WordPress For Beginners

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This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of setting up their website using WordPress.

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About This CourseBeginner

You’re here because you want to create your own WordPress websites, right?

This is the perfect place to start. This complete course is designed for beginners like you who have never built a WordPress website (or any website for that matter).

WordPress is the perfect tool for creating a fully customized website for any purpose. Whether you want to create a blog,  a personal portfolio, or a business website to sell your products and services, you can do it with WordPress.

While WordPress might seem scary from the outside, once you get started, it’s fairly intuitive. Everything from hosting to installing a theme, then actually building your first pages can be learned in the first few lessons of this course.

With this course, you don’t need to actually pay for hosting to practice with WordPress. I’ll show you how to create a free temporary site so you can follow along.

Why learn from me?

I’ve been building WordPress websites for years. Just like you, there was a time when I was a complete newbie! I was honestly scared of starting a WordPress website because it seemed so daunting.

Now I love WordPress! I wouldn’t recommend using any other web-building tool.

I still remember what it is like to be a beginner, and I’ve kept that in mind while creating this entire course. I walk you through every process step-by-step to make sure you understand things clearly. And if there is ever anything that is confusing, just let me know and I’ll create more lessons that explain or walk you through myself.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • You will learn how to build your own beautiful website using WordPress.
  • You will learn how to design your WordPress website the way you imagine.
  • You will be able to customize your WordPress website for any purpose of yours – whether it’s a blog, a portfolio to show off your work, or an e-commerce site to sell your products or services.
  • You will learn how to host and publish your website in an inexpensive and secure way.
  • You will know how to design pages, menus, sidebars, footers, and create a professional and modern website.
  • You will know how to find and install themes.
  • You will know how to find and install plugins.
  • You will know how to backup your WordPress website in case of emergency.
  • You will know how to get your website found by search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
  • You will know how to set up email opt-in forms throughout your website.
  • You will know how to increase social sharing of your posts and pages with free plugins.
  • You will know how to set up comments and contact pages, while blocking spam.
  • You will know how to speed up your website with caching plugins.
  • You will know how to make your website secure and protected from hackers.
  • You will know how to set up a membership and / or e-commerce site.

DESIGN A SITE THAT WORKS FOR YOU:

No matter what your goal is with your WordPress website, I want to make sure you’re able to achieve those goals. That’s what I promise to help you out with.

PLUGINS YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • JetPack
  • Google Analyticator
  • Google Analytics Dashboard
  • Backup Buddy
  • BackUp WordPress
  • VaultPress
  • All in One SEO Pack
  • Yoast SEO
  • Google XML Sitemaps
  • W3 Total Cache
  • WP Super Cache
  • SumoMe
  • MailPoet
  • Optin Monster
  • LeadPages
  • OptimizePress
  • Share by SumoMe
  • Floating Social Icons
  • Akismet
  • Disqus
  • Contact Form 7
  • Fast Secure Contact Forms
  • PrettyLink
  • Redirection
  • Editorial Calendar
  • Sucuri
  • WordFence Security
  • many more!

Who is this WordPress course for?

This course is for anyone brand new to creating WordPress websites. If you have never built a website before, great. If you’ve built a website on another platform like Wix, Weebly, GoDaddy, or others, that’s fine too. This course is not for people trying to learn to code a custom Website. In this course, we’ll learn how to use the thousands of themes and plugins already out there to design our own custom websites.

I can’t wait to help you build your own WordPress website!

Cheers,

Phil

What are the requirements?

  • You don’t need any experience with WordPress or with building a website.
  • You will need a working computer and a modern browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
  • You will need internet access to watch the lessons online, or can download them on your computer for playback.
  • You don’t need any experience with programming languages like HTML or CSS.
  • You don’t need to purchase hosting or pay for anything to follow along and practice building a website yourself. I’ll show you in the course how to practice building a WordPress website for free.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will learn how to build your own beautiful website using WordPress.
  • You will learn how to design your WordPress website the way you imagine.
  • You will be able to customize your WordPress website for any purpose of yours – whether it’s a blog, a portfolio to show off your work, or an e-commerce site to sell your products or services.
  • You will learn how to host and publish your website in an inexpensive and secure way.
  • You will know how to design pages, menus, sidebars, footers, and create a professional and modern website.
  • You will know how to find and install themes.
  • You will know how to find and install plugins.
  • You will know how to backup your WordPress website in case of emergency.
  • You will know how to get your website found by search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
  • You will know how to set up email opt-in forms throughout your website.
  • You will know how to increase social sharing of your posts and pages with free plugins.
  • You will know how to set up comments and contact pages, while blocking spam.
  • You will know how to speed up your website with caching plugins.
  • You will know how to make your website secure and protected from hackers.
  • You will know how to set up a membership and / or e-commerce site.
  • And if there is anything you don’t learn from the course and want to learn, you can always ask the instructor Phil for help!

Who is the target audience?

  • You are someone who wants to build a website for your business, hobby, or personal life.
  • You want a website that can be fully customized, but done so easily.
  • You want someone to walk you through the entire process of creating a WordPress website from the very beginning to publishing.
  • You also want help designing a website that works, that is modern, and the viewers will love.
  • You are NOT someone who wants to build your own custom WordPress themes (this is not a WordPress development course)

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned the basics setting up your website using WordPress.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

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Course Curriculum

Course Sections

Welcome And What Is This Course About?

Understanding Self-Hosted WordPress.org Versus WordPress.com

Desktop Server By ServerPress Versus Hosting With BlueHost (Or Another Host)

Practice WordPress For Free With ServerPress

Best WordPress Hosting Options And How To Install WordPress For Each

Install WordPress With Your Own Host

Navigate The WordPress Dashboard

Install A New WordPress Theme

Download The Course Project Files

Set Your Home Page

Having Issues With ServerPress?

Editing A Page And Changing The Site Title

How To Set Up Your Custom Menu

Publish Your Website – Make It Live

Writing A New Post And Organizing Your Blog

Blog Page Design – Excerpts Versus Full Content

How To Properly Use Headings In Your Posts

How To Add Videos To A Post Or Page

Design Your Sidebar With Widgets

Add Images To The Sidebar Using HTML

PLEASE READ THIS If You Are Using ServerPress

Add A Facebook Like Widget To The Sidebar

Change Your Site Icon / Favicon

Change Your Site Icon With A Plugin

Make Your Website Responsive – Easy To View For Mobile Viewers

Customize The Footer Information

How To Find, Install, And Activate A Plugin

Back Up Your Website – Automatically And For Free

Secure Your Website To Prevent Hackers And Malicious Files

SEO Plugins That Help Your Site Rank In Google Search

Speed Up Your Website With Caching Plugins

View The Analytics Of Your Site

Block Comment And Contact Form Spam

WordPress Commenting Systems

Secure Contact Forms That Block The Spammers

Link Redirecting And Shortening With PrettyLink

Add An Editorial Calendar To Your Site

Create Email Opt-Ins For Free – SO IMPORTANT

Add Social Sharing Buttons To Increase Sharing

Add A Welcome Mat To Increase Opt-Ins

3 More Ways To Increase Opt-Ins With Sumo

What Pages Do You Need?

How To Design A Home Page That Works

The Start Here Page (Aka About Page)

The Resources Page – A Visitor Favorite That Drives Revenue

Privacy Policies And Terms And Conditions

Set Up A Blog-Based Home Page

How To Write Epic Blog Content – That People Will LOVE

Set Up Your Permalinks – To Make Your Site More SEO Friendly

Using Tags And Categories – THE RIGHT WAY

Scheduling Posts To Go Live Later On – Great For Batch Producing Content

Create A Membership Site On WordPress Using Free Plugins

Sell Digital Products On Your Website With GumRoad

SSL Certificates – Secure And Encrypt User Data

CASE STUDY: Set Up Sales Funnels That Work

How To Update WordPress Itself

How To Create Multiple Sites With Desktop Server

Editing Images To A Custom Size Right In WordPress

Easily Add A Google Map To Your Website

Add A Slider To Your Website – Perfect For Opt-In Forms!

Customize The WordPress Dashboard With The Widgets You Want

Add A Background To Your Website + Where To Find Great Free Background Images

Create A Child Theme – What Is It? When Do You Use It? Why Do You Use It?

Make Your Site Faster With W3 Total Cache + CloudFlare

Design A Modern One-Page Website

Create The New Home & Blog Page

Adding Blocks To The Home Page

Add And Edit The Services Block

Add And Edit The Employee Block

Add And Edit The Facts Block With A Custom Background And Size

Add A Testimonial Block And Customize The Text Colors

Customize The Header And Menus

How To Install A Great Theme For Portfolios

Design Your Website Title And Logo

Editing The Home Page Slider

Add Contact Info To The Header

Add Social Media Icons To The Header

Customize The Main Menu

Design Your Home Page ‘Gallery’

Create A Tile Mosaic Gallery (Great For Any WordPress Theme)

Edit The Footer Copyright Information

The Customizer: Edit Site Identity, Colors, Icon And More

How To Use The Gutenberg Page Editor

Create A Blog Paste And More Gutenberg Stuff

Thank You

Reviews

4.7
3 student reviews
  1. Colette Gallimore says:

    Great Course!
    Really helpful and easy to follow. Really helped me learn the basics of Wordpress. Would recommend. Thank you!

  2. Shirine Hunter says:

    Great course
    Great course, really happy with it thanks

  3. Nimmy A James says:


    Nice presentation, easy to understand...