Covers WordPress 4.x (the latest version)
Installing WordPress – Installation, domain registrars and web hosting is a course designed to give complete beginners all the knowledge and skills they need to install WordPress on any web host.
We’ll discuss domain registrars and web hosting, and see why it is better to use two separate companies for this, rather than relying on your web host to act as both host and registrar. If that statement confuses you, don’t panic. I’ll explain how to set all of this up, with videos and PDFs to help every step of the way. I’ll even show you how to move a domain you already own to a separate domain registrar.
We’ll look at two automated ways of installing WordPress, plus a manual method using FTP for those that like adventure. I’ll tell you which automated method is better, and why.
Once WordPress is installed, we’ll clean up the installation to remove the “fluff” that WordPress installed. We’ll look at adding posts and pages, and talk about the main differences between these two types of document.
One of the reasons I love WordPress is the simplicity of changing the look and feel of the site using themes. We’ll see how to find and install specific themes that meet your criteria, as well as how to install premium themes in case you buy one.
One of the most powerful features of WordPress is the way it can be extended using plugins, which add new features and capabilities to an already powerful content management system. We’ll look at finding and installing plugins (both free and premium), and I’ll tell you some of the free plugins I use on most of my sites.
Finally, for those that want a 100% free WordPress site, I’ll show you how to create one. There are limitations to this type of WordPress site, but hey, it’s free, right? I’ll let you know what you can and cannot do with these free sites.
By the end of this course, you will be able to install WordPress on any web host, using a separate domain registrar, and understand why that is important.
What are the requirements?
This course is for beginners. There is no need for any particular knowledge or skills, just a desire to learn.
What am I going to get from this course?
Over 26 lectures and 2 hours of content!
Understand the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org
Use a separate registrar and web host
Create posts and pages
Find and install new themes
Find and install plugins
Create a 100% free WordPress website if they want
What is the target audience?
Anyone wanting to learn how to install WordPress
Anyone that wants peace of mind that comes from using a separate domain registrar and host.
Anyone wanting to set up a free WordPress site
Section 1: Welcome to the course!
Before you start
Introduction to WordPress
Section 2: Registrar and Web Hosting
What is a Registrar?
What is a Web Host?
Why you should use a separate registrar and web host
Setting Up Registrar and Web Host
Moving a domain from one registrar to another
Section 3: Installing WordPress
Introduction to WordPress Installation
Which Automatic Install is better?
Automatic installation with QuickInstall
Automatic installation with Softaculous
Manual Install with FTP
Section 4: Getting Started with WordPress
Logging in and clearing out
A first post
A first page
Section 5: Installing Additonal Themes
Finding & Installing free WordPress themes
Installing Premium themes
Section 6: Extending WordPress with Plugins
Finding and installing plugins
Installing Premium Plugins
Recommended free plugins
Installing Premium plugins
Section 7: Create a free WordPress site
Creating a free site
Disadvantages of the type of site
Section 8: Section 8: Extras
How to create an email address