David Steenkamp – WordPress for Beginners – Tutorial – From Novice to Know-How
A complete step-by-step, follow-along tutorial course outlining how to install and make your very own WordPress website!
This course is a relaxed version of how to install a WordPress website and work with it. I skip the formalities and teach in the only way I know how – as myself. It’s how I would have wanted to be taught, if I didn’t have to teach myself everything in the first place and waste countless hours trial-and-error’ing my way through this web world we have all come to know and love!
The course starts with the basics: how to choose a web host (GoDaddy is used in this series), how to download a couple necessary programs like Atom (code editor) and FileZilla, and also how to download the free WordPress core files and upload those bad boys using FTP to your own web server (you know, that thing you purchased from GoDaddy / Bluehost / Hostgator / etc…)
As the course progresses you will learn how to install WordPress (the hard way – self-hosted). This will be the most challenging part of the entire course, but don’t be afraid, you can do it, and I will help!
Once the installation of WordPress is complete, I will walk you through every piece of the WordPress backend, detailing (to the best of ‘my’ ability) what every piece does and is used for. You will learn how to create posts, pages, manage users, categories, tags, upload photos, work with menus, plugins, themes, and a lot more.
The people that should take this course are those that wish to learn how to install WordPress on their own and want a better understanding of how the heck everything works back there. It really is a lot of fun to use once you learn all of these basics. I hope to see you inside!
What are the requirements?
Before starting this course the only requirements are an internet connection, a willingness to learn and time to invest in yourself!
What am I going to get from this course?
Over 39 lectures and 4 hours of content!
Find a web host plan to purchase
Choose a web host and get set up on their own server
Work with tools such as Atom editor and FileZilla
Install WordPress (the hard way – self-hosted)
Work with all the different settings and tools of a WordPress website
Work with Plugins
Work with and customize WordPress Themes (including Child Themes)
Work with widgets
Create and modify menus
Work with the built-in editor
Create and work within Pages
Work with media and upload photos
Create and work within Posts
Customize your site
Update WordPress Themes
What is the target audience?
This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to set up their own WordPress website. No previous coding experience is required.