This course is a "MUST"
Neil has done a great job with this course. He presented an excellent overview of wordpress. If you want to create a wordpress blog, you MUST do this course. You will gain basic and essential knowledge and this will help you to make a decision.
Sergio Casado Suarez
This course compares and contrasts the differences between the free blogging service offered by Wordpress and a self-hosted blog running Wordpress scripts.
The course is suited to anyone who's interested in blogging, and has heard of Wordpress, but isn't clear whether or not they should sign up for a free account at Wordpress, or use the free scripts from Wordpress to self-host their own blog.
The course covers many differences between the two scenarios, including...
... the differences in how you can monetise your blog
... the different amount of web-space and bandwidth provided
... the different theme and plugin restrictions
... the different domain and sub-domain options
... the email differences
... and much more!
At the end of this course, students will be able to decide whether a free account at Wordpress or a self-hosted blog running Wordpress scripts is the right choice for them.
Please note, this course does not look at the actual process of creating blog posts and pages as this process is very similar for users of both Wordpress and self-hosted blogs.
This lecture explains the Udemy interface and how to get the best out of it when watching the course lectures.
This is a short "meet and greet" lecture with the course instructor, Neil Shearing.
This lecture introduces Wordpress and the main differences between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org before giving an overview of the rest of the course.
This lecture describes our policy regarding affiliate links within our courses.
An explanation of what sub-domains and top-level domains are, and the use of both in the context of Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org.
After watching this lecture, students will know the difference between top-level domains and sub-domains and how they relate to building websites using Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org.
An explanation of the differences in web-space storage and bandwidth limitations between using Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org.
After watching this lecture, students will know the web-space and bandwidth restrictions imposed upon users of Wordpress.com and how they compare to those of self-hosting a Wordpress.org website.
An explanation of the differences in email options at Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org.
After watching this lecture, students will know the various options for using email along with a Wordpress.com blog, and how they compare to those of self-hosting a Wordpress.org website.
The difference between permitted monetisation options at Wordpress.com and self-hosted websites using Wordpress.org are significant. In this lecture, the differences are explained.
There are several important differences in customisation options between using Wordpress.com and a self-hosted install from Wordpress.org. This lecture covers important differences relating to themes, plugins, code editing and file uploading.
After watching this lecture, students will know what restrictions are imposed upon usage of themes, plugins and code editing at Wordpress.com and will be able to contrast that with a self-hosted installation of Wordpress.org.
A quick test of what you've learned so far about the differences between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org
It can be completely free to build a website at Wordpress.com, but there are many different add-on options for which fees are levied. This lecture looks at the extra costs you may incur by blogging at Wordpress.com.
If you use the scripts from Wordpress.org to host your own website, what are the associated costs? This lecture answers that question.
Can a total beginner create a website at Wordpress.com? Can a total beginner create a website using the self-hosted scripts from Wordpress.org? This lecture examines the different skills required to get started with the two different options.
This lecture looks at the on-going skills required to maintain a website/blog at Wordpress.com compared to hosting the scripts from Wordpress.org at your own web-space.
Gathering together the information presented in the earlier lectures, this lecture helps you decide whether getting a blog at Wordpress.com is right for you, or if the self-hosted solution provided by Wordpress.com is the right choice.
Course instructors often ask for reviews, but do they ever show you how to do it? This video shows you how to leave a review at Udemy. :-)
How to access Neil and Linda's other courses for free or at a deep discount.
"The content of this course is super informative and comprehensive. The instructor is one of the best. His delivery is great and understandable. A commendable instructor! Thank You." (Juliette Barredo, Feb 2016, "Setup + Install Wordpress" student)
"Neil is one of the best instructors I have experienced on the UDEMY platform. His courses are clear, concise, comprehensive, and very well thought out. I look forward to more content from this very talented instructor." (Ray Carman, Feb 2016, "Setup + Install Wordpress" student)
"A very knowledgeable instructor with great teaching skills." (Jolanta Jeanneney, Feb 2016, "Free Wordpress Blog Or Paid Webhost? [Wordpress .com v .org] student).
Since selling his first ebook online in 1997, Neil has enjoyed helping online entrepreneurs by producing simple, "how to" guides and products covering almost every facet of "Internet marketing" from Adsense and Wordpress to Info-publishing and SEO.
As a former scientist with a Ph.D. in breast cancer research, Neil's expertise is in distilling complex problems into workable solutions. Whether you're brand new to Internet marketing or are successfully generating income and profits online, let's work together to boost your Internet success!