Beginner’s guide to WordPress – Learn the basics

Beginners start here! Learn how to use WordPress to create a website

The first step on the path to making money online is to learn how to build a website. This multi-part online course shows how to build a site using WordPress. Anyone can do it!

Build a website and start making money from it - everything you need to know to get started.

In this online course you will discover how easy it is to create a simple website.

It is aimed at anyone that is unfamiliar with WordPress, such as someone who has never built a website, or who has a WordPress website and is struggling to understand how it works.

Sounds great! Where do I sign up?

Once you have mastered the basic tasks you will be able to apply that knowledge to build a website that earns an income. This is covered in part 2 of the course.

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Free vs paid WordPress

Learn how to build a WordPress site and then apply that knowledge to create websites that earn an income.

There are two types of WordPress and if you have ever wondered what the difference is between and self-hosted WordPress, the answer is here.

This course teaches the basics of website building using a free website.

It lays the foundation and shows how to create pages and posts, install themes, and more. This is the best place to start.

icon2Do I need a website?

No. This course shows how to set up a free website. Use it to follow the course and learn how WordPress works. Create a test site where you can try out ideas and experiment with WordPress.

Learn WordPress using a free site at and then you are ready to create a website for real.

You can then continue with part 2 of Make Money Online, which looks at self-hosted WordPress with a focus on making money.


What the course covers

For people that are unfamiliar with WordPress, this course shows the Dashboard and how to configure the options.

You will learn the difference between pages and posts, and how to create them.

It shows where to find themes and how to apply them to your website to change the look. It also shows how to customise a theme and make it your own.

Widgets are wonderful and you will see how to add them to your website.

Images make a site look great and you will see how to add them to posts and pages.

Everything you learn here applies to self-hosted WordPress and you will gain valuable skills.


What is in the course?

Part 1: 6 ways to make money from your site or blog

  • Discover the different ways you can make money online

Part 2: Where to start? Blogging platforms

  • Blogging platforms - what are your choices?
  • WordPress vs other CMS
  • Pros and cons of vs self hosted (.org)

Part 3: Get a website in 5 mins! Step by step guide

  • Sign up with
  • Step by step guide to setting up your free website

Part 4: Log in to WordPress and use the dashboard

  • How to log in to the WordPress admin interface
  • What's on the dashboard?
  • Configure the screen options
  • Set the website title and tagline

Part 5: WordPress posts and pages - What's the difference?

  • What is a post?
  • What is a page?
  • Posts vs Pages - Which should you use?

icon1Part 6: Create posts for your website

  • Create a post and set the title
  • Add text, set styles, insert links
  • Prepare images
  • Add images, format images
  • Add text, set styles, insert links
  • Publish a post

Part 7: Create pages for your website - Add them to menus

  • How to edit a page
  • How to create new pages
  • How to add pages to menus

icon4Part 8: Customise the theme - make your site look great!

  • How to customise the theme
  • Add a header
  • Change the font
  • Set featured images in articles

Part 9: Find and install new themes - give your site a makeover

  • Browse the theme gallery
  • Preview themes and customise them
  • Activate a theme

Part 10: Add widgets to your WordPress site and configure them

  • What are widgets?
  • Add a widget to the sidebar
  • Customise a widget

Part 11: Customise the settings for your WordPress site

  • Important General settings
  • Customise the Reading settings - static page vs posts
  • Take control of Comments and spam


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