Wordpress Website Design and Development for Beginners

Use Wordpress Website Design and Development for Beginners to create your first Wordpress website from scratch.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Authors, artists and entrepreneurs all need websites. How about you?

This course explains how to design and develop a Wordpress website from scratch.

Wordpress is free... and it's easy. Easy to install, easy to configure, easy to maintain.

There's no need to fear, this course will take you step-by-step through everything you need to know to implement and maintain your own Wordpress based website. In this course, you'll learn about:

  • Domain name and website hosting
  • Wordpress installation and configuration
  • Installation of plugins and themes
  • Adding pages and blog posts to your site
  • Adding Facebook like and email signup forms

Using Wordpress to implement your own website provides many advantages:

  • Save money by doing it yourself
  • Maintain creative control of the end product
  • Update your own web page, when you want and how you want
  • But most of all, have fun!

So, come join me on this journey. End the course with a new website. We'll do it together.

Good luck and happy Udemy'ing.


What are the requirements?

  • All you need is a web browser (I demonstrate Chrome running on a Windows PC)
  • You'll also need approximately $50 to register a domain name and obtain web hosting for you site for one year

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Install and maintain their own Wordpress based website
  • Save money by installing and maintaining your own website

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in creating a personal website

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

In which I discuss the topics addressed in this course.


In which I provide a brief overview of how Wordpress works.


In which I show the website we'll be developing during the course (http://class.chloeboston.com).

Section 2: Wordpress Installation

In which I show you how to host your website at PowWeb.

To Purchase PowWeb Hosting

In which I show you how to install Wordpress using one step install.


In which I demonstrate the Wordpress administrative interface.

Section 3: Wordpress Configuration

In which I demonstrate initial Wordpress website configuration.


In which I demonstrate how to install the Responsive theme.


In which I demonstrate configuring the home page of the Responsive theme.


In which I demonstrate the installation of the dozen or so plugins we'll be using in our website.

Section 4: Wordpress Fundamentals

In which I demonstrate the configuration of web pages and blog posts.


In which I show how to insert images into pages and posts.

Section 5: Wordpress Website Creation

In which I create a blank page for our blog and add it to the website's primary menu.


In which I show how to configure widgets and add them to the web page sidebar.


In which I upgrade from the Responsive theme to the Responsive II theme.


In which I add a Contact page to the website.

Section 6: Using Your Wordpress Plugins

In which I demonstrate how to create a favicon and add it to the website.


In which I show how to use the Wordpress SEO by Yoast plugin to write blog posts and pages that can be found with a specific keyword phrase.

Section 7: Introduction to HTML

In which I demonstrate how to switch between Visual and Text mode while editing a page or post.


In which I discuss the basic structure of HTML markup.


In which we learn the basics of HTML markup.


In which we learn the basics of HTML.


In which I teach you how to insert image while in Text or HTML mode.

Section 8: Odds and Ends

In which we look at my home page which uses the Genesis theme.

Section 9: Conclusion

An overview of my course catalog for all 14 course created during my first year with Udemy.

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Instructor Biography

Brian Jackson, 27 Courses, 1,800+ Reviews, 4.58 Stars and 37,000+ Students

Born in Los Angeles, California, in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.

Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the past four years I’ve published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I’ve also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon and Audible. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.

My latest endeavor, begun in July of 2014, is to record training courses for distribution via Udemy. My goal is to provide low cost high quality screen cast based educational material focusing on my area of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. As time permits, I plan to expand my catalog to cover Web page development and Udemy course preparation.

I currently live in the beautiful California wine country with my wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.

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