WordPress For Beginners: Easily Make a Website in 2 Hours
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WordPress For Beginners: Easily Make a Website in 2 Hours

A WordPress Beginner Guide to Making Your Own Websites Without Any Experience. Updated June 2016!
4.7 (10 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.
626 students enrolled
Created by Aaron Ward
Last updated 7/2016
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Comfortably Use WordPress
  • Understand WordPress and its Roll in Creating a Website
  • Register Your Own Domain Name
  • Host a WordPress Website So Its Live
  • Create Website Pages and Blog Posts
  • Customize the Look and Design of Your Website
  • Understand and Add Plugins To Your Website
  • + Lots of Extra Information, Tips and Skills
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Requirements
  • No Requirements Necessary! Everything is Provided.
Description

** Updated June 2016 **

Join This Course and Learn To Use WordPress To Create Your New Website!


What is this course about?

Welcome to this online beginner course for WordPress. This complete beginner guide will teach you the necessary skills to create your web-design worthy site without any design, coding or developer skills.

You will learn:

  • How to Get Your own Domain Name
  • How to Host Your Website so it's Live
  • How to Use WordPress Software
  • How to Create a website
  • How to Create + Design Pages and Blog Posts


Why pick this course over other courses?

  • The lessons are brand new, meaning you will have up-to-date knowledge
  • You will have a live, running and beautiful website at the end of the course
  • Aaron (the instructor) is available 24/7 to answer your questions
  • Its beginner friendly, not confusing, easy to follow and available on any device


FAQ:

1) Aaron, I'm not even sure what WordPress is, does this matter?

1) Not at all, I will be explaining what WordPress is, why you should be using it and any other information to not leave you confused.


2) Do I need anything before we start?

2) Not at all, I provide you with a materials folder. 


3) Aaron, why should I trust you to teach me?

3) I take pride in to making my courses, I really care about my students learning and how they experience the course overall. I ensure all of my 3500+ students are happy, dedicating a lot of time and effort in to ensuring your learning experience is effective and enjoyable.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone Wanting To Make Awesome Websites
  • Business Owners Looking To Make a Website
  • Artists Looking To Make a Portfolio
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
02:47:01
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Course Introduction
2 Lectures 02:13

Why Wordpress is such a great platform to use for building a website.

Preview 01:19

If you want to follow along step by step, you can get access to the files I used in each lecture here.

To download the file, click the lecture resources button which will direct you to the material download.

Resources
00:54
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Domains & Hosting
3 Lectures 17:09

What are the major differences between wordpress.com and wordpress.org? In this lecture you will understand why you would use each one and what their purpose is.

Wordpress.com vs Wordpress.org
02:53

Getting a good domain name isn't always easy. Let's look at how you can get creative with your domain name.


Website Mentioned: https://www.shopify.ca/tools/business-name-generator

Preview 03:08

Sign Up For Hosting: https://www.siteground.com/go/udemy-course

Now that you have an idea of what your want as your domain name, we will look at how you can get your domain name registered and website hosted: this will make your website come to life so it is can be accessed on the internet.

Registering a Domain and Hosting Your Website
11:08
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Wordpress - Overview
3 Lectures 16:45

Installing wordpress in 2016 has never been easily. Your host will include a services where they automatically install the wordpress software to your hosting server for you.


To reach your admin panel your URL address would be: www.example.com/wp-admin

Log In to Your Wordpress Site
03:07

The dashboard is the main user interface and hub of everything wordpress. Lets talk about the important areas and how to navigate the interface.

The Dashboard
07:01

When you install wordpress it comes with a lot of pre-made content. Let's look at removing this before we continue.

Removing Wordpress Default Content
06:37
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Wordpress - Settings
3 Lectures 11:20

You want to have your own user profile right? I take you through on how to create an admin account with your own name and password.

User Profiles
05:44

The general settings of your website is the first foundation of changing your website. You will learn how to change the name, description and other easily understandable data in this lecture.

General Settings
03:51

The permalink settings are by default OK for the most part, however they could be even better with your input. This lecture covers a quick tip of changing how your website pages, posts and links look in a web browser.

Permalink Settings
01:45
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Wordpress - Media
1 Lecture 03:54

Want to upload your logo, photos or maybe some video footage? How about that new song you made? This lecture shows you how wordpress manages your media files and how you can upload them.

Uploading Photos, Videos & Audio to Use
03:54
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Wordpress - Theme
1 Lecture 07:47

It's time to get creative! Let's discuss what a theme is and how you can install them for free.

How To Install a Theme
07:47
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Wordpress - Appearance
2 Lectures 13:13

Now that we have our free theme installed, you will be needing to change the basic appearance options on your website.


Note: different options apply for each individual theme.

Customizing The Appearance
08:24

In this lecture you will learn how to add a custom navigation menu to your website.

Adding a Navigation Menu
04:49
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Wordpress - Creating Pages and Posts
2 Lectures 08:58

Making a new page is easy, however in this lecture you will learn about the core data fields you need to enter and how they will effect your website.

How To Make a New Page
04:45

Making a new post is easy, however in this lecture you will learn about the core data fields you need to enter and how they will effect your website.

How To Make a New Blog Post
04:13
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Wordpress - Widgets
1 Lecture 03:31

In this lecture you will understand what a widget is, how to add one to your website and edit the content in them.

Customizing Widgets
03:31
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Wordpress - Plugins
3 Lectures 09:18

Making sure your website is secure from threats is essential. In this lecture you will learn what a plugin is, how to install one (WordFence) and then edit the plugin's settings to protect your website.

Preview 03:49

Sometimes you want to just copy and paste a page and change a few things around. This plugin makes it extremely easy to do that.

Duplicate Page - Easily Duplicate Pages
02:53
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About the Instructor
Aaron Ward
4.2 Average rating
1,856 Reviews
25,126 Students
12 Courses
Instagram Marketing Specialist | Top Rated Udemy Instructor

Hey I'm Aaron, a popular social media instructor on Udemy teaching over 21,155+ students.

I have years of experience with social media marketing and brand development along with a qualified background in advertising. 

I've had the pleasure to work with big name clients such as Red Bull, Carlsberg, Spotify and many more.

To make your learning experience the best, I take a new and youthful approach to my courses: I avoid having the same content as other instructors or what is already available on the web, so that you get new ideas and innovative thinking: making you the best of the best.

If you want to learn more, have a look at my courses and then click take this course to get started.