WordPress Basics - Free Course

WordPress Basics: An Introduction to WordPress

Welcome to the Introduction to WordPress course! We will be covering a lot of information in this course, and hopefully by the completion of it, you’ll have a better understanding of how using WordPress can help you create a flexible, professional website.

Some lessons will have a handout for your to refer to, plus there will be a quiz at the conclusion of the course, just to make sure you understood the presentation.  Although the introduction video states that there is a handout for every lesson, but not all lessons will have a handout.

Note: This is a course I recorded and published on my personal website (lindafulkerson.com), but I am offering it to members of Build an Author Platform for free. The videos were not recorded in a high quality, so if you view in full screen, please accept my apologies for the blurriness. All video content in the paid courses are high resolution.

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Lessons in this course:

Lesson 01 - Getting Started +

An overview of the what you'll learn in Lesson One.

  • Register a domain
  • Set up hosting
  • cPanel Walkthrough
Lesson 02 - Installing WordPress +

An overview of the what you'll learn in Lesson Two.

  • About WordPress
  • Introduction to WordPress.org
  • Installing WordPress on your domain
Lesson 03 - WordPress Dashboard +

An overview of the what you'll learn in Lesson Three.

  • WordPress Dashboard Overview
  • Functions available in the WordPress Dashboard
Lesson 04 - Intro to Posts +

An overview of the what you'll learn in Lesson Four.

  • Overview of the WordPress Post Screen
  • Functions available within the WordPress Post/Edit Screen
  • How to create and publish a blog post
Lesson 05 - WordPress Images +

An overview of the what you'll learn in Lesson Five.

  • How to insert images into WordPress
  • How to edit images in WordPress
  • How the Featured Image function works
Lesson 06 - Pages and Menus +

An overview of the what you'll learn in Lesson Six.

  • How to create WordPress pages
  • How to set up a Blog page
  • How to create and configure WordPress menus

Lesson 07 - WordPress Updates +

An overview of the what you'll learn in Lesson Seven.

  • How to update the WordPress content management system
  • How to update WordPress plugins
  • How to update WordPress themes
Lesson 08 - Working with Widgets +

An overview of the what you'll learn in Lesson Eight.

  • Overview of WordPress Widgets
  • How to add widgets to your site
  • How to create a custom widget
Lesson 09 - WordPress Users +

An overview of the what you'll learn in Lesson Nine.

  • Overview of WordPress users
  • Understanding user roles
  • How to update your user profile
Lesson 10 - WordPress Plugins +

An overview of the what you'll learn in Lesson Ten.

  • Introduction to WordPress plugins
  • How to install a WordPress plugin
  • How to activate a WordPress plugin
Lesson 11 - WordPress Themes +

An overview of the what you'll learn in Lesson Eleven.

  • Overview of WordPress themes
  • How to install a WordPress theme
  • How to activate a WordPress theme
Conclusion +

This is the final module in the WordPress Basics free course.

  • Conclusion of WordPress Basics
  • Link to Course Final Quiz