WordPress 4 For Beginners: How To Build An Amazing Site
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WordPress 4 For Beginners: How To Build An Amazing Site

Save Your Money and Learn How to Build Your Website By Yourself Using WordPress 4.
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a Blog or a Small Business Website using WordPress
  • Create a Home Page For you WordPress Site
  • Create a Blog For you WordPress Site
  • Create a Gallery of Images For you WordPress Site
  • Create a Contact Us Page For you WordPress Site
  • Use Themes, Plugins and Widgets
  • Keep Your WordPress Site Up To Date
  • Backup Your WordPress Site Database
  • Manage Your WordPress Site Content
  • Manage Your WordPress Site Users
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  • PC or Mac Computer
  • Domain name and hosting (optional if you just want to learn WordPress)


In this course you are going to learn the basics of Wordpress 4.1 (the latest version of WordPress) by creating a fully functional website from scratch in just a few hours, even if you've never used WordPress, never built or run a site, never even created a web page before.

To follow this course you don't need to have any programming or Web design skills.

You are going to learn everything you need to start working with WordPress in a step-by-step manner. Starting with an overview of what WordPress is, why use it, we are going to move to how to download, install and configure WordPress, depending on the platform you choose.

Then we will cover how add content to our website, by writing posts, adding pages and how to work with media like images and videos.

Finally, we are going to cover how to manage our content and customize the look of our website using a custom theme.

So by the end of this course, you are going to have most of the tools you need to create any personal or professional website you have in mind.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners who have never used WordPress
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to build a blog or a website without any Programming or Web design skills.
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Curriculum For This Course
44 Lectures
1 Lecture 01:13

This course is about learning how to create a blog or a small business website using WordPress 4.1

Preview 01:13
Introduction to WordPress
3 Lectures 05:52

WordPress is an Open Source Blog engine and a Content Management System or CMS, based on PHP and MySQL

Preview 01:36

WordPress is:

  1. Free!
  2. Easy to Set Up.
  3. Easy to Extend.
  4. Easy to find by Search Engines.
  5. Easy to find Help For.
Preview 02:18

Learn the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, and their pros and cons.

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

Introduction to WordPress
1 question
Installing & Running WordPress
6 Lectures 09:30

Shared Hosting vs. WAMP vs. MAMP:

If you want publish you site to the web then the most common and the easiest way is Shared Hosting.

But if you want to install WordPress on your local computer. If you are on Windows WAMP to install WordPress, and If you are on a Mac, you can use MAMP.

Shared Hosting, WAMP or MAMP?

To Download WordPress Go to Wordpress.org / download.

Downloading WordPress

How to install and run WordPress on a Windows PC using WAMP.

Installing WordPress with WAMP


  • How to get a Domain Name and Web Hosting on GoDaddy.
  • How to Install and Run WordPress on a Shared Host.
Installing WordPress on Shared Hosting (GoDaddy)

How to install and run WordPress on a MAC using MAMP.

Installing WordPress On A Mac With MAMP
17 pages

Installing WordPress Manually On GoDaddy
16 pages

Installing & Running WordPress
1 question
Getting Started with WordPress
3 Lectures 10:47

How to access the WordPress Admin Panel.

Accessing The Dashboard

How to navigate the Dashboard or The Admin Panel.

The Dashboard

How to use the WordPress Toolbar?

The ToolBar

The Dashboard
1 question
Creating Posts
9 Lectures 18:56

Learn the difference between the two primary forms of content supported by WordPress: Posts and Pages.

Posts vs Pages

Learn How to create your first WordPress Post.

Your First Post

Learn How to Add Hyperlinks to your Posts and web Pages in WordPress.

Addling Links

Learn How to Add Images to your Posts and web Pages in WordPress.

Adding Images

Learn How to Add the More Tag that allows you to truncate posts on the index pages so that they only display a short part of the content and then when you click on continue reading, you get the full article.

Adding the More

Learn the difference between the two organizational tools for your content in WordPress: Categories and Tags.

Categories vs Tags

Learn How to Add Categories and Tags to your Posts and web Pages in WordPress.

Addig Categories and Tags

Learn How to Add Videos to your Posts and web Pages in WordPress.

Adding Videos

Learn How To restore an Old Version of a Post or a Page.

Post and Page Revisions
Creating Pages
3 Lectures 06:22

Learn How to create your first WordPress Page.

Your First Page

Learn How to Add a Home Page to your WordPress site.

The Front Page

When you add more pages to your site, you should organize them to fit your needs, and that's what you're going to learn in this video.

Organizing Pages
Managing Content
5 Lectures 12:57

How To Manage Posts and Pages.

Managing Posts and Pages

How To Manage Categories.

Managing Categories

How To Manage Tags.

Managing Tags

How To Manage Comments.

Managing Comments

How To Manage Media files.

Managing Media
Changing the Appearance of Your Website
5 Lectures 11:50

A WordPress theme changes the look and feel of your site, without changing the core functionality of WordPress.

What is a Theme

How To Add a New Theme To Your WordPress Site.

Adding a New Theme

How To Customize Your new Theme.

Preview 04:05

How To Add a Navigation Menu to Your WordPress Site.

Adding the Main Menu

How To Add and Remove Widgets from Your WordPress Site.

Using Widgets

Our Theme
1 question
Extending WordPress with Plugins
3 Lectures 06:35

WordPress Plugins are a piece of software used to either enhance features that were already available or add otherwise new features to your site.

What Is a Plugin

How To Add the Contact Form 7 Plugin to your WordPress Site.

Adding New Plugin

How To Add a Gallery Of Images your WordPress Site and enhance it with the WP Lightbox 2 Plugin.

Preview 02:26

Contact Form
2 questions
Managing Users
3 Lectures 08:09

How To edit a User Profile in a WordPress Site.

User Profile

Understand the Differences between the five pre-defined roles in WordPress : Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor and Subscriber.

User Roles

How To Add n New User To Your WordPress Site

Adding a New User
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About the Instructor
Iftah Abdelghafour
4.8 Average rating
32 Reviews
4,661 Students
3 Courses
IT Consultant & Entrepreneur

A Software Engineer, a Web Developer and a certified Project Manager (PMP).

A dedicated IT professional with 7+ years of hands-on programming, and application design experience working with Business Intelligence, Billing, and CRM systems for Telecom companies. Track record reveals proven expertise in an IT project life-cycle, from conception to completion, and outstanding analysis, programming, and debugging capabilities.

Results-oriented software engineer who adapts easily to shifting requirements. Consistently commended for my ability to work as a team member or independently, while achieving highest rating in annual evaluations. Fact-based decision maker with excellent analytical abilities, and a demonstrated aptitude to learn and utilize new and complex technologies.