WordPress - From Zero to First Blog
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WordPress - From Zero to First Blog

Learn to set up a WordPress website from scratch so you can start blogging.
4.8 (13 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.
1,060 students enrolled
Created by Marion Black
Last updated 11/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Choose an awesome domain name
  • Get secure and reliable hosting for your website
  • Install WordPress the quick and easy way - no coding required
  • Choose a beautiful WordPress theme (the way your website looks)
  • Install useful plugins (the way your website acts)
  • Add, configure and remove widgets
  • Get a professional-looking email address using your own domain name
  • Be ready to start writing your first blog
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  • Basic computer skills and internet access are needed for this course. You're reading this so you've probably got what it takes :-)
  • Grab a cup of coffee or tea and let's begin.

These WordPress tutorials for beginners will take you step-by-step from zero to your first blog.

Are you a budding entrepreneur? A stay at home parent? A Student? Retired? Do you want to make money working from home?

You know you need a website. But how to build your own website or blog from scratch?

There's no need to learn HTML or code (four letter words) or understand all the nerdy/geeky jargon.

This WordPress for absolute beginners course will show you, in over-the-shoulder videos, how to get your website up and running, ready to start writing your first blog.

The videos are downloadable so you can watch them on your mobile device whenever you have a few spare minutes.

Check out the free previews in Sections 1 and 3.

You'll get lifetime access and all updates to the course. And if, for any reason, you're not completely satisfied there's a 30-day money-back guarantee. No questions asked.


What's in the course?

First you’ll learn the ‘secret sauce’ to getting an awesome domain name and choosing a great hosting company.

Then I’ll show you the easy way to set up a blog. You won’t need to learn how to download WordPress because I'll show you how to install WordPress with just a few clicks using your control panel (cPanel).

Your new website will be a work of art because you’ll choose a theme you love. I’ll show you how to quickly find the right free theme, out of all the thousands of themes out there, using my special technique.

You’ll learn about plugins and widgets (what's a widget?) and you’ll create a professional-looking email address using your own awesome domain name.

And finally you’ll learn how to use the WordPress editor. You’ll discover how to create headings and sub-headings, format the text and add images to make your webpages look spectacular.


So whether you want to share your knowledge with the world or you want to make money blogging this course will get you started.

Click the big green button now to ‘Take This Course’ and I’ll see you on the inside.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for aspiring online marketers, bloggers or small business owners who want to build their own WordPress website. You don't need to pay a web designer to do it for you as this course will show you how to do it yourself.
  • This course is also for experienced bloggers who want to break free from the restrictions of other content management systems (CMS).
  • It's for students who like over-the-shoulder, step-by-step lessons with no fluff.
  • This course is probably not for you if you've already established a WordPress website and want to improve your SEO or writing skills.
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:04

Let me introduce myself and the course you are about to take. You will be embarking on an exciting journey into the world wide web as a new website builder using the power of WordPress.

Preview 02:04
Before You Install WordPress
4 Lectures 18:04

Learn what makes a domain name truly awesome.

Choose an Awesome Domain Name

Which Domain Name is Better?
1 question

Once you've decided on your awesome domain name you can register it to make it truly your own.

Preview 09:11

Choosing the right hosting plan is critical to your online success. You want a host that is reliable, trustworthy and not over-the-top expensive. You also want complete control over your website with a cPanel.

Choose the Right Hosting Plan

Link your brand new domain name to your hosting account.

Set DNS (Domain Name Servers)
WordPress First Steps
4 Lectures 11:34

Install WordPress in a few clicks using QuickInstall from your cPanel.

Install WordPress

Clear the clutter from your new WordPress installation. WordPress gives you a sample page and post and some pre-installed plugins which you may not want.

Clear the Clutter

Protect your website with an essential security plugin. Hackers abound on the internet and target unprotected websites. Protect yours from day one.

Preview 02:08

Tweak the settings on your security plugin.

Wordfence Settings
Personalize your Website
3 Lectures 11:38

Tweak the WordPress settings for a better user experience.


  • 00:00 General Settings
  • 01:26 Writing Settings
  • 01:50 Reading Settings
  • 02:22 Discussion (Comments) Settings
  • 04:00 Media (Images) Settings
  • 04:32 Permalinks (URL) Settings

WordPress Settings

Use your user profile settings to make your WordPress dashboard look the way you want it to.

User Profile Settings

Your theme controls the way your website looks. Make it truly your own with the look and feel you like.

Change Your Theme
2 Lectures 06:43

Antispam Bee blocks spam comments without the need for captchas. It's free to use even on commercial sites.

Antispam Bee

Add Updraft Plus plugin for automated backups to the cloud or your email address.

UpdraftPlus Backup
2 Lectures 09:05

Widgets are little blocks of information which appear in the sidebars on your posts and pages. Some widgets look totally out of place on a brand new website.


Create a new widget with an image and text.

Add and Rearrange Widgets
2 Lectures 04:36

Get a professional-looking email address using your new domain name.

Domain Specific Email Address

Use your cPanel to access your email. Send and receive emails from your domain specific email address.

The WordPress Editor
4 Lectures 09:40

Before you write your first blog you need an introduction to the WordPress Editor environment. Learn where to find bold, italics and many other formatting options.

Introducing the WordPress Editor

Add headings and subheadings using the WordPress editor.

Add Headings and Subheadings

Choose various formatting options for your posts and pages.

Format Text

Add images and place them where you want them to show. Once you've completed this lesson you'll be ready to write your first blog on your new WordPress website. Thank you for taking this course.

Add Images
About the Instructor
Marion Black
4.8 Average rating
13 Reviews
1,060 Students
1 Course
WordPress Expert, Graphic Designer, Udemy Instructor

I've been learning and teaching people about computers since the early 1980s starting with the Commodore 64.

I've created a few apps and generally been having fun with computers for over 30 years and in the last couple of years I've been creating tutorials and videos on WordPress, YouTube and Internet Marketing. Many of these are currently featured on an international membership website where they've been well received and also on my YouTube channel.

I've adopted a relaxed, friendly style of teaching and I confine each video to one subject so they are short and sweet.

Some comments I've received:

Darwyn, UK "Hi Marion, this is great training as always my friend."

Jeffry R, Australia: "A BIG thanks Marion. Really good advice... will take it on board."

Robby S, UK: "yet again I found your video very helpful and so easy to get through :)"

Debby M, US: "Thanks Marion, you're a great teacher!"