WordPress Essentials Course

The quick and painless way to become comfortable and confident working with WordPress.

  • Learn at your own pace. Watch the videos as many times as you need to.
  • Bite-sized training. Each video demonstrates how to use a specific WordPress feature.
  • Updated for WordPress 4.9.8.
  • Lifetime access includes all updates!

Learn WordPress Today, Create Beautiful Websites Forever

Getting Started

Module 1: Getting Started with WordPress

Get your web project started on the right track. By the time you’re through with the first module you’ll have WordPress up and running on your own web hosting account and you’ll be well on your way to creating professional looking websites.
  • Choosing Between WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org
  • Finding the Best WordPress Hosting
  • How To Use the WordPress Dashboard
  • How to Install WordPress
  • Setup Your WordPress Profile

Creating Content

Module 2: Creating Content with WordPress

What’s a beautiful looking website without great content? This module teaches you everything you need to know about getting your content into WordPress, with advice on how best to use posts and pages.
  • WordPress Posts vs. Pages: When To Use Each
  • How to Write a Post in WordPress
  • How to Manage and Edit WordPress Posts
  • Using Post Formats
  • Publish Your Post
  • How to Write a WordPress Page
  • Manage and Edit WordPress Pages
  • Protecting Your Work
  • Everything You Need to Know About WordPress SEO


Module 3: Organizing WordPress Content

Learn how to organize your content so your visitors can easily find what they’re looking for. It just so happens that improving your site’s organization will also lead to better search engine rankings.
  • Categories vs. Tags
  • Using WordPress Categories
  • Using WordPress Tags
  • How To Create Custom Menus In WordPress

Add Media

Module 4: Working with Media

WordPress isn’t just for words. You can use it to publish photos, video, and podcasts too. This module shows you how to add media with ease.
  • How to Use the WordPress Media Library
  • Add Images to a Post
  • Create a Photo Gallery
  • Add Audio and Video to Posts
  • Add a PDF Download
  • Add an Image Gallery to Your Sidebar


Module 5: Customizing Your WordPress Site

What good is a professional looking website if it looks like every other WordPress website? These lessons will show you how to customize your theme and spruce up your site with widgets and plugins. By the time you’re done you’ll have set your site apart from the masses.
  • How to Use WordPress Themes
  • WordPress Theme Customizer
  • How to Use WordPress Plugins
  • How to Use WordPress Widgets
  • Using WordPress Screen Options
  • Widgets Reloaded
  • Supercharge Your WordPress Site with Jetpack
  • WordPress Theme Mechanics Webinar
  • WordPress Theme Setup Webinar
  • How to Change Fonts in WordPress


Module 6: Getting Conversational

Learn how to facilitate conversations, moderate comments, and prevent comment SPAM.
  • Managing WordPress Comments
  • Fighting WordPress Comment SPAM with Akismet


Module 7: WordPress Site Management

Whether you’re adding new users or upgrading WordPress, these lessons guide you through the essential maintenance steps that ensure your site remains happy and healthy.
  • How to Upgrade WordPress
  • Move Your Web Content with WordPress Import and Export
  • WordPress User Roles Explained
  • Managing WordPress Users
  • WordPress Disaster Recovery and Planning Guide
  • WordPress Backup Plugins: BackupBuddy
  • WordPress Backup Solutions: VaultPress
  • How to Solve the WordPress Plugin Paradox
  • Install WordPress On Your PC (Windows or Mac)
  • WordPress Site Migration with Duplicator
  • WordPress Security Briefing


Module 8: WordPress Settings

The WordPress settings screens can be downright intimidating. This series of lessons will help you tame your settings and fine tune your site.
  • WordPress General Settings
  • WordPress Writing Settings
  • WordPress Reading Settings
  • WordPress Discussion Settings
  • WordPress Privacy Settings
  • WordPress Media Settings
  • How to Use WordPress Permalinks (for Cleaner URLs and Better SEO)


Bonus 1: Web Basics

This bonus module includes lessons designed to help the novice better understand how the web works. Technically these aren’t WordPress lessons, but rather lessons to help you make sense of the sometimes complicated technology you may encounter while building your website.
  • HTML Basics
  • CSS Basics
  • Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About IP Addresses
  • DNS: The Internet’s Phone Book
  • FTP Demystified

Bonus 2: WordPress Security Briefing (a $29 value)

Learn how to keep your website secure from spammers and hackers with this one hour security briefing.

Bonus 3: Conquering Your WordPress Theme Problems (a $29 value)

Struggling to make your theme look right? This one hour session teaches you the secrets to setting up any new WordPress theme.

WordPress Essentials Course Benefits

Build your website without coding

No Programming Required

You don’t need to be a coder to build your website! All you need is a web browser and an Internet connection.
Mobile-ready member portal

On-Demand Training

Learn WordPress at your own pace, any time of the day or night, and on any device. View lessons from your home, office, or on the go.
Forum for Members

Answers to Your Questions

As a WordPress Essentials member you have access to our member-only forum where you can ask questions and get answers from a WordPress expert.
Web Basics

Bonus: Web Basics For Beginners

Confused by things like FTP and DNS? This bonus module demystifies the sometimes confusing technology your website is built on.
Lifetime access

Lifetime Access

No monthly membership fees. Pay once for unlimited lifetime access to the training videos and related materials.
30 day money back guarantee

Your Satisfaction Guaranteed

Try the WordPress Essentials course risk free for 30 days. If the course isn’t right for you, we’ll happily refund 100% of your purchase price — no questions asked.
Security Briefing

Bonus: WordPress Security Briefing

This one hour session explains the current state of WordPress security and shows you how to keep your website secure from spammers and hackers. (a $29 value)
Learn WordPress skills

More Lessons = More Skill!

Other WordPress training sites teach you the basics and stop there. WordPress Essentials teaches you the hows and whys. Nearly 20 more lessons than the other leading training site.

Over 50 videos – a complete library of tutorials

50% Discount on Lifetime Membership

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Over 32,000 People Have Learned WordPress from Our Videos

The depth of the videos in the training library is amazing!!
Laura Riera
This course really opened up a whole new WordPress world of knowledge. You have taken something that sometimes overwhelms and simplified it into understandable and workable modules.
Nancy Breeding
I was going quietly crazy trying to work out how to get a theme to look the way I wanted. After going through these videos it has de-mystified the whole process.
David Jarrold
The chunking and sequencing of the content is superb and the supporting documentation and resources with each video is world-class.
R. Edward Turner, Ph.D.
I’m amazed by how many nagging issues discovered over the past year of trying to work in our WordPress site are explained with each new session of this course.
Linda Willis
The WP Essentials is just that – the absolute essentials for learning WordPress. It has been a huge help for me, especially in that I can revisit the various modules over and over, whenever it suits me.
Steve Stapelberg