WordPress For Beginners (PART I)

Jan Zavrel, Online Educator on The Slight Edge

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4 Videos (26m)
    • Introduction

    • WordPress.com versus WordPress.org

    • Setting up WordPress.com account

    • Setting up Hostinger.com account


About This Class


WordPress is a perfect choice for anyone who wants to create their own website but don't want to spend the time to learn HTML, CSS, Javascript and other web technologies. WordPress is a publishing platform, that will do all the heavy lifting for you, so you can focus only on your content - the most important part of your website.

Installing and running WordPress is quite easy. In this first part of WordPress For Beginners series, I will show you, how to get the most out of WordPress in the quickest possible way, by using two free services. They are both limited in some aspects, but if you want to learn how to use WordPress, there's no need to pay for expensive hosting service right from the beginning.

In this class, I will show you, how to setup WordPress on:

  • WordPress.com
  • Hostinger.com

I will also explain some technological aspects of running WordPress, especially why you need a special web server and why it's not possible to use free static hosting like GitHub Pages for WordPress.

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Jan Zavrel

Online Educator on The Slight Edge

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I started my IT career as a Pascal programming language student in 1994. Later I discovered the potential of the web and co-founded WEBXP company with my colleague, where we offered websites and web applications for local businesses.

In 2000 I started working for a German-based company Caatoosee, where I was the part of a team creating the top of the line web shop for than famous Breuninger Mode & Beauty online kaufen. I focused primarily on DHTML, Javascript, CSS for static websites and PHP with MySQL for dynamic apps.

At that time I also started my very own LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) project and designed, developed and published one of the first so-called discussion servers, that were very popular in my country years before the Facebook became the worldwide success.

In 2008 when iPhone SDK was introduced, I moved to mobile apps world and soon published my first verb dictionary for iPhone which you can still find on the App Store.

In 2015 I founded BOHEMIAPPS which evolved from simple iOS apps platform to online education program.

I love to learn new things of all sorts and I love to share more knowledge with others even more. I believe the student is only as successful in understanding the topic as the teacher is in explaining it properly. In other words - there's no bad student, only the bad instructor.

My mission is to share what I know and present it in the best possible way I can provide, so my students can benefit from it. I respect their time and I always try to do my best to bring them a quality education.

In 2016 I decided to push my mission even further with SMART PROFIT SCHOOL. I believe that everyone can teach. SMART PROFIT SCHOOL will help you start your own online teaching career. I will teach you how to teach!

In early 2017 I remastered my main domain ZAVREL.NET and gave it a new purpose. It works as a central hub for all of my online work and activities.

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