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☑ Build your own beautiful website using WordPress.
☑ Design your WordPress website the way you imagine.
☑ Host and publish your website in an inexpensive and secure way.
☑ 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 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.
☑ 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!
You're here because you want to create your own WordPress websites, right?
This WordPress for Beginners course is the perfect place to start. This complete WordPress 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 WordPress 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 WordPress 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.
WORDPRESS COURSE CONTENT:
Build your own beautiful website using WordPress.
Design your WordPress website the way you imagine.
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.
Host and publish your website in an inexpensive and secure way.
Design pages, menus, sidebars, footers, and create a professional and modern website.
Find and install themes.
Find and install plugins.
Back up your WordPress website in case of emergency.
Get your website found by search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
Set up email opt-in forms throughout your website.
Increase social sharing of your posts and pages with free plugins.
Set up comments and contact pages, while blocking spam.
Speed up your website with caching plugins.
Make your website secure and protected from hackers.
Set up a membership and / or e-commerce site.
DESIGN A WORDPRESS WEBSITE 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.
WORDPRESS PLUGINS YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
Google Analytics Dashboard
All in One SEO Pack
Google XML Sitemaps
W3 Total Cache
WP Super Cache
Share by SumoMe
Floating Social Icons
Contact Form 7
Fast Secure Contact Forms
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.
With our 30-day 100% money-back guarantee, there's no reason to hesitate. Enroll now, try it out, and see if you like the course!
I can't wait to help you build your own WordPress website!
Introduction to WordPress
Welcome & What is this Course About?
Best WordPress Hosting Options & How to Install WordPress for Each
Practicing WordPress for Free
Install WordPress with BlueHost [step by step]
Navigate the WordPress Dashboard
Install a New WordPress Theme [step by step]
Download the Course Project Files
The Gutenberg Editor - Course Update
Brief Overview of How to Use the Gutenberg Page Editor (UPDATED LESSON)
Set Your Home Page
WordPress Basics - Build Your First Site
Design a Home Page & Working with the Gutenberg Page Editor (UPDATED LESSON)
How to Set Up Your Custom Menu
The Customizer - Edit Site Identity, Colors, Icon & More (UPDATED LESSON)
Publish Your Website - Make it Live
Writing a New Post & Organizing Your Blog
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
Essential WordPress Plugins
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
Important Message About the Next Lesson
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
Design a Professional Website that Works
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 & Terms and Conditions
Blogging to Success
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 & Categories - THE RIGHT WAY
Scheduling Posts to Go Live Later On - Great for Batch Producing Content
Set Up an E-commerce Business Website
Create a Membership Site on WordPress Using Free Plugins
Sell Digital Products on Your Website with GumRoad
SSL Certificates - Secure & Encrypt User Data
CASE STUDY: Set Up Sales Funnels that Work
Important WordPress Tips & Tricks
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
One-Page Website Demonstration
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
Portfolio Website Demonstration - Great for Photographers and Artists
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
Bonus Section - Email Marketing
Quick Note About This Section
Intro to the Basics of List-Building
How Does Email List-Building Work?
The Most Popular List-Building and Email Marketing Tools
The Free Alternative List-Building Tool I Love
Walkthrough: Sign Up & Install MailPoet
How to Send Mail with MailPoet
Introduction to The Perfect Lead Magnet Formula
What is a Lead Magnet?
Tools I use to Create Lead Magnets
Setting Up an Automated Email to Send Your Lead Magnet
Intro to Creating High-Converting Opt-In Forms
The High-Converting Opt-In Formula
Examples of Beautiful Opt-In Forms for Inspiration
Free & Beautiful Opt-Ins with Magic Action Box Plugin
How to Customize the Magic Action Box
Add a Top Bar Opt-In for Free
Top 9 Converting Places to put Email Sign-Up Forms
Bonus Lecture: Get Any of Phil's Course for Up to 90% Off
One of the best WordPress courses that I have ever read. But some plugins explained here like GC MailPoet EX and GC Message Box are no longer there at WordPress.org. And some themes and plugins seem not to be tested with the latest version of WordPress!! Otherwise, GREAT content and great work from Phil
This is not for beginner, wordpress editor is different now than in the video. not recommended for beginners
So far so good! I have built a Wordpress site before but had to figure everything out on my own. This course is giving me lots of tips and tricks I didnt know about.
I wanted to know about WordPress functionalities, navigation,hosting and I think so far I'm on the right track, learning so many new things, Busting myths, Clearing concepts. So,, for me right now, I know i've just started but i think It's above expectations. Phil is such a Great tutor, He knows how to build enthusiasm, keep engaged, and more importantly how to make us grasp everything.
Now just starting this course. Right now i can't say how is this course, but i think it will be a great journey with this course because i purchace some other courses from phill and i am very satisfied with his course. His style of teaching is vesy good. And most important think is his pronunciation is too good and clear for me. Although i am begali i have never problem understanding with his lecture. My experience with his course is very good. so you can purchace his courses. i this his all others courses is too good like which those courses i have enroll. so you can purches phil's courses without hesitate. Thank You phill.
Clear and easy to understand. No nonsense. Many good tips. Could be better if there are more pauses after an important message.
I was expecting more development and how to build crud apps on the top of wordpress. But the author knows his stuff, is just is not what I expected.
you are good but so fast in speaking and in giving the information so I feel that I have a lot of information to understand the short time
Just wish all the lessons were updated to new version of WordPress. There are some instructions given in some lessons that the layout doesn't match the current WordPress layout and it can get confusing (especially with the plugins section 3). Also some lessons have maybe been removed? Making the building website part of these lessons confusing if you were trying to recreate word for word (Mostly section 2). Overall, still good and relevant info and grateful for the sections that have been updated.
At this point I am rating this course as a two-star course for several reasons. 1. The most compelling reason is that the instructor hops all over the place when referring to the "old" version of the editor and the "new" version (Gutenberg Editor). For someone who is an absolute newbie, this has been a tremendously frustrating experience, especially when trying to take notes and to keep track of exactly how to do it with the version of Wordpress that I am using. At one point he states that there may be instances when he gives instructions for the old version of the editor and hopes that "somehow" we will be able to "figure it out on our own". 2. Another reason for the two-star rating is that he keeps hopping back and forth when he references two different websites that he uses for the examples in this course. 3. He doesn't appear to use a course outline, so at times the continuity is an issue. 4. He references some rather technical issues that are almost impossible to understand without prior knowledge of Wordpress or web mechanics. This rating is being offered relatively early in the course, and I am more than willing to update my rating later on as the course progresses, as long as the above issues are no longer encountered.
Bit of a struggle understanding all of the material on Bluehost and your video. My initial page didn't contain a default theme. Also, 'visit the site ; required some searching because my view is different than yours. Marketplace wasn't in the location you highlighted, but I guess I see it in another location.
I cannot recommend this course to anyone looking to purchase it beyond the summer of 2019. This course is WAY too outdated. First off, let me say I enjoyed Phil as an instructor. I liked the content he showed us, I liked his teaching style, and I liked that he didn't just show us how to do something, he gave us reasoning and perspective. However, throughout the entire course I was constantly looking into the Q/A and Googling how to do something because Phil's videos are so out of date and so many things (themes, widgets, plug-ins, etc) have changed since he posted this course. Now I know what Phil or someone else might say, "That's great! It teaches you how to problem-solve and research on your own to figure stuff out. A very important part of being a web developer." No. That is BS and a horrible excuse. We are PAYING for this course. 100% of the content on Udemy can be found on YouTube.com for FREE. The reason we go on Udemy is to avoid the ads, avoid the promo codes that instructors push, and to get honest/thorough explanations on how to do something. The least we ask for is that the information is up to date. I would say since Phil added this course about 70% is now outdated. And when I say outdated, I don't just mean it doesn't "look" the same, I mean there are fundamental differences in the way certain things are structured, essentially making parts of his videos completely useless. He added a few new videos to talk about the new (2018-2019) Gutenberg editor on WordPress, but EVEN THAT video is now outdated as some of the themes he uses in the video use the new Elementor editor. I think the only goal Phil has for keeping this course up is to make passive income. I don't think he really wants people to get into WordPress feeling confident. I will absolutely admit that I did learn some quality information thanks to this course, however, I can't even begin to explain how many times I got frustrated watching Phil explain something, look at my own website/WordPress, and see that everything has since changed. I want to reiterate that I enjoy Phil as an instructor and I would even consider purchasing another course of his if I knew it was up to date. And I get it, technology gets updated, WordPress gets updated, themes change, but as that stuff changes SO SHOULD THIS COURSE! I have a web development course that I'm taking that is also outdated, the difference is CSS hasn't changed much in the past few years and the instructor adds things, like an updated look at Bootstrap as it went from version 3 to 4. My only hope now is he continues to update this course with new content so that I can get my money's worth. I do not believe that will happen, however, because Phil has his own online media company, so I don't think he has the time. PLEASE do yourself a favor and find an UPDATED WordPress how-to course, this one will only frustrate you.
Great primer for getting started with Wordpress. Author defines knows his stuff. Sometime author moves a little too fast in showing step by step mouse movements. Really enjoyed the class and learned a lot.
Its good but I was hoping he would either show himself or point to resources that show installing WordPress directly to a vanilla box unzipping the WP Download and setting up the database - I know it's more technical but even if it's something the "I'm not a coder" could skip but the "Coders" who are looking at this course as a starting place could get both experiences... I'm hoping that the remainder of this course will be good for both coders and non-coders...
Liked the video lecture start because it was nicely introduced and it was enjoyable follow. I liked most the instructor's enthusiasm for explaning things and the pace how new things are explained.