Build Your Own Pro-Quality WordPress Website
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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.
4.4 (20 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.
3,310 students enrolled
Created by David Bain
Last updated 8/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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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
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.

Who 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
02:40:31
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What we will cover in the course
1 Lecture 03:14

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

Preview 03:14
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Registering a domain, selecting a host & installing WordPress
9 Lectures 42:04

Showing you how to register a domain name using GoDaddy.

Preview 06:20

Managing your domain name and exploring hosting options.

Preview 04:39

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

Signing up with HostGator
03:28

Setting up WordPress using the HostGator control panel.

Setting up WordPress using HostGator
03:54

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

Pointing your domain's nameservers at HostGator
04:21

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

Checking your HostGator-powered site is live
03:15

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

Using Traffic Planet Hosting as your WordPress host
05:02

Setting up WordPress using Traffic Planet Hosting.

Setting up WordPress inside Traffic Planet Hosting
04:34

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

Comparing loading speeds - HostGator vs. Traffic Planet Hosting
06:31

Getting Set-Up Correctly
3 questions
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Editing settings inside WordPress
3 Lectures 14:34

Customising the General, Writing and Reading settings inside WordPress.

Editing 'General', 'Writing' and 'Reading' settings
06:27

Customising the Discussion, Media and Permalinks settings inside WordPress.

Editing 'Discussion', 'Media' & 'Permalinks' settings
04:56

Reviewing the Users, Media and Comments tabs inside WordPress.

Editing 'Users', 'Media' & 'Comments'
03:11

Initial Settings Inside WordPress
3 questions
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Selecting, installing & activating 'Themes'
3 Lectures 17:11

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

Selecting Themes & installing the Genesis Framework
05:55

Installing a Genesis Child Theme on your WordPress website.

Selecting & installing Genesis 'Child Themes'
06:54

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

Testing your new 'Child Theme'
04:22

Selecting and Installing WordPress Themes
3 questions
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Genesis Settings
2 Lectures 11:39

Exploring Genesis Theme Settings & Personalizing these settings.

Theme Settings in Genesis
03:30

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

SEO & Import/Export Settings in Genesis
08:09

Getting Your Core Genesis Settings Right
3 questions
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Genesis Child Theme Settings & Design
8 Lectures 48:37

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

Appendipity - Site-wide style
06:22

Amending the top message bar inside Maron Pro.

Appendipity settings - Message bar
03:30

Amending the navigation menu settings inside WordPress.

Navigation & menus
04:51

Customizing the header section of your WordPress Website.

Editing the homepage header section
06:22

Additional header section changes for your WordPress site.

Editing the featured guest section
06:19

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

Further editing the feature guest section
07:16

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

Editing the site player, email opt-in section & widgets
07:52

Reviewing the additional Appendipity Settings including Social Share Settings.

Remaining Appendipity settings
06:05

Working on your WordPress site design
3 questions
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WordPress Plugins
3 Lectures 15:00

Finding and installing the Genesis Simple Edits Plugin.

The Genesis Simple Edits Plugin
04:51

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

The Yoast SEO Plugin
05:25

Finding and installing the Fast Secure Contact Form Plugin.

The Fast Secure Contact Form Plugin
04:44

WordPress Plugins
3 questions
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Summary & closing thoughts
2 Lectures 08:12

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

Summary of what was covered in the course
04:33

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

Closing thoughts & thanks
03:39
About the Instructor
David Bain
4.5 Average rating
1,993 Reviews
45,290 Students
2 Courses
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.