WordPress Plugin Tutorial
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WordPress Plugin Tutorial

Learn how to make your already awesome WordPress website better by learning how to search, install and delete plugins.
4.6 (8 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.
1,586 students enrolled
Created by Angela Samuels
Last updated 5/2015
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Includes:
  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Search and Install a WordPress Plugin
  • Install and Activate a WordPress Plugin
  • Delete a WordPress Plugin
  • Top Best WordPress Plugins
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Requirements
  • You should know how to log into your WordPress Dashboard
Description

This course is about how to search, install and delete WordPress plugins. WordPress plugins are additional small programs that you can add to your WordPress site to make your website better. Think of your WordPress website as your house that has value and in order to increase the value is to increase your exposure online. WordPress plugins are the additional accessories that you add to your house to make your home better. Think of WordPress plugins as a nice Kohler sink or a marble island.

We will cover the best plugins that I use on a regular basis and more as the course progresses.

We look forward to meeting you in class.

Angela Samuels

Who is the target audience?
  • This WordPress Plugin Tutorial online course is for business owners, authors, entrepreneurs who have a self-hosted WordPress website.
  • The person needs to be familiar with the self-hosted WordPress Content Management System.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 15 Lectures Collapse All 15 Lectures 34:24
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Introduction to plugins
5 Lectures 08:14

This is the summary of the Introduction of WordPress plugins.

Preview 00:24

You will be able to search for a WordPress plugin within the WordPress dashboard.

Read user reviews and feedback of plugins while searching for them online. Anyone who can program can make their own plugin. It is important not to use plugins with lots of problems and reported issues. Plugins that have been downloaded in great volumes are generally safe.

Preview 03:09

This video shows you how to install a WordPress plugin by uploading the Zip file into WordPress.

  • You will be able to install a WordPress plugin by uploading the plugin Zip into WordPress.


How to install a plugin by uploading a Zip file.
01:32

How to update your WordPress Plugins

Make sure that you keep any WordPress plugins you are using are up to date. Just like any other software, plugins need to be updated. Make sure to install the updates so you can keep the plugin running smoothly.

How to update a WordPress Plugin
01:12

This video will show you how to uninstall and delete a plugin

  1. You will be able to uninstall and delete WordPress plugin
How to uninstall and delete a WordPress plugin
01:57

This quiz will help you review how to delete a WordPress plugin.

Deleting a WordPress Plugin
2 questions
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The Top Best WordPress Plugins
9 Lectures 25:46

This video we go over the WordPress plugin WordPress SEO (Search Engine Optimization) that teaches you how to create posts and pages that are SEO compliant.

  • You will be know the overall use of WordPress SEO plugin.
WordPress SEO by Yoast
03:06

We go over how to create a form within WordPress with a plugin called Gravity forms.

  • You will know how to create a form with Gravity forms
Preview 05:21

This is part 2 of the Gravity forms plugin overview. We will continue to learn the features of Gravity form within WordPress.


Gravity Forms part 2
01:25

We will review the benefits of the Akismet WordPress plugin.

  • You will know the main purpose of the Akismet WordPress plugin.

This plugin helps you moderate comments on your WordPress blog. You want to make your site as user-friendly as possible. Use Akismet if you need a plugin to do this.

Akismet WordPress Plugin
01:28

We will review what the Count Per Day WordPress plugin is and how it can help you track your website traffic.

  • You will know the benefits of using the Count Per Day WordPress plugin.
Count Per Day WordPress Plugin
02:14

We will go over the Share Any WordPress plugin and how it is useful in sharing your post to the different social media sites.

  • You will be able to use the Share Any WordPress plugin to share your blog post to different social networking groups.
Share Buttons by AddToAny Plugin
05:23

We will go over the iThemes WordPress plugins and how you can protect your WordPress site from possible hackers.

  • You will be able to use the iThemes WordPress to protect your WordPress site.
iThemes Security plugin
02:11

We will go over the Broken Links WordPress plugin and how it is useful in finding broken links on your website.

  • You will be able to use the Broken Links WordPress plugin to find broken links on your website.
Broken Link Checker
03:32

We will go over the Pretty Link lite WordPress plugin and how it is useful in creating shorter and pretty links.

  • You will be able to use the Pretty Link lite WordPress plugin to create shorter links to add to your site and others.
Preview 01:06
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Next Steps
1 Lecture 00:25

If you're just started with WordPress or just need a refresher on WordPress my WordPress course is a great start

Preview 00:25
About the Instructor
Angela Samuels
4.6 Average rating
8 Reviews
1,606 Students
2 Courses
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Angela has a bachelors in business, computer science and graphic design. She later went to get her master's degree in instructional design with the focus of online learning and corporate training. She teaches offline at her coworking space in West Bloomfield, Michigan and she has taught web design at a The Art Institute in the metro Detroit Area. Her passion is helping small businesses learn how to market their businesses online.