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The Ultimate Crash Course to WordPress

A fast-moving, in depth, video course that takes you from WordPress newbie to confident and productive in a few hours.
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8,087 students enrolled
Created by Louis Allport
Last updated 3/2016
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  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Install WordPress to create their own website.
Configure their website design with menus, sidebars, widgets, and more.
Understand what a responsive site is and how to test that theirs is fully responsive.
Decide on and create an optimized site structure.
Minimize how much comment spam the site receives without negatively affecting discussions.
Add images, audio and video to the site easily.
Easily create and publish great looking pages and blog posts.
Easily update, reinstall, and back up WordPress.
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  • Be comfortable working on a computer (PC/Mac).
  • Be willing to dive in and immediately apply the videos.
  • Have an idea of the kind of website they're looking to create is helpful but not essential.

WordPress powers over 25% of all websites!

So if you're thinking of creating a new website, or changing your existing site, WordPress is a fantastic solution.

It's easy to use, but at the same time hugely powerful and flexible - and it can be used to create almost any kind of website. Including:

  • Company websites.
  • Blogs.
  • Online stores.
  • Even discussion forums.

Okay, so what exactly is WordPress?

Well, it's free-to-use software that allows you to quickly and easily create a great looking website, with a ton of functionality. Plus, WordPress makes updating and maintaining that site incredibly easy.

However, like any software, there's a learning curve involved. There's specific terminology to learn, and quite a lot of unique know-how required, to really start getting comfortable and productive with WordPress.

And there's certainly tons of WordPress tutorials online. However, many are out of date, some go way more in depth than you need, and often with free tutorials they don't give you the complete picture.

So that's where this tutorial comes in!

It's right up to date with WordPress, and takes you from complete beginner to having your own website, and knowing exactly how to manage that site. This course will help you:

  • Claim your own address on the web.
  • Install WordPress.
  • Customize WordPress so it looks exactly as you'd like it to.
  • Add all the content you'd like to your site easily - pages, blog posts, images, videos, audio...
  • Easily maintain your site.

In fact, if you follow along with this course, you could even have your own website online in the next 24 hours.

Sound good?

Sign up now, and get started easily creating your own great looking WordPress site.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you have your own part time or full time business and would like to manage your own website, this course is for you.
  • Or perhaps you have a hobby website you'd like to create and manage.
  • Or perhaps you're interested in learning new skills to help in your existing job, or to help advance your career.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 43 Lectures Collapse All 43 Lectures 05:28:18
Getting Started With WordPress
9 Lectures 38:49

How web hosting makes your website name actually become live

How to point your website name to your web hosting through DNS

Two options for installing WordPress - the easy way and the complicated way

How to upload WordPress to your website using FTP software

How to set up a database and configure your WordPress installation settings

The final step of the installation process to make WordPress active

How to log into your WordPress administration control panel

A quick introduction to the WordPress administration interface
WordPress Themes (Designs)
5 Lectures 15:25
What themes are, how to change your existing theme, and how to install new ones

How to upload a new theme to WordPress through FTP

How to start customizing the look and layout of your theme

A very brief introduction to advanced theme editing

What is a "Responsive" website and how to check if yours is fully responsive
WordPress Plugins
3 Lectures 07:57
What plugins are, how they benefit your site, and how to install them

Why get to know WordPress without plugins, and how to resolve plugin clashes

A very brief introduction to the advanced plugin editing screen
The Settings Menu
6 Lectures 49:09
The "General" settings screen and how each option affects your site

The "Writing" settings screen options

The "Reading" settings screen options

The "Discussion" settings screen options

The "Media" settings screen options

The "Permalinks" setting screen options and how to resolve a common issue
Pages and Posts
9 Lectures 01:45:43
Pages vs Posts, setting the front page, and choosing your site's structure

A detailed talk through the options on the "All Pages" screen

How to start creating and publishing pages on your site

In depth: the first row of options available when creating pages and posts

In depth: the second row of options available when creating pages and posts

Creating your first blog post, and the options you have available

A detailed look at the post formats available in themes

Blog post categories and tags in depth

How to use the "Quick Draft" option on the dashboard
Media in WordPress
2 Lectures 33:11
The "Media Library" in depth, including the built in image editing functionality

Adding multiple media formats to posts and pages (audio, video, and galleries)
Further Site Formatting Options
2 Lectures 31:44
An in depth guide to creating and editing WordPress menus

Using "Widgets" to customize the sidebar, and other sections of the site
Further WordPress Functionality
3 Lectures 36:17
The pros and cons of blog comments, and how to manage them on your site

The different "User" roles available and how they can be applied to your site

Important functionality: updating/re-installing WordPress, backing up your site
About the Instructor
3.9 Average rating
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9,648 Students
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Marketing and Technical Trainer Since 2001

Louis started his professional life as a software engineer and during that time became incredibly interested in the internet and its potential. So he started teaching himself in the evenings the online marketing and publishing skills that allowed him to start his own online business.

Louis started creating and publishing eBooks, audio interviews, and video courses online in 2001, and since then has published hundreds of videos that have now reached millions of people around the world.

Louis focuses specifically on training that helps people create, publish and market websites successfully. Whether you're looking to learn new skills for your career, for your current job, for a hobby, or for your own business, these video courses will help you to create fantastic websites, and help them to reach the widest audience possible.

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