WordPress Basics for Beginners
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WordPress Basics for Beginners

This course features all the bare bone basics of the WordPress platform
4.1 (58 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.
4,084 students enrolled
Created by Tamal Anwar
Last updated 9/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will know about the WordPress CMS
  • You will be able to turn a simple wordpress blog into a professional looking website
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Requirements
  • Web Server
  • WordPress installed
Description

This course covers all the bare bone basics of the WordPress CMS platform. You will learn about the basics and how to quickly turn a simple blog into a professional looking website. I covered all the major aspects in simple terms without any technical jargon. You can easily catch up and perform all the complicated stuff with a click of a button.

WordPress CMS Basics is aimed for the beginners who are getting started in self hosted WP platform. If you want to do it yourself or you want to get hired help, this course is for you get started.

This course has a total of 19 videos which teaches you all about,

  • Difference between posts and pages and which one to use in which case
  • WordPress editor overview
  • How to put your website under maintenance when you do not want other people to see it while you are working on it
  • How to chose a beautiful looking template/design to your website with a click of a button
  • Making WordPress look less like a blog and more like a standard website, so you can use it for your business purposes
  • Using the export/import function to move articles from another blog to yours
  • Setting up the WordPress navigation menu and adding new menu items
  • How to update the WP version

Additionally I have also covered some of the advances tricks like,

  • Handling SPAM comments and trackback
  • Adding a custom contact form in your website
  • Embedding third party You-Tube videos
  • Changing the WordPress permalink structure for usability
  • Inserting images, media, widgets and some other bonus materials

On average this course will take around 1-2 hours to complete and after completing this course you will know all the core basic features of a WordPress powered website.

You can also ask me questions about the course through the discussion area. I will be happy to answer them. I will also add new and updated videos with your feedback.

Who is the target audience?
  • Web development beginners
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
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1 Lecture 00:07
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Introduction
3 Lectures 13:05
What are the differences between Posts & Pages in WordPress?
02:08

Overview of the wordpress post/page editor
08:31

How to take your site offline from visitors/Make it under construction mode
02:26
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Working with Wordpress
6 Lectures 18:11
Setup a beautiful design/selecting a theme for your site
02:44

Make your website look more like a website and less like a blog page
02:44

How to setup a seperate blog page for your website
01:35

How to copy content from one site to another using the WordPress export-import
04:18

How to setup the navigation menu of Wordpress
05:10

How to update the Wordpress Version
01:40
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Taking it to the next level
8 Lectures 31:18
How to handle spam comments with Akismet plug-in
05:19

Contact form 1 - Adding a contact form into your site
03:09

Contact form 2 - Adding an extra field in your contact form
02:47

Contact form 3 - Adding a word verification box in your contact form
02:43

How to embed YouTube videos on your WordPress site
03:32

3 ways to insert an images in your site
05:09

How to add or remove widgets from your website
05:35

How to change page permalinks structure of wordpress
03:04
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Bonus materials
2 Lectures 06:31
How to use FTP or File Transfer Protocol to access your web server files
05:37

Changing file permissions (CHMOD) of certain files through FTP
00:54
About the Instructor
Tamal Anwar
4.1 Average rating
78 Reviews
4,877 Students
6 Courses
WordPress Developer, Consultant

Hi there, thanks for stopping by. I am a WordPress developer and consultant, working on the Genesis Framework. I love to learn and teach technology. Thanks for enrolling into my course if you have done so! Find me elsewhere..