If you are interested to learn WordPress and build a website? MSOM – Moradabad School of Online Marketing helps you to learn WordPress within a week.
Note: One of the best parts of WordPress is its ease of use and implement. Learning WordPress does not require a lot of time or money. In this post, will show you how to learn WordPress for free in a 5 Days.
Why Learn WordPress?
WordPress is the world’s most popular open source content management system. That’s a fancy of saying it allows you to build great websites.
About 30% of all websites are powered by WordPress. It generates thousands of job opportunities around the world, and there are millions of websites making money using WordPress.
Apart from the economic opportunities, WordPress enables people to share their stories, ideas, build communities and do awesome things.
What do I need to learn WordPress?
Learning WordPress is easy as long as you are willing to commit few hours each day for a week. You would need some very basic search skills (i.e know how to Google), and the ability to follow instructions.
No, you don’t need to know HTML or another programming to build a website. Will it help to know those in the future? Of course, but it’s not necessary for the beginning.
Many skilled WordPress users started from scratch just like you. In fact most WordPress users don’t know how to write code or design websites.
Now that you are committed to learning WordPress, MSOM wants to welcome you to the awesome WordPress community.
Day 1: Initial Setup
The first thing you need to do is install and setup WordPress. This starts with a decision that you have to make between WordPress.com vs WordPress.org.
For most businesses and individuals who’re looking to harness the true power of WordPress, it makes more sense to start with WordPress.org.
Now that you have chosen the right platform, the next step is to choose your domain and hosting.
Your domain is the website address that users will type to visit you (example wpbeginner.com). We have a guide that will help you pick the perfect domain name for your website.
The next step is to choose web hosting. This allows your website to be seen by other people on the internet. We have a guide to help you choose the best WordPress hosting.
Once you have signed up with a hosting provider, you are ready to install WordPress. Head over to our step by step WordPress installation tutorial and follow the instructions.
We also have a step by step tutorial on how to start a WordPress blog (the right way).
Want to create a website other than blogs? Then check out our guide on how to make a website with WordPress.
Congrats, you have created a WordPress site. The next step is learning the basics.
Day 2: Learning The WordPress Basics
After installing WordPress, it is time to get familiar with the system.
Next you should learn some key concepts such as differences between posts vs pages and categories vs tags.
Hopefully by this time, you have a good grasp of your WordPress admin area, and you’re probably eager to play with plugins.
Day 3: Using WordPress Plugins
The real power of WordPress is in the plugins. WordPress plugins allow you to expand your website functionality such as adding contact forms, create a store, etc.
There are more than 32,000 free plugins available in the official WordPress plugin repository alone. This abundance of plugins can be overwhelming for beginners. That’s why you should look at our beginner’s guide on how to choose the best WordPress plugin.
We recommend every user to install a WordPress backup plugin, WordPress SEO plugin, and WPForms for your contact form.
Also, check out our WordPress Plugins category where you will find the best WordPress plugins to do anything you want on your WordPress website.
Exploring plugins will keep you entertained for most of the day. When you come back, the next thing we will cover is WordPress themes.
Day 4: Using WordPress Themes
WordPress themes control the look of your website. Themes are pre-made templates that you can install and customize for your site.
There are thousands of free and premium themes available for WordPress. You can download free themes from the WordPress Themes directory. For premium themes, you can go to theme shops like StudioPress, Elegant Themes, Themify, etc.
A perfect theme should be a balance of beautiful design and powerful features. Too many features are not always a good sign for Theme. Check out our guide on choosing the perfect WordPress theme for your website.
Refer back to our WordPress videos from Tuesday to see how you can change background, add header images, add menus, and more in your WordPress theme.
Day 5: Customizing WordPress
Each website has different customization needs. Depending on what you want to do with your website, you will come across new questions. For example how to add a contact form, or create separate home page and new page for blog posts.
We hope this article helped you learn WordPress in a 5 Days. Remember there is plenty of help available for WordPress, you just need to learn how to properly ask for WordPress support and get it.