Wordpress for Beginners - Build a Live Website from Scratch
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Wordpress for Beginners - Build a Live Website from Scratch

How to make a Wordpress website from scratch, including registering a domain, setting up hosting, installing Wordpress
3.7 (94 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.
3,877 students enrolled
Created by Brent Price
Last updated 9/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Build and customize a Wordpress Website from scratch
  • customize your Wordpress website
  • Add and modify your Wordpress theme
  • Add pages and blog posts to your Wordpress website
  • Add images, videos and other media to your website
  • Find, install and modify Wordpress plugins
  • Learn the basics of CSS and how to fully customize the look of your website
  • If you are already a professional Wordpress developer, then this course is probably not for you, as it's more aimed toward those looking to get started, or those who have started and need a little help.
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  • This is a course for beginners through to intermediate users. I assume you have never built a website before, so start at the very basics.
  • You don't need Wordpress, or even a domain name or web hosting, as we will set all that up in the first couple of videos and will talk about the different options available to you.

Want to build a Wordpress website from scratch? Maybe you already have a Wordpress website that you'd like to modify. Do you want to learn how to build websites for profit?

This course is perfect for you. I'll show you in simple step-by-step videos.

This course is aimed at beginners, so it is really broken down into step-by-step format, so that you can follow along with my videos, then, at the end - you can have a fully functioning Wordpress website.

The course is broken into 15 videos (including the intro video), each video building on the previous one, as we work through an actual website example, building a Wordpress website from scratch.

Wordpress is simple to install, modify and use. You can create your own stunning and fully functional website in less than an hour and be proud to show your friends, family and customers that you built the website yourself.

Knowing how to manage your own Wordpress website will also save you time and money, as you will be able to make any changes that you need to your own website.

Building a Wordpress website from scratch is fun and easy to learn.I look forward to helping you to get started and to bring your exciting new website creation to life.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for those who want to create a Wordpress website from scratch, or may already have a Wordpress website and would like to customize how it looks.
  • This course starts at the basics, from registering a new domain name and setting up hosting, so that you can build a live website. I then show you how to install Wordpress, create pages and blog postings, then modify the look and feel of your website to suit your requirements.
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
Wordpress for Beginners - Build your first live website now!
4 Lectures 20:51

Build your first website using Wordpress from scratch.

Even if you've already started - this video will help you to take your website to the next level.

  • Install Wordpress
  • Add and modify the theme
  • Add pages, blog posts, images and videos
  • Change the colors and fonts and even add your own custom logo
Preview 02:53

  • Choose a domain name and register it
  • Setup hosting for your website (so your website can be live on the Internet)
  • Understand the different options available for hosting and what's important
Preview 09:23

Take a quick look around cPanel, which is your admin area of your website.

Here you have lots of control over many options to make your website better, faster, more secure.

Plus, you can view stats about your website visitors and traffic to your website

Then ...

  • Install Wordpress on your website, using the quick install option
  • Configure the settings for the best installation options
  • Login to the admin area of Wordpress to start configuring Wordpress to suit your needs
Install Wordpress from scratch

Now Wordpress is installed, you can login to your own admin area, where you can fully customize all aspects of your website.

First we'll change a couple of the admin settings, that will give you a better user experience when you're logged in as the administrator.

We'll then change the admin password to something easier to remember

Login to your Wordpress Admin Area to Customize Options
Using and Modifying Wordpress
11 Lectures 01:04:44
  • Find a theme that you like, add it to Wordpress and modify it to suit your needs.
  • Create your first blog post
  • Create your first page
Change your Wordpress theme - Add your first page - Add your first blog post

  • Change the look and feel of your website using one of thousands of free themes
  • Change the default Wordpress heading to reflect your own brand
  • Add a menu and menu items for easy site navigation
  • Modify the sidebar (widget area) and add additional functions
Change your heading - Add a Menu - Modify the side navigation area

  • Add Social Media icons to your website so others can share your content
  • Introduction to CSS - How to have full control over the look of your site and style any part of it you want
Intro to CSS - Style any part of your website you want - Add Sociail Media links

  • Add an image to your blog posts or pages
  • Modify the image (position, size etc)
  • Add captions to your images
  • Make your images clickable and link to other pages and even other websites
Add Images - Link images to other pages

  • Create your own custom pages
  • Add and remove elements from the page (navigation, widgets, menus etc)
Create a Custom Page

  • Add a Logo to your website
  • Customize the header
Add a Logo to your Wordpress Website

  • Customize your Menu Bar
  • Add Dropdown Menu items
Customize your Menu Bar - Add Dropdown Menus

  • Install a theme you've purchased online
  • Introduction to Categories and how to set them up correctly
Install a Purchased Theme - Add Blog Categories

  • Introduction to plugins
  • Where to find thousands of Free Plugins
  • Install the plugin
  • Modify the plugin
  • How to find which plugins to use to enhance the functionality of your site
Introduction to Plugins - Install and Modify Plugins to Improve Your WebSite

  • Add Videos to your website
  • Add external videos (YouTube etc)
  • Add links to your Video content to your menu bar
Add Videos to your Worpdress Website

  • More CSS for even more custom styling of your website
  • Change position of Logo using CSS
  • Change Background Color
  • Change Font Colors
  • Change Color of Navigation Menu
More CSS - Change Logo Postion - Change Background Colors - Fonts - Menu Color
About the Instructor
Brent Price
3.7 Average rating
94 Reviews
3,877 Students
1 Course
Entrepreneur / Web & Graphic Designer / Video Production

Hi - I'm Brent Price.

I live in beautiful Western Australia along with my equally beautiful wife of 20 years.  

Between us, we have 4 children who have all now left home - One has gone on to have a child of her own.

I have a background in IT, programming and web development.  

In fact - I was creating websites for a living way back in 1996!  Pretty much at the start of it all. 

I can assure you; technology and software has changed dramatically over those past 20 plus years.  

We each have so many options and opportunities in front of us. 2017 is a great time to be online and better still, using the opportunities that technology gives you, in order to make a better life for yourself.

Whether it be learning new skills as a way of keeping yourself challenged, or as a way of opening new doors and bettering your employment level, or, perhaps you are looking to, or already are, going out on your own - doing your own thing, taking charge of your own destiny and getting paid to do what you love, what you're passionate about and, creating a lifestyle that allows you the freedom to be who you truly are - Then online learning is a fast track to help you to get there.

One of my favorite philosophies, which has served me well in both my business as well as my personal life is - "If you want to be successful at something, then find someone who is already successful at whatever it is you want to do and simply copy them"

In 2017 and beyond, there really is no reason to have to learn from your mistakes, or take the long (and generally more expensive) route of learning by trial and error.  

Today, we each have so many great teachers on these amazing and freely available platforms (like Udemy), that are willing to share with us their life's skills, knowledge and wisdom.

These really are very exciting times!

Over my working life, I've spent tens of thousands of dollar, as well as hours learning and honing my skills and knowledge in areas of web development, graphic design, video editing and production, writing and self-publishing, business, management, sales and marketing ... and the list goes on.  

I've owned several of my own companies and I've worked in many companies from start-ups to massive multi-national household brand name companies.

As an instructor, I love that there are platforms like Udemy, which offer me (and others like me) the opportunity to give something back.  

I love to teach students who are interested in the same topics I am, who are willing to take the time to learn and put the time in to learn the desired skills they need, to get them to the next level.  

I take great satisfaction in taking complex subject matter and simplifying it into bite-sized chunks of step-by-step instructions that students can easily follow and understand.

I know what it's like to be at the beginning of a skill and knowledge journey, because, like everyone else on the planet, I'm on that same journey too.  We all crave and hunger for knowledge and we all start with a blank canvas ... 

It's exciting and fun to learn and we never stop (nor do we want to).

I hope I can share my knowledge with you in a fun, entertaining and enlightening way.  

When you take any of my courses, I'm committed to helping you to get to where you want to go.  

It's just as much fun for me as it is for you.

I hope to chat with you real soon!

Brent Price