WordPress for Beginners - The Complete Guide

Phil Ebiner, Video Creator | VideoSchoolOnline.com

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74 Videos (5h 50m)
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    • Welcome & What is this Course About?

    • Desktop Server by ServerPress vs. Hosting with BlueHost (or another host)

    • Practice WordPress for Free with ServerPress

    • Install WordPress with Your Own Host (Bluehost tutorial)

    • Navigate the WordPress Dashboard

    • Install a New WordPress Theme

    • Set Your Home Page

    • Editing a Page & Changing the Site Title

    • How to Set Up Your Custom Menu

    • Publish Your Website - Make it Live

    • Writing a New Post & Organizing Your Blog

    • Blog Page Design - Excerpts vs. Full Content

    • How to Add Videos to a Post or Page

    • Design Your Sidebar with Widgets

    • Add Images to the Sidebar Using HTML

    • Add a Facebook Like Widget to the Sidebar

    • Change Your Site Icon / Favicon

    • Change Your Site Icon with a Plugin

    • Make Your Website Responsive - Easy to View for Mobile Users

    • Customize the Footer Information

    • How to Find, Install, and Activate a Plugin

    • Back Up Your Website - Automatically and For Free

    • Secure Your Website to Prevent Hackers and Malicious Files

    • SEO Plugins that Help Your Site Rank in Google Search

    • Speed Up Your Website with Caching Plugins

    • View the Analytics of Your Site

    • Block Comment and Contact Form Spam

    • WordPress Commenting Systems

    • Secure Contact Forms That Block the Spammers

    • Link Redirecting and Shortening with PrettyLink

    • Add an Editorial Calendar to Your Site

    • Create Email Opt-Ins for Free - SO IMPORTANT

    • Add Social Sharing Buttons to Increase Sharing

    • Add a Welcome Mat to Increase Opt-Ins

    • 3 More Ways to Increase Opt-ins with Sumo

    • What Pages Do You Need?

    • How to Design a Home Page that Works

    • The Start Here Page (aka About Page)

    • The Resources Page - A Visitor Favorite that Drives Revenue

    • Set Up a Blog-Based Home Page

    • How to Write Epic Blog Content that People Will LOVE

    • Set Up Your Permalinks to Make Your Site More SEO Friendly

    • Using Tags & Categories - THE RIGHT WAY

    • Scheduling Posts to Go Live Later On

    • Create a Membership Site on WordPress Using Free Plugins

    • Sell DIgital Products on Your Website with Gumroad

    • SSL Certificates - Secure & Encrypt User Data

    • Case Study: Set Up Sales Funnels That Work

    • How to Update WordPress Itself

    • Easily Add a Google Map to Your Website

    • Add a Slider to Your Website

    • Customize the WordPress Dashboard

    • Add a Background to Your Website

    • Create a Child Theme

    • How to Create Multiple Sites with Desktop Server

    • Design a Modern One-Page Website

    • Create the New Home & Blog Page

    • Adding Blocks to the Home Page

    • Add the Services Block

    • Add the Employee Section

    • Add the Facts Block with Custom Background

    • Add a Testimonial Bock and Customize the Text Colors

    • Customize the Header and Menus

    • How to Install a Great Theme for Portfolios

    • Design Your Website Title and Logo

    • Editing the Home Page Slider

    • Add Contact Info to the Header

    • Add Social Media Icons to the Header

    • Customize the Main Menu

    • Design Your Home Page Gallery

    • Create a Tile Mosaic Gallery

    • Edit the Footer Copyright Information

    • Thank You


About This Class

Create your own website with this complete WordPress course - no experience, programming, or coding necessary!

You're here because you want to create your own WordPress websites, right? 

This is the perfect place to start. This complete course is designed for beginners like you who have never built a WordPress website (or any website for that matter). 

WordPress is the perfect tool for creating a fully customized website for any purpose. Whether you want to create a blog,  a personal portfolio, or a business website to sell your products and services, you can do it with WordPress.

While WordPress might seem scary from the outside, once you get started, it's fairly intuitive. Everything from hosting to installing a theme, then actually building your first pages can be learned in the first few lessons of this course.

With this course, you don't need to actually pay for hosting to practice with WordPress. I'll show you how to create a free temporary site so you can follow along. 

Why learn from me?

I've been building WordPress websites for years. Just like you, there was a time when I was a complete newbie! I was honestly scared of starting a WordPress website because it seemed so daunting. 

Now I love WordPress! I wouldn't recommend using any other web-building tool.

I still remember what it is like to be a beginner, and I've kept that in mind while creating this entire course. I walk you through every process step-by-step to make sure you understand things clearly. And if there is ever anything that is confusing, just let me know and I'll create more lessons that explain or walk you through myself.


  • You will learn how to build your own beautiful website using WordPress.
  • You will learn how to design your WordPress website the way you imagine.
  • You will be able to customize your WordPress website for any purpose of yours - whether it's a blog, a portfolio to show off your work, or an e-commerce site to sell your products or services.
  • You will learn how to host and publish your website in an inexpensive and secure way.
  • You will know how to design pages, menus, sidebars, footers, and create a professional and modern website.
  • You will know how to find and install themes.
  • You will know how to find and install plugins.
  • You will know how to back up your WordPress website in case of emergency.
  • You will know how to get your website found by search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
  • You will know how to set up email opt-in forms throughout your website.
  • You will know how to increase social sharing of your posts and pages with free plugins.
  • You will know how to set up comments and contact pages, while blocking spam.
  • You will know how to speed up your website with caching plugins.
  • You will know how to make your website secure and protected from hackers.
  • You will know how to set up a membership and / or e-commerce site.


No matter what your goal is with your WordPress website, I want to make sure you're able to achieve those goals. That's what I promise to help you out with.


  • JetPack
  • Google Analyticator
  • Google Analytics Dashboard
  • Backup Buddy
  • BackUp WordPres
  • VaultPress
  • All in One SEO Pack
  • Yoast SEO
  • Google XML Sitemaps
  • W3 Total Cache
  • WP Super Cache
  • SumoMe
  • MailPoet
  • Optin Monster
  • LeadPages
  • OptimizePress
  • Share by SumoMe
  • Floating Social Icons
  • Akismet
  • Disqus
  • Contact Form 7
  • Fast Secure Contact Forms
  • PrettyLink
  • Redirection
  • Editorial Calendar
  • Sucuri
  • WordFence Security
  • many more!

Who is this WordPress course for?

This course is for anyone brand new to creating WordPress websites. If you have never built a website before, great. If you've built a website on another platform like Wix, Weebly, GoDaddy, or others, that's fine too. This course is not for people trying to learn to code a custom Website. In this course, we'll learn how to use the thousands of themes and plugins already out there to design our own custom websites.

I can't wait to help you build your own WordPress website!



8 of 8 students recommendSee All

Great course, even for myself that was resistant to online courses. Thank you Ebiner
Excellent, I have been doing a lot of research on building a Wordpress Website, you have presented content that is new to me.
Great Content! It was a bit scattered though as much of the content at the end of the course probably should have been in the middle. All-in-all; this course was easy to follow along with, the instructions were clear and to the point, and everything was demonstrated very well. Great job on the course. i'll be looking for more from this author.





Phil Ebiner

Video Creator | VideoSchoolOnline.com

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I've been creating things (videos, photos, businesses, projects) since I was a young child. I've created (produced, shot, edited) thousands of videos over the past five years. Now it is time to teach you!

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses like I do?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course.  And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.