Build An eCommerce Website With WordPress
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Build An eCommerce Website With WordPress

Learn how to start an online business and sell your own custom products using WordPress, WooCommerce and Printful.
4.5 (91 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
13,564 students enrolled
Created by Taaron Gorbahn
Last updated 12/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to start a business with minimal costs.
  • Build a fully-integrated eCommerce website.
  • How to find a profitable niche.
  • Create websites using the WordPress.org CMS.
  • Effectively market their website to their target audience.
  • Use Printful to dropship custom products directly to their customers.
  • Use social media and advertising platforms to reach their target audience.
  • How to set up a domain name and hosting with Bluehost.
  • Move forward with their own idea for an online business.
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Requirements
  • This is an entry level course designed to teach beginners and experts alike.
Description

Creating an online store used to be torturous: you had to code it from scratch, splurge on consultants, or both. Today, it’s a breeze with the WordPress CMS and WooCommerce plugin, which allow users to quickly set up e-commerce sites with features like shopping carts and shipping options. Learn how to use these tools, as well as the Printful drop shipping service, and in no time you’ll have a fully functional shop running and ready to go.

  • Create an e-commerce WordPress site w/ over 25 lectures & 3 hours of content
  • Use the WooCommerce plug-in to set up & customize your site
  • Set up a domain name & web hosting w/ Bluehost
  • Reach your audience using online marketing techniques: SEO, blogging, etc.
  • Drop ship products to customers w/ Printful
  • Find & pursue a profitable niche
  • Minimize the cost of starting a business
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to start a business with minimal costs.
  • Anyone with an interest in eCommerce and online business.
  • Anyone who wants to learn WordPress website development.
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to sell products online.
  • Anyone who wants to reduce their risk of starting a business online.
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
02:50:59
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Introduction
1 Lecture 03:59

This lecture will give you an overview of what we'll be learning in this course.

Preview 03:59
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Fundamentals of eCommerce
4 Lectures 08:42

You may be wondering, "What is eCommerce?". This video will explain the key concepts behind eCommerce and online business.

Preview 03:11

This lecture will cover some of the different types of methods that you can use to make money online.

Preview 02:11

In this video we'll discuss niche marketing and learn different strategies to find a profitable niche.

Preview 02:04

Making money online is hard work! This video will talk about why you might need to re-evaluate your online business expectations.

Preview 01:16
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Getting Started
4 Lectures 06:53

An overview of the WordPress content-management-system (CMS) that we will be using to manage our online store.

Preview 01:31

Printful is a print-on-demand and fulfilment company that allows you to create your own custom products in a variety of categories and ship them directly to your customer without any need to pay for upfront merchandise.

Preview 01:16

Course Materials
00:48

Learn how to set up your domain name and web hosting with Bluehost. A reliable and affordable web hosting service.

Setting Up Your Domain Name and Hosting
03:18
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Web Design Foundations
3 Lectures 14:24

This video will take you through how to install the WordPress content management system on you web server.

Installing WordPress
02:06

Now that WordPress is installed on our server, we'll get comfortable with the basics of the WordPress Dashboard.

WordPress Dashboard
08:22

Here we'll create the foundation of our site by setting up our navigation and creating our first pages.

Creating The Foundation Of Your Website
03:56
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Building Your Online Store
3 Lectures 27:53

WooCommerce is a powerful and free eCommerce plugin for WordPress. In this video, we'll get an overview of the plugin and install it on our site.

WooCommerce Plugin
07:00

This video will show you how to find a beautiful and free eCommerce theme that is compatible with WooCommerce.

Finding And Installing A Beautiful (and free) eCommerce Theme
04:56

Using WooCommerce, we will add all of our products and product categories to our website. This video will show how to set up simple and variable products.

Creating Your Store
15:57
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Advanced Web Design
3 Lectures 31:23

Now we'll get a better understanding into how to edit our template's theme and add relevant content to our website.

Customizing Our Theme
18:48

In this video, we'll set up our products shipping attributes and charge customers for the different shipping costs of each of our products.

Shipping Methods
05:23

Now that we have finished the set up of our online store, we'll integrate it with Printful and give it the ability to automatically print and ship our products after a sale is processed on our website.

Integrating Our Store With Printful and Processing Orders
07:12
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Online Marketing Crash Course
5 Lectures 28:36

The first video in our Online Marketing Crash Course will focus on improving our sites SEO by adding Google Analytics and Yoast's WordPress SEO plugin.

SEO and Google Analytics
03:02

This video will show you how to create a blog post with effective SEO and how you can use blogging to provide value to your visitors and enter them into your sales funnel.

Intro to Blogging
04:14

A strong social media presence will be vital to establishing your brand. This video will show you how to set up a Facebook Page and Twitter account and provide you with some tips for effective social media marketing.

Social Media Marketing
10:38

Building an email list is one of the most effective ways that you can communicate directly with your customers. Here we'll show you how to set up a MailChimp account and connect it to your website using the SumoMe app.

Email Marketing
06:21

Learn how to set up a Google AdWords campaign and draw targeted advertising to your website.

Google AdWords
04:21
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 01:07

Now that you've learned the fundamentals behind building an eCommerce website and some different methods to effectively market it, it's time to make some sales. This is the last video in our online course and it will help prepare you for moving forward with your own idea for an online store.

"What Now?"
01:07
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BONUS! Free Downloadable eBook
1 Lecture 00:00

Included in this course is a copy of my eBook, "The Boostrapped Entrepreneur: Starting An Online Business With $25". A complete guide to starting a business online with minimal costs. The eBook is also available in ePub and Mobi format in the 'Downloadable Materials' section.

The Bootstrapped Entrepreneur: Starting An Online Business With $25 eBook
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About the Instructor
Taaron Gorbahn
4.5 Average rating
90 Reviews
13,564 Students
1 Course
Project Manager, Filmmaker and Growth Hacker

Taaron Gorbahn is an entrepreneur, project manager and filmmaker in Victoria BC. In addition to starting online businesses and teaching courses on Udemy, he has personally managed the publication and distribution of over 60+ self-published authors. Taaron loves sharing his experience in web development, project management, online marketing and video creation and spends his time working on online courses and developing web applications.