WordPress for Beginners
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WordPress for Beginners

Wordpress tutorial for beginners focusing on the essential concepts and knowledge you need to get started with WordPress
3.9 (28 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.
413 students enrolled
Created by OSTraining LLC
Published 10/2011
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Install Wordpress and find a web host
  • Navigate Wordpress
  • Create content
  • Set up a blog
  • Customize the appearance and install themes
  • Install plugins, configure a contact form plugin, and a photo gallery plugin
  • Maintain, backup, and secure your website
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This wordpress tutorial for beginners will teach you the basics of WordPress from start to finish. By the end of this wordpress online training you will have enough knowledge to create a website of your own.

This is an absolute wordpress tutorial for beginners. We start at the beginning and assume that you know nothing about Wordpress, Content Management Systems (CMS), and creating websites in general.

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals wanting to learn Wordpress best practices.
  • Business owners or employees responsible for their company's website.
  • Web designers looking to expand their service offerings by providing Wordpress sites for clients.
  • Individuals considering Wordpress for small to medium websites or for blogs.
  • Web Professionals looking to save time by learning from Wordpress experts.
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Curriculum For This Course
39 Lectures
4 Lectures 15:17

Here are the resources you'll need to make the most out of the course: Web Browser A web browser. We recommend Mozilla Firefox , Google Chrome or Apple Safari as they are generally faster and do a better job of implementing web standards than Internet Explorer. FTP Program If you don't already have…
Resources You'll Need for the Course
Setting the Foundation
5 Lectures 22:55
Picking a Web Host

One Click Installations

Manual Installations

Navigating WordPress

Setting the Foundation To help solidify the information from the last three sessions, go ahead and complete the following tasks: Choose a web host Select a web host to use and create an account with them Register your domain name File your welcome email containing account login instructions in a saf…
Activity - Setting Up the Foundation
Creating Content
6 Lectures 37:48
Organizing Posts

Creating a Post

Inserting & Formatting Text

Inserting Images, Audio and Video

Managing Content

Creating Content Set up Structure In Posts then  Categories create categories called "Photos," "Tips" and "Adventures. Under "Photos" create categories called "Sports" and "People". Create posts Using Posts then Add New create 3 posts for "Adventures" (e.g. Traveling Italy, Hiking in Yellowstone, Sk…
Activity - Creating Content
Additional Types of Content
4 Lectures 10:30
Listing Links

Adding Pages

Moderating Comments

Additional Types of Content Edit links In Links select any of the sample links that you don't intend to display, and use the bulk action to delete them. Add 4 or more links to your favorite blogs and/or other websites. Add pages In Pages replace the default text on the "About" page with your own. (F…
Activity - Additional Types of Content
Controlling Your Blog
4 Lectures 17:57



Users In Users then Your Profile enable keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation, then update your nickname and set it to be used for public display. Next, create a new user, setting the role to "Author." Log out of your main (administrator) account, and log in to the new author account you just cr…
Activity - Controlling Your Blog
Customizing Appearance
6 Lectures 22:02
What is a Theme?

Finding & Installing Themes

Theme Settings



Themes In Appearance then Background set a different background color. In Appearance then Header set a different header image, either uploading one of your own or selecting from the included options. In Appearance then Themes click on the "Install Themes" tab. Find and install one one-column theme a…
Activity - Customizing Appearance
Working with Plugins
10 Lectures 36:49
What is a Plugin?

Finding & Installing Plugins

Recent Tweets

Adding a Contact Form

Adding a Photo Gallery

Working with Plugins Let's warm up with the demo plugin. In Plugins activate the "Hello Dolly" widget. Reload the page a few times to see it in action at the top right of your screen. Next, deactivate the widget and delete it. Next, let's make it easy for readers to share your posts on their favorit…
Activity - Working with Plugins

Comment Spam


Security & Updates

Maintaining Your Website Comment Spam In Plugins activate the "Akismet" plugin. Get an Akismet API key and enter it in Plugins then Akismet Configuration to complete the setup. Backups Pause for a moment to decide on how frequently you want backups to be made of your website, whether you want them t…
Activity - Maintaining Your Website
Maintaining Your Website
0 Lectures 00:00
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