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Course Objective: To build a WordPress website powered by the popular Genesis Framework. Do it yourself (DIY) with WordPress and Genesis, the WordPress theme framework.
This course shows you how to set up the WordPress self-hosted script on your web host sever, gives you a crash course in using WordPress and then shows you how to install the popular Genesis Framework.
This course is the first in the "WordPress and Genesis DIY Series" and an introductory course and provides a foundation from which to expand your skills and knowledge of the Genesis Framework.
By the time the student has completed this course, they will have a WordPress installation and the Genesis Framework installed on top of WordPress. At course completion, the student will be prepared for the more advanced courses in the "WordPress and Genesis DIY Series."
No Prior WordPress or Genesis Framework Experience Required
*** ALL LECTURES ARE IN HIGH DEFINITION (HD) ***
In my more than 35 years of formal teaching experience, I have found that the best approach to teaching was for the teacher to place himself at the desk of and in the role of the student. And, to teach in a manner imaging that he himself is the student.
Some instructors teach over the head of the student. Not all students are the same. Yet, it is the responsibility of the teacher to find a way to reach students who "just don't get it." Indeed, the teacher should sweat over finding a solution to reach that student. If necessary, lose sleep over it. Then when the light bulb in that students head "turns on" then there is the reward!
In this course, I will teach with the Look-Over-My-Shoulder lecture method and DEMONSTRATE to you how to build a WordPress website powered by the popular Genesis Framework. This course sets the foundation for learning more about WordPress in conjunction with the Genesis Framework.
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So if you have a strong desire or compelling need to quickly learn enough about WordPress and the Genesis Framework for personal or business use, then this course is for you.
I would like to remind you that my course comes with a 30 days « no questions asked » money back guarantee. You have a full month to give it a spin, and try it out and if, for whatever reasons, you are unsatisfied, just ask for your refund. You take absolutely no risk!
After taking my course, you will have a basic understanding on how to build a basic WordPress website powered by the Genesis Framework.
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R. Jerome Harris
At the end of this video, you will know what you will understand and know who this course is designed for.
At the end of this video, you will know what you will need to follow along in this course. (Please download the "Resources" file)
At the end of this video, you will be able to determine the type of hosting plan you will need for your particular situation. You will understand which web host plans are suitable for "personal" and "business" web sites.
At the end of this lecture, you will learn what key information is required from your web host in order to successfully set up WordPress.
At the end of this lecture, you will learn how to set up FTP to your web host account and explain why FTP is important skill to have in your success in using WordPress. You will also learn which are the best free FTP tools.
In this lecture, we will take the three pieces of information from the previous video and set up the FileZilla FTP client so that we can use it to "FTP" to our web host server.
At the end of this lecture, you will learn where and how to download the free WordPress self-hosted script as well as upload (via FTP) to your web host server.
At the end of this lecture, you will learn how to create a database and how to connect WordPress to it.
At the end of this lecture, you will learn how to perform the WordPress five-minute installation.
At the end of this lecture, you will learn how to log into your WordPress administration "back office" or Dashboard.
At the end of this lecture, you will learn how to configure an initial WordPress installation.
At the end of this lecture, you will learn the differences between a "Post" and a "Page", how to create a post or a page, and when you should use a post as opposed to using a page and vice versa.
At the end of this lecture, you will understand "Themes" and "Plugins" and how to use them. (Make sure you download and open up the "The Genesis Framework" PDF file in the "Resources" section.
There is so much more to WordPress and I encourage you to delve deeper into learning all of the "nooks and crannies" of WordPress. A great course that will teach you about all of those "nooks and crannies" is my WordPress Essentials 2015 Course.
I am an Instructional Systems Developer (ISD) with over 35 years of course development and teaching experience. He's been creating and building WordPress websites for over 14 years for myself and my many clients. I also have many years of experience with HTML coding, CSS, Graphics Design, Affiliate Marketing, and Search Engine Optimization. I have IT certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and Novel.
Five years ago, I thought I knew everything about WordPress. After all, I had been one of its biggest fans since its beginning in 2001. Then, I discovered what WordPress really is. It is not just a cool easy-to-use and powerful Content Management System (CMS) that everyone was beginning to recognize and use to put up blogs.
WordPress is an art as well as a CMS. The meaning of this important idea cannot be given in a few words or sentences. But the meaning will become very clear when you take my course.
Albert Einstein once said, “Make things as simple as possible but no simpler." It is a very good point and it is the way I teach.
Many courses in WordPress go out of their way to make things as difficult as possible. Others oversimplify the material and leave only sawdust. Very few courses can sail the narrow channel between being too hard and too easy. I produced this course in a manner in which I placed myself in the role of the student and with the mindset of: “How would I want to be taught?"
I hope you will find my WordPress course is one of those rare courses with just the right touch. I think it may be because I did more than create it; I bled over it. My soul is in this course.
R. Jerome Harris