Wordpress for Non-Technical People
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Wordpress for Non-Technical People

Creating Amazing Professional websites worth thousands of dollars without doing any web development.
4.6 (12 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.
2,348 students enrolled
Created by Darryl Scott
Last updated 11/2016
English
Price: $150
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 17 Articles
  • 20 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create professional websites worth $500 to $5000.00, or more.
  • Administer, Configure, and install Wordpress.
  • Use free resources on Internet to make professional websites.
  • Make personal websites for any ocasion, within an hour.
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Requirements
  • How to use a Internet Browser.
  • Basic Computer skills ( How to use file explorer, wordpressor like MS-Word and open applications).
  • An Internet Connection.
  • Willingness to Learn.
  • Need to purchase your own domain name (We will discuss this in first few lectures).
Description

This course teaches you to build beautiful professional websites without knowing how to code html, or css, or any web technology.  If you have basic computers skills, if you can create documents in a word processor like MS-Word, you can create any site you want or need.  Wordpress is designed to managed by non-technical people, this course shows you how.

Benefits of taking this course:

  • 1 Year Free Web Hosting ($199 value).
  • Website Design Skills - create professional websites using Wordpress.
  • Free Internet resources that rival paid professional resources.
  • Marketable skill - 26% of entire Internet uses Wordpress.

A professional website developer would charge anywhere from $500 to $5000 to create a custom site.  You will learn how to create professional custom sites worth $5000 or more while taking this course.

To take this course, you will need 3 hours of your time and willingness to learn.    To follow the course material students will need to purchase a domain name.  Domain names are as cheap as $5.00.  You have probably heard of Godaddy,   I recommend purchasing a Domain name from Godaddy.  It isn't the cheapest but the friendly website makes working with Domain names easier.   Godaddy also allows use of the domain name within 15 minutes, most other registars (sites to buy domain names) while probably cheaper take anywhere from 12 to 48 hours.

Knowing how to create Wordpress is also a very marketable skill.   Wordpress is used by 26% of all websites on the Internet.  Sony Music, Apple, MTV News , Xerox, Best Buy and BBC America all use some form of Wordpress on their sites.

In this course, we will take you through the entire process from purchasing this course, to publishing your professional website.  This is a hands on, step by step course.

After completing this course, students will be able to install Wordpress, configure Wordpress,  customize Wordpress's appearance and extend Wordpress beyond to selling products or showcasing talent.  Students will also learn where to find free resources to optimize their sites.  Students will save up to $5000 dollars and learn a very marketable skill.

Who is the target audience?
  • Small Businesses owners who need a site but don't have the money to pay a professional developer.
  • Anyone who wants to build a professional site.
  • Anyone who want to build a site but doesn't know web coding.
  • People who have an idea for a site but don't have the money to pay a professional developer.
  • Anyone who wants to learn a marketable skill that 26% of ALL websites on Internet use.
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Curriculum For This Course
65 Lectures
04:23:22
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Introduction
4 Lectures 12:42
Read this first
01:59



Links to Sites Created during this course
00:06
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Website Basics
6 Lectures 10:36

This lesson shows where to find and purchase domain names.

Obtaining Domain Name
01:56

Setting Domain Name Servers - Godaddy
02:08

Configuring Free Web Hosting
02:03

How to setup Free Web Hosting
00:52

How to access Web Hosting cPanel and create MySql Database
03:35

Exercise 1 - Login to cPanel and Create MySql Database
00:01
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Wordpress Basics
4 Lectures 17:02

Obtaining and Installing Wordpress
11:59

Installing Wordpress
02:41

Exercise is contained in the attached PDF "Exercise 2 - Obtain-Install-Configure-Wordpress.pdf"

Exercise 2 - Obtain, Install and Configure Wordpress
00:02
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Wordpress Administration & Default Theme
24 Lectures 01:33:21

Pages vs Posts
02:40

Changing Themes
01:32

Exercise 3 - Installing themes
00:04

Adding Background image to default theme
04:36

Center Adjustment (Cheating)
02:28

Adding Posts to Default Theme and Configuring Front Page
13:17

What is a Widget and How to Configure a Widget?
04:19

Exercise 4 - Configure Widgets on Sidebar
00:02

Post Details
09:14

Adding Media to Media Library
08:05

Exercise 5 - Adding Media to Media Library
00:02

Adding Header Image to Default Theme
01:39

Pages and Post Content
03:41

Adding Pages to Default Theme and Creating the Menu
10:13

What is a Plugin
07:03

Exercise 6 - Installing-Reset-WP-Plugin
00:01

User Administration
11:51

Exercise 7 - Adding Users to Wordpress
00:01

Exercise 8 - Modifying General Settings
00:01

Exercise 9 - Creating Posts
00:01

Exercise 10 - Modifying Default Theme Front Page
00:01

Exercise 11 - Modify Default Theme Menu
00:01

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Wordpress Appointment Theme
13 Lectures 58:05
Installing Appointment Theme
03:06

Appointment Theme: Adding Logo and Header Image
03:19

Appointment Theme: Posts & Slider Configuration
06:19

Appointment Theme: Appointment Widgets
04:26

Appointment Theme: Services Section
05:59

Appointment Theme: Adding Pages and Creating Menu
07:17

Appointment Theme: Configuring Appointment Callout Section
04:29

Appointment Theme: Latest News
04:19

Appointment Theme: Social Icons and Copyright
02:30

Appointment Theme: Plugins & Widgets
11:28

Exercise 12 - Appointment Theme Creating Posts
00:01

Exercise 13 - Modify Slider Settings
00:01

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Wordpress Tempera Theme
10 Lectures 45:44
Tempera Theme: Installing Theme
01:59

Tempera Theme: Moving a Wordpress Site
03:05

Tempera Theme: Adding Background
02:08

Tempera Theme: Tempera Settings
02:44

Tempera Theme: Page Layout and Header Settings
05:47

Tempera Theme: Presentation Page
09:52

Tempera Theme: Crypt Column Widgets
09:17

Tempera Theme: Menu
02:55

Exercise 14 - Moving Wordpress to a New Site
00:01

Tempera Theme: Text, Color and Post Information
07:56
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Wordpress My Youtube Theme
2 Lectures 20:58
My YouTube: Part 1
09:16

My YouTube: Part 2
11:42
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Themes
1 Lecture 04:41
How to find a theme that meets your goals?
04:41
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:27
Congratulations
00:27
About the Instructor
Darryl Scott
4.6 Average rating
18 Reviews
2,850 Students
2 Courses
Linux SME, Lotus Domino SME, Network Engineer, Web Developer

I'm an IT Consultant with Master Degree in Information Systems and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.  I have been working with computers since young age of 14.  

I have been an independent contractor since 1998 and have worked as both a employee and contractor to IBM.  I have worked as a contractor for CSC, BAE, FAA, USGS, US Commerce and many local government agencies.

I have worked as both a developer and have managed networks, email, Lotus, Linux and Windows environments.  I have held certifications, MCSE, CCNA, CLP, RHCSA and RHCE. 

Starting working with Unix in college in 1993 and have worked with AIX, Solaris, Slackware, Redhat and many other Linux variants in past 25 years.  I installed Linux for my first time in 1997. 

I worked as government intern in late 80s where I specialized in Office Productivity products, Lotus 123, Word Perfect and DBASE.  I was considered an expert with Lotus 123, and was loaned out to varies government agencies repairing and designing spreadsheets.  I have been working with Office Productivity products for over 30 years.