1 Hour Wordpress – Create a Beautiful Website or Blog
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1 Hour Wordpress – Create a Beautiful Website or Blog

A step-by-step guide to setting up your Wordpress website or blog from scratch.
4.3 (131 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.
7,779 students enrolled
Created by Basim Salim
Last updated 10/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know the insides and outsides of Wordpress without any technical knowledge of it.
  • Purchase an affordable domain & hosting and install Wordpress in less than 5 minutes
  • Get a tour of how Wordpress works and how to manage it.
  • Learn the most important plugins a person needs to keep their website secure and well-managed.
  • How to customize your Wordpress website and change it to make it look beautiful
  • Learn where to get themes that fit their website goals.
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Requirements
  • No knowledge of Wordpress, hosting, or FTP is necessary. Everything will be covered.
  • You will need to have Wordpress installed on a hosting if you want to follow step-by-step
Description

Need a website for yourself, company or blog? Then...

  • Stop wasting time searching Google for answers.
  • Dump those confusing and outdated tech books.
  • Forget trying to go through YouTube looking for outdated tutorials.

Learn WordPress Today, Create Beautiful Websites Forever

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging tools on the web, making it easy for anybody to post their ideas, pictures, and audio/video. WordPress can be used for not only blogging posts but also to store static information that can be easily updated like a content management system (CMS). 

Introducing...

Then the 1 Hour Wordpress course is designed to get you started with your first Wordpress website in less than an hour. It’s an introductory course for anyone who wants to build their website using the Wordpress platform.

This courses teaches the new user how to get their blog up and started quickly while teaching students to fully understand the right way to install, administer, customize and market their blog.

The best part about this blog is that I won’t just be teaching but I’ll be guiding you by showing you my screen on how to get your website up step-by-step.

You will watch over my shoulder as YOU will..

  1. Purchase and set up your very own domain name and hosting.
  2. Install Wordpress on your hosting without using FTP or fancy database work.
  3. Set up Wordpress settings for perfect performance.
  4. Install a Free Wordpress theme on your website.
  5. Customize your Wordpress theme to fit all your ideas.
  6. Create Posts in Wordpress.
  7. Create Pages in Wordpress.
  8. Add media (photos, videos and documents) to your post
  9. Install key plugins you need for your Wordpress
  10. You will learn Wordpress!

By the end of this course, you will have an amazing professional looking Wordpress website and it will take you less than 2 hours!

Who is this course perfect for?

  • If you’re looking create a website for your business or a blog for you to host your content.
  • If you're looking to share your talents, hobbies and interests on a blog to share with the world.
  • You’re looking to build websites for others and want to get an introduction to Wordpress.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for Wordpress newbies that have no prior experience building websites.
  • Anyone that wants to build a website or a blog using Wordpress
  • If you’re looking create a website for your business or a blog for you to host your content.
  • If you're looking to share your talents, hobbies and interests on a blog to share with the world.
  • You’re looking to build websites for others and want to get an introduction to Wordpress.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 33 Lectures Collapse All 33 Lectures 01:27:51
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Getting Started with Wordpress – Get your website started on the right track
6 Lectures 15:21

In this lecture I will give you a quick overview of what to expect throughout the course.

Introduction to the Course
02:10

WordPressDOTorg or WordPressDOTcom? If you're new to WordPress, it's a common question and often one that needs a little explanation since the two get confused.In this lesson we'll compare the two and look at their pros and cons.
Choosing WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com
5 pages

Learn how you can buy an affordable domain and hosting package with Namecheap

Purchasing a Domain & Hosting for Your Wordpress Website
04:49

Installing Wordpress is easy with Namecheap. You can install Wordpress is less than 1 minute.

How to Install Wordpress on Your Hosting
02:54

Get to know the Dashboard and navigate Wordpress with ease everytime you log-in to your website.

Getting to Know the Wordpress Dashboard
04:09

Showcase yourself to the world by updating your profile on Wordpress.

Set-up Your Profile on Wordpress
01:19
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Creating Content with Wordpress – Create Beautiful Content that Gets Read
5 Lectures 09:12

There are very key differences between posts and pages !in your WordPress blog. After this lesson, you will be able to know when to use posts and pages when creating your website.

WordPress Posts vs. Pages: When To Use Each
1 page

Writing a post is easy on Wordpress. Learn how you can start blogging and posting away.

How to Write a Post in WordPress
03:14

You will learn how to manage and edit your wordpress posts.

How to Manage and Edit WordPress Posts
02:18

This is where you will create your static pages for your website.

How to Write a WordPress Page
01:52

Learn how to manage and edit your pages after you have published them.

Manage and Edit WordPress Pages
01:48
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Organizing Your WordPress Content
3 Lectures 03:55

Categories and tags are ways for you to organize your website.

Categories vs. Tags
2 pages

Categories are used to organize your blog posts into multiple sections.

Using WordPress Categories
02:17

Wordpress tags help your readers find posts around a particular topic. In this lesson we will show how to create tags and manage them.

Using WordPress Tags
01:38
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Create a Media Rich Wordpress Site
5 Lectures 07:59

Learn how you can create a media rich website by adding media to your wordpress.

How to Use & Add Media to the WordPress Media Library
01:11

If you have a website that showcases photos, then you need to know how to add a photo gallery. We will teach you exactly that.

Create & Add a Photo Gallery to a Post
01:47

Adding an image to your post is an important part of your blog post or page. Learn how you can do that.

Add Images to a Post
02:02

Bring your websites alive with video. Learn how you can embed youtube vides to your posts.

Embed YouTube Videos to Posts
01:35

Learn how to add a PDF document to your post or page for people to download.

Add a PDF Download to a Post
01:24
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Customizing Your WordPress Site
3 Lectures 10:24

Learn how you can customize the default Twenty Fifteen theme.

Customize Your WordPress Theme
05:31

Learn how you can create a custom menus on your Wordpress theme.

How To Create Custom Menus In WordPress
03:30

Themes go through constant updates. You need to know how to update them.

Updating Your Theme to the Latest Version
01:23
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Getting Conversational – Start Engaging with Your Readers & Haters!
2 Lectures 02:43

As you start posting and getting comments, you need to know how to edit the comments and check for spam.

Managing WordPress Comments
01:08

Activate the free Akisment Plugin on Wordpress so you don't get spammed on your website.

Fighting WordPress Comment SPAM with Akismet
01:35
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Configuring Your WordPress Settings
1 Lecture 06:49

Go through a step-by-step tutorial of going through your Wordpress settings so it is ready to go.

How to choose Optimal Settings & Configure Your Permalinks
06:49
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WordPress Site & Plugin Management
4 Lectures 10:50

Have your readers and viewers contact you by installing and setting up a contact form page.

Setting-up your Contact Us Page
03:17

Your wordpress website needs to be backed-up from time-to-time. In this lesson we will install the WordpressBackUp Plugin

WordPress Backup Plugins: WPBackup
02:35

As your website and readership grows, you will need to make sure your website doesn't slow down. This plugin will keep things fast!

Wordpress Site-Speed Booster Plugin: W3Cache
01:24

Make your websites social and shareable using social media buttons.

Getting Your Website Social with Social Media Buttons Plugin
03:34
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BONUS: Choosing the Right Theme for Your Wordpress Website
4 Lectures 04:01
Thank You and a Little Favour!
00:40

In this PDF, I give you a quick overview of the top 4 websites where you can get high quality premium Wordpress themes for your new website. I highly recommend Elegant Themes.

Where To Purchase Premium Wordpress Themes
5 pages

It's important to be clear on what type of website you are building before you go shopping. This Checklist will make sure you put your money down on the right thing.

What to Look for in a Wordpress Theme – an Ultimate Guide
4 pages

BONUS: A Little Gift...
03:21
About the Instructor
Basim Salim
4.1 Average rating
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20,031 Students
20 Courses
Startup Marketing Expert, Small Business Consultant & Coach

Basim Salim is a digital marketing and social media expert who has been connecting people and products through online marketing for more than a half-a-decade. As a Digital Marketing expert, he draws his experience in online marketing, event marketing and analytics to help experts to promote their work, share their expertise, seize business opportunities, and interact with consumers. His innovative and unparalleled ability to harness the power of social networks to increase the bottom line has made him a sought after marketing expert.