Learning Wordpress: A Comprehensive Step-By-Step Guide to Building a High-Quality Business Webs

Learning Wordpress: A Comprehensive Step-By-Step Guide to Building a High-Quality Business Webs

by William Roberson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692959602
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 11/09/2017
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

William Shane Roberson, who goes by "Shane" runs a digital marketing agency in New Orleans La. where he found a gap between clients who could afford his marketing services and those needing a website for their business or brand. Many of his clients and potential clients would share horror stories of issues with less than reputable “web designers” which Shane later identifies as CSGs or Coffee Shop Gurus that left projects unfinished or poorly executed. This sparked his drive to educate those who are not able to use a reputable digital marketing agency for their web projects to build their own websites from the ground up. With a Bachelors of Science in Web Design and an Associates of Arts in Graphic Design, Shane has all of the tools to empower even the most novice users to build their own websites and save thousands of dollars and headaches. Using simple tools and automation Shane shows his students how to build a high-quality website without using code. “If you can use a text editor and social media on your computers then you are more than qualified to design your own high-quality website using Wordpress” - Shane Roberson

Table of Contents

Learning Wordpress 6

Special Thanks 6

Preface 6

What Is It And Who Is It For? 7

Tutorial Overload 9

Wordpress Evolution 10

Bypassing the Professional 11

The Coffee Shop Guru 12

Your Cousin's Sister Who Has a Friend Whose Son Can Do It 13

Web Designers 13

Digital Marketing Agencies 14

Skip This! 15

What Is Wordpress? 16

What It Is 16

What It Is Not 18

CMS 20

Plugins 20

Setting Up 21

Choosing a Hosting Company 22

Domain Name 24

Choosing a Hosting Plan 24

You Don't Need It 28

Setting Up cPanel 30

Setting Up Email Inside cPanel 31

Installing Wordpress 35

Easy Installation 35

Manual Installation 38

Get the Files 38

Upload the Files 39

Creating the Database 41

Setting Up Config File 42

Completing the Wordpress Installation 47

You Did It! 47

Logging In to Your New Wordpress Website 48

The Wordpress CMS 49

Getting Around 50

Redundancies 51

Users 52

Settings 54

General Settings 54

Writing Settings 55

Reading Settings 55

Discussion Settings 56

Media Settings 57

Permalinks Settings 57

Pages 58

Add a New Page 59

Title 60

Content Area (Text Editor) 60

Adding a Link on a Page or Post 61

Adding an Image on a Page or Post 63

Cool Stuff You Should Know 68

Publish Tools 69

Revisions 70

Auto-Save 71

Posts 72

Navigation Menu 74

Create Your Website's Navigation Menu 75

Organizing Your Navigation Menu 77

Processing Images 78

Forms 81

Themes 82

Free Themes 83

Premium Themes 84

Demo Content 86

Visual Composer 89

Must-Haves 91

Suggested Plugins 92

Plugin Overload 94

Quick Summary 95

Designing Tips 96

Not For You 97

Maintenance 98

Updating Wordpress 99

Updating Plugins 101

Backups 103

Automated Backups 104

Manual Backups 106

Manually Backup the Files 106

Manually Backup the Database 107

Security 108

In Summary 110

Notes 112

Account Info & Passwords 117

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