Online course: Beginner’s guide to WordPress

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

You have heard that lots of other people have websites and you want one of your own. Whether it is for a hobby or a business, I'll teach you to build WordPress websites.

Learn the basics of WordPress. Online course covering how to create posts and pages, install and use themes, create menus and more

This multi-part course shows how to build sites using WordPress.

  • Anyone can do it!
  • Discover how easy it is and have your own site in minutes!

OK, it won't have much content until you create some and it will look dull until you add an exciting theme, but that's what this course will show, using step-by-step guides.

This course is for:

  • Anyone unfamiliar with WordPress
  • Someone who has never built a website
  • Anyone with a WordPress website who is struggling to understand it

Once you have mastered the basic tasks in the course, you will be able to apply that knowledge to build simple websites.

A follow-on course takes you further and shows how to build Pro sites.

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What does the course contain?

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

Why? and self hosted WordPress are fundamentally the same.

A free site enables you to learn the basics of site building and it makes a good learning environment. When you have mastered the basics, continue with the next course that shows how to create pro sites with self-hosted WordPress.

Do 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.

This is the first step of a journey, not the destination. Start here and learn the basics.

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What is in the course?

  • Discover the different ways you can make money online
  • Blogging platforms - what are your choices?
  • WordPress vs other CMS
  • Pros and cons of vs self hosted (.org)
  • Sign up with
  • Step by step guide to setting up your free website
  • How to log in to the WordPress admin interface
  • What's on the dashboard?
  • Configure the screen options
  • Set the website title and tagline
  • What is a post?
  • What is a page?
  • Posts vs Pages - Which should you use?
  • 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
  • How to edit a page
  • How to create new pages
  • How to add pages to menus
  • How to customise the theme
  • Add a header
  • Change the font
  • Set featured images in articles
  • Browse the theme gallery
  • Preview themes and customise them
  • Activate a theme
  • What are widgets?
  • Add a widget to the sidebar
  • Customise a widget
  • Important General settings
  • Customise the Reading settings - static page vs posts
  • Take control of Comments and spam



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