WordPress Program for Setting Up & Launching Effective WordPress Sites

We are excited to introduce our new WordPress Fundamentals Program! We have partnered with our friends at WP101 to bring you a very practical and easy-to-follow WordPress start-up program which offers some new strategies and tools for setting up and launching effective WordPress sites for your business and your clients. If you are interested in designing your own WordPress site or delivering this as a service to clients, then this course is the perfect starting point for you! We highly recommend starting with this program before you move into our other specialized WordPress programs!
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Course curriculum

  • 1
    MODULE ONE: Introduction to WordPress Fundamentals
    • WELCOME TO WORDPRESS FUNDAMENTALS
    • WORDPRESS SANDBOX INFORMATION
    • WORDPRESS HOSTING RESOURCES
    • 00 WHAT IS WORDPRESS
    • 00 WORDPRESS.ORG VS .COM
  • 2
    MODULE TWO: Getting Started
    • 01 DASHBOARD
    • 02 POSTS VS PAGES
    • 03 WHAT IS GUTENBERG
    • 04 THE BLOCK EDITOR
  • 3
    MODULE THREE: Creating Content
    • 05 CREATE A NEW POST
    • 06 HOW TO ADD AN IMAGE
    • 07 CREATING LINKS AND BUTTONS
    • 08 EMBED A PDF FILE
    • 09 EMBED VIDEO OR AUDIO
    • 10 ADD A FEATURED IMAGE
    • 11 CATEGORIES AND TAGS
    • 12 PUBLISHING OPTIONS
    • 13 EDIT EXISTING POSTS
    • 14 HOW TO CREATE PAGES
  • 4
    MODULE FOUR; Customize Your WordPress Site
    • 15 CREATING CUSTOM MENUS
    • 16 HOW TO ADD WIDGETS
    • 17 CREATE A STATIC HOMEPAGE
    • 18 CUSTOMIZE YOUR THEME
    • 19 INSTALLING A NEW THEME
    • 20 HOW TO INSTALL PLUGINS
  • 5
    MODULE FIVE: Exploring Blocks
    • 21 TEXT BLOCKS
    • 22 MEDIA BLOCKS
    • 23 DESIGN BLOCKS
    • 24 WIDGET BLOCKS
    • 25 PATTERN BLOCKS
  • 6
    MODULE SIX: Managing Your Site
    • 26 THE MEDIA LIBRARY
    • 27 MANAGING COMMENTS
    • 28 ADDING NEW USERS
    • 29 EDIT YOUR PROFILE
    • 30 WORDPRESS TOOLS
    • 31 WORDPRESS SETTINGS
    • 32 NEXT STEPS

Instructor

  • Craig  Cannings

    Craig Cannings

    Chief Learning Officer, Freelance University

    In 2008, my wife Kelly and I co-founded Freelance University with the purpose of becoming the #1 go-to training center for Freelancers and VAs from around the globe! As of this year, we have successfully trained over 14,000 Virtual Assistants and Freelancers in more than 70 countries. Kelly and I have had the great privilege of building our Online University while raising our 5 daughters who are the greatest blessings of our lives. I look forward to meeting you and seeing you either in this program or at our University very soon. I leave you with my favorite quote from marketing guru, Seth Godin: "The only worse thing than starting something and failing... is not starting something."

Course Reviews

  • Gutenberg looks like it is a very user friendly plugin to...

    Barbara Gilbert

  • Great Program!

    Shaista Ali

    An extremely helpful and informative program; I found the modules to be clear and detailed.

    An extremely helpful and informative program; I found the modules to be clear and detailed.

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  • Updated WP Fundamental

    inge Cheng

    Much better compared to the previous course instructions. Excellent job on FreeU for being alert, attentive and providing true quality. :) -i

    Much better compared to the previous course instructions. Excellent job on FreeU for being alert, attentive and providing true quality. :) -i

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  • Super informative! It leaves you with no doubts.

    Cinzia Ruggeri

    Another amazing course from FreeU. This course has made me better familiarize with Gutemberg and realize how great it is. I can't wait to practice what I've ...

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    Another amazing course from FreeU. This course has made me better familiarize with Gutemberg and realize how great it is. I can't wait to practice what I've learned and for the other courses about Wordpress to come available. Thank you! :)

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  • Good Basic WordPress Course

    Randi Reid

    I really liked this course. I learned a lot about the basics of WordPress. I'm sure that I will rewatch the videos as needed so I can polish my skills.

    I really liked this course. I learned a lot about the basics of WordPress. I'm sure that I will rewatch the videos as needed so I can polish my skills.

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  • WordPress

    Scott Perry

    WordPress is a well-known application to start and build a website.

    WordPress is a well-known application to start and build a website.

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  • Easy to Understand

    Tara Kachaturoff

    I enjoyed this Wordpress Fundamentals course. The presentation was clear and concise. The lessons were the perfect length and the examples relevant for every...

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    I enjoyed this Wordpress Fundamentals course. The presentation was clear and concise. The lessons were the perfect length and the examples relevant for everyday users. I'm definitely looking forward to more advanced training in this area.

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  • Awesome Course

    Sharon Gilbert

    Amazing Instructor! So easy to follow and grasp what he was showing.

    Amazing Instructor! So easy to follow and grasp what he was showing.

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  • WordPress Fundamentals Program

    Joy Forman

  • Great Course!

    Nicole Turturice

    So glad I watched this before starting my web page!

    So glad I watched this before starting my web page!

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  • WordPress Refresher

    Lynda Frost

    I did this course as a refresher after previously completing Mark Hunter's superseded Wordpress Fundamentals. I found this updated course to be a lot better ...

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    I did this course as a refresher after previously completing Mark Hunter's superseded Wordpress Fundamentals. I found this updated course to be a lot better in terms of content and presentation. The only thing I would have liked to see would have been some recommendations on plugins, otherwise a great course.

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  • I didn't know how much I was missing...

    Yvonne Kochanowski

    I've been using Wordpress for years and have set up multiple websites for our own businesses - and I never knew how much of the functionality I was unaware o...

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    I've been using Wordpress for years and have set up multiple websites for our own businesses - and I never knew how much of the functionality I was unaware of! This course got me back on track and taught me things that will make my sites easier to set up and manage - and edit a few things too!

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  • Great Introduction

    Jade McClendon

    This course provided a great introduction to all the details within WordPress while also giving you enough valuable information to get started. The training...

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    This course provided a great introduction to all the details within WordPress while also giving you enough valuable information to get started. The training was also well organized and easy to follow. I am excited to learn more.

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  • Now I Have a Clue!

    Pamela Atkins

    WordPress typically intimidates me, even though I can do the necessary work on the back end to publish blog posts. I decided I'd like to get enough knowledge...

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    WordPress typically intimidates me, even though I can do the necessary work on the back end to publish blog posts. I decided I'd like to get enough knowledge to understand when my web designer or others who have strong skills talk to me about WordPress. The course was easy to understand and the lessons were in small modules. So I didn't feel overwhelmed watching the sessions. I even made a couple of additions by adding social media links to my site. I still will leave the other tasks to the WordPress pros, but at least I now have a clue. Thank you!

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  • Absolutely Fantastic!

    Amy Ness

    This course made it so easy to learn, it's always better for tech lessons to be bite-sized. These course videos also give me a lot of good ideas for my own W...

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    This course made it so easy to learn, it's always better for tech lessons to be bite-sized. These course videos also give me a lot of good ideas for my own WordPress Website.

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  • Loving it so far!

    Diana Warwick

    Only completed module 2, but have found the information helpful and fairly easy to follow, especially if you have the sandbox version opened concurrently, in...

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    Only completed module 2, but have found the information helpful and fairly easy to follow, especially if you have the sandbox version opened concurrently, in order to bounce back and forth.

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  • This was a great fundamental course

    ANITA ROBERTSON

    The teacher spoke clearly, slowly enough to understand, and was thorough in his instruction. I will probably review it again once I get my WordPress website ...

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    The teacher spoke clearly, slowly enough to understand, and was thorough in his instruction. I will probably review it again once I get my WordPress website up and start working on it. But being able to work on the practice site was great.

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  • Organized and Easy to Understand

    Kimberly Rhodes

    This training was perfect! I’ve used Wordpress before but it’s been a while. I saw these blocks while helping a friend with their website and they confused...

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    This training was perfect! I’ve used Wordpress before but it’s been a while. I saw these blocks while helping a friend with their website and they confused me. But I now feel very confident that I will be able to easily navigate through setting up a site after this training. Thank you for finding such an organized and easy to understand training!

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  • WordPress Fundamentals Program

    Jennifer Moroney

    Solid intro for an overall look at what WP is about.

    Solid intro for an overall look at what WP is about.

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