WordPress for Beginners: Create a Website Step by Step
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WordPress for Beginners: Create a Website Step by Step

Create Websites and Blogs With Zero Experience Using WordPress and This Step By Step Guide
4.8 (95 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.
362 students enrolled
Created by Brad Schiff
Last updated 3/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create websites and blogs with WordPress
  • Update and edit existing WordPress websites
  • Setup dynamic blog sections organized by category
  • Create a "Contact Us" page with interactive map and email form
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Requirements
  • No prerequisite knowledge required; the only thing you need is a computer and an internet connection.
Description

Whether you want to create websites without coding, or you need to learn WordPress so you can update existing websites at your job, I've got you covered.

In this brisk but thorough course we build a website together step-by-step and along the way you organically absorb and master WordPress. I'm all about having you follow along with me and I always encourage experimentation over memorization. My ultimate goal is to give you the "vocabulary of WordPress" so you can continue learning independently long after this course completes.

There is no prerequisite knowledge required and you do not need an existing website or web hosting account. You'll be setup with a new free hosting account so you can begin learning WordPress immediately without needing to commit additional money for a dot com domain upfront.

Here's a summary of what we cover:

  • Asking and answering "What is WordPress?"
  • Setting up a new WordPress site/project
  • Creating pages
  • Creating blog posts
  • Customizing the colors & theme of your website
  • Embedding YouTube videos into your website
  • Setting up custom navigation menus
  • Creating photo galleries
  • Inviting friends / family / coworkers into your WordPress (multiple authors)
  • Asking and answering "What is a plugin?" & "What is a widget?"
  • Letting visitors of your blog posts comment via their Facebook / Twitter accounts
  • Configuring an interactive "Contact Us" page
  • Guarding ourselves from comment and contact-form SPAM
  • Using a custom homepage instead of a generic "blog listing"
  • Moving our website (exporting and importing) from one location (domain or host) to another


This course may be brand new, but this isn’t my first time teaching. I’ve led training sessions for Fortune 500 companies and I’ve already helped over 10,000 people on Udemy and received the following feedback:

"Brad definitely has some of the best techniques to embed the lesson into your mind… hands down these are the best tutorials I have had the opportunity to view."

"Presentation is concise without being tedious… you honestly feel that you have a thorough understanding of the subject."

"…[Brad] explained the process. Not memorize this or that, he explained the process. If you're looking to take a course to understand the foundations of creating websites, look no further."

Become highly valuable and relevant to the companies that are hiring WordPress creators; in one convenient place alongside one instructor. If you're ready to begin creating and updating websites - I'll see you on the inside!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who wants to get started creating websites and/or blogs.
  • No coding required.
  • No prior experience required.
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
04:52:12
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Welcome!
2 Lectures 25:51

How to Get Your Own WordPress Website
13:20
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Let's Build!
3 Lectures 35:49
Let's Begin Building Our Website!
08:03

Pages & Navigation Menus
12:08

Themes Introduction
15:38
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About Page
2 Lectures 28:13
Creating (and Formatting) Content in WordPress
15:52

Subpages & Dropdown Menus
12:21
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Photo Gallery Page
2 Lectures 23:39
Let's Create a Photo Gallery Page
11:40

Plugins Introduction
11:59
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Blog Posts
3 Lectures 35:46
Blog Posts & Categories
09:39

Custom Homepage (Instead of Blog Listing)
12:31

Blog Post Thumbnails and "Read More" Excerpt Links
13:36
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Comments
3 Lectures 36:16
Comments Introduction
17:12

Preventing SPAM Comments
08:02

Let Visitors Comment with FaceBook & Twitter Accounts
11:02
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Miscellaneous Customizations
1 Lecture 19:48
Widgets Introduction
19:48
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Contact Page
2 Lectures 35:05
Let's Create a Contact Page
19:37

Saving Form Entries To The Database & Blocking SPAM
15:28
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Users & Settings
2 Lectures 25:26
User Accounts
16:24

Settings (Permalinks & Pagination)
09:02
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Next Steps
2 Lectures 26:19
Move Entire WordPress Site (Export / Import)
15:16

Next Steps (Looking Forward)
11:03
About the Instructor
Brad Schiff
4.8 Average rating
3,625 Reviews
15,406 Students
3 Courses
Web Developer

Hi, I'm Brad and I’ve taught web development to countless coworkers and held training sessions for fortune 100 companies.

I also teach local night classes and run a somewhat popular YouTube channel named LearnWebCode.

I’m a front-end developer, designer, and educator. I’ve been building user interfaces for over a decade for the world's largest brands, international technology leaders, and national political campaigns.

I'm fortunate to enjoy the development work I do, but my true passion is helping people learn.