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Wordpress for Beginners - Master Wordpress Quickly

Wordpress for Beginners - A Complete Guide to Wordpress.

In 2019, it's never been easier to build a fantastic, responsive website that looks great on computers, tablets, and mobile phones.

You can learn Wordpress WITHOUT having to buy web hosting or a domain name. I'll show you how you can set it all up on your own computer using free tools.

NOTE: This course will always be updated to cover the latest version of WordPress. Covers WordPress 5.0 and earlier.

The primary goal of this course is to teach anyone, even a complete beginner, how to become a Wordpress guru in a few short hours, without lots of technical jargon. I'll guarantee that after taking this course you'll have the knowledge you need to build a responsive, beautiful website with the latest version of Wordpress. Not only will you know more than 99% of Wordpress users out there, but you'll actually enjoy using Wordpress too.

This course is taught by Wordpress author and teacher, Dr. Andy Williams, who has over a decade of experience using and teaching Wordpress to people of all skill levels.

About the Course

This course will guide you through every single step from installation to finished website. I'll show you how you can install Wordpress on your own computer for free, so you don't have to pay for a domain name or hosting fees while you complete this course. Once you've got Wordpress installed on your computer, you will learn how to build and run a successful, beautiful, responsive-design website you can be proud of.

After taking you through all of the main options in Wordpress, explaining what each one does and how you set it up, I'll let you watch over my shoulder as I build a Wordpress website. It will be an affiliate site that I hope will make me passive income for many years to come. Go and check out the free preview tutorials in Section 13.

Who is this Wordpress course for?

Have you ever wanted to build a professional looking website, but didn't know where to start? Now you can. Wordpress for Beginners is a complete course for anyone, no matter what your technical ability. This course assumes no prior knowledge.

At the start of the course, I'll walk you through setting up Wordpress on your own computer so that you don't need to pay for a web host (or a domain name) while you master wordpress. When you decide you want to put a website online, you can then watch over-my-shoulder as I buy a domain name and hosting, and install Wordpress online.

Whether you decide to host your site on your own computer, or at a web host, you'll be ready to start mastering Wordpress. We'll start at the very beginning by logging in to have a look around to familiarize ourselves with the main areas of the Dashboard.

Once you are happy navigating around your new tools, we'll go through the main features you will need as you create your site, including:

  • The This is where you enter all of your website content.

  • The Media Library, to manage your images, videos, sound files and other media you want to share on your site.

  • Wordpress Settings, and I'll take you step by step to set those up just right.

  • We'll look at the differences between Wordpress posts and pages, and I'll give you a simple way of knowing which one to use on any occasion.

  • We'll look at post excerpts, categories and tags, and how to use them on a well-structured site to maximize visitor experience and search engine ranking benefits.

  • You'll see the two main ways you can set your homepage up.

  • We'll create a contact form on the site so visitors can get in touch.

  • We'll setup an About us page, and I'll explain why this page is important and what information to include on it.

  • We'll cover the legal pages you need.

  • We'll discuss the navigation system on your site, and how you can set up customized navigation in the header, sidebar or footer of your site. We'll also talk about internal site linking.

  • We'll cover Wordpress security, and set up a system that will keep the site safe from hackers.

  • We'll check out some great free plugins.

  • Finally, I'll give you a 20 step plan for creating your site.

  • By the end of this course, you will have a website that you are truly proud of.

    Just of few of the many Student Reviews

    • This is a fabulous course, and I would it give it six stars if such a rating were available. Everything is very clearly explained, and Andy promptly answers any question you might have. If you are interested in using and learning WordPress, you owe it to yourself to take this outstanding course. Robert Weiser

    • Lectures are well-structured with lots of details given. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable and communicates very effectively. I've been able to set up my first website based on what I've learned here. A definite plus is that questions posted via the course are answered quickly. Susan Worms

    • I love this course. I have spent a few hours today and I have already learned so much. Really excited about the potential for when I am done. Great Course. A. Luis Acosta

    • I learned a lot more than how to use WordPress in basic terms. Andrew shares a lot of insider knowledge and tips that would take you countless hours of doing your own research to learn...and answering questions you may not have thought to ask. Couldn't have asked for a better course to help me jumpstart into WordPress. Nathaniel Stephens

    • What a fantastic share of knowledge. I really appreciated and loved how a "real" site was used for the lectures, real world examples of everything. I would definitely take this course - highly recommended. Glen Schafer

    • This course is perfect for people who want to start a blog or info page with wordpress. He covers all the basics and sometimes goes even a little deeper, to give you an idea what to look for. The provided documents are gold and very helpfull. I can't wait to go public with my site. Thank you for the great lectures. Andreas Lackmann

    • I really wish I had access to a course such as this four years ago when I first started dabbling with Wordpress as a hobby in my retirement. The learning process at the time, for a non-techy like me, was painstaking. Andy's course was the ideal step-by-step teaching method. I'm now much more confident about starting a new affiliate marketing website. Leon

    • Well delivered, well structured. Easy to follow and logical. Developed my own website in parallel with the course, and had it up and running within two weeks of starting. Looking forward to undertaking a couple of the course developers other courses now. Highly recommended. Steve Laing

    • Excellent instructor. Andy is great. He used visuals for everything he say. I was able to pause him and go to my site and test my understanding in all areas that I did know. The results and excitement are fantastic. Esau Khan

    • A fantastic course. Thank you Andy. This is a great course and it has helped me start to build my own WordPress website. I was very impressed when I had a problem with viewing my site that you took time to check for me. That shows what a great teacher you are. I have booked up another course by to and can't wait for more. Once again. Thank you. B Brown

    • Many of the courses I've been through related to learning Wordpress are either too complicated or the author doesn't spend enough time explaining concepts so that you can understand what's being said. Andy strikes a nice balance with this course in that all the modules are broken up into easily digestible pieces. I like that he takes enough time to explain each new concept or module without being repetitive or using jargon that's difficult to follow. I also love being able to follow along with Andy as he explains each new module as well (as opposed to just talking off of slides all the time). He literally walks you through everything, so it's like you're right there looking over his shoulder. For anyone wanting to understand all the fundamentals of Wordpress, I think you'll absolutely love this course. It will save you tons of time by having all this information in one place. And you'll even learn some additional features like setting up affiliate links (not that everyone needs to know this but I like that Andy included it so it's there if you ever want to know). Truly a fantastic course. Lance Gross

    • Superb Course - Extraordinary Instructor. Andy's Wordpress for Beginners-Master Wordpress Quicky course is by far the best Wordpress course I've seen. And I definitely wouldn't say it's just for beginners. I'm not a beginner - I thought I knew Wordpress pretty well, but I learned I've always had a lot of questions about the many settings and various options in Wordpress and most courses just skip over them or tell you to check this box and move on with no explanation. I never really got my questions answered until now. Andy is very detailed in his instruction. He walks you through step by step and tells you what each setting or section is for, how it is used (or not used) and why. I got more out of Andy's course than any other course I've ever taken. He has an extensive teaching background and it is evident in his clearly produced videos. After taking this course, you'll find your confidence level will soar. Carol

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    Rating 4.4 based on 2,569 ratings
    Length 8.5 hours
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    Cost $11
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    Instructor Andrew Williams
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    Language English
    Subjects Art & Design
    Tags Design Web Design

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    step by step in 42 reviews

    The methodology was excellent where the instructor taught step by step with precision.

    Very good step by step course.

    He explains the lessons for everyone understanding, step by step.

    I am new to wordpress and needed a step by step guide as I was tangling myself up in knots trying to google each step by myself.

    Explanations step by step, so far so good !

    So far, this tutorial is really amazing, very well explained, step by step.

    Good explanations and step by step guide!

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    word press in 36 reviews

    I can't tell you how many wasted hours I spent trying to make sense of word press and themes.

    I had no idea of word press's existence let alone its functions.

    the screen faded out alot This has been a great and easy to follow introduction into Word Press.

    I had very little experience with Word Press prior to the videos and it was quite a while ago.

    1) Downloading and setting Word Press up on the local computer/desktop is what most people will want to do in my opinion.

    However, there are draw backs to this that need to be stated upfront before the software is installed locally and then has to be uninstalled due to the security risk with some plug in or because Word Press may not work right.

    have been looking for better, easier more simplied software for making websites for years and it seems that if I can use word press correctly I will be really be more comfortable when making websites Great introduction.

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    highly recommended in 17 reviews

    Highly recommended for beginners.

    Highly recommended​.

    Excellent course highly recommended for anyone new to wordpress Very well explained and easy to follow.

    Highly recommended to get up-to-speed with wordpress.

    Very informative, highly recommended, This is the first time I've had an online course I've got a lot of information and I've benefited from it I have experience in setting up olderwebsites, so this should suit me Yes.

    Highly recommended.

    Knowing what I know now - I would definitely take this course - highly recommended!

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    at this point in 9 reviews

    All given information at this point is exactly what I need during this course.

    At this point videos have helped me wrap my head around WP application.

    I have almost completed Section 9 & Still I have no idea about how to edit content of a particular theme or for example how to change the color of that theme & how to edit content Not feeling confident at this point of moment but let's see how it goes after completing section 14 (last section) I'm still enjoying it at the moment... and it's a great help for a beginner!

    sure at this point.

    At this point in the course, i am very excited jump in and learn the content with this instructor.

    At this point I'm still waiting for how to design a webpage, not a blog.

    I like what I see at this point - I look forward to seeing more of the content.

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    teaching method in 8 reviews

    its very good concept and teaching method!thank you for this course!

    His teaching method is great.

    Andy's course was the ideal step-by-step teaching method.

    A good intro to the restricted version a very good teaching method, feel good with it..

    Very clear and moves through quite fast which is what I need Well detailed and easy to understand I am only beginning the course, but the instructor is clear with his teaching methods.

    I've learnt at least 4 new things about Wordpress and Andy's teaching method is easy to understand.

    So far just background info Clearly explained and ready to get started Excellent introduction, clear concise teaching method.

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    knew nothing about in 7 reviews

    I knew nothing about all this but can follow so easily; a real pleasure !!!

    When I started I knew nothing about building a web-page, but was able to use this course to create my own wordpress site, create a hosting platform and buy a domain all in one day!

    I knew nothing about Wordpress or a possibility of creating a website by myself until last week and yet, just by listening to some lectures I was able to make my little experimental site (locally of course).

    My Experience I would give this course 10 stars if I could because my personal experience was as someone who had no practical knowledge about web design and knew nothing about WordPress, learning and applying the course concepts to where I now have created 2 WP websites, studied countless WP themes, plugins and other websites, and purchased another course taught by Mr. Williams.

    Before taking this course I knew NOTHING about creating a web page and now I can have my website up and running.

    I knew nothing about WordPress when I started, and I have learned so much already.

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    Rating 4.4 based on 2,569 ratings
    Length 8.5 hours
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    Cost $11
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    Language English
    Subjects Art & Design
    Tags Design Web Design

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