Learn WordPress Within 5 Days
Learn WordPress Within 5 Days
Are you looking to learn WordPress and build a website? Ease of use is one of the best things about WordPress which makes it the world’s most popular website builder.
Learning WordPress does not require a lot of time or money. You can do it on your own, at your own pace, and then build upon it as you go.
In this article, we’ll show you how to learn WordPress for free in a week (or less). The goal is to help you familiarize yourself with WordPress and become able to build websites on your own.
Why Learn WordPress?
WordPress is the world’s most popular open-source content management system. That’s a fancy way of saying that it allows you to create any type of website.
WordPress powers more than 39% of all websites on the internet. It generates thousands of job opportunities around the world, and there are millions of websites making money using WordPress.
Apart from economic opportunities, WordPress enables people to share their stories, ideas, build communities and do awesome things.
It is ideal for small businesses to make their online presence, at the same time it is economical enough for bloggers to launch their first blog.
WordPress also powers the most popular eCommerce platform called WooCommerce. It is used by millions of small and big online stores. You can use WordPress to start an online store (without writing any code).
With a ton of plugins and themes, WordPress is easy to extend and allows you to make any kind of website imaginable.
What do I need to learn WordPress?
Learning WordPress is easy as long as you are willing to commit a few hours each day for a week.
You would need some very basic search skills (i.e know how to use search engines like Google), and the ability to follow instructions.
No, you don’t need to know HTML or other programming languages to code a website. It will be helpful to learn them in the future, but you don’t need them to make a website using WordPress as a beginner.
The majority of WordPress users don’t have coding or programming skills, and they have been using WordPress for years.
Similarly, many successful WordPress developers started out just like you, and now they are making websites as full-time web developers.
Now that you are committed to learning WordPress, we want to welcome you to the awesome WordPress and WPBeginner community.
Let’s get started.
Monday: Getting Started with WordPress
There are two types of WordPress websites. First, there is WordPress.org also known as self-hosted WordPress, and then there is WordPress.com.
We recommend using self-hosted WordPress.org because it gives you access to all the WordPress features out of the box. For more information, see our comparison of WordPress.com vs WordPress.org.
Now that you have chosen the right platform, the next step is to choose your domain and web 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 best domain name for your website.
The next step is to choose web hosting. This is where all your website files will be stored, so users can view your site.
Normally, a domain costs $14.99 per year and web hosting starts from $7.99 per month. This is a lot of money if you are just starting out.
February 28, 2022