The Ultimate Guide to WordPress for Beginners

By the end of this course, you will be experienced and confident in your abilities to use WordPress.
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  • Lectures 34
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 6/2013 English

Course Description

 This course is designed to help the new user get used to all the functionality offered in WordPress. 

This course is filled with detailed screencasts that show you step by step how to install, configure, and use WordPress.

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone who is looking to learn WordPress from an experienced WordPress educator
  • Anyone who is looking to learn how to build, manage and maintain a website using the WordPress platform
  • Business owners with a limited budget who need to get a website online
  • If you have a WordPress website already and are looking to learn how to use WordPress

Materials Included:

Over 30 screencast videos showing you in detail how to :

  1. Use all the aspects of the WordPress dashboard
  2. Create content
  3. Create custom menus
  4. Basics on domains and hosting from a 15 yr veteran of that space.
  5. Quizzes are included in the course to reinforce what you have learned
  6. How to manage your images
  7. How to update your WordPress website
  8. Beginning in August 2013, weekly Live sessions where you can get your WordPress questions answered!

What are the requirements?

  • None

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course , you will be able to install, configure and manage WordPress to power your personal or business website

Who is the target audience?

  • New users to WordPress, Small business owners

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: Introduction to WordPress
In this lesson, we will find out what WordPress is and why you want to use it to power your website.
In this video we discus the different options available to you for using WordPress
This lesson will give you a good understanding on domain names and shared hosting, both of which you'll need if you want a self hosted WordPress site
Section 1 Quiz
10 questions
Section 2: Installing WordPress
A quick run through on setting up a site
getting you prepared to upload and install WordPress onto your own shared hosting webspace.
FTP WordPress to your hosting space
Finish off the install and log into WordPress for the first time.
Section 2 Quiz
4 questions
Section 3: The WordPress Dashboard
A quick overview of the WordPress dashboard
An in-depth look at the General Settings section of the WordPress dashboard
The Writing Setting of the Dashboard
Continue on with the Setting section of the dashboard, this video focuses on the Reading section
The Discussion Settings of the dashboard
The media settings of the WordPress dashboard
How to set your permalinks for your WordPress site
Section 3 Quiz
5 questions
Section 4: Users and Roles
Adding new users to your site and determining their role
Section 5: Creating Content
Introduction to creating content in WordPress
Learn how to create and publish Posts
the visual editor, where you will create your content

Creating categories and tags for your content and how they differ

Creating static pages in WordPress
quick and easy content management using the quick edit feature
Section 5 Quiz
5 questions
Section 6: Managing Media
How to add images and media to your content
How to create image galleries and embed video in WordPress
Section 7: Menus
build a simple menu for your website
Use WordPress custom menu functionality to build menus for your site
Section 8: Themes
What is a theme , free themes and how to install them
a look at the difference between free and premium themes as well as some resources
Section 9: Plugins
What is a plugin and where do I find them?
Premium Plugins
Section 10: Site Management
Updating WordPress Core, Plugins and Themes
Congratulations and Conclusion

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Instructor Biography

Al Davis, WordPress Educator- College Level

When not at his day job in the hosting industry, Al teaches WordPress at a Toronto, Ont college and also does corporate WordPress training. As a freelance web developer, he is always busy building sites on the WordPress platform. All this leaves him very little time to ride his Harley and watch NFL football.

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