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

Understanding the difference between and is crucial for users.

  • Hosted Platform: is a hosting service created by Automattic, the company founded by WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg.
  • Ease of Use: It’s an all-in-one solution where hosting, backups, security, and updates are managed by Automattic.
  • Features: It offers free, personal, premium, business, and eCommerce plans, each with different levels of customization and control.
  • Limitations: The free plan has limited customization options, and you cannot upload custom themes or plugins unless you opt for a business plan or higher.

  • Self-Hosted Platform: provides the WordPress software for free, which you can install on your own web host.
  • Full Control: You have complete control over your site, including the ability to upload themes and plugins.
  • Cost: While the software is free, you need to pay for hosting, domain, and potentially themes or plugins.
  • Responsibility: You’re responsible for maintaining your site, including backups, security, and updates.