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WordPress for Beginners: The Complete Beginner WordPress Website Course

360 minutes of course content

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Course Description

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.

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 will learn how to use:

  • JetPack
  • Google Analyticator
  • Google Analytics Dashboard
  • Backup Buddy
  • BackUp WordPres
  • 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!

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

Cheers,

Phil

    After taking this course, you will be able to:

    • 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 back up 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.

    This course is for professionals within the following business functions:

    • 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.

      1. Introduction - 40 Minutes

        1. Welcome & What is this Course About?
        2. Understanding Self-hosted WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com
        3. Desktop Server by ServerPress vs. Hosting
        4. Practice WordPress for Free with ServerPress
        5. Best WordPress Hosting Options
        6. Install WordPress with BlueHost
        7. Navigate the WordPress Dashboard
        8. Install a New WordPress Theme
        9. Download the Course Practice Files
        10. Set Your Home Page
        11. Having Issues with ServerPress?
      2. WordPress Basics - Build Your First Site - 65 Minutes

        1. Editing a Page & Changing the Site Title
        2. How to Set Up Your Custom Menu
        3. Publish Your Website - Make it Live
        4. Writing a New Post & Organizing Your Blog
        5. Blog Page Design - Excerpts vs. Full Content
        6. How to Properly Use Headings in your Posts
        7. How to Add Videos to a Post or Page
        8. Design Your Sidebar with Widgets
        9. Add Images to the Sidebar with HTML
        10. PLEASE READ THIS if you are using ServerPress
        11. Add a Facebook Like Widget to the Sidebar
        12. Change Your Site Icon / Favicon
        13. Change Your Site Icon with a Plugin
        14. Make Your Website Responsive
        15. Customize the Footer Information
      3. Essential WordPress Plugins - 78 Minutes

        1. How to Find, Install, and Activate a Plugin
        2. Back Up Your Website - Automatically and for Free
        3. Secure Your Website to Prevent Hackers and Malicious Files
        4. SEO Plugins that Help Your Site Rank in Google Search
        5. Speed Up Your Website with Caching Plugins
        6. View the Analytics of Your Site
        7. Block Comment and Contact Form Spam
        8. WordPress Commenting Systems
        9. Secure Contact Forms that Block the Spammers
        10. Link Redirecting and Shortening with PrettyLink
        11. Add an Editorial Calendar to Your Site
        12. Create Email Opt-Ins for Free
        13. Add Social Sharing Buttons to Increase Sharing
        14. Add a Welcome Mat to Increase Opt-Ins
        15. 3 More Ways to Increase Opt-ins with Sumo
      4. Design a Professional Website that Works - 32 Minutes

        1. Design a Professional Website that Works
        2. How to Design a Home Page that Works
        3. The Start Here Page (aka About Page)
        4. The Resources Page
        5. Privacy Policies & Terms and Conditions
      5. Blogging to Success - 19 Minutes

        1. Set Up a Blog-Based Home Page
        2. How to Write Epic Blog Content People will Love
        3. Set Up Your Permalinks
        4. Using Tags & Categories - The Right Way
        5. Scheduling Posts to Go Live Later On
      6. Set Up an E-Commerce Business Website - 30 Minutes

        1. Create a Membership Site on WordPress Using Free Plugins
        2. Sell Digital Products on Your Website with GumRoad
        3. SSL Certificates - Secure & Encrypt User Data
        4. Case Study: Set Up Sales Funnels that Work
      7. Important WordPress Tips & Tricks - 30 Minuetes

        1. How to Update WordPress Itself
        2. How to Create Multiples Sites with Desktop Server
        3. Editing Images to a Custom Size Right in WordPress
        4. Easily Add a Google Map to Your Website
        5. Add a Slider to Your Website
        6. Customize the WordPress Dashboard with Widgets
        7. Add a Background to Your Website
        8. Create a Child Theme
        9. Make Your Site Faster with W3 Total Cache + CloudFlare
      8. One-Page Website Demonstration - 35 Minutes

        1. Design a Modern One-Page Website
        2. Create the New Home & Blog Page
        3. Adding Blocks to the Home Page
        4. Add and Edit the Services Block
        5. Create the New Home & Blog Page
        6. Adding Blocks to the Home Page
        7. Add and Edit the Services Block
        8. Add and Edit the Employee Block
        9. Add the Edit the Facts Block with a Custom Background
        10. Add a Testimonial Block and Customize the Text Colors
        11. Customize the Header and Menus
      9. Portfolio Website Demonstration - 30 Minutes

        1. How to Install a Great Theme for Portfolios
        2. Design Your Website Title and Logo
        3. Editing the Home Page Slider
        4. Add Contact Info to the Header
        5. Add Social Media Icons to the Header
        6. Customize the Main Menu
        7. Design Your Home Page 'Gallery'
        8. Create a Tile Mosaic Gallery
        9. Edit the Footer Copyright Information
      10. Conclusion - 1 Minute

        1. Thank You

      About the Expert

      Phil Ebiner

      Phil Ebiner

      My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills. What would you like to learn? Would you like to make money teaching online courses? Would you like to build your own 6-figure business? Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects? Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro? Would you like to take better photographs? Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career? If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today! MORE ABOUT PHIL: I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat. In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day. I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.
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