WordPress Masterclass: Build Amazing Websites Without Coding
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WordPress Masterclass: Build Amazing Websites Without Coding

The ultimate beginner's guide to WordPress — build beautiful, functional websites with no programming experience!
4.5 (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.
1,985 students enrolled
Created by Brad Merrill
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Build beautiful, functional websites using WordPress
  • Install WordPress locally on your own computer so you can follow the course without paying for web hosting
  • Install and customize WordPress themes
  • Extend the default WordPress functionality with plugins
  • Secure and back up a WordPress site
  • Optimize WordPress for search engines like Google and Bing
  • Build an ecommerce store with WordPress
  • Create forums with WordPress
  • Build a social network with WordPress
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Requirements
  • No programming or web development experience necessary. You won't be writing any code.
Description

This course is a complete beginner's guide to WordPress and how you can use it to build beautiful, functional websites—for yourself or for clients—with no programming or web development experience whatsoever.

WordPress is quite possibly the best solution for building any type of website in today's world, and it's easy to see why:

  • It's completely free.
  • It's extensible with a world of free themes and plugins.
  • It doesn't require significant technical knowledge to get started.

I've been working with WordPress for nearly a decade, and I'm in very good company. It's also used by some of the world's most notable companies and organizations, including:

  • TechCrunch
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Forbes
  • Mercedes Benz
  • The Next Web
  • NASA

Here are some of the things you'll learn in this course:

  • How to install WordPress on your own computer so you can follow the course without paying for web hosting
  • How to install WordPress on a web host
  • How to navigate the WordPress dashboard
  • How to install WordPress themes and customize your site's design
  • How to extend the functionality of your site with plugins
  • How to build a hotel website (practice activity)
  • How to secure your site and protect it from hackers and malware
  • How to optimize your site for search engines like Google and Bing
  • How to build an ecommerce store with WordPress
  • How to add forums to your site
  • How to build a full-fledged social network with WordPress

We'll start with the absolute basics of WordPress so you can get a feel for how it all works, and then we'll walk through the process step-by-step of actually building a site. After we've covered all the basics, we'll gradually dive into some more advanced things, like security, SEO, and ecommerce.

By the end of the course, you'll be prepared to build virtually any type of website using WordPress—crushing your next project or amazing your clients with a stunning new web presence.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in building websites with WordPress
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Curriculum For This Course
54 Lectures
02:49:36
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Setup
3 Lectures 14:21

How To Install WordPress Locally On Your Own Computer
05:22

How To Install WordPress On A Web Host
07:28
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Inside WordPress
4 Lectures 21:32
Exploring The WordPress Dashboard
04:33

WordPress Settings
09:45

Managing WordPress Users
06:08

Importing/Exporting Content
01:06
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WordPress Content
6 Lectures 13:40
Posts & Pages: What's The Difference?
01:34

The Post/Page Editor
06:17

Managing Posts & Pages
02:03

Managing Tags & Categories
01:49

Using The Media Library
00:55

Managing Comments
01:02
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WordPress Themes & Design
7 Lectures 24:10

Free Themes
02:34

Premium Themes
02:46

Managing Menus
02:18

Managing Widgets
01:59

Using The Theme Customizer
03:13

Customizing A WordPress Theme (Example)
06:19
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WordPress Plugins
5 Lectures 12:38
What Are Plugins?
02:34

Installing Plugins
02:52

The Plugins I Install On Every New Site
04:37

Alternative Comment System Plugins
01:43

Editorial Plugins
00:52
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Practice: Building A Hotel Website
8 Lectures 24:27

Basic Site Setup
01:39

Choosing & Installing A Theme
02:05

Adding Pages
09:02

Configuring The Menu
01:05

Adding Sidebar Widgets
02:02

Configuring The Front Page
06:36

Practice Wrapup
00:26
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WordPress Security & Backups
5 Lectures 10:22

Password Security Tips
01:44

Protecting Your Site From "Brute Force" Attacks
02:01

WordPress Updates
01:57

Backups And Malware Protection
03:08
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WordPress SEO: Optimizing Your Site For Search Engines
7 Lectures 13:56
The Keys To Good SEO
04:12

Optimizing Your Permalink Structure
00:50

Optimizing Your Page Titles & Meta Descriptions
04:47

Image Optimization
00:52

Adding An XML Sitemap
00:35

Analyzing & Optimizing Your Content
01:10

Social Media Optimization
01:30
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Advanced WordPress Projects
4 Lectures 25:48

Building An Ecommerce Store
05:52

Adding Forums To Your Site
09:28

Building A Social Network
10:00
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About the Instructor
Brad Merrill
4.7 Average rating
163 Reviews
6,320 Students
4 Courses
Entrepreneur, Journalist, & Blogger

Brad Merrill is a serial entrepreneur, blogger, and tech journalist who has been building things on the web for over a decade. His work has been read by millions of people, featured on Techmeme, and cited by a number of notable publications, including the Wall Street Journal. On Udemy, he teaches thousands of students in 100+ countries about marketing, PR, and WordPress.