WordPress Essentials Course

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Welcome to my WordPress Essentials course, where you learn WordPress on a need-to-know basis.  If you want a more comprehensive course on WordPress, please consider my WordPress for Beginners Course, which covers WordPress in much more detail. These tutorials are for aspiring site owners who need guidance. Millions of people would like a website but are overwhelmed by the options. This class is perfect for those who want to build an impressive yet easy-to-manage project. It’s easy to follow and equips all students with the skills to succeed.

My program also makes an excellent refresher course for site owners who have got a tad rusty. 

Learn WordPress on a Need to Know Basis, Course Requirements

There are only 2 basic requirements needed to excel in this course:

  1. A computer w/ internet connection
  2. A web hosting account to install the WordPress software, and a domain name

This is a beginner’s course, so you don’t need special skills or technical knowledge. The WordPress software is 100% free, so there are no costs other than hosting and domain.

About My ‘WordPress Essentials Training’ Course

No webmaster can ever graduate in WordPress. That’s because of the ever-changing and updating nature of the platform. But site owners can get familiar and comfortable working in the Dashboard environment and at the front end. This course introduces all the WP essentials. It gives beginners the knowledge needed to boost confidence and competence levels.

WordPress Training Course Format

This carefully planned class takes the raw apprentice by the virtual hand. It introduces WordPress using a calm, systematic approach that anyone can understand. The format of the course uses 7 topic sections, each with several essential bite-sized lectures. There are 39 mini tutorials in all. They present all the WP basics in easy-to-follow modules suited for personal or business sites.

Check out the three WordPress Essentials sample vids for a sneak preview.

What WordPress training teaches

The How Use WordPress course teaches a lot, but it’s not overwhelming or difficult. It shows beginners and rusty webmasters how to navigate and exploit the modern Dashboard. Those who follow the course—in the order it’s presented—WILL become competent site administrators.

The two lists below highlight some of the main content:

WordPress training, theoretical knowledge:

  • Course overview
  • The essential WordPress glossary of terms
  • Differences between WordPress.ORG and WordPress.COM
  • Web host providers and online registrar services explained
  • A tour of the WordPress Dashboard
  • A tour of the WordPress Gutenberg Editor
  • Learn about the Gutenberg Editor — FAQs
  • Why some site owners prefer to use the WYSIWYG Classic Editor
  • Overview of essential WordPress concepts
  • Where to next? A guide for newbies
  • Links to the course bonus resources

WordPress best training, practical knowledge:

  • How to use this WordPress training course
  • How to configure registrar and hosting accounts
  • How to install the WordPress.ORG software
  • How to use and change permalinks
  • How to delete unwanted preinstalled stuff
  • How to set up Discussion settings
  • How to use the update services feature
  • How to set up a site map in WordPress
  • How to install and use the WP Classic Editor
  • How to use the Gutenberg Editor
  • How to add important and legal pages to your website, blog, or store
  • How to create a unique static home page
  • How to create post categories
  • How to insert new images into posts and pages
  • How to insert video and other media into posts and pages
  • How to find and change themes in WordPress
  • How to search for, install, and activate plugins in WordPress
  • How to choose and use WP widgets
  • Much more besides

Students of How to Use WordPress become competent webmasters by the end of this class.

What WordPress Training Students Say

This course has around 40 ratings and over 250 WordPress students (and growing). User comments are always useful in helping others to make better-informed decisions. The reviews below are taken randomly from the course’s Student Feedback section.

 Murdo Macleod says: Andy Williams knows his stuff and I learned much from his long experience of working with WordPress. I new little about WordPress other than how to get it up and running, so Andy's detailed step-by-step approach to each new task made life easier, and in the end I got my new WordPress site up and running. Thanks, Andy.

 Jennifer Robinson says: Great voice. Communicates what he is doing while explaining why and when to use it.

 Randall Hager says: I like that the teacher uses language I can understand and goes back and reviews periodically. He is also good as putting me at ease with comments like, “I know this sounds hard, but it's really pretty straight forward.”

 Julie Sheldon says: I received all the information I needed about Plugins and Widgets to help me get my WordPress site up and running. Thank you Andy! I have enrolled in a few of Andy's courses and they are great value for money.

 Jim Riley says: Clear explanations. Good graphics. Right amount of learning per module.

How to Use WordPress Lifetime Access

Those who sign up to this course are automatically lifetime members. You can view the 3.5 hours of on-demand video on any regular computer and most mobile devices. There are also 5 downloadable resources, including 4 articles. At the end of the class, there’s a certificate to show you have successfully passed all modules.

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