Wordpress complete website for beginners
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Wordpress complete website for beginners

Learn to build websites with Wordpress. Step-by-Step you create your own website with the help of a theme
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4.8 (2 ratings)
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995 students enrolled
Created by Ramona Herrmann
Last updated 9/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a Site
  • Install WordPress without help and set up
  • Create and customize a contact form
  • Integrate a Mailchimp newsletter into our website
  • WordPress theme install and customize
  • Create and edit pages
  • Create a backup
  • Plugins, Widgets & Co.
  • Development environment install + problems
  • Create step by step a Web page
  • Where you can download pictures for free
  • To move from localhost to the server
  • Install the development environment and the possible problems
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Requirements
  • You need a computer with Internet access
  • Motivation and have fun to learn Wordpress
Description

Description 

In this course, you will create your own website. This course is simple and practical. So if you have always thought of creating your own blog or website, and you can customize it, then WordPress is just the thing for you. 

About the course content 

In this course, we will create a website using a theme. I explain everything step by step so you can follow every step and imitate immediately. At the beginning, you do not need a hosting provider or a domain since we start the installation on the computer. In the end, I will show you how to change your website with Localhost on the server. 

Contents of this course 

  • Install the development environment, install and set up Wordpress on the computer (localhost / free) 
  • Create the website with a free theme 
  • Download and install demo content from the theme 
  • Step by step navigation through the theme, creating and editing pages and posts 
  • Plugins (add-on modules), edit widgets, create menu, set links, edit permalinks 
  • Create and customize the contact form, test on the server 
  • Newsletter incl. Integration to Mailchimp, test on the server 
  • Optimize images for SEO 
  • Donwload Backup Plugin and customize it 


Support 

If you have any questions, you can write me. I will try to answer you within 24 hours! 

I wish you all the best for your project and have a lot of fun with the implementation. Enjoy the feeling of having your website finished on your own. 

I am pleased to welcome you as a student and to help you. 

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Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for WordPress beginners who want to know how to create and customize a website
  • To all who want to create a website without programming knowledge
  • WordPress beginners who have no prior knowledge yet
  • To anyone who wants to create and customize a website using a theme
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Curriculum For This Course
52 Lectures
02:48:54
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Presentation
1 Lecture 02:15
Personal presentation of course content
02:15
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Brief introduction and installation of Wordpress
6 Lectures 19:39

What is Wordpress and what is it good for? In the introduction you will get a brief overview. 

Introduction
01:08

There are two ways to get your website up and running. You can either register directly at Wordpress.com or download Wordpress from Wordpress.org.

Wordpress.com vs. Wordpress.org
01:38

I will show you the installation of Xampp step by step and point out possible problems with the installation.

Development environment Xampp install and problem analysis
08:14

I will create a database in the PhpMyAdmin area with you. 

Database in the PhpMyAdmin area
01:30

Download Wordpress
02:43

We go through the installation of Wordpress step by step. I'll give you some hints that you should consider.

Install Wordpress
04:26
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Administration interface Wordpress
4 Lectures 08:49

Explanation of Wordpress backend area. Adaptation of the Welcome screen

The Dashboard of WordPress
02:55

For what are updates necessary? Where you can do this and what should you pay attention to?

Menu item updates
03:05

Before you begin the actual creation of the website, you should consider how it should look like. 

Sketches & preparations for the website
01:12

Where you can download pictures for free
01:37
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New theme and additional plugins required
4 Lectures 06:02

Where can you find Wordpress themes? What to pay attention to?

Overview of various WordPress themes
01:50

How can you download and activate a theme? I'll show you in this lesson

Install Theme
00:48

If you have a theme installed, you must also install necessary plugins for the theme to work. I'll show you how that goes. In addition, we will install another plugin for the image upload. 

Install and activate plugins
02:18

In order for a theme to appear visually after installation, as we have seen in the example, we have to download the demo content of the theme. I'll show you how that goes. You will also receive a small overview of our site. 

Download demo content
01:06
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Customize theme by customizer
18 Lectures 01:30:01

We add a logo to our website. In addition I go to the title and subtitle of a website. I also show you the integration of an icon in the browser. 

Website title, Tagline, Logo and Icon
05:51

What is a header? How can you put it to be transparent? Where can I set the button colors? All of this we go through together.

Header and color adjustments
06:14

You are also represented with your company at Instagram, Facebook and Co.? No problem. I will show you how to integrate your social media profiles easily.

Include social media profiles
02:51

The customers have the opportunity to register with you in a newsletter. I'll show you how to get the action URL at Mailchimp and how we can integrate it into your Wordpress page. 

Set up your newsletter with Mailchimp
05:12

You can determines the text animation and speed.

Hero options
08:28

We create four offers with an icon. You will get to know the Wordpress editor and the functions. 

Customize features
03:53

We create a "About Us" page. In the admin area, we go to the "Pages" menu item. You will be able to edit pages and set a new posting. You also get to know the Loremipsum generator. I go to the importance of heading as well as permalinks. In addition, you will get the hints, where you can make hidden extracts visible.

About us-pages creating and editing
06:38

In this section, you also create four different services to handle your four pages. You learn how to integrate your pictures into your site and adapt accordingly.

Services - Edit images & Insert new images
06:29

I'll tell you how you can include a video on your website.

Video lightbox - Embed video
02:57

In this section, we edit our gallery and customize it with new pictures and options. Again, the correct naming of the pictures is pointed out.

Create a Gallery
06:06

I explain how the counter on our site works and how this can be adjusted.

Counter
02:04

You would like to present your team on the homepage? I'll show you how it all goes and how easy you can do it

Get an overview of your team
03:40

In this lesson we will get to know the menu item "Posts". You will edit posts, create new posts, name categories, and customize keywords. Furthermore, I will go to the settings of the category and where your comments can be made visible.

Create news posts and categories
09:52

We use the contact form 7 to create a contact form and to link it to our website

Create contact form
04:37

We adjust the images and the text of our slider. I also go to the limitation of the upload limit in Wordpress and where you can increase the whole. 

Increase upload limit
01:45

We adjust our menu accordingly, add new menu items, sort it accordingly, create submenu items and I'll show you how to create a new menu. 

Create menu, customize menu & contact links
07:36

In the Widgetarea, you can customize your sidebar. 

Widgets
04:05

I explain you the difference between a contribution page and a static homepage.

Static Front Page
01:43
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Repetition of some functions and other functions
9 Lectures 23:45
Create and customize Gallery
03:55

I'll show you how you can link from a page to a different page, as well as the possible link options. 

Incorporate links in a page
02:25

We define our offers from the homepage more precisely and place an individual link on our website. 

Create Pages and link on it
03:20

I'll show you how your PDF document. a price list or a menu can be integrated into your website in two ways. 

Insert a PDF for example price list or menu
03:06

I will show you where you can change your e-mail address, create a new password and how you can change your user name in the database.

Customize user data, assign new password
02:25

You want to hide the reference to the name of your theme? I'll show you where it goes and what you have to consider.

Hide theme infomations from the footer
02:24

We install backwpup for backup creation. I'll show you why install can fail and what customization you need to make. We also carry out a manual backup and then make the updates. I also show you where your regular backups are created.

Backup and update + Plugin installation failed
03:35

What is the difference between Akismet and Antispam Bee and why would you rather use Antispam Bee. 

Akismet vs. Antispam Bee
01:06

I explain with which plugin your customizing setting exported.

Export Customizer Daten
01:29
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Publish the Web page to the server
10 Lectures 18:23

We need to export our database from PHPmyAdmin. In addition, you need an FTP program to drag your data to the server

Database export and FileZilla downlaod
01:21

You will get a brief overview of the steps required to install on the server.

What steps are necessary for the server installation?
00:44

I'll show you where to upload your database at 1 and 1, and how to upload our wordpress data using the FTP program.


Restore database and upload Wordpress files
02:21

We have to supplement our Wp-config file with the data of the hosting provider. I'll show you where. Possibly. it may be that you also have to adjust your htaccess, just when you have created a new Wordpress folder during the Wordpress installation.

WP-config file suit if necessary htaccess
02:16

We need to re-adapt our exported database before importing. I will show you where and where you have to import the database

Customize and import the database
01:38

We need to import and export our custom settings.

Import Customizer data and updates
02:48

The export and import of our Customizer settings does not accept all the entries. We go through what adjustment we have to make. 

Re-set links to Customizer
01:53

We test our mailchimp newsletter and have to change the language of the automated texts as well as make further adjustments.

MailChimp newsletter test and adapt
01:54

We test our contact form. How does the mail come to you? We make settings so that you can see the customer's contact information completely. 

Contact form test and adapt
02:44

I hope you are proud of your website and I could help you. I wish you all the best for your projects.

Personal touch
00:44
About the Instructor
Ramona Herrmann
4.9 Average rating
14 Reviews
1,066 Students
2 Courses
Marketing, Webdesign, Wordpress- & E-Commerce-Expertin

Hi, 

I'm Ramona and a german businesswoman out of passion! 

Through self-employment, I have gained a lot of experience in marketing, e-commerce, search engine optimization, web development and website design. 

My passion is for companies / startups not only to design your websites and optimize search engines, but also to give them comprehensive advice in marketing questions and to implement creative and unusual ideas. 

I am happy to share my knowledge with you and I hope that you will reach your goal faster. 

"Learning is like rowing against the current. If you stop it, you drift back." 

In this sense, rejoice over any newly learned. It drives you forward. 

Your Moni 


Hi, ich bin Ramona und Unternehmerin aus Leidenschaft! 

Durch die Selbstständigkeit habe ich viele Erfahrungen im Bereich Marketing, E-Commerce,  Suchmaschinenoptimierung, Web-Development und Webseitengestaltung sammeln können.

Meine Leidenschaft besteht darin, für Unternehmen/Startups nicht nur Ihre Webseiten zu gestalten und für Suchmaschinen zu optimieren sondern diese auch in Marketingfragen umfassend zu beraten und kreative und ausgefallene Ideen umzusetzen.

Ich freue mich mein Wissen mit Euch teilen zu können und hoffe, dass Ihr dadurch schneller an euer Ziel kommt.

„Lernen ist wie Rudern gegen den Strom. Hört man damit auf, treibt man zurück.“

In diesem Sinne, freut Euch über jedes neu erlernte. Es treibt Euch nach vorne.

Eure Moni