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WordPress for Beginners

A WordPress for beginners complete, easy to follow, step by step guide to creating a complete website using WordPress.
John Westbrook
18,251 students enrolled
English [Auto]
You will be able to create and configure a fully functional WordPress driven website from scratch
You will have a thorough understanding of how to setup WordPress within your hosting account
You will have a thorough understanding of WordPress settings
You will be able to customize WordPress visually and functionally.
You will have a thorough understanding of how to structure WordPress to fit your site's needs
You will be able to manage content within a WordPress site and have a thorough understanding of how it will work and flow.
You will be able to setup and manage domain name registrations
You will be able to setup and manage a web hosting account
You will be able to setup users in WordPress and assign appropriate permissions to allow creating content or managing content
The goal is to help you get WordPress working, setup, with no previous wordpress experience

Welcome to WordPress for Beginners !

The WordPress for Beginners Guide shows you how to setup and create a complete site using WordPress. This is an easy to follow, simple and straight forward guide that takes you through the process of creating a complete, fully functional and professional website, for any purpose, as a beginner using WordPress.

Even if you don’t have or know how to obtain a domain name, I show you how to go from step 1 of getting a domain name, all the way to going live with an easy to manage, great looking complete site using WordPress.

In this extensive, very easy to follow step-by-step wordpress for beginners guide you’ll learn:

  • How to setup and configure a domain name
  • How to setup and configure a hosting account
  • How to install and setup WordPress
  • How to customize WordPress into a fully functional website
  • How to use Plugins in WordPress to enhance your sites capabilities
  • What each setting in WordPress is for and how to configure the settings to make your site work exactly how you want it to
  • How to thoroughly test your new WordPress site and fix issues
  • Going Live with WordPress and your site

This guide is broken down into four (4) easy to digest sections, each with several videos where I take you step by step through the entire process of setting up a website using WordPress. The course is designed with the WordPress beginner in mind, but I also cover some sections for the total domain and website novice, showing you every step in creating a domain name, hosting, and all the steps to installing and setting up WordPress and customizing it to your liking.

This is a “point and click” course, meaning you won’t be learning complicated HTML or PHP coding, but rather an approach that anyone can master, no matter your experience level. You can know nothing about setting up a website and within a couple hours have a beautiful and fully functioning website up and running.

If you are a beginner to WordPress or even domains/hosting and website creation, you’ll benefit from this course immensely.

If you’re looking for a simple, step-by-step, beginner’s guide to setting up a website or WordPress, than this is definitely the course for you.

Intro to WordPress for Beginners

This quick intro to WordPress for Beginners lets you know who I am and what to expect as you begin this WordPress course.

Module 1 - Domain Name

Obtaining a Domain Name

In this first WordPress for Beginners video we cover how to obtain a domain name, the first necessity to setting up your WordPress site. In this video I'll show you how to setup a domain name using Godaddy, however you'll find a link in the resources of this Lecture where you can get domain names at really good discounts.

Domain Name Settings

In this WordPress for Beginners video you'll learn what settings you need to modify for your new registered domain and how to modify them appropriately for this course. Once you have your domain configured we'll talk about hosting for your new WordPress site.

Module 2 - Hosting

Creating a Hosting Account

In this WordPress for Beginners video we cover how to setup a hosting account step by step...another prerequisite to getting your own WordPress install setup. To get the 52% discount discussed in this video, you'll need to enter the code found in the Resources PDF, it won't work without it.

Hosting Account Settings

In this WordPress training video I'll show you what settings you need to adjust or change inside your hosting account and how to add your domain name to your hosting account so everything works properly in preparation of your WordPress install.

Module 3 - WordPress for Beginners: Install & Setup

How to install Wordpress, for Beginners

In this WordPress for Beginners video we do a first install of WordPress and I show you all the steps to a clean and proper install of WordPress.

Wordpress Settings Part 1

In this WordPress for Beginners video I'll go through all the settings available in WordPress and briefly talk about what each does and how it interacts with your new WordPress site.

WordPress Settings Part 2

In this WordPress for Beginners video we continue with the WordPress settings and navigation.

Module 4 - WordPress for Beginners: Theme Basics

Choosing and installing a theme for your site

In this WordPress for Beginners video we will go over the steps to selecting and installing a wordpress theme to your WordPress site.

Customizing The Look and Function of Your Site

In this WordPress for Beginners video we cover the basics of how to customize the overall look, functionality and feel of the new WordPress site through your theme and WordPress settings.

More on Theme Customization

Module 5 - WordPress for Beginners: Basic WordPress Content Management

Content Management Part 1

In this WordPress for Beginners video we will begin to cover how to create, organize and manage the content of your site within WordPress. Including pages, video/images, posts, categories, etc.

Content Management Part 2

In this WordPress for Beginners video we continue to cover content management within your WordPress Dashboard.

Module 6 - WordPress for Beginners: Basic WordPress Plugin Management

Using Plugins to enhance your site's capabilities and functions

In this WordPress for Beginners video we discuss WordPress plugins, how to install, configure, and utilize WordPress plugins within your wordpress site to enhance it's functions and capabilities.

Testing, Cleanup, and Going Live

In this WordPress for Beginners video we'll go over testing the entire WordPress install, site, cleaning up any issues found within the WordPress dashboard or on your actual WordPress site, and more before going live with your new install of WordPress.

How to Contact Me

Need more help? Reach out to me! I am happy to help any way I can.

Please check the text content in this lecture for details on how to contact me directly.

Wrap Up and Student Only Specials

WordPress for Beginners BONUS Section *NEW*

News and More

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Course Resources

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