Wordpress Advanced - Complete Security and Plugin Mastery
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Wordpress Advanced - Complete Security and Plugin Mastery

Gain new skills with great plugins to create a powerful and secure site.
4.2 (6 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.
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Created by Nigel Openshaw
Last updated 8/2015
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  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Many lessons covering aspects to make your time easier to work.
  • Learn about Simple SEO Tips
  • Understand how to deal with plugins and which to use.
  • Add knowledge of where problems can arise in your site.
  • Master techniques to adapt and grow their site.
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  • A pre-existing website - no need on being a beginner or a developed site.

WordPress has become a major player in developing websites. Be proud of a professional-looking site and be the envy of your competitors. Most sites created in WordPress don't have a professional look and are all very similar.I know many tips and tricks to create a powerful WordPress website. I am a teacher with many many years experience and so I will now teach you what you can achieve.

I will initially run you through a simple technique to add external files to your WordPress site. What this can do is allow you to update files without going through WordPress.

Next, I will show you the WordPress basics. These will cover layout, posts,categories,tags and more. On top of these are the visual elements, the themes and widgets. These help portray your message much more.

Safety is important when using the computer and so is taking backups. I will show you how to export your information.

Plugins are powerful tools to improve a basic site into something with much more power. I will show you the best plugins for improving your experience. These cover major improvements and add some powerful features. Enhancing your site is easy and I shall show you:

  • contact form
  • social sharing
  • custom thumbnails
  • custom sitemaps

Security is paramount when having anything public. There are some bad people out there, even on the Internet. I will show you how to protect your site and especially the login. Imagine the login page as your front door, well your door is not that strong. Spam is a problem with automatically generated form filling bots. You can simply stop all that instantly. Updates are another area to help with improving your site. If you don't update then you might be missing out on important updates from the developers.

The last section to teach you is to optimize your site. Its not enough to be secure and have cool widgets, if it's not quick enough then people will close your page. You need to SEO your site and keep it clean. Your database can get bloated.

I hope what I've shown you can help you. Why not enroll and let's get started!Thanks, Nigel.

Who is the target audience?
  • For all people that want to have a site to be proud of and to be capable of impressing website viewers with a higher quality WordPress site.
  • For all people that have a basic WordPress site and want to be able to add more functionality.
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
2 Lectures 04:39

A simple start to the course showing what you will see.

Preview 03:04

A Quick Overview
Basic Wordpress and HTML Overview
7 Lectures 01:40:13

Here you can find a basic overview of the WordPress elements.

WordPress Introduction

This talks about the graphics program tool that can create simple images.

Tools: Editing Photos and Graphics

This lesson talks about how you can create HTML without writing coding.

Tools: Editing WYSIWYG and HTML Source Code

This lesson shows a different approach to adding files to your website other than using WordPress.

Tools: Transferring Files to Internet

Here we talk about the main differences between posts and pages.

WordPress: Posts, Pages,Categories and Tags

Here we display a compact and recomended theme as well as showing how to customize.

WordPress Themes and Widgets

Safety is key and here we show you how to make backups of your files.

Backing Up WordPress Files

Basic WordPress
4 questions
WordPress Plugin Introduction
3 Lectures 32:55

Here is an overview of how to deal with plugins.

Preview 07:09

This lesson show how to find good recommended plugins.

How to Find Plugins

This lesson show what to do when a plugin breaks your site.

How to Repair Broken Plugins
Advanced Plugin Tools
4 Lectures 51:15

This plugin allows you to place a message box or request for on your site.

Plugin Tools: Contact Forms

This plugin allows you to place social buttons on your posts.

Plugin Tools: Social Sharing for Posts

This plugin allows you to view contextual posts alongside your opened post.

Plugin Tools: Widget Related Post Thumbnails

This plugin show you how to submit your website pages to Google's Webmaster.

Plugin Tools: Sitemaps

Plugins Quiz
5 questions
Advanced Security Plugins
6 Lectures 49:32

This plugin controls spam from affecting your site.

Security Plugins: Dealing with Spam

This tool gives security from people trying to login.

Security Plugins: Login

This lesson show how to export as a backup and to then import from an external file.

Security Plugins: Database Import and Export

This lesson show how to deal with updates from plugins.

Security: Installing Updates

Here you can learn how to set access to other users.

Security: Controlling User Access

How Are You Doing?

Security Quiz
4 questions
Advanced Optimizing Plugins
3 Lectures 32:39

here we teach you about how caching works for your site.

Optimizing Plugins: Controlling the Website Cache

SEO can help your pages to get found and here we show some tips on what to do.

Optimizing Plugins: SEO Post Optimizing

Cleaning your site is important and using these plugins will help in speeding up your site.

Optimizing Plugins: Cleaning your Website

Optimize Quiz
4 questions
Bonus Section
1 Lecture 19:02

Here is an overview of the tips and tricks shown so far in this course.

FTP: Transferring Files and Reasons for Use of FTP
The Final Section
1 Lecture 12:43

Well done and hopefully by now you have attempted to try some of hte plugins your self. Please do use some (you don't need to install all) as they will help you very much. Leave a message if you need help.

Congratulations for Completing the Course
Reference Materials
1 Lecture 00:00

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Course Links and Notes
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About the Instructor
Nigel Openshaw
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A Windows geek who makes websites and apps and give tech service for over 20 years. Also a teacher, author, developer and dad.