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WordPress Simplified: How to Build Powerful Websites + SEO

Master WordPress web design & SEO for 2024 with my modern WordPress course for beginners. All with free tools & no code!
Michael Davies
679 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Design a complete WordPress website from start to finish with total confidence
Understand SEO concepts and apply them to your own site to attract more site visitors
Master the WordPress "Gutenberg Block Editor" to insert new design elements anywhere, without coding
Learn WordPress & web design terminology to help you hold your own in any WordPress discussion
Practice WordPress by installing on your own computer for free, or on any third-party host
Answer 5 important planning questions to define your audience and website's design aesthetics
Create a feature-rich website with the right WordPress Theme and WordPress Plugins that work for YOU
Get familiar with WordPress's layout and work areas to improve your productivity
Create new "Pages" and "Blog Posts," and understand the importance of content creation and blogging for SEO
Develop your own styles and push site-wide changes through full site editing with the "Site Editor"
Understand important WordPress security concepts, and implement the best solutions to keep your website safe
Improve digital marketing for your online business with a better WordPress website

The COMPLETE WordPress course for beginners to help you design a professional website from start to finish in 2024 using block themes and the built-in block editor.

No premium third-party themes or website builders.

No coding.

THIS is simple web design for the modern age – and it’s all here in this course! 

Join 600+ students in learning how to design professional WordPress websites that look beautiful and are optimized for search. It’s time to empower your inner web designer and supercharge your online business with the world’s most popular CMS (Content Management System).

Learn how to plan, set-up, and design your website using WordPress. This beginner-friendly course will walk you through everything you need to know to get your website up and running, while showing you how to design and publish a professional website without needing to hire a web developer. The best part? There’s no coding required!

You’ll have the option to install WordPress without purchasing a domain or hosting – making it easy to follow along with each lecture using a free test site, or install WordPress through a third-party hosting provider and publish your website online once you’ve completed the design.

This course always includes the latest version of WordPress, WordPress Themes, and WordPress Plugins, so you’ll be learning with the most up-to-date information in 2024 and beyond.

You’ll design a COMPLETE website, from start to finish, with my step-by-step lectures that walk you through all the important web design, content creation, and publishing features found in WordPress.

Additionally, you’ll learn the same expert SEO techniques I used to rank my website on page 1 of Google for over 800 keywords. More page 1 rankings simply means more traffic to your website, and thus more potential sales for your online business. These SEO strategies have helped my business reach 1,000,000 annual site visitors in back-to-back years.

I show you everything I’ve learned in my 10+ years using WordPress for my online business and for designing websites for my clients.

Upon finishing this course, you’ll have a professional website that’s published and ready for site visitors!

In This 2024 WordPress Course, You’ll Learn:

  • Basic and Advanced WordPress Concepts and Terminology

  • How to Download & Install WordPress On a Host (like SiteGround, GoDaddy, or Bluehost), or On Your Own Computer

  • Proper Planning Techniques to Set Your Website Up for Success

  • General UI/UX Design Concepts (User Experience and User Interface)

  • The WordPress Dashboard – the control center of WordPress!

  • The Site Editor for Designing Templates in WordPress 6.0 and Newer

  • The Block Editor (a.k.a. the Gutenberg Editor) for Designing Webpages Using Block Themes

    • Patterns and Synced Patterns for saving time while creating and editing webpage layouts

  • Full Site Editing

  • Setting a Static Homepage

  • How to Design Important Webpages from Start to Finish for a complete 5-page website

  • Important Concepts and Tips for WordPress Plugins

  • Why Plugins Are Important for Your WordPress Website

  • How to Install and Set Up WordPress Plugins

  • SEO and Digital Marketing Tips and Techniques to Help Your Site Get More Traffic

  • Updates from WordPress 6.1WordPress 6.2, WordPress 6.3, and WordPress 6.4

  • Everything You Need to Know to Design a Website From Start to Finish

  • Security Tips to Make Your WordPress Website More Secure

  • And more!

Here’s what current students are saying about the course:

“I really got a lot out of this course. It was a bit of a refresher for me as I used WordPress about 10 years ago. The lecturer’s voice and the audio in general is very clear and the talking is always relevant to what is happening, no mumbling or going off track. The lectures proceed at a reasonably fast pace, you can of course stop the video occasionally to keep up. The visuals and descriptions are good. You will build a website, step by step alongside the lecturer. I felt I learned quite a bit in terms of using WordPress, using the block editor, creating a website and general knowledge about the whole process. Well worth my time.”

-Terrance D.

“With an engaging delivery, Michael leads wonderfully through this course.”

-Terry B.

“This course was precise and understandable for anyone wanting to learn how to set up a website. Michael is a great instructor and looking forward to seeing the upcoming updates on this course.”

-Cecily M.

If you’ve always wanted to design your own website from scratch, but never quite knew the steps and never wanted to learn coding, this is the perfect course for you! Consider it a beginner’s guide to WordPress with all the essential basics.

Whether you own a small business, run a side hustle, or simply want a personal website to showcase yourself, WordPress is a great platform for building professional sites in relatively short amount of time. By the time you’ve finished this course, you’ll feel comfortable navigating WordPress and its many useful features.

WordPress is an extremely popular free and open source Content Management System (CMS), and I hope you’ll enjoy using it as much as I have over the years! You can ask me any questions you may have as you work through the course.

Don’t love the course? It comes with a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! That means if you don’t like the course for any reason, you can get a full refund within 30 days of your initial enrollment.

Thanks for your interest, and if you decide to enroll – I’ll see you in there.

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11 hours on-demand video
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5 lectures
Certificate of Completion