WordPress 5.0

Are you ready to learn how to use the all-new Gutenberg Block Editor in WordPress 5.0 to build your own personal blog, business site, or online store? This brand new, 34-part course will teach you all the WordPress basics and much more. Ready to get started?

Updated for the all-new Gutenberg Block Editor in WordPress 5.0!

This is our brand new WordPress course, completely rewritten for the all-new ‘Gutenberg’ Block Editor in WordPress 5.0 and newer. Since 2008, we’ve updated the WordPress video series with every major WordPress release. If you are using the Classic Editor Plugin, or WordPress 4.9 or older, please check out the WordPress Classic course instead.


The current editor got us through the last 14 years. We want Gutenberg to get us through the next 14.”— Matt Mullenweg, Creator of WordPress


By the end of this course, you’ll know how to build and manage your own WordPress website. You’ll learn how to use the all-new Block Editor in WordPress 5.0 to create media-rich custom layouts. And you’ll be comfortable adding images, video, PDF files, and using the Customizer to personalize the design of your site.

More than just videos. Real-world help and advice.


Each video builds on concepts from the one before. So we recommend that you watch the videos in order. But you’re more than welcome to pick and choose, and when you need a break, just pause and then pick up right where you left off.

To get started, simply scroll down and watch the first six videos for FREE. When you’re ready, unlock the rest of the course with an All-Access Pass — which includes every course on this site!

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What is WordPress?

What is WordPress? This free, 3-minute video provides a brief introduction to WordPress and demonstrates why it is the most popular web publishing platform today.

WordPress.org or WordPress.com?

This quick video clears up the confusion between the two different versions of WordPress available from WordPress.com or WordPress.org. Which one is right for you?

The WordPress Dashboard

In this video, we’ll take a quick tour of the WordPress Dashboard, which provides access to all the site management features for your website.

Posts vs. Pages

In this video, you’ll learn the difference between the two primary forms of content in WordPress: Posts and Pages, and the best way to use each one.

What is Gutenberg?

In this video, you’ll learn how to create media-rich, custom layouts using the all-new Block Editor introduced in WordPress 5.0, nicknamed, “Gutenberg.”

The Block Editor

In this video, you’ll learn how to use the all-new Block Editor to create just about any type of layout you can imagine.

Create a New Post

In this video, you’ll learn how to create a new Post using the all-new Gutenberg Block Editor in WordPress to create a Paragraph Block and add a Drop Cap.

How to Add an Image

In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to add photos using the Image Block in the all-new Gutenberg Block Editor in WordPress 5.0 and newer.

Creating Links and Buttons

In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to add text links and create buttons using the new Button Block in the all-new Editor in WordPress 5.0 and newer.

Embed a PDF File

In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to upload a PDF file and create a download button using the new File Block in the all-new Editor in WordPress 5.0.

Embed Video or Audio

In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to embed video and audio files into your posts and pages using the Video and Audio Blocks in WordPress 5.0 and up.

Add a Featured Image

In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to add a Featured Image to your posts and pages, improving how your content looks when it’s shared on social media.

Categories and Tags

In this video, you’ll learn the difference between categories and tags in WordPress, and how to use them to help your readers to find related content.

Publishing Options

In this video, you’ll learn how to use the Publishing Options in WordPress to make private, password-protected posts and pages, and how to schedule posts for automatically publishing at a future date or time.

Edit Existing Posts

In this video, you’ll learn how to use the All Posts screen to manage, edit, and delete posts that you’ve already published on your WordPress site.

How to Create Pages

In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to create and edit Pages on your WordPress website for static content like your About or Contact pages.

Creating Custom Menus

In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to create and customize the site navigation menu that appears at the top of your WordPress site.

Create a Static Homepage

In this video, you’ll learn how to use a static homepage as the front page of your WordPress website, instead of the default list of blog posts.

How to Add Widgets

In this video, you’ll learn how to add widgets to the sidebar, footer, or other widget-enabled areas in your site, using both the Appearance > Menus screen or the Customizer.

Customize Your Theme

In this video, you’ll learn how to use the WordPress Customizer to configure the options for your website, upload a logo, personalize the colors, and even add custom CSS to personalize the design of your site.

Installing New Themes

In this video, you’ll learn how to install a new WordPress theme, upload a commercial theme, and preview what your site will look before you switch themes.

How to Install Plugins

In this video, you’ll learn how to find and install new WordPress plugins, adding all kinds of additional features to your WordPress-powered website.

Common Blocks

In this video, you’ll learn how to use Common Blocks in WordPress to add a Quote or even a beautiful, full-width Pullquote with a color background.

Image Blocks

In this video, you’ll learn how to use the Cover Image and Gallery Blocks in Gutenberg to add beautiful, full-width photos and galleries to your WordPress pages.

Formatting Blocks

In this video, you’ll learn how to use the Formatting Blocks in WordPress to add preformatted text, code snippets, custom HTML… and even simple tables.

Layout Blocks

In this video, you’ll learn how to use Layout Blocks in Gutenberg to create custom layouts with multiple columns, media and text, separators, and spacers.

Widget Blocks

In this video, you’ll learn how to use Widget Blocks to display your most recent posts, comments, and more… anywhere in your pages and posts.

The Media Library

In this video, you’ll learn how to use the Media Library in WordPress to manage, edit, or delete media files that you’ve previously uploaded to your site.

Managing Comments

In this video, you’ll learn the tips, tricks, and best practices for managing comments and encouraging meaningful discussion with your visitors.

Adding New Users

In this video, you’ll learn how to add new authors or users to your WordPress site, assign specific roles and permissions, and even review other contributors’ posts before publishing.

Edit Your Profile

In this video, you’ll learn how to edit your Personal Profile, create a Gravatar, and configure your preferences to make WordPress work even better for you.

WordPress Tools

In this video, you’ll learn about the tools in WordPress to export and backup your content, import content, and ensure compliance with user privacy laws.

WordPress Settings

In this video, you’ll learn how to configure the Settings for your WordPress website to ensure the best experience possible for you and your visitors.

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