Build a Course & Event Bookings Website with WordPress
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Build a Course & Event Bookings Website with WordPress

How to use WooCommerce & The Events Calendar to promote & sell your events in less 1 day - no coding needed!
4.6 (29 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.
217 students enrolled
Created by Katie Keith
Last updated 8/2016
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 12 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Build a fully functional events website using WordPress.
  • Choose the right combination of events plugins to meet your needs.
  • Set up The Events Calendar, Event Tickets, WooCommerce & Event Tickets Plus WordPress plugins.
  • Promote upcoming events in a list or calendar.
  • Take bookings for free or paid events.
  • Increase revenue by selling events alongside other types of product.
  • Test, troubleshoot & launch your finished events website.
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Requirements
  • You should be familiar with the basics of WordPress. By this, I mean that you should be able to install WordPress on your web host, install a theme and perform basic tasks to set up the non-events parts of your website which aren’t covered in this course (e.g. creating your standard pages and posts).
  • Most of the plugins recommended in this course are free. If you wish to take paid bookings for events via your website then you'll need to purchase the paid Event Tickets Plus add-on.
Description

Learn how to build a fully functional WordPress events website, powered by the world leading WooCommerce and Events Calendar plugins. This course will give you the skills to sell your courses or events online without writing a single line of code.

Create your own course or event booking website with this tried & tested formula from a top UK WordPress agency

  • Discover the different types of events website
  • Explore The Events Calendar WordPress events plugins and WooCommerce for your event bookings
  • Choose the right combination of plugins to meet your needs
  • Build a fully functional events website without writing any code
  • Promote free events or take bookings & payment online
  • Increase revenue by selling events alongside other types of product
  • Learn how to test, troubleshoot & launch your finished events website

Do you want to build a website to sell your courses or events, without having to pay a web developer?

Learning how to build your own WordPress events website can save you thousands of dollars. In this online course from top UK WordPress agency Barn2 Media, I’m going to share the secrets of the events sites we design for our clients so that you can do it too.

You can sell many types of events from a WordPress website - training courses, information sessions, conferences, workshops… Whatever type of event you want to promote, this course will teach you how to do it.

With step-by-step tutorials and expert business advice on how to maximise revenue from your events, you’ll watch me create a complete events site from start to finish. You’ll put your learning into practice and build your own site through a series of easy-to-follow practical activities.

Content & overview

Suitable for WordPress users of all levels, this course will teach you how to design a complete events website by combining the The Events Calendar plugin and some of its add-ons. Through a series of lectures and screencasts with handouts and extra resources, I’ll take you on the journey from start to finish as we set up an events site together.

We’ll start by looking at the different types of events website and thinking about which combination of plugins will best meet your own needs. We’ll then get into the practical part of the course as you watch me create an events site. Each section of the course ends with a practical exercise where you will follow my step-by-step instructions to create your own unique website.

At the end of this online course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion - and most importantly, you'll have gained the skills to save thousands of dollars by building your own events website.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who have basic experience with WordPress or higher and would like to learn how to use WordPress to create a fully functional events site.
  • No coding or programming knowledge is needed - this course will teach you how to build an events site without writing any code. The course is probably not for you if you're looking for more technically advanced training.
  • You should approach this course willing to learn and to put the instructions and practical activities into action to create your own events site.
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
03:17:21
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Introduction & Preparation for the Course
6 Lectures 29:23

In this lecture, I’ll welcome you to the course and tell you what to expect. We cover the goals of the course, what you will learn and an overview of the topics we will cover.

Preview 07:19

In this lecture, I’ll introduce myself and tell you about my background and experience of running a WordPress agency.

Preview 02:55

In this lecture, we’ll look at the different types of events website and start thinking about which type is best for you.

Preview 04:04

In this lecture, you will learn about the WordPress events plugins that we will cover in this course. We’ll use this information to decide which plugins you will use for your events site.

Which Events Plugins Do You Need?
08:40

This quiz will test what you have learned about the plugins we’ll be covering in this course.

The Events Calendar & its Related Plugins
5 questions

In this lecture, I’ll talk you through setting up a WordPress test site which you will use as the basis for your events website.

Preparing Your Test Site for the Course
05:53

In this practice activity, you will set up your test site ready for the course.

Practice Activity 1 - Create Your Test Site
00:32
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Setting Up The Events Calendar
3 Lectures 23:29

In this lecture, you will learn how to install The Events Calendar WordPress plugin which will be the foundation for the events features on your website.

Installing The Events Calendar
01:34

In this lecture, you’ll learn how to configure the settings in The Events Calendar plugin to tailor it to your needs.

The Events Calendar - General Settings
21:33

In this practice activity, you will install The Events Calendar plugin and configure the settings to suit your needs.

Practice Activity 2 - Install The Events Calendar & Configure the Settings
00:22
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Creating & Displaying Events
8 Lectures 42:46

In this lecture, you will learn how to add a course or event to your website and set it up correctly.

Adding an Event
15:43

In this practice activity, you will add an event to your test site.

Practice Activity 3 - Create Your First Event
00:18

In this lecture, I’ll share some tips on copying and importing events which will help you add courses and events to your site more quickly.

Copying & Importing Events
06:22

In this lecture, you will learn about the main events page which automatically displays all your events. You'll also learn how to help your customers find it easily.

The Main Events Page
05:49

In this practice activity, you will add your main events page to the navigation menu for your test site

Practice Activity 4 - Add the Events Page to the Menu
00:37

In this lecture, you will learn how to structure your events site more effectively by organizing your courses or events into categories.

Organizing Your Events Into Categories
08:26

In this lecture, I will teach you how to display your upcoming courses or events in the sidebar or footer throughout your website. This will drive more customers to your events pages.

Using the Events List Widget
05:00

In this practice activity, you will use the Events List widget to display your events in the sidebar or footer ofyour test site.

Practice Activity 5 - Add the Events List Widget to Your Sidebar or Footer
00:30
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Taking Bookings for Free Events
3 Lectures 10:06

In this lecture, you will learn how to install the free Event Tickets add-on which lets people book your free events.

Installing Event Tickets
02:19

In this lecture, we’ll discover how to create tickets for free events so that people can RSVP and let you know they’re coming.

Creating Tickets for Your Events
07:02

In this practice activity, you will install the Event Tickets plugin and create a ticket so that people can book a free event.

Practice Activity 6 - Install Event Tickets & Add a Ticket to a Free Event
00:45
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Selling Tickets for Paid Events
4 Lectures 23:20

In this lecture, you’ll learn how to install the free WooCommerce plugin and the premium Event Tickets Plus plugin. Together, these plugins will let customers book your events and pay online.

Installing WooCommerce & Event Tickets Plus
09:28

In this practice activity, you will install the WooCommerce and Event Tickets Plus plugins on your test site.

Practice Activity 7 - Install WooCommerce & Event Tickets Plus
00:50

In this lecture, we’ll learn how to create tickets for your paid events and take payment online. We’ll look at the entire process and create a test booking.

Creating Tickets for Your Paid Events
12:33

In this practice activity, you will add a ticket for an event and set it up so that people can book and pay online.

Practice Activity 8 - Create a Ticket for a Paid Event
00:29
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Managing Your Bookings
2 Lectures 08:58

In this lecture, we’ll configure the confirmation emails that will be sent to you and your customers whenever someone books an event.

Confirmation Emails
07:09

In this lecture, I’ll teach you how to find out who has booked your events.

Viewing Your Bookings
01:49
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Increasing Revenue by Upselling Other Types of Product
5 Lectures 32:04

In this lecture, I’ll talk you through the various options for upselling your events and other products, and how to increase the revenue from your events site.

Introduction to Cross-Promotion & Upselling
01:39

In this lecture, you’ll learn how to use your website to sell other types of product - for example physical, downloadable and virtual products.

Adding Other Types of Product in WooCommerce
15:38

In this practice activity, you will create a standard product using the WooCommerce plugin.

Practice Activity 9 - Create a Simple Product
00:23

In this lecture, you will learn how to cross-promote your events alongside other types of product, encouraging customers to buy as much from you as possible.

How to Cross-Promote Your Events & Products
13:26

In this practice activity, you will use WooCommerce Related Products to promote one of your events on the page for another product.

Practice Activity 10 - Cross-Promote Your Products & Events
00:58
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Testing & Launching Your Events Website
5 Lectures 27:42

In this lecture, I’ll give you some tips on how to test your website and how to fix any problems you discover.

Testing & Launching Your Events Website
10:45

In this lecture, I’ll share Barn2 Media’s tried and tested go-live checklist. This will make sure you don’t forget anything important before the website is launched.

Going Live
10:39

In this lecture, we will reflect on everything we’ve learned in the course and discuss how to make your events site a big success into the future.

Course Wrap-Up
04:08

This quiz will test your knowledge from the whole course. Good luck!

End of Course Quiz
5 questions

In this bonus lecture, I tell you how you can get hold of the Kindle E-Book which accompanies this course. The E-Book contains full written instructions for everything covered in the lectures and presentations in the course and acts as your written course handbook to refer to in future. 

Bonus Lecture: Get the Kindle E-Book to Accompany This Course
01:05

In this bonus lecture, I provide more information about the Avada theme which is used for all the screenshots and videos of my test site for the course. It's a very popular theme and designed to work with all the plugins featured in this course, so it might be a good fit for your site too. 

Bonus Lecture: The Avada WordPress Theme
01:04
About the Instructor
Katie Keith
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217 Students
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Co-Founder at Barn2 Media WordPress Agency

Hi, I’m Katie and I’m Operations Director and Co-Founder at Barn2 Media. Founded in 2009, I’ve worked with my husband Andy to grow Barn2 Media into one of the UK’s leading WordPress web agencies.

I graduated from University back in 2002 and started my career as Technical Author, writing help pages and training documents for a software company. I have also worked as a Project and Marketing Manager for local government, which included designing and implementing training courses.

Andy and I started Barn2 Media to pursue our dream of working for ourselves and having a more flexible lifestyle. As the company grew, we have worked hard to achieve success without compromising our dream.

We have intentionally kept the company small and have built a team of freelance WordPress experts instead of going down the more traditional route of recruiting staff, hiring premises etc. I run the company from my garden office overlooking the beautiful Dartmoor National Park where I live. If we need to have a meeting then we do so while hiking on Dartmoor, which is far more inspirational than a boardroom!

We develop websites to meet many different business needs. Over the years, we have built many events and course booking websites - either bespoke or by combining off-the-shelf WordPress plugins.

I have trained many of our clients in how to use WordPress. I provide direct training to each client either by providing face-to-face, phone or Skype training, or by producing written handbooks or video tutorials.

I’m excited about sharing my skills with Udemy students to teach them how to get more out of WordPress and their website.