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A Cheat Sheet for Installing WordPress in 1 Hour or Less (Chapter 1)

Mirsad Hasic, Systemintegrator/Teacher

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6 Lessons (21m)
    • 1. Objectives of this course

      2:01
    • 2. Wordpress introduction

      2:30
    • 3. What is a Webhost

      1:47
    • 4. Different types of web hosting

      6:15
    • 5. What is a domain registrar

      6:01
    • 6. Rules for selecting a domain

      2:25

About This Class

This is a course totally designed in order to provide beginners with a straightforward action tips necessary to install and get up WordPress running on a web-host.

I will start by discussing different types of webhosting and explain the pitfalls related to having your host both for storing your files and handling the ownership of your domain name. After those lectures you’ll know exactly why you need to stay away from this strategy and how easy to avoid it.

Next, I am going to cover how you can install Wordpress in just a few second with the help of quick install script. We will also cover a manual way of installing Wordpress through FTP which is easier than you think.

After we have Wordpress in the place, we will look at how you can easily add posts and pages to your website while also explaining when and how you should use those depending on your specific purposes.

You will also learn how to install and modify themes in Wordpress which is one of the fundamental stones of Wordpress as it allows you to change the design of your website in just a few clicks.

Plugins, which is also one of the fundamentals stones of Wordpress as well can easily transform your website from a simple “Hello world” to an advanced and impressive membership community.

You will learn how to find plugins, where, what should decide whether you should install a plugin and the common pitfalls you need to be aware of because the wrong plugin can cause a total mess with your site. Plus, I will present three plugins that every site should have installed!

As our final assignment, I am going to show you how to create a completely free Wordpress site while explain the pros and cons of it as well.

All in all, when you are done with this course you will be able to easily install Wordpress no matter what host you are running, understand how plugins can either make or break your site, and also keep your site responsive or mobile friendly which is crucial nowadays for higher ranking in search engine results pages

What are the requirements for joining this course?

This course is completely for beginners and there are no specific pre-requirements, just a strong will to learn and test things

What are you going to get from joining this course?

  • Install, modify and enhance your Wordpress installation
  • Easily install new functionality to your Wordpress
  • Make your site mobile friendly with just a few clicks
  • Discover the pitfalls you need to watch out for
  • Keep your site safe with free and powerful plugins

What is the target audience of this course?

  • Any person learned to install, modify and work with Wordpress.
  • Discovering how plugins can make or break your website
  • Learning the pitfalls of choosing your webhost for handling your site and domain
  • Discovering the ease of setting up free Wordpress site and its limitations
  • Transforming your website into mobile friendly in just a few seconds.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Install, modify and enhance your Wordpress installation

What is the target audience?

  • Easily install new functionality to your Wordpress

What are the requirements?

  • Keep your site safe with free and powerful plugins

Transcripts

1. Objectives of this course: All right. So what can you expect to learn from this course? Well, first of all, I'm going to explain you why you should choose war press, He said off other platforms. They're also going to discuss different types off hosting. And I'm also going to explain how to choose the right domain name and why you should not use your web host us your domain register and also explain and the common pitfalls that you need to watch out for next. I really going to show you Holte stole war. Press automatically we quick install, which basically takes you less than a minute. When your installation is down, we're going to check out whole to look in and out off your admin iria and fundamental things for war press like adding and editing. Ah, post or page. I'm also going to explain how we can use, which is to enhance the functional tearful website. Next, we're going to take a look on the whole to find plug ins for your website and halting stole those. I'm also going to explain the common pitfalls you need to a child for when it comes to choosing the right begins. Also, I'm going to recommend three main plug ins that you really need to have installed on your website. And, yes, those are completely free in the last section. I'm going to explain how to work, redeems and how you can make your website mobile, friendly or responsive. In just a few seconds. I'm also going to cover Hall. You can edit the specific called elements Off Your team reaches a little bit advanced topic , but nothing to be afraid off because it's really easy to do once you understand how to do it properly. All right, hang on. 2. Wordpress introduction: So why should they choose war press anyway? Well, first of all, war presses open source. But this basically means is that you're free to download it and use it in any way you want . War presses IQ expandable and adaptable. You may, for example, create a small website for your local soccer club. Or you can create a huge business website be thousands of members. War press is also easy to install. Most hosting companies offer you are quick one click installation and you can pretty much installed war press in just a few seconds. War press has also a lot off teams. That makes it easy to change the look off your site. There are free dings which which I will discuss later in this course and all supreme you names and the difference between these two s pretty Mobius the premium deems cost you money . You may also hire a developer to customize your deem, but this is something I will not recommended to do, especially if you're new to the world press. World war press has also ah lot off different plug ins that you can use to customize your site. You may, for example, install a contact form in just minutes while back in time it will take you hours and even days to get a simple contact form up and running on your side. War press is also s your friendly or a CEO stands for search engine optimization. And what war press do is to simply make your site appear higher up in the search engine results. You should not expect thousands off uniquely stores per day just because you have installed more press. But it will make things easier, especially since you're just starting out. Lastly, war press has also simple CMS, which stands for content management system which are lost. You to publish an addict, your content easily and really quickly. All right, that's it for the introduction part. Now let's morph order. 3. What is a Webhost: So what is a lead? Holst? Actually, Well, basically a Web host. It's a company where you can rent hard drive space and then story website on. You can, of course, create your own Web host on your computer. However, once you shut it down or disconnect from Internet, your site is going to disappear. A swell. It's much more smarter to use a Web host. The loss your site to always be reachable no matter the time off that they also more serious Web host offer you something called C Pano, which is basically a graphic interface where you can work with to read site files. A reputable Web host, it's usually always online and rarely has any. Don't time a tall? You should be aware off that there's a jungle off the hosts of Able, so make sure you do your research before selecting your Web host. In most case, usually get what you paid for, so make really sure to choose a Ripper table that hosts, even if their services more expansive as this will pay off in the future. Another thing I won't empathize on is that you really need to make sure that your Web host is not your domain registrar a spell this because if your Web host disappears from the market for some reasons, you could actually lose both your website and your domain. If your Web host is your register, that's about I would cover more about the main register in the next lecture. 4. Different types of web hosting: today. I want to talk about the different types of hosting. You will need the hosting in order to run your website, and there are several types of different hosting available. The 1st 1 in the probably the most used one is the free Web hosting service. This is usually offered by companies with limited services, and in most cases, free Web hosting means that you will be simply born. Border it different advertisements, which means that pre Web hosting is not the way you want to go. If you are serious with your website, we have also something called shared Web hosting service. This is pretty common, and it's used by most off the small websites on the Internet today. Our shared the Web hosting service is usually a server that has a lot of different sites stored on it. It can usually range from Onley few sites, too thousands of different websites. The problem treated Web hosting is that all websites use same. Several sources, such as RAM and See Boo, which makes it unstable, and many companies out there that are selling Web hosting, tries to say money by putting us many sites as possible on one single, sir. There's also something called a reseller hosting. This is a more advanced IT way off Web hosting. What this means in practice is that clients can become Web host themselves. They simply resell on existing Web hosting for higher price while storing their sight on it . A swell. This is need of something I will recommend it to go with, especially if you're new to the world off hosting. We have also something called Were toll dedicated server, which is commonly known us, which are private, sir, or we PS. What this means is that our physical server, the bites their sources in tow. Several were troll servers where resources are allocated in a way that doesn't directly imply on the underlying hardware. Now, probably the most expensive one is called dedicated hosting service. This is we're get your own Web server and you have totally control over it. In most case, you have road access or administration access. Route access is simply administrator rights, but for UNIX, while administrator access is only windows anyway, The problem with this hosting services that if you don't have a huge website, you actually don't have use for it because it is really expensive us. You are simply having your website story on our physical server Onley dedicated for you and your site. I would not recommend it to go with this hosting service either, especially if you're just starting out. We have also something called manager hosting service, which means that you have your own Web server, but your action not allowed full control over it. The Difference Week dedicated hosting service is that you simply don't have route or administration access for her co location. Web hosting service is similar to the decay to the hostess Aires. However, the use their owns the coal of server, the hosting company PRA lights you weak physical space that the service takes up and takes care off the server thesis without dubs the most powerful but also the most expensive type of a hosting service. In recent years, Cloud hosting has become a popular type of Web hosting a Sotelo's You, a powerful, scalable and also highly relabel hosting because simply based on a close third mode, balance and service, the biggest advantage REIT cloud hosting is that simply your site exists on several different serves. So in case something happens with one Web server or even the 2nd 1 The 3rd 1 takes over and keeps running your website. Lastly, you have the option to create your own server at your home. As I discussed earlier in this course, you can create your own Web hosting service. However, the problem is, once you shut down your computer, your site is going to disappear, a smell so us longest computer is online. So it's your site to I would only recommend you to use the home sever for experimenting but not action running your site on it. Because yes, I said, your computer's needs to be online. 24 7 in orderto have your site running up a swell. So which type of hosting surely shoes? Well, personally, I will go with the second, which is share the Web hosting servant. Sure, your website is going to be placed on the same server as many other websites. However, this is a budget option. You can only start beat, and as your site gross, you can easily upgrade to a more expensive but also more powerful Web hosting service. Trust me, the Web hosting companies who will do this in only just a few minutes as long as you pay off course. All right, that must everything from this lecture. I hope you learn in the north and let's continue food. 5. What is a domain registrar: Hi and welcome to this lecture today I want to talk about one of the main registries. To put a simple A domain register is simply a company that it's responsible for keeping official records off your domain. If you would like to buy a specific domain, you would order it throughout the main reduced through by new buyer domain. Your order it for set length of time in most cases for one year. However, you may, of course, by the main for a longer period if you vicious old. If you would like to renew your domain once the initial period, the sore the domain reduced her can do it for you. If you have ever want to cancel your domain, the domain register can do that for us. Well, yes, you realize sees domain reduced her managers your domain for you. It is also really crucial to choose a domain register with a good reputation. But how do you know if the main register is serious or simpler? Scam? Well, there's organization in I C A, N N I C N, and stand simply for Internet Corporation for assigned Names and numbers. It is a private, non government nonprofit corporation with responsibility for I p address, space allocation protocol, perimeter assignment, domain name, system management and also route service system management functions. All right, let's you know you can look up a specific domain and it's the main register. To illustrate an example, I will lose my own domain. So I will just type in www Web site fellow that come and then click Congo Haliti What happens? There are several details here that you want to pay attention to. The 1st 1 is the most important, which is the register and in this case, fast mean in which is actually are rep a table and big, the main registered company. You can also see that this domain is registered to blow host and the creation date expire. Ation date can also see that you're the main ISS transfer prohibited, which simply means that on unauthorized person cannot transfer you the main without a specific code that you can receive from your domain reduced her upper request. All right. But I am not responded to the other question which is basically how do you know if the main register is our table and serious company or simply scamp well, us. I say before that I c a n and can help you with this sweet every type. Just w w w I see a and dot com. As you can see, we are red directed to do demeanor, address. I see a and that arc reason why we are redirected. If you're typing dot com, he's simply because i c a n n owns the domain i c a n and dot com and simply read Rex the traffic to the doctor or the main instead. All right. To make things easier for us, we were just search for the crater least in the box at the top. So just typing are credited at least and click on the I come to the right off the box and this is the one we were looking for. I c a N n a creditor registers. So click on this one, which would bring up ah, hugely stuff Domain registrars Now I would like to do year is to scroll down a little bit and here is old and domain registers that are creditor by I c a n n. So let's search for the fast domain Regester. I see fast Tomei. And here it is, as you can see, fast domain, you seem, Ah, United States Company, and it's accredited to produced her domains, ending with B. I see dot com ducting for that name .net Doctor and that pro. These styles are so fast, domain is actually up a table and serious company and not a scam. We can also click on the fast domain and which will take us to a main website. All right, In this lecture, you learn at the wall a domain registries and why you need to pay attention to it. Now let's get further to the next lecture. 6. Rules for selecting a domain: today I want to talk about how to pick the very best domain name for the website. There several rules that are recommended to follow before you pick the very perfect domain , and I will discuss those cities. Lecture. The number one rule is to pick a domain name that is easy to remember. You don't want to pick something that takes, like several minutes to figure out off. Dispel because no one will ever remember that domain name. Rule number two is to keep your domain as short as possible because the shorter the domain is, the easier it would be, too. Remember, you may also consider adding keywords or high demand keywords in your domain name. If you are targeting search engine traffic, a role number tree, you should not use more than three keyboards in a domain name. This simply because you see more than three keywords is going to make your domain very hard to remember. Rule number four. Avoid Yusor hyphen, IHS or numbers in a domain. This because numbers can easy be BC interpreted as letters, for example, Number one in the letter l might look the same when you type them in the brother. Rule number five. Make sure to choose the right domain extension. If you're for example, doing business in UK, then you should try picking a domain ending with UK instead. For the main ending to be that come rule number six do not reduce their domains that can be associated with protected trademarks. I've seen some examples on this in the past and, you know, want to experience the same destiny as the people I knew because they got their sights shut down because they simply could not afford to fight against the authorities. All right, there was about picking the right to make a name for your website. Now let's move for during the course.