Wordpress Website for Beginners 1: Introduction

Brian Jackson, Author/Publisher/Educator

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    • Course Overview

      5:44
    • How Wordpress Works

      14:28
    • Sample Wordpress Website for Beginners

      2:40

About This Class

Wordpress Website for Beginners 1: Introduction

Authors, artists and entrepreneurs all need websites. How about you?

This course explains how to design and develop a Wordpress website from scratch.

Wordpress is free... and it's easy. Easy to install, easy to configure, easy to maintain.

There's no need to fear, this course will take you step-by-step through everything you need to know to implement and maintain your own Wordpress based website. In this course, you'll learn about:

  • Domain name and website hosting
  • Wordpress installation and configuration
  • Installation of plugins and themes
  • Adding pages and blog posts to your site
  • Adding Facebook like and email signup forms

Using Wordpress to implement your own website provides many advantages:

  • Save money by doing it yourself
  • Maintain creative control of the end product
  • Update your own web page, when you want and how you want
  • But most of all, have fun!

So, come join me on this journey. End the course with a new website. We'll do it together.

Good luck and happy SkillSharing.

---Brian

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Brian Jackson

Author/Publisher/Educator

Born in Los Angeles in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.

Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the past four years I’ve published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I’ve also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon and Audible. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.

My last endeavor, begun in July of 2014, was to record training courses for distribution via Udemy. My goal was to provide low cost high quality screen cast based educational material focusing on my area of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. I then expanded my catalog to cover Web page development and Udemy course preparation.

My new goal is to begin recording custom material for distribution on SkillShare!!!

I currently live in the beautiful California wine country with my wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.

---Brian