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WordPress for Beginners

WordPress for Beginners

WordPress is by far, the most famous content management system (CMS). Used by well-known companies like Microsoft to share their stories and news, WordPress CMS is widely utilised by several other web designers worldwide. WordPress has multiple uses;  It can go free, it can be paid or subscribed, and it can be manipulated and customized in almost any way you can imagine.

Besides being the most widely-used CMS, it is also the fastest growing. According to Kinsta, out of the top 10 million websites online, more than 500 sites built each day are powered by WordPress.

Yeah, that is unbelievable. Over 60 million people worldwide choose WordPress.com to create their websites.

WordPress 5.4, just that version alone has been downloaded more than 24,900,717 times. And it is growing every second. You can see the current download count here inshaAllah.

WordPress is divided into two broad categories:WordPress.com and WordPress.org.

WordPress.com and WordPress.org work in completely different ways. They have their pros and cons as well.

In WordPress.com you can go from free to extremely expensive. While with WordPress.org you can handle everything under your control for almost around $10 USD per month.

WordPress.com is a hosting service where you create your blog or website for free with very limited features. In the end you will keep paying for unlocking more features.

WordPress.org is opensource and self-hosted. That means you have the source code and you can modify it as you wish. You can add any plugins or themes without any limitations.

Both comes with free and premium themes and plugins. However, self-hosted sites give more flexibility and ability to build your website from scratch.

With all that in place, still, WordPress is the best, fastest and easiest way to start a blog or website.

Want to start a blog or website?

If yes, then you are in the right place inshaAllah.

But before we start learning how to build a blog or website using WordPress, we must know that there are several ways we can do that. And it can be divided into different levels for different people with different purposes.

I will divide this into 3 levels. You can decide which level suites you the best.

Once you decide, you can subscribe, and we will start building your blog or website. J

Level 1:

This level is for those who are ok with the limitations, yet want an online presence, without paying a single penny.

Upon completion of this level, you will have your blog up and running inshaAllah, yet it will be expensive if you want to unlock those limitations in the subscription.

Prerequisites:

No Prerequisite.

What You Will Learn:

  1. Create a blog.
  2. Change the theme.
  3. Add and edit menu.
  4. Create pages.
  5. Create posts.

Level 2:

This level is for those who want to go professional with a low budget without coding a single line.

Upon completion of this level, you will have your blog or website up and running inshaAllah. And you will have no limitation in uploading themes or customizing it as you wish.

Note: uploading/customizing themes and developing themes from scratch are two different things.

Prerequisites:

Should be able to pay online. Around $10 for hosting and $15 or less for the domain.

What You Will Learn:

  1. Setup web hosting.
  2. Install and setup WordPress.
  3. Change and customize theme.
  4. Find, upload and activate themes.
  5. Add and edit menu.
  6. Create pages.
  7. Start blogging (creating posts).
  8. Find, add and activate plugins.

Level 3:

This level is for those who want to code and modify the WordPress template to create a completely unique website for themselves.

Upon completion of this level, you will have your blog or website up and running. And you will be able to style and modify your theme with HTML/CSS and PHP. InshaAllah.

Prerequisites:

  1. Should be able to pay online.
    Around $10 for hosting and $15 or less for the domain.
  2. Should know the basics of PHP.
  3. Should know HTML and CSS.

What You Will Learn:

  1. Setting up web hosting.
  2. Install and setup WordPress.
  3. Find, upload and activate themes.
  4. Change and customize theme.
  5. Add and edit menu.
  6. Create pages.
  7. Start blogging (creating posts).
  8. Find, add and activate plugins.
  9. Modify themes within theme source code.
  10. Add PHP functions.
  11. Add HTML and CSS.

Join Now

Decide which level suites best for you and let’s start the course.

The course is 100% FREE and fully online. You can learn on your own pace inshaAllah.