Course Content
What is WordPress?
History and Evolution vs
Why WordPress?
Popularity and Community Versatility in Web Development Case Studies: Examples of WordPress Sites
Setting Up a WordPress Site
Domain Registration and Hosting Solutions Installing WordPress
Dashboard Overview
Navigating the WordPress Dashboard User Roles and Permissions
Posts vs Pages
Creating and Editing Posts Adding and Managing Pages
Media Management
Uploading and Managing Media Files Best Practices for Media Optimization
Themes and Templates
Choosing the Right Theme Customizing Themes
Essential Plugins for Beginners Installing and Managing Plugins
Basic SEO for WordPress
SEO Plugins and Tools On-Page SEO Best Practices
Analytics and Performance
Integrating Google Analytics Monitoring Site Performance
WordPress in the Medical Marketing Field
Tailoring WordPress for Client Needs Case Studies: Successful WordPress Sites in Medical Marketing
Security and Maintenance
Keeping WordPress Secure Regular Maintenance Tasks
Hands-On Session
Building a Simple WordPress Site Applying What We've Learned
WordPress Essentials for Beginners
About Lesson

Domain Registration

  • Understanding Domain Names

    • A domain name is the address where Internet users can access your website. It’s a user-friendly way to access a web server’s IP address.
    • Examples to illustrate:,
  • Choosing Your Domain Name

    • The domain name should reflect your brand or the content of your website.
    • Keep it short, easy to spell, and memorable.
    • Consider using keywords relevant to your site’s content for SEO benefits.
    • Choose the right domain extension (.com, .org, .net, etc.) based on the nature of your website.
  • Registering Your Domain

    • Walkthrough of searching for a domain name’s availability.
    • Discussing the differences between various registrars like GoDaddy or Namecheap.
    • Steps to register a domain, including selecting domain privacy options and setting up auto-renewal to prevent losing the domain.

Web Hosting for WordPress

  • What is Web Hosting?

    • Explaining that web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website onto the Internet.
    • Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers.
  • Types of Web Hosting

    • Shared Hosting: Affordable, good for small websites or beginners.
    • VPS Hosting: More control, suitable for medium-sized websites.
    • Dedicated Hosting: Complete control, for large websites with high traffic.
    • Managed WordPress Hosting: Tailored specifically for WordPress sites, with features like automatic updates and enhanced security.
  • Choosing a Hosting Provider

    • Factors in choosing a provider: uptime reliability, customer support, cost, scalability, WordPress-specific features.
    • Recommended providers for WordPress websites: Bluehost, SiteGround, WP Engine. Discussing the pros and cons of each.

Integrating Domain with Hosting

  • Linking Domain and Hosting

    • Explain how DNS works and how to change name server settings in your domain registrar’s dashboard to point to your hosting provider.
    • Discussing the typical propagation time for DNS changes and what to expect during this period.
  • Installing WordPress

    • Guide on installing WordPress on the hosting account (usually through a one-click installation feature provided by the host).
    • Basic configuration steps after installation: setting up site title, tagline, and admin account.

Final Steps and Best Practices

  • Selecting a WordPress Theme

    • Importance of choosing a responsive and SEO-friendly theme.
    • How to install a theme directly from the WordPress dashboard.
  • Essential WordPress Plugins

    • Recommendations for essential plugins for security (e.g., Wordfence), SEO (e.g., Yoast SEO), and performance (e.g., W3 Total Cache).
  • Creating Your First Post and Page

    • Basic tutorial on creating and publishing a post and a page on WordPress.