.
  • You will know how to get your website found by search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
  • You will know how to set up email opt-in forms throughout your website.
  • You will know how to increase social sharing of your posts and pages with free plugins.
  • You will know how to set up comments and contact pages, while blocking spam.
  • You will know how to speed up your website with caching plugins.
  • You will know how to make your website secure and protected from hackers.
  • You will know how to set up a membership and / or e-commerce site.

DESIGN A SITE THAT WORKS FOR YOU:

No matter what your goal is with your WordPress website, I want to make sure you're able to achieve those goals. That's what I promise to help you out with.

PLUGINS YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • JetPack
  • Google Analyticator
  • Google Analytics Dashboard
  • Backup Buddy
  • BackUp WordPres
  • VaultPress
  • All in One SEO Pack
  • Yoast SEO
  • Google XML Sitemaps
  • W3 Total Cache
  • WP Super Cache
  • SumoMe
  • MailPoet
  • Optin Monster
  • LeadPages
  • OptimizePress
  • Share by SumoMe
  • Floating Social Icons
  • Akismet
  • Disqus
  • Contact Form 7
  • Fast Secure Contact Forms
  • PrettyLink
  • Redirection
  • Editorial Calendar
  • Sucuri
  • WordFence Security
  • many more!

Who is this WordPress course for?

This course is for anyone brand new to creating WordPress websites. If you have never built a website before, great. If you've built a website on another platform like Wix, Weebly, GoDaddy, or others, that's fine too. This course is not for people trying to learn to code a custom Website. In this course, we'll learn how to use the thousands of themes and plugins already out there to design our own custom websites.

With our 30-day 100% money-back guarantee, there's no reason to hesitate. Enroll now, try it out, and see if you like the course!

I can't wait to help you build your own WordPress website!

Cheers,

Phil

Who is the target audience?
  • You are someone who wants to build a website for your business, hobby, or personal life.
  • You want a website that can be fully customized, but done so easily.
  • You want someone to walk you through the entire process of creating a WordPress website from the very beginning to publishing.
  • You also want help designing a website that works, that is modern, and the viewers will love.
  • You are NOT someone who wants to build your own custom WordPress themes (this is not a WordPress development course)
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Curriculum For This Course
100 Lectures
07:32:10
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Introduction to WordPress
11 Lectures 38:00

Welcome to the WordPress for Beginners course. In this video, we'll go over how this course is set up so that you're ready to dive in and start learning in the next lessons.

Preview 02:52

Learn what type of WordPress we'll be using in this course.

Preview 01:23

Understand the difference between starting a website with Desktop Server or hosting with a web host like BlueHost.

Preview 02:37

If you want to get started with WordPress for free, ServerPress is a great way to do it. It creates a 'local' website that only you can see. But you can still practice with it, and eventually publish it to a 'live' hosted website.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Preview 06:20

In this article, I'll share some of the best options for hosting your WordPress website. I'll also include links to step-by-step tutorials for installing WordPress with each of those hosting options.

Of course, I'll show you how to do this using BlueHost in the following video lesson. But I also wanted to include guides for the other popular hosts.

Preview 01:13

To build a WordPress website that is live for the world to see, you'll need to purchase hosting. WordPress hosting can be purchased from a number of websites from BlueHost or HostGator or even GoDaddy. We'll walk through how to start a WordPress website when hosting with BlueHost in this website. 

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Preview 05:59

Once you have your WordPress website set up either with ServerPress on your own website or hosted with hosting like BlueHost, it's time to understand how WordPress works. In this lesson, we'll cover the WordPress dashboard so you begin to understand the different menus and options.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Preview 06:06

The first thing you should do after setting up your hosting and WordPress environment, is install a theme. A WordPress theme is the 'look and feel' of your site. There are thousands of free themes available from WordPress. And there are thousands of premium themes that can be purchased and installed.

We'll cover how to find and install both free and premium themes for WordPress in this lesson. There are themes that help you set up any kind of website: business, portfolio, e-commerce, membership, course, blog, etc.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Preview 06:34

Download the practice images and files we'll be using throughout this course.

Download the Course Project Files
00:24

Many of you will be using WordPress to create a website that isn't just for blogging. But WordPress automatically sets the home page of your WordPress site to be your blog. In this lesson, we'll change the home page from the blog page to a 'static' page that you can design however you'd like.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Preview 04:09

Still having issues?

Having Issues with ServerPress?
00:21
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WordPress Basics - Build Your First Site
15 Lectures 01:02:46

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to edit a page - using the page editor to add text and images to any page. You'll also learn how to change the site title and subtitle. We'll be working on the home page in this lesson.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Editing a Page & Changing the Site Title
17:05

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to create a custom menu with only the links you want. You'll learn how to add and delete links to specific pages that are on your site - or even linking out to pages that are not on your own website. We'll even learn how to create sub-menus.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

How to Set Up Your Custom Menu
05:41

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to make your site 'live' for the world to see.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Publish Your Website - Make it Live
01:41

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add new blog posts. You'll learn how to add content to your blog post, and how to add text lists, align images, and much more.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Writing a New Post & Organizing Your Blog
09:12

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to customize the blog 'archive' page of your website. You can choose to show just excerpts or the full content of your articles.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Blog Page Design - Excerpts vs Full Content
01:00

In this lesson, you'll learn the do's and don'ts of using headings in your website to improve SEO and readability of your pages and posts.

How to Properly Use Headings in your Posts
00:38

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add videos to your pages or posts. These videos can comes from YouTube, Vimeo, or anywhere else that gives you an embed code. You'll learn how to change the size of your video embeds, and customize their appearance.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

How to Add Videos to a Post or Page
03:44

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to edit the sidebar with different widgets. This sidebar is a common part of your website that appears on any page or post that you want it to appear on. It's a great way to direct new visitors to other pages or opt-in forms if they come directly to your website post or page from a web search.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Design Your Sidebar with Widgets
04:47

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add images to your sidebar using custom HTML. You'll even learn how to resize and link out photos using HTML code.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Add Images to the Sidebar Using HTML
04:58

Important note for people using ServerPress.

PLEASE READ THIS if you are using ServerPress
00:26

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add a dynamic Facebook like widget that has a 'like counter' and encourages website visitors to like your Facebook Page.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Add a Facebook Like Widget to the Sidebar
02:27

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to change the site icon, which is the little logo that appears at the top of any web browser. I'll even show you where you can find free icons to use.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Change Your Site Icon / Favicon
01:47

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add a site icon if your theme doesn't have an option for adding it. We'll install and activate a plugin to do this.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Change Your Site Icon with a Plugin
02:25

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to make your site responsive so it appears properly on mobile devices. To do this, we'll check if the theme is already responsive. If not, we'll use a plugin to make your WordPress site responsive.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Make Your Website Responsive - Easy to View for Mobile Viewers
03:27

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to change the footer information.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Customize the Footer Information
03:28
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Essential WordPress Plugins
15 Lectures 01:17:41

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to find, install, and activate plugins. Plugins are a very important part of making a WordPress website work the way you want it to work. They can do any number of things from protecting, speeding up, beautifying, and much more. 

You'll learn how to find and install safe plugins that actually work.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

How to Find, Install, and Activate a Plugin
07:19

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to install a WordPress plugin that backs up your website. You can set it up to automatically back up your website on a set schedule. This is a smart thing to do to make sure you can get your website back up and running if for some reason it crashes.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Back Up Your Website - Automatically and For Free
04:48

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to protect your website from hackers and malicious files using the WordFence plugin. 

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Secure Your Website to Prevent Hackers and Malicious Files
04:51

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to make your website more SEO friendly with plugins. To help Google, Bing, and other search engines find your site and articles, you'll need to provide an XML sitemap to them. You can do this with different plugins.

The plugin I show you in this lesson also helps you right SEO-friendly pages and blog articles.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

SEO Plugins that Help Your Site Rank in Google Search
05:37

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to speed up your website with a WordPress caching plugin. Slow websites will increase your bounce rate and decrease the amount of visitors you get to your site. So it's important to use plugins and tools to speed up your website.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Speed Up Your Website with Caching Plugins
04:33

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to view Google Analytics right on your website dashboard. I compare two different Google Analytic plugins.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

View the Analytics of Your Site
05:06

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to block comment and contact form spam with the Akistmet plugin. I recently read that over 75% of all blog comments are spam comments. If you don't have a plugin that blocks these comments, you and your website visitors are at risk.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Block Comment and Contact Form Spam
03:13

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to change the commenting system on WordPress. Different plugins do different things, including allowing people to comment after signing in from different social media or email accounts.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

WordPress Commenting Systems
05:07

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to create a contact form that is secure.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Secure Contact Forms That Block the Spammers
07:07

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to redirect website urls using custom link shortening for your WordPress site. For example, you can take a long URL (either from your site or from anywhere) and 'mask' it with a short memorable link that starts with your own domain name.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Link Redirecting and Shortening with PrettyLink
02:58

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add an editorial calendar which can make scheduling blog content much easier and more efficient.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Add an Editorial Calendar to Your Site
02:00

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to start getting email subscribers for free. This is a very important part of any website. I'll show you how to get started for free.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Create Email Opt-Ins for Free - SO IMPORTANT
10:58

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add social sharing buttons to your blog posts or pages. These buttons can help your website get more traction in the social media world.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Add Social Sharing Buttons to Increase Sharing
06:51

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add a welcome mat for free to your website. This 'welcome mat' appears when people visit your site as a full screen page that asks for them to opt-in to your email list.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Add a Welcome Mat to Increase Opt-Ins
03:23

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn three different ways to increase opt-ins using the Sumo plugin.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

3 More Ways to Increase Opt-ins with Sumo
03:50
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Design a Professional Website that Works
5 Lectures 30:04

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn more about the theoretical side of designing a website. You'll learn the most important pages to have, especially for business websites. In this section, we'll be looking at my own website as well as other popular websites that are working.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

What Pages Do You Need?
08:42

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to design a home page that actually does what a home page should do. You'll learn about different things that a home page can do, and how to make sure you design your home so it succeeds.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

How to Design a Home Page that Works
08:54

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to create a Start Here (aka About) page that not only explains who you are and what your website is about, but it will also direct new visitors to other pieces of content that you highly recommend.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

The Start Here Page (aka About Page)
06:15

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add a resources page, that can be one of the most helpful pages on your website for visitors. It can also be one of the highest revenue-driving pages of your site.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

The Resources Page - A Visitor Favorite that Drives Revenue
05:39

In this lesson, I share some sample Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions pages for you to look at.

Privacy Policies & Terms and Conditions
00:34
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Blogging to Success
5 Lectures 18:43

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to set up your home page to display your latest blog posts. We'll be doing this in different ways including just having the home page of your site set to your latest articles, and also how to use a plugin that displays your latest blog articles on any page.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Set Up a Blog-Based Home Page
07:16

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn the importance of writing epic blog content - quality of content over quantity of blog articles.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

How to Write Epic Blog Content - that People Will LOVE
05:32

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to set up the permalinks of your site so that they are SEO friendly.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Set Up Your Permalinks - to Make Your Site More SEO Friendly
01:09

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to use tags and categories properly. At the end of the day, use these to improve usability of your website. You'll also learn about a common misconception about using tags and categories for SEO purposes.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Using Tags & Categories - THE RIGHT WAY
03:24

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to schedule posts for a future release date. This is great for batch-producing content for your website.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Scheduling Posts to Go Live Later On - Great for Batch Producing Content
01:22
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Set Up an E-commerce Business Website
4 Lectures 30:04

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to set up a membership website using a plugin. This plugin can be used with any theme to create a WordPress membership site.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Create a Membership Site on WordPress Using Free Plugins
08:07

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn an easy way to sell digital or even physical products and services. We'll learn how to display your products on your WordPress site.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Sell Digital Products on Your Website with GumRoad
05:56

If you are collecting any information from your users (email addresses, credit cards, etc), it's important to have an SSL certificate for your website that proves to your users that your site is secure.

SSL Certificates - Secure & Encrypt User Data
04:37

Let's dive into the different sales funnels that I'm using to grow my own business.

CASE STUDY: Set Up Sales Funnels that Work
11:24
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Important WordPress Tips & Tricks
9 Lectures 30:13

Here's how you update WordPress itself.

Preview 00:19

In this lesson, I'll show you how to create a new development site with Desktop Server.

How to Create Multiple Sites with Desktop Server
01:53

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to edit image size and crop right within WordPress.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Editing Images to a Custom Size Right in WordPress
03:10

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add a Google Map to your website. We'll learn how to do this in two ways - one using Google Maps and the other using a plugin. This is a great idea for business websites with a physical location.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Easily Add a Google Map to Your Website
06:04

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add a slider to your website. This is great for opt-in forms or other important content that you want to direct your website visitors to.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Add a Slider to Your Website - Perfect for Opt-In Forms!
05:29

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to customize the WordPress dashboard with only the widgets you would like.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Customize the WordPress Dashboard with the Widgets You Want
01:30

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add a background image to your website, including where to find images that work well for backgrounds - for free!

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Add a Background to Your Website +where to find great free background images
02:52

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to create and edit a child theme, which is so important for professional websites.

Create a Child Theme - What is it? When do you use it? Why do you use it?
08:44

Here's another way to speed up your website with step-by-step instructions.

Make Your Site Faster with W3 Total Cache + CloudFlare
00:11
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One-Page Website Demonstration
8 Lectures 34:36

In this section of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to create and design a one-page website. These types of websites are very popular now and are great for personal websites or business websites. With this style of website, everything is basically on one page - making it easy for a visitor to find everything they need about you or your business.

In this lesson, we'll be installing the one-page theme that we'll be working on throughout this section.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Design a Modern One-Page Website
01:51

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to set the home and blog pages.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Create the New Home & Blog Page
01:07

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn about adding different blocks to the home page using this theme.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Adding Blocks to the Home Page
07:00

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add and edit the 'services' block, which explains what you or your business provide.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Add and Edit the Services Block
04:22

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add the employee block, including how to add images that look good together.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Add and Edit the Employee Block
02:56

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add the facts block. This lesson also shows you how to customize the background color and size of this block - which can also be applied to other blocks in this theme.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Add and Edit the Facts Block with a Custom Background and Size
05:18

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add a testimonial block with a a background image and custom text colors.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Add a Testimonial Block and Customize the Text Colors
04:28

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to customize the header image that appears on other pages of your website.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Customize the Header and Menus
07:34
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Portfolio Website Demonstration - Great for Photographers and Artists
9 Lectures 30:03

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to design a portfolio website using a new theme that looks amazing for photographers and other 'visual' artists who want to display their work on their WordPress website.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

How to Install a Great Theme for Portfolios
01:42

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to update the site title, subtitle, and logo for this portfolio themed website.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Design Your Website Title and Logo
06:06

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add a home page slider for this theme that links to 'sticky' blog posts.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Editing the Home Page Slider
04:34

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add contact info to the header of this portfolio theme.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Add Contact Info to the Header
01:41

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to add social media icons to your header.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Add Social Media Icons to the Header
01:37

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to customize your website menu.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Customize the Main Menu
00:58

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to create a beautiful gallery of images on your home page.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Design Your Home Page 'Gallery'
04:05

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to create a tile mosaic gallery on any page or post using the Jetpack plugin.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Create a Tile Mosaic Gallery (great for any WordPress theme)
05:50

In this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course, you'll learn how to edit the footer copyright information for this theme. NOTE, this is only how you do it for this theme and I urge you to be careful when editing the PHP files of this or any theme. Messing this up can result in a crashed website.

That's what you'll learn in this lesson of the WordPress for Beginners course - where we help you create your first WordPress website.

Edit the Footer Copyright Information
03:30
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:55

Wow! You did it! You completed the WordPress for Beginners course. I hope you truly enjoyed the course and learned a lot!

Thank You
00:55
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About the Instructor
Phil Ebiner
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My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

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I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.


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