Building Better Websites With Wordpress

A simple, step-by-step Wordpress course to help create a great website for your business.
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  • Lectures 47
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2016 English

Course Description

This course will help you create a website for your business. We'll go through the process step by step and I'll guide you all the way.

I'll stick away from jargon and give you clear, simple instructions and show you what you need to do.

For anyone that's interested in learning more about Wordpress and anyone that wants to create their own website, this course is for you.

We'll cover where to get hosting, Wordpress basics, page creation and more advanced topics like security and backups too.

We'll also cover page design, which is an essential aspect of making your website look great.

By the end of the course, we'll have created a website together for your business or personal use.

What are the requirements?

  • If you can browse the Internet, you acn take this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create a website for their business or personal use
  • Design web pages with a page builder
  • Secure their website with a free SSL

What is the target audience?

  • This is a course that teaches how to use Wordpress and design pages, it is designed for beginners.

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: Introduction to the course
01:07

I'll go over the broad topics we'll cover in the course, as well as review the supplemental material and assignments. I'll also touch on why the course will help students, and what they'll get out of it once they've completed it.

00:47

WordPress is used and trusted by millions of websites and some of the biggest companies use it.

There are so many Content Management Systems that can build and manage websites, so why choose WordPress?

Section 2: Hosting, Domains & Emails
Section Overview
Preview
00:28
02:46

Getting the right host is crucial to the success of your website and business.

05:20

How to choose an appropriate domain name for your business.

Installing Wordpress via Siteground Wizard
02:58
06:42

When you have a domain name, you can set up email accounts, such as 'hello@mybusinessname.com' or 'contact@mybusinessname.com'

Section 3: Wordpress Fundamentals
Section Overview
Preview
00:34
06:39

Setting up the Wordpress environment, security and users.

07:39

How to install the only theme you'll ever need.

12:06

We'll add the plugins to get us started and show you where to get them from.

Categories & Tags
03:07
Pages
09:20
Menu
03:21
06:07

Widgets are small items that Wordpress allows you to insert into your pages.

05:52

What are Themes & plugins and how to customise your website.

08:26

Why backups are important, how to create them and set them up.

07:59

How to perform a restore of your website.

03:42

Here we'll discuss why you need to update and what needs updating. Wordpress, themes and plugins.

Section 4: Designing Your Web Pages
Section Overview
Preview
01:18
04:43

Adding the (free) Theme & Plugins that we will be using in this course and how to customise the theme.

05:11

We'll walk through setting up our home page so we can add content.

10:51

We will walk through designing your home page.

Home Page Part Two
11:27
Home Page Part Three
09:38
10:50

We will walk through designing your about page.

About Page Part Two
13:08
About Page Part Three
04:02
13:32

We will walk through designing your Services page.

15:21

We will walk through designing your featured services page.

Featured Services Page Part Two
04:18
15:29

We will walk through designing your blog page.

15:55

We will walk through designing your contact page.

13:37

The footer is a special area to add content too, we will design the footer you need.

Section 5: Wordpress Advanced
Section Overview
Preview
00:35
03:32

What a child theme is and how to easily add one.

03:09

You can have multiple users managing one Wordpress site, here's how to set them up.

05:25

Add spam protection to your contact forms.

01:36

What is Jetpack and why you should use it!

07:12

Activate the features you want and we'll walk through them here.

06:26

Why you need an SSL and how to get one for free.

Section 6: E-Commerce
Section Overview
Preview
01:42
07:52

Installing the E-Commerce plugin and adding your very first product.

05:54

How to set it up and edit your shop page to look better.

04:08

Configuring the social sharing buttons for your product pages via Jetpack.

10:06

Add a payment option to your website so you can accept payments.

01:21

What to test and going Live with your new website.

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Instructor Biography

Steve Johnson, Web Designer

A web designer with years of experience of Wordpress.  I've created many websites for clients and always provided instructions and training to make sure they get the best out of their website.

Deciding to put my years of experience into a teaching environment, I want to help you get a website for your business and so you how to design pages, which is an essential element of website design and not something that is built into WordPress by default.

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