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Web Hosting Set Up and WordPress Installation For Beginners

Get Your First Website Up and Running. Set Up Web Hosting and Install WordPress in 30 Minutes. Short and Simple.
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11,928 students enrolled
Created by Chamira Young
Last updated 4/2014
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
To sign up for Hostgator web hosting and install Wordpress in a half hour or less.
To take the stress out of this web hosting and Wordpress stuff.
To help you through the unavoidable steps necessary before you get into heavy Wordpress design.
This course is designed to get those starting from scratch through the preliminary steps of getting their hosting plan and Wordpress installation ironed out. This course is kept short so as not to be overwhelming, and to get you up and running quickly.
Note: This is NOT a Wordpress design course. It's a short web hosting and Wordpress installation course, meant to simplify the process of getting started on your website journey.
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  • Pen, paper, and some form of caffeine.
  • No technical skills required.

In this introductory mini course, we walk you through the steps of (1) signing up for a basic web hosting plan through HostGator, which is required for running WordPress, and (2) installing WordPress itself.

As an added bonus, I show you how to get your first month of hosting at HostGator for a penny and a 45 day guarantee.

I occasionally get small businesses and individuals who approach me and tell me they want a website, and they want to build it themselves so they can save some money and learn the process. They don't completely understand web hosting, but they know it's something they need to have, and they ask me how to get started. How to sign up. They've usually heard about how awesome WordPress is, but are intimidated at the thought of installing it. That's who this course is intended to help.

Who is the target audience?
  • For those without a web hosting plan.
  • For individuals and small businesses starting from scratch, who need help getting their Wordpress site installed.
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Curriculum For This Course
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2 Lectures 07:07

First, we talk about if this is the correct course for you. If you need help signing up for Web Hosting and installing Wordpress, then you're in the right place!

Is This the Course for You?

In this short video, we discuss what Web Hosting and Wordpress are. It's important you understand what you're signing up for and installing before you go through the steps!

Web Hosting and WordPress Explained
Web Hosting
1 Lecture 08:35

In this quick video, we walk through the steps of signing up for HostGator.com. I also show you how to get your first month of hosting with them for a penny (and with a 45 day guarantee on that penny).

Get Web Hosting for a Penny (Coupon Included)
Installing Wordpress
2 Lectures 05:54

In this tutorial, we walk through the steps of installing Wordpress.

Wordpress "QuickInstall"

In this quick video, I show you how to access your Wordpress dashboard through the log in screen.

Logging Into WordPress
Getting Started with WordPress
5 Lectures 11:54

In this tutorial, I show you how to create a new post for your Wordpress site.

Creating Your First Post

In this tutorial, I show you how to create a new page for your Wordpress site.

Creating Your First Page

Now that we have created a post and a page, I show you how to set the front (aka home page) of your website to a static page (as opposed to a post).

Configuring Your Home Page

In this video, I show you the basics of selecting a new free theme for your website, as well as browsing the many free plugins available to you.

Plugins and Themes

Congrats on finishing the course! I will now point you to a great resource that will help you further customize your Wordpress website.

The Next Step
1 Lecture 00:12
Free Website Icon Pack
About the Instructor
4.6 Average rating
245 Reviews
13,893 Students
4 Courses
Photographer, Artist, and Creative Thinker

As a fellow productivity addict, I knew from an early age that creativity would play a large part in my life. From studying at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design, to becoming an internationally recognized artist, to working as an excited graphic designer and illustrator at a book publishing company, to serving as an eager photographer, designer, and web designer at an international motorcycle magazine, my creative journey has been nothing short of thrilling.

Since then, I have to worked with clients from Detroit to Australia on projects ranging from designing websites to photographing professional boxers in the streets of New York.

I'm currently in the process of putting together more courses focusing on business and entrepreneurship for the Udemy audience.

Here's to the pursuit of creativity and entrepreneurship!

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