Get ready for our free WordPress for beginners course!

Yoast Academy is branching out! You’re probably familiar with our collection of SEO courses. But without a functional website, good luck trying to get it ranked! The better you set up your site, the easier it is to make sure it gets found and enjoyed by your audience. That’s why we’ve decided to help you take your first steps towards a great WordPress website. Or fix some of the mistakes you’ve made in the past, of course. Next week, we’re releasing a new and free Yoast Academy course: WordPress for beginners!

Sounds interesting, what can I expect?

Whether you’re new to WordPress or looking to improve your setup, the course shows what a well-maintained WordPress site looks like. From what WordPress is and does, to managing your site with user roles and security: we cover it all. And everything in-between, like:

  • getting your site up and running;
  • using plugins, themes, and widgets to get your site exactly how you want it;
  • getting your settings right for your specific purpose;
  • writing captivating content and building a site structure that helps visitors find what they’re looking for;
  • updating and backing up your site, so you don’t run into trouble when something goes wrong;
  • of course: getting found in the search engines;
  • and as a bonus, you can also learn all about the history of WordPress and the open source WordPress community!

It’s all there for you to enjoy and learn from!

Aren’t there a million free WordPress tutorials out there already?

Yup, there are. But this one’s different, we promise. It’s not just a collection of videos, it’s an actual training course. All the information is broken up into carefully crafted and bite-size videos and screencasts, for an over-the-shoulder look into the details. Then, there are additional reading materials to help you really get to grips with the information. Of course, you can easily download and consult those when you’re working on your site yourself. And if that wasn’t enough, we have quizzes and exercises to really help you get the information permanently stored in your brain.

In this course, we don’t just throw information at you, then tell you “GOOD LUCK” and run away. We help you really understand and store everything there is to know long-term. Moreover, we have a treasure trove of experts who have been directly involved with WordPress for years, like Joost de Valk, Remkus de Vries, and Jono Alderson. They themselves have shaped what WordPress looks like and how it works. Sounds like people you could learn from, right?

Example of a video lesson by Joost de Valk in the WordPress for beginners course

Learn whenever you want, wherever you want

Like every other Yoast Academy training course, the WordPress for beginners training is online and on-demand. On top of that, it’s completely free of charge. This means you can do this course whenever you want, wherever you want. It’s all up to you!

How do I get this course?

Sounds great, doesn’t it? With this WordPress for beginners course, you’ll be able to create and maintain a WordPress site that does exactly what you and your visitors expect it to do. So, how does signing up for the course work? Next week, we’ll release the course. Of course, we’ll link to it in our newsletters and the release post. If you have a MyYoast account, the course will automatically show up in your Academy courses overview.

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18 Responses to Get ready for our free WordPress for beginners course!

  1. Ajmal
    Ajmal  • 6 months ago

    how can i join this course? i am looking for a professional mentors like you, could you please share your contact details before starting this course so i can understood more……we r planning to migrate our website to word press, currently our website cms is squarespace, its not a seo friendly, please help me in this scenario

  2. Rakshith
    Rakshith  • 6 months ago

    I desperately want to learn to code but I am scared no because I am in late 20’s and I scared after learning will i get a job in IT sector or not. Please guide me need your tips.

  3. Carmel Liertz
    Carmel Liertz  • 6 months ago

    Have not heard yet when WordPress for beginners starts!
    Having incredible problems managing new version of wordpress.
    Would also be interested in a one-to one session as well with specific problems solved like altering the Blog Page design

    Cannot find people who care to look after websites.
    Hate Facebook and thankfully got off it so if you’re using that I’ll have to forget it.
    This is very much needed but then i would say it should be after a general start be put into groups for defined WordPress topics. Carmel

  4. Ursula Kühn
    Ursula Kühn  • 6 months ago

    Hey Yoast Team,

    Congrats for your digital story on Diversity and Gender. I enjoyed reading it, i.e. the content, and also the great graphics! Really well done :)

    Kind regards,

    PS: And I’d also love to get the free WordPress for beginners course <3

    • Hanneke
      Hanneke  • 6 months ago

      Thank you, Ursula! We’re happy that you like it!

  5. Naeem Javid
    Naeem Javid  • 6 months ago

    How to join the course? And will it be in blog form of tutorial form? I’m so excited about the course and expect to be super informative and super interesting. :)
    Love :D

  6. Jorge Tasse,rmt
    Jorge Tasse,rmt  • 6 months ago

    Are they giving seo tips on this course?

  7. Lisa Corkern
    Lisa Corkern  • 6 months ago

    I would definitely love to join the free course! I don’t believe the guy who set up our website did it correctly. It’s a mess and can’t search of women’s or men’s! I’m scared to change the theme and lose everything.

  8. brentwoodaccommodation
    brentwoodaccommodation  • 6 months ago

    I would like to join the free Yoast course.

    • Iris Guelen
      Iris Guelen  • 6 months ago

      Awesome! Keep an eye on our blog or social media to be the first to join! :-)

  9. Yvonne Tellkamp
    Yvonne Tellkamp  • 6 months ago

    Hello i want to join the free lesson.

    • Iris Guelen
      Iris Guelen  • 6 months ago

      Perfect! Stay tuned, we’ll release the course this week!

  10. John Pitney
    John Pitney  • 6 months ago

    Course is not available, and I find this out after clicking through several links. Too byzantine!!

    • Iris Guelen
      Iris Guelen  • 6 months ago

      The course will be released this week, John. Make sure you tune in later this week! Hopefully, you’ll enjoy it :-)

  11. Alyssa
    Alyssa  • 6 months ago

    went through many tutorials but still many quires looking forward to sign up for your free WordPress courses for beginners. however i would like to know does this course also includes WordPress themes and its core concepts?

    • Iris Guelen
      Iris Guelen  • 6 months ago

      It sure does, Alyssa! Looking forward to hearing what you think of it :)

  12. ScottN
    ScottN  • 7 months ago

    I hope your courses aren’t like every other course that starts out by recommending people use a certain web host (with affiliate link, of course).

    • Iris Guelen
      Iris Guelen  • 6 months ago

      No worries about all that, Scott! It’s purely informational. Hope you’ll enjoy it!