How To Get Started with WordPress

Discover how easy it is to create your own website!

This course includes…

  • Unlimited lifetime access
  • Downloadable project files
  • 30 day money-back guarantee

Start right now!

$82

Enroll in this course
  • Project files included!
  • No recurring monthly fees!
  • Unlimited lifetime access!

How does it work?

“I’ve always been curious about WordPress and wanted to know what all the fuss was about. Well, this course answered all my questions and more! I loved it, and I learned TONS!”

Ana

Install WordPress the right way!

With so many different ways to install and run WordPress, discover the methods that work best!

Manage a variety of media!

See how to work with graphics, text, video, and more!

Make your website your own!

Explore the almost unlimited number of WordPress themes that you can use to give your website a unique look!

Free course included!

Enrollment includes Foundations In Web Design, a free bonus course, at no extra cost!

  • Worksheets
  • Hands-on lessons
  • Other extras and goodies!

Let’s make sure this is a good fit

Before going further, let’s make sure you’re in the right spot. The info below will help…

Who is this course for?

Those wanting a solid understanding of web design, including…

  • People who don’t know where to start, who just want simple answers.
  • People who want to become full or part-time web designers.
  • Print designers who want to expand their skills into web design.
  • Employees who want to add to their skills, advance their careers, and become more marketable.
  • Small business owners who want complete control over their website.
  • Those who’ve been out of web design for a while, who feel out of touch, but who want to get back into the swing of things.
  • Artists, writers, photographers, and other creative-types wanting to build a site to showcase their work.
  • Those wanting to save the cost and headache of hiring an expensive web designer.
  • Non-profits, churches, and fundraising organizations.
  • Those who are retired, who want to supplement their income and help their community.
  • People with ideas for side-projects, small businesses, and creative online ventures.
  • Hobbyists and those interested in doing web design on the side.

Sound like a good fit? Then let’s get started! If not, then let’s find the right course for you.

Course description

Often when we think of WordPress, we think of blogging—but WordPress can do so much more! In this short, easy to follow course, you’ll discover everything you need to know to get your WordPress site online, including how to effortlessly register a domain name and set up web hosting, install WordPress, and begin using it to publish your work on the web. You’ll quickly get comfortable in the WordPress environment, and see how straightforward it is to create and format content, including text, images, and video. Then, you’ll find out how to control and extend your WordPress website with themes, widgets, and plug-ins. Once you learn WordPress, the sky’s the limit! Ready to jump into it? Then let’s get started!

Course prerequisites

It’s a good idea to be familiar with the following before enrolling in this course:

  • General computer skills (comfortable copying and pasting, navigating through folders…the basics).
  • Comfortable using a web browser, navigating web pages, etc.
  • No prior experience with coding or web design is required, although it can be helpful.

Sound like a good fit? Then let’s get started! If not, then let’s find the right course for you.

“I couldn’t get quality instruction classes like this from colleges. You are so gifted, and have amazing teaching skills! I knew nothing about WordPress. I happened to see your course and it caught my attention. After watching the, I’m able to build and operate WordPress websites on my own, its just amazing!”

AnouraK

Let a friend show you how

Hey, I’m Geoff. I help graphic designers, small business owners, and creative people just like you learn about web design, develop valuable, in-demand skills, launch online businesses and creative projects…and yeah, make more money! Learn more about me here.

Learning how to build websites is no different than figuring out perspective drawing, how to weave literary prose, or how to combine chords to make beautiful music. It’s like cooking or woodworking or learning how to fix your car…But for whatever reason, web design’s made out to be highly technical and overly complicated. Let’s change that.

Whatcha waitin’ for?!

Start right now!

$82

Enroll in this course
  • Project files included!
  • No recurring monthly fees!
  • Unlimited lifetime access!

How does it work?

Watch these sample lessons

Get a feel for the casual, hands-on approach that your training takes, and have some fun along the way!

Why Learn How To Use WordPress?

WordPress is a free, very powerful, and easy to use web publishing platform, allowing anyone—whether they have technical skills or not—to build and maintain their own website.

WordPress Post Publishing Options

WordPress gives us several options when it comes to setting our post’s publishing options. For instance, we can make use of the Draft feature, we can make a post password protected, or we can even adjust the date to change the sort order of posts within the WordPress loop.

Adding An RSS Feed To Your WordPress Website

Adding an RSS feed to our WordPress site is not only fast and easy, but also allows our visitors to plug our site’s feed into their own RSS reader, meaning they stay up to date with the latest content that’s published on our site!

What others are saying

People just like you are building dream web projects every day. A few would love to tell you how Ten Ton helped them get there.

“With Geoff’s excellent training, I graduated at the top of my 3-year college program in just 2 years.”

Ian’s story

“I fired my web designer and saved tons of money, thanks to Geoff’s videos.”

Bridgette’s story

“It’s because of Geoff that I can now call myself a web designer and can get paid for it.”

Patrick’s story

Start right now!

$82

Enroll in this course
  • Project files included!
  • No recurring monthly fees!
  • Unlimited lifetime access!

How does it work?

Course outline

Here’s a complete outline of all of the topics covered in this course

Welcome to WordPress!

  1. Welcome! Why Use WordPress? (Free Lesson!)
  2. Important WordPress Concepts (Free Lesson!)
  3. Additional Tools You'll Need (Free Lesson!)

Chapter 1: Setting Up Domain Names, Web Hosting, & Installing WordPress!

  1. Domain Name & Web Hosting Options
  2. Registering Your Website's Domain Name
  3. Setting Up Web Hosting with Web Hosting Hub
  4. Accessing Your Web Hosting Hub Account Management Panel
  5. Accessing Your Hosting Account's cPanel
  6. Setting Your Domain's DNS Info
  7. Accessing Your Site & CPanel Once Your Domain Name Resolves
  8. Installing WordPress on Your Host
  9. Logging Into Your Admin Console
  10. Touring the WordPress Dashboard
  11. Bonus Lesson: Connecting To Your Website Via FTP

Chapter 2: Making Your Site All Your Own!

  1. Understanding WordPress Themes
  2. Finding Additional WordPress Themes
  3. Downloading and Installing A New Theme
  4. Activating Your New Theme

Chapter 3: Adding Content to Your WordPress Site!

  1. Publishing Your First Post
  2. Formatting Text In Your Posts
  3. Creating Bulleted & Numbered Lists
  4. Creating Additional Posts
  5. Post Publishing Options
  6. Inserting A “More” Link into Posts
  7. Bonus Lesson: Organizing Your Posts Into Categories
  8. Inserting Graphics Into Posts
  9. Formatting Post Graphics
  10. Additional Graphic Options
  11. Getting Started Setting Hyperlinks
  12. Setting Internal and Email Links
  13. Embedding A YouTube Video
  14. Introducing WordPress Pages

Chapter 4: Controlling & Expanding Your Site!

  1. BonPress Theme Options (And A Closer Look At The Media Library)
  2. Your Site's General Settings
  3. A Look At Your Site's Reading Settings
  4. A Closer Look At Sidebar Widgets
  5. Introducing WordPress Plugins
  6. Must-Have Plug-ins for Every WordPress Site

Chapter 5: Bonus Lessons!

  1. Installing Plug-ins (and Automatically Backing Up Your Site)
  2. Adding Social Media to Your Site
  3. Adding An RSS Feed to Your Site
  4. Setting Up An Email Address For Your Site

Chapter 6: Wrapping Up

  1. Where to Go From Here

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We’ve got answers!

What is Ten Ton?

Hey, I’m Geoff, an award-winning teacher, artist, and designer. Ten Ton Online is my premium online training platform to help graphic designers, small business owners, hobbyists, and other creative rabble-rousers learn about web design. If you want to discover how to build beautiful looking websites, how you can develop valuable, in-demand skills, or how to launch and market online businesses and creative projects, you’re in the right spot! You can view the full list of courses here.

Can I sign up any time?

Yes. All courses are completely self-paced. This means you can enroll now, and start your course whenever you like.

How do I watch the videos?

After enrolling, you’ll be able to stream your course lessons on the web, to your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Can I download the video lessons?

To best serve the community, lessons are provided as streaming video only. This is because courses are sometimes updated to provide users with the latest information and content.

How long will I have access to my courses?

All courses come with unlimited, lifetime access. This means you can access your course as often as you’d like, without any limitations.

Are there recurring monthly costs?

Nope. There’s just a single one-time enrollment fee for your course.

Are courses self-paced or scheduled?

Courses are completely self-paced, allowing you to work through lessons at your own speed. You can skip ahead or go back, and otherwise move through your courses as quickly or slowly as you’d like. You can find out more about how it all works right here.

Are project files included?

You bet! Courses come with downloadable project files, allowing you to get the most out of your learning experience. You’re encouraged to follow along, step-by-step, so you can gain real-world, hands-on skills.

What is your refund policy?

All courses come with a 30-day money back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with your course within 30 days of purchase, let us know. We’re here to help.

Where should I start?

Start with my free Foundations In Web Design course. It’ll give you a solid foundation in web design, and help you determine which direction you should head in based on your interests and goals.

I have more questions, how can I contact you?

You can contact me right here.

Start right now!

$82

Enroll in this course
  • Project files included!
  • No recurring monthly fees!
  • Unlimited lifetime access!

How does it work?

“What a great course! I used this course to build two different sites and continue to reference it as I go along. The style of teaching is so easy to understand, and so easy to follow. All of the terms are spelled out, with no tech terms that fly over your head. As I put together a web design business for when I retire, I will use the knowledge gained from this course to build my business and skills. Thanks. Geoff, Ten Ton is the best!”

Jerry

Welcome! Why Use WordPress? (Free Lesson!)

Important WordPress Concepts (Free Lesson!)

Additional Tools You'll Need (Free Lesson!)