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WordPress training for 2018 step-by-step WordPress tutorial

WordPress Web Design - Beginners to advanced level WordPress training course
Instructor:
David Murray
31,515 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Learn how to create a stunning, responsive business website using WordPress. This training course covers everything you need to know and starts from scratch. No previous experience is necessary but these tutorials will also benefit those using WordPress for a while but who have had no previous WordPress training, as I show you all the tips and tricks to getting the most out of WordPress. This course is complemented by my SEO Masterclass course.

WordPress expert with over 20 years SEO experience

David Murray
has been creating business websites since 1996. 
He has used WordPress since its release in May 2003.  WordPress is used to power over 60 million
websites. Why – because it is easy to use, powerful and can be adapted to just
about any type of business website requirement. 

WordPress websites can be responsive so that they work on a PC, tablet
or phone.  It is easy to apply SEO
(Search Engine Optimization) techniques to a WordPress website so that they get
found by Google.

When you invest
in this course you
get the benefit of over 20 years website design and SEO
experience from David Murray

Please
check out the free preview videos for this course.

Introduction

1
Introduction

This video is an introduction about me (David Murray) and what this WordPress Course is going to cover. 

A first look at WordPress

1
Installing WordPress

How to install WordPress

The easy way to install WordPress using the c-panel.  Installing WordPress in under 60 seconds.

2
Planning your website

This video explains the importance of thinking about your content and planning it out before you create your WordPress site. 

3
First Look

The video shows you what WordPress looks like at the very beginning of creating your website. 

4
Cleaning up ...

WordPress installs a sample page and sample post that need to be deleted.  You can also remove the standard installation plugins and any unused themes.

 

5
Creating WordPress pages

See how easy it is to add new pages to a WordPress website.

6
Removing unused WordPress themes

This video shows you how to remove excess WordPress themes that use up memory. 

7
Installing a free WordPress theme

This video shows you how to install a theme to your WordPress site and how to activate it. 

Images

1
Uploading images to WordPress

This videos shows you the process of how to upload images to your WordPress site. 

2
Using Images within WordPress

This video shows you how to insert the uploaded images into your web pages. 

Documents

1
Uploading documents to WordPress

This video shows you how to upload documents to your WordPress site. 

Links

1
Text links and anchor text

This video shows you how to create text links and the importance of using good anchor text. 

2
Graphic links

This video shows you how to add a link to an image on your website. 

3
Document Links

This video is going to show you how to link to downloadable documents within your WordPress site. 

4
Email Links

This video shows you how to add a link to a email address. 

5
Links to other websites

This video shows you how to link to other websites from your WordPress site. 

6
Nofollow Links

This video explains what a Nofollow link is and how to add one to your WordPress site.

Widgets

1
Widgets

This video explains what widgets are and how to use them correctly 

2
Text Widget

This video shows you how to use the text widget on your WordPress site. 

3
Text WIdget and Formatting

This video shows you how to format the text widget to customize your site. 

4
Selecting good plugins

This video shows you the tips and tricks of selecting a good plugin for your site and explains the things you should out for to avoid downloading a risky plugin. 

5
No Comments Plugin

This videos shows you how to install and activate the No Comments Plugin which you will want to download to your own WordPress site and why it is good to do so. 

6
Contact Form Plugins

This video shows you how to download a "contact us" form plugin, set it up and add it to your website. 

7
Contact forms and the widget area

This video shows you how easy it is to add the "contact us" form to the widget area so it shows up on every page. 

8
Shortcodes

This video explains what shortcodes are and how they can be used in creating your WordPress site. 

Google Maps

1
Embedding a Google Map

This video shows you how to embed an interactive Google Map within a page on your site. 

2
Google Maps and the Side Bar

This video shows you how to use the widget area to display a Google map on every single page of your site. 

Posts & Blogs

1
Posts

This video explains the difference between a post and a page, what a post is and how they can be created in your WordPress site. 

2
Setting a blog home page

This video shows you how to set a home page for your blog. 

3
Categories

This video shows you how to separate your blog posts into categories. 

Permalinks

1
Permalinks

This video explains what permalinks are and how to use/change them in the settings of WordPress

Featured Images

1
Featured Images

This video looks are featured images and how to set them to posts.

Backups

1
Backups

This video shows you how to install a back up plugin to your WordPress site and explains why this is so important to do. 

HTML Sitemap & XML Sitemap

1
HTML Site Map

This video explain what a HTML Sitemap is and how to insert one into your webpage. 

2
XML Sitemap

This video explains what a XML Sitemap is and how to install a XML Sitemap plugin

Page Templates

1
Page Templates

This video looks at using page templates in your WordPress site.

WordPress Search

1
WordPress Search

This video shows you how to add a 'search' option within the widget area. 

Folders

1
Using Folders

This video shows you how to use folders within your website. 

Updating

1
Updating

This video shows you how to check for updates within WordPress for the themes and Plugins. 

SEO Plugins

1
SEO Plugins

This video talks about SEO Plugin's within WordPress, It shows you which plugin to install and how to use it. 

Settings

1
Settings

This video shows you how to change settings and explains a bit about them. 

Sliders

1
Sliders

This video shows you how to install a slider to your WordPress site. 

Broken Links

1
Broken Link Checker

This video shows you how to install a plugin to check for broken links within your website. 

2
Xenu

This video shows you how to safely download the Xenu program to check for broken links and how to use it. 

Faster Loading Speeds

1
Speed Webpage Test

This video explains why making sure you have a high speed website is important and also how to manually check this. 

2
Caching

This video shows you how to download a Caching plugin to your WordPress site. 

3
GZip

This video shows you how to add a GZip plugin to your WordPress site. 

4
Picture Compression

This video explains why you can use picture compression to improve the speed of your Website, and shows you how to install a plugin to do this for you. 

Social Media Sharing

1
Social Media Sharing

This video shows you how to add social media share buttons to your WordPress site. 

Galleries

1
Galleries

This video shows you how to create galleries within your WordPress site. 

Sydney Theme Slider

1
Sydney Front Page Slider

This video shows you how to use and customize the Sydney Front Page Slider on your own WordPress website. 

Premium Themes

1
Premium Themes

This video explains the benefits of using a premium themes on your WordPress site. 

Button plugin

1
Button Plugin

This video shows you how to create buttons within WordPress.

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