WordPress for beginners training:
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Whether you want to create your own personal blog, an online store, or a business website – with WordPress, creating your own website is easy as pie. If you know what you’re doing, of course. In this free online WordPress for beginners course, we’ll guide you through every step of setting up, creating, and maintaining your own WordPress website. All content for this course is created by the SEO and WordPress experts at Yoast. They’re the creators of the #1 SEO plugin for WordPress worldwide. Combined, they have over a 100 years of WordPress experience!
About this video:
In this video, we take you through the first steps of setting up your WordPress site. We start by selecting a hosting company and a hosting plan. We have chosen hosting company SiteGround as an example case, to give you an idea of what setting up hosting can look like. However, there are many more suitable hosts out there. On we have featured around 30 hosting companies that offer specialized WordPress hosting. Make sure to check out this list, if you’re looking for a dedicated WordPress host.
In our video, we explore the options SiteGround offers, the plans they have, as well as the additional features. We also show you how you can register your domain name. The next steps of installing your WordPress site are explained in a separate video, which you can view here: