Build Your Own Pro-Quality WordPress Website

An easy-to-follow course how how to build your own pro-quality WordPress website powered by the Genesis Framework.
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  • Lectures 31
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

Whether you're a business owner, an entrepreneur, a marketing manager or a website designer with not much experience in WordPress, this course will teach you how to build a great-looking, high-performing WordPress-powered website, without spending more money than you have to.

When you complete the course, you'll be a lot more comfortable at publishing and editing your own WordPress website – and being aware of the pitfalls to avoid.

You'll be shown how to set up your domain, what host to use, how to install WordPress and what settings are essential to get right at the beginning.

You'll also be shown how and why you should use the Genesis Theme Framework and how to manage your own site design within a Genesis Child Theme.

You'll learn…

  • How to register a domain, where to register it and how to point the domain towards your website host
  • What the difference between different website hosting options are and which option is right for them
  • How to set up WordPress on both HostGator and Traffic Planet Hosting
  • How to edit the core WordPress settings to ensure that the site set-up is optimized
  • How to install and optimize Genesis, the leading WordPress Theme Framework and understand why using Genesis is important
  • How to find, select, install, optimize and personalise Genesis Child Themes so that the overall site design is modern and appealing
  • What WordPress Widgets are, how to use them and how they add additional site functionality
  • What WordPress Plugins do, why they are important and how they impact different aspects of a site

No prior knowledge is required. However, you should have an intention to or a desire to build a great-looking, modern, WordPress-powered website

If you're a frustrated website manager, a designer that needs to understand how to really use WordPress or a freelance entrepreneur that wants to build your own site, then this course is ideal for you.

What are the requirements?

  • No prior knowledge is required. However, you should have an intention to or a desire to build a great-looking, modern, WordPress-powered website

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know how to register a domain, where to register it and how to point the domain towards your website host
  • Understand the difference between different website hosting options and which option is right for them
  • Know how to set up WordPress on both HostGator and Traffic Planet Hosting
  • Know how to edit the core WordPress settings to ensure that the site setup is optimized
  • Know how to install and optimize Genesis, the leading WordPress Theme Framework and understand why using Genesis is important
  • Understand how to find, select, install, optimize and personalise Genesis Child Themes so that the overall site design is modern and appealing
  • Find out what WordPress Widgets are, how to use them and how they add additional site functionality
  • Understand what WordPress Plugins do, why they are important and how they impact different aspects of a site
  • Leave this course will an ability to publish a great-looking, modern WordPress-powered website

What is the target audience?

  • This course is ideal for business owners, entrepreneurs and marketing managers who want to build their own great-looking, modern, WordPress-powered website. It is unlikely to suit experienced WordPress developers.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: What we will cover in the course
03:14

An overview of the 10 key areas that we're going to be covering in this course.

Section 2: Registering a domain, selecting a host & installing WordPress
06:20

Showing you how to register a domain name using GoDaddy.

04:39

Managing your domain name and exploring hosting options.

03:28

How to sign-up to purchase one of the shared hosting services offered by HostGator.

03:54

Setting up WordPress using the HostGator control panel.

04:21

Updating your domain's nameservers inside GoDaddy to point to your website at HostGator.

03:15

Checking that your HostGator-hosted website is live and running as it should be.

05:02

Signing up with Traffic Planet Hosting and poining your domain's nameservers at Traffic Planet Hosting.

04:34

Setting up WordPress using Traffic Planet Hosting.

06:31

Comparing the site performance – a newly installed WordPress website on HostGator vs. a newly installed WordPress website on Traffic Planet Hosting.

Getting Set-Up Correctly
3 questions
Section 3: Editing settings inside WordPress
06:27

Customising the General, Writing and Reading settings inside WordPress.

04:56

Customising the Discussion, Media and Permalinks settings inside WordPress.

03:11

Reviewing the Users, Media and Comments tabs inside WordPress.

Initial Settings Inside WordPress
3 questions
Section 4: Selecting, installing & activating 'Themes'
05:55

Installing Themes in your WordPress Dashboard and why I recommend the Genesis Framework.

06:54

Installing a Genesis Child Theme on your WordPress website.

04:22

Testing a Genesis Child Theme to ensure that it's the right one to use.

Selecting and Installing WordPress Themes
3 questions
Section 5: Genesis Settings
03:30

Exploring Genesis Theme Settings & Personalizing these settings.

08:09

Exploring Genesis SEO Settings & the impact that will have on your website.

Getting Your Core Genesis Settings Right
3 questions
Section 6: Genesis Child Theme Settings & Design
06:22

Setting your site-wide style inside the Maron Pro Child Theme.

03:30

Amending the top message bar inside Maron Pro.

04:51

Amending the navigation menu settings inside WordPress.

06:22

Customizing the header section of your WordPress Website.

06:19

Additional header section changes for your WordPress site.

07:16

Amending the 'featured guest' section in the Maron Pro Child Theme.

07:52

Exploring the audio player, email opt-in form and WordPress Widgets.

06:05

Reviewing the additional Appendipity Settings including Social Share Settings.

Working on your WordPress site design
3 questions
Section 7: WordPress Plugins
04:51

Finding and installing the Genesis Simple Edits Plugin.

05:25

Finding, installing and exploring the benefits of the Yoast SEO Plugin.

04:44

Finding and installing the Fast Secure Contact Form Plugin.

WordPress Plugins
3 questions
Section 8: Summary & closing thoughts
04:33

A summary of the 10 core areas that we covered in the course.

03:39

A few closing thoughts from me including a few of the most important elements of this course to remember.

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Instructor Biography

David Bain, Host, Digital Marketing Radio & Head of Growth, AnalyticsSEO

I launched my first web business way back in the year 2000 and I've been an active SEO since 2004. I've also been a senior search manager for a large, international marketing agency and an in-house Head of SEO for a popular telecoms company. I'm currently Head of Growth for AnalyticsSEO and host of Digital Marketing Radio.

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