Wordpress:Quick And Easy Video Tutorial Series for Beginners
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Wordpress:Quick And Easy Video Tutorial Series for Beginners

Learn how to build your own website from scratch to live online in just a few hours. Easy step by step video tutorials.
4.3 (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 Ian McMullan
Last updated 11/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create their own fully functioning Website and have it live on the internet
  • Learn how to make changes to your website as and when required,
  • Easily incorporate video to any page on your site.
  • Easily add pictures and graphics
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Requirements
  • If you have never had any previous website experience before, this course is exactly what you need. If you can write a simple document on Microsoft Word or similar, then you are good to go.
Description

Within the next few minutes you can be working right alongside me to create your very own website.

Even if you have never had any previous website experience before, this course is exactly what you need.

If you can write a simple document on Microsoft Word or similar, then you are good to go.

I dont fill the course with fluff and try and pad it out to make it look like a long intensive course.

I cover in detail every step you need right from the outset.

Got your domain name yet?

No problem. I show you how to choose it as one of the first things and I even show you how to register a domain name and set up your hosting.

If you dont know what that is or how to do it, dont panic. I explain it all in a few minutes and you see exacty how easily its done, each and every step. No technical jargon.

By the way, this is not a series of videos with me talking behind a load of powerpoint slides telling you what to do.

I don't tell you what to do, I show you. This is filmed using Camtasia studio and it shows you exactly what to do, every step I take, every mouse movement, every click.

I show you where to click, what to fill in, where to go next.

What are the requirements?

You dont need anything other than a computer and an internet connection.

No experience or knowledge is required - everything is shown in this video course

What am I going to get from this course?

Over 30 lectures and 3 hours of content and help and support from me directly answering any questions you have as promptly and professionally as possible.

  • Learn to create your own WordPress website from scratch
  • Learn how to make changes to your site as and when required,
  • See how to easily add pictures and graphics
  • See how to create a blog or diary of events
  • Learn how to import themes for your new website
  • Learn how easily you can incorporate video to any page on your site.
  • Know the right way to arrange your menu bar
  • See how easily you can add drop down menus
  • What you must never do to get people to contact you on your website


What is the target audience?

Anyone who wants to create their very own website for whatever reason. Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Individuals, Students, Employees and even kids. The youngest person I have taught this to is 10 years old and farming and tractors mad!

No matter what age you are of what country you are from... this is for you.

See you shortly.

Ian

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to create their very own website for whatever reason. Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Individuals, Students, Employees and even kids. The youngest person I have taught this to is 10 years old and farming and tractors mad! No matter what age you are or what country you are from... this is for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Welcome....Getting Started
1 Lecture 02:23

This is where I have a wee quick chat with you and tell you who I am and what I do and what you will learn on this course.

Introduction
02:23
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Choosing and Registering A Domain Name
2 Lectures 15:15

This is the first step you need to do to get started. You need to register a name for your website. First, decide on a name and then register it... to make it yours officially. Then you need to change the nameservers...... Oh Crap! Have I lost you already!

Dont sweat. I show you how to copy and paste 2 URL's and copy them into two different boxes ... and you're done.

There now... panic over.

Picking and Registering Your Domain Name
08:37

Changing Name Servers
06:38
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Setting Up your Hosting
1 Lecture 03:55

Setting up your hosting. This is where some people come apart and want to smash the screen!

This is actually one of the easiest steps to do. Once you see how to do it you will understand just how simple it is.

Hosting: What is it and how to set it up
03:55
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Installing Wordpress
1 Lecture 04:05

This lecture will show you how to install Wordpress onto you domain name. Don't worry. I make it really easy. Just follow along with the video step by step and you cant go wrong.

Installing Your Wordpress Site
04:05
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Hello Wordpress Website & The Dashboard
1 Lecture 03:13

I show you what the Wordpress Dashboard looks like and how to navigate around it and what each of the menus do.

The Dashboard: The Guided Tour
03:13
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Putting Together Your Site
4 Lectures 16:16

This is where I show you how to create your first webpage. Super easy and super quick!

Creating Your First Webpage... Whoopeee!
03:57

I show you how to add in extra pages here and how to put them in the right order on the menu bar.

Adding Additional Pages To Your Website
02:54

Learn how to make your home page "static". Basically this will make it the first page your visitors will see when they come to your site.

Making A "Static" Home Page
03:16

Adding a page or a post to your site. What is the difference between a page and a post and how they look on your site

A Page or a Post... You Decide!
06:09
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Creating Menus and Sub-Menus
2 Lectures 06:00

I show you how to order your menu bar in this lecture. Whether you want your about me page first or the contact page last, you will learn how to have them show up on screen the way you want.

Creating and Ordering the menu bar
02:43

Adding drop down menus is as simple as adding a new page. I show you how easily you can add a drop down menu to as many pages as you want.

How To Add in Drop Down Menus
03:17
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The Appearance Menu
8 Lectures 25:17

We look at how to search for cool themes for your website and how to install them.

Themes
04:00

In this menu we will customise the theme you installed. You can add headers, change menu layouts and much more.

Customise: Site Identity
03:01

In this lecture I will show you how to change the layout and how to change the background and text colours.

Customise: Colours and Layout
02:11

Here I will show you how to add in different headers and talk about how to change them and the size they need to be.

Customise: Headers
02:49

Customise: Backgrounds, Menus and Wigets
03:13

In this lecture we will discuss what wigets are and how to add wigets to your site. These are great for adding things like calendars, recent posts, items of text or even html code.

Wigets
06:24

In this section you can go into the background workings of the website but only if you know what you are doing.

Editor
02:03

By the way...
01:36
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Adding Your Content
3 Lectures 11:43

I show you how to easily add images to your web pages and getting them in the right position with the correct sizing.

Adding Images to Your site
04:50

This lecture shows you how to add links to your images. If for example you wanted to have your website visitors click on the image to go to another website of an affiliate offer, this is how to do it.

Linking Your Images
04:57

Really simple stuff this. Create a text link that will take your visitors to another web page by clicking a hyperlink. eg. CLICK HERE for more information.

Creating hyperlinks (links to your text)
01:56
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Adding Video And Audio To Your Webpages
3 Lectures 11:18

Here you will see how to add video to your webpage. There's a couple of different ways to do this so sit back and watch how to do it.

Adding Video To Your Webpage
02:43

A quick and easy way to add audio to your webpage. Whether you are playing a welcome message or a series of downloadable audio files, you will see here how to add them to your webpage easily.


Adding Audio to A Webpage
04:19

This lecture show you how to add a contact form to your website and why its important.

Creating A Contact Form
04:16
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About the Instructor
Ian McMullan
4.3 Average rating
13 Reviews
1,060 Students
1 Course
Instructor at Udemy

A highly skilled professional, Ian McMullan is extremely passionate and well experienced in Wordpress site building as well as an all round digital entrepreneur. He claims no fancy academic qualifications to speak of (only woodwork) or amazing achievements to show off but explains that he has achieved many real life experiences from the School of Hard Knocks and the University of Life that he promises to pass on to his students in a fun and engaging way to enable them to learn from his experiences and better themselves and their business.

His teachings range from Wordpress beginners to teaching small to medium sized businesses how to create an online presence and how to build a responsive customer database using email and video marketing.

Hailing from a small village in the North of Ireland, (where he lives with his wife and 3 kids and his Golden Retriever, Charlie), Ian has been online since 2001 and since then has gotten his feet wet in many challenging and diverse marketing projects ranging from Ebay, Adsense, Clickbank and Amazon (to name a few) to working "one to one" with new business startups wanting to get an online presence and build a following of laser targeted customers.

Ian's determination and love for what he does keeps him focused and enables him to enjoy what he does each and every day. His training's are to the point and since he "walks the walk" and not just "talks the talk" his training's and educational teachings are based on real life experiences and not some learned theory that he passes on to unsuspecting students.

In his own words.... " I see no point of dragging out a lecture or course to make it look long and impressive with hours and hours of teaching (or in some cases, complete waffle) when I can condense the same information into a concise and easily digested learning experience that will substantially benefit my students to the point where they can finish the training and then go out out and apply exactly what they have learned in a real life situation."