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

Step 1: Choose a Hosting Provider

Before installing WordPress, you need a web hosting service. Hosting providers store your website files and make them accessible to visitors online. When choosing a hosting provider, consider factors like uptime, customer support, and WordPress-specific features. Popular choices for WordPress hosting include Bluehost, SiteGround, and WP Engine.

Step 2: Register a Domain Name

Your domain name is your website’s address on the internet (like You can register a domain through your hosting provider or a separate domain registrar like GoDaddy or Namecheap. When choosing a domain name, aim for something memorable, concise, and relevant to your website’s content.

Step 3: Install WordPress

Option 1: One-Click Installation

Many hosting providers offer a one-click WordPress installation feature:

  1. Log in to your hosting account and navigate to the control panel.
  2. Look for a section labeled “Website” or “WordPress.”
  3. Click on “Install WordPress” or a similar option.
  4. Fill in the necessary details like site name, admin username, and password.
  5. Click “Install” and wait for the process to complete.

Option 2: Manual Installation

If your host does not offer one-click installation, you can install WordPress manually:

  1. Download WordPress: Go to and download the latest version of WordPress.
  2. Upload WordPress to Your Hosting Account: Using an FTP client (like FileZilla), upload the WordPress files to your desired directory on your web server.
  3. Create a MySQL Database and User: Use your hosting account’s control panel to create a new database and assign a user to it with full permissions.
  4. Configure wp-config.php: Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php and edit it to include your database details.
  5. Run the Installation: Go to your website’s URL and complete the installation by following the prompts.

Step 4: Select Your Theme

Once WordPress is installed, you can log into your dashboard and start customizing your site. One of the first tasks is choosing a theme. WordPress offers thousands of free and paid themes, each with different layouts and functionalities. Select one that suits your style and needs.

Step 5: Install Plugins

Plugins extend the functionality of your WordPress site. There are plugins for virtually everything – from SEO and security to social media integration and backups. Some essential plugins to consider include Yoast SEO for search engine optimization, Wordfence for security, and WPForms for contact forms.

Step 6: Create Your First Post

With WordPress installed, your theme selected, and essential plugins activated, it’s time to create content. Navigate to the “Posts” section in your WordPress dashboard to create and publish your first post.