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WordPress for Beginners

Self-paced videos, Lifetime access, Study material, Certification prep, Technical support, Course Completion Certificate


Uplatz

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Price
£14 inc VAT
Study method
Online, On Demand What's this?
Duration
2.1 hours · Self-paced
Qualification
No formal qualification
Certificates
  • Reed courses certificate of completion - Free
  • Uplatz Certificate of Completion - Free

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Overview

Uplatz offers this comprehensive course on WordPress. It is a self-paced course with pre-recorded video tutorials. You will be awarded Course Completion Certificate at the end of the course.

WordPress is the simplest, most popular way to create your own website or blog. In fact, WordPress powers over 43.3% of all the websites on the Internet. Yes – more than one in four websites that you visit are likely powered by WordPress.
On a slightly more technical level, WordPress is an open-source content management system licensed under GPLv2, which means that anyone can use or modify the WordPress software for free. A content management system is basically a tool that makes it easy to manage important aspects of your website – like content – without needing to know anything about programming.

WordPress is essentially a free and open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database with supported HTTPS. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as Themes. WordPress was originally created as a blog-publishing system but has evolved to support other web content types including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, membership sites, learning management systems (LMS) and online stores. One of the most popular content management system solutions in use, WordPress is used by 42.8% of the top 10 million websites as of October 2021.

WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, American developer Matt Mullenweg and English developer Mike Little.

The end result is that WordPress makes building a website accessible to anyone – even people who aren’t developers. WordPress is an excellent website platform for a variety of websites. From blogging to e-commerce to business and portfolio websites, WordPress is a versatile CMS. Designed with usability and flexibility in mind, WordPress is a great solution for both large and small websites.

For example, not only does WordPress power a huge number of business sites and blogs, it’s also the most popular way to create an eCommerce store as well! With WordPress, you can create:

  • Business websites
  • eCommerce stores
  • Blogs
  • Portfolios
  • Resumes
  • Forums
  • Social networks
  • Membership sites

What is a WordPress Website?
A WordPress website is any website that uses WordPress as its content management system (CMS). WordPress powers both the backend of the website (the interface where a user logs in to make changes or add new content) and the frontend (the visible part of the website that your visitors see on the web).

Here are just a few examples of the types of websites you can build with WordPress:

Blog – A blog is a special type of website devoted to sharing thoughts, photos, reviews, tutorials, recipes and so much more. Blogs usually display the most recently-published content first.
E-commerce website – An e-commerce website allows you to sell goods or services online and collect payment via an online payment system. You can download and install a WordPress e-commerce plugin to extend the default functionality of WordPress so you can have an online store on your website.
Business website – Many businesses will benefit from having an online presence in the form of their own website. If your business needs a website for customers to learn about your company and what you have to offer, WordPress is an excellent option. Customers can contact you, ask for a quote, schedule an appointment and much more.
Membership website – A membership website allows you to put content behind a paywall or an account login. To access pages or posts, users must login or pay for the content. WordPress can also handle membership websites with additional plugins.
Portfolio website – Show off your artwork, design skills and more with a portfolio website built on WordPress.
Forum website – A forum website can be a helpful place for users to ask questions or share advice. Believe it or not, many forum websites run on WordPress.
Event website – Hosting an event? WordPress makes it easy for you to share your event details and sell tickets.
E-learning website – Students can take online courses, track their progress, download resources and much more from an e-learning website. With a special kind of plugin called a WordPress LMS plugin, you can offer online courses from a WordPress website.
Wedding website – Share the details of your big day with a wedding website built on WordPress. With an array of WordPress wedding themes, you can get a website up quickly and easily.

Certificates

Reed courses certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included

Will be downloadable when all lectures have been completed

Uplatz Certificate of Completion

Digital certificate - Included

Course Completion Certificate by Uplatz

Curriculum

1
section
5
lectures
2h 9m
total

Course media

Description

WordPress for Beginners - Course Syllabus

  • WordPress Introduction
  • WordPress Posting, Page, Blog
  • WordPress Theme Installation and Dashboard Intro
  • Page, Post, Codes, Contact
  • WordPress Conclusion

Is WordPress right for me?
If you’re wondering why WordPress is such a widely used website content management system, here are some of the benefits of WordPress as a website platform:

Simplicity: WordPress allows you to publish and build your website content quickly. Even as a beginner, you can easily use WordPress.
The cost is free – The actual WordPress software available on WordPress org is free to download and use. You will, however, need to pay for web hosting and a domain name.
Flexibility: WordPress allows you to create many types of websites from personal blogs and online stores to online magazines and newspapers.
Easy to use: If you can use a word processing software like Microsoft Word, you can use WordPress to build and manage a website.
Open-source software: WordPress is open-source software that is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), meaning it isn’t owned by a single company or entity. Hundreds of developers and users collaborate and contribute to the software to make it better. The spirit of open-source means constant improvements, accountability and free usage for everyone.
No need to know code: WordPress removes the requirement of needing to know how to code in order to build a website. While WordPress utilizes a variety of coding languages, there’s no need to know any of them to use WordPress.
Extendable with WordPress plugins: The core WordPress software can be extended with WordPress plugins. WordPress plugins are bits of software that you can upload to your website to add more features (such as e-commerce, SEO, backups, contact forms and more). There are thousands of free WordPress plugins available on the WordPress org plugin directory and a thriving premium (paid) plugins industry.
Highly customizable with WordPress themes: WordPress themes provide the design and layout of your website. With a click of a button, you can change the entire look of your website by applying a new WordPress theme. More advanced WordPress themes are more like WordPress page builders, giving you even more control of your layouts.
Website security: While no website platform is 100% secure, WordPress security continues to improve with a vigilant security team of core developers and users. Common WordPress security issues are usually due to user error, rather than the software itself.
A thriving community of users and developers: When you have a WordPress website, you can also get involved in the greater WordPress community through your local WordPress Meetup, WordCamps and more. The WordPress community has a reputation of being incredibly welcoming, helpful and innovative.

WordPress Features
As a website building platform and CMS, WordPress boasts an impressive feature set. Here are just a few of the many features of WordPress.

SEO – Search Engine Optimization (SEO) begins at a technical level and WordPress delivers an exceptional code base for SEO. SEO allows your website’s content to be found via common search engines such as Google or Bing. Check out these free WordPress SEO training videos to learn more.
Speed – WordPress is a lean website framework that is constantly striving to remove code “bloat” that slows down the loading speed of a website.
Mobile-friendly – Most WordPress themes are now mobile-friendly or responsive out-of-the-box.
Media file library – WordPress includes a built-in media library where you can upload and embed media files such as images or videos into your pages or posts. You can even perform basic edits to your images within WordPress.
Easy-to-use user interface – WordPress is very easy to use with no complicated settings. If you can use a WordPress processor, you can use WordPress. WordPress also has a focus on accessibility.
Custom menus – WordPress makes it easy to create navigation menus with links to your pages or custom links.
Built-in blog – Adding a blog to your website is as simple as publishing a post.
The WordPress Block Editor – WordPress 5.0 introduced the new Block Editor, also known as the Gutenberg WordPress Editor. The new editor transforms the way you edit WordPress pages and posts. Now you can design and arrange your content with a more flexible “drag and drop” approach.

Who is this course for?

Everyone

Requirements

Passion and determination to achieve your goals!

Career path

  • WordPress Developer
  • WordPress Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Full Stack Web Developer
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Content Specialist
  • SEO Analyst

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