The Ultimate Guide to WordPress for Beginners
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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.
4.2 (49 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
528 students enrolled
Created by Al Davis
Last updated 6/2013
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course , you will be able to install, configure and manage WordPress to power your personal or business website
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 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!
Who is the target audience?
  • New users to WordPress, Small business owners
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Curriculum For This Course
34 Lectures
Introduction to WordPress
4 Lectures 30:15

In this lesson, we will find out what WordPress is and why you want to use it to power your website.
Preview 04:42

In this video we discus the different options available to you for using WordPress or

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
Preview 14:42

Section 1 Quiz
10 questions
Installing WordPress
4 Lectures 19:45
A quick run through on setting up a site
Setting up a site

getting you prepared to upload and install WordPress onto your own shared hosting webspace.
Setting up a site

FTP WordPress to your hosting space

Finish off the install and log into WordPress for the first time.
The famous 5 minute install

Section 2 Quiz
4 questions
The WordPress Dashboard
8 Lectures 43:34
A quick overview of the WordPress dashboard
The WordPress Dashboard

An in-depth look at the General Settings section of the WordPress dashboard

The Writing Setting of the Dashboard
Settings- Writing

Continue on with the Setting section of the dashboard, this video focuses on the Reading section
Preview 04:11

The Discussion Settings of the dashboard

The media settings of the WordPress dashboard
Settings- Media

How to set your permalinks for your WordPress site


Section 3 Quiz
5 questions
Users and Roles
1 Lecture 07:06
Adding new users to your site and determining their role
Creating Users and their roles
Creating Content
6 Lectures 39:27
Introduction to creating content in WordPress
Posts, Pages, Categories and Tags

Learn how to create and publish Posts
Creating Content- Getting started with the Post Screen

the visual editor, where you will create your content
Creating Posts- The Visual Editing area

Creating categories and tags for your content and how they differ

Creating Categories and Tags

Creating static pages in WordPress
Creating Pages

quick and easy content management using the quick edit feature
Quick Edit mode

Section 5 Quiz
5 questions
Managing Media
2 Lectures 11:14
How to add images and media to your content

How to create image galleries and embed video in WordPress
Image galleries and adding video
2 Lectures 13:07
build a simple menu for your website
Preview 03:42

Use WordPress custom menu functionality to build menus for your site
Creating Custom Menus
2 Lectures 21:33
What is a theme , free themes and how to install them
Introduction to Themes- Installing and Activating

a look at the difference between free and premium themes as well as some resources
Premium Themes
3 Lectures 18:55
What is a plugin and where do I find them?


Premium Plugins
Site Management
2 Lectures 04:23
Updating WordPress Core, Plugins and Themes

Congratulations and Conclusion
About the Instructor
Al Davis
4.2 Average rating
49 Reviews
528 Students
1 Course
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.