How to Make an Online Portfolio Website from Scratch
- Any computer with internet access
- You'll need the WordPress software, but don't worry, it's free and we'll show you how to install it in the course!
- No coding or prior experience required
Learn how to create a beautiful, portfolio website, in just one hour. This course is great for photographers, graphic designers, or anyone else who wants to showcase their work online, and acquire new clients.
We’ll create an actual portfolio website using WordPress. You’ll see how everything is done, step by step, from start to finish. No experience and no coding required.
The site will include the following features:
- image posts
- photo galleries
- about me page
- frequently asked questions page
- get in touch (contact me) page
- contact form
- responsive image lightbox
- search bar
- category pages for images and posts
- one tap call button on mobile
- one tap email button on mobile
In addition, the website is completely responsive, so it'll look good on any screen, tablet, or smartphone.
WordPress is perfect for building a portfolio website. You’ll be able to get the site up and running quickly, adding content is a cinch, and you can maintain everything on the site on your own. We’ll be using Fukasawa WordPress theme, which is incredibly beautiful, easy to use, and best of all… it’s completely free!
If you want to display your photography, graphics, designs, or any other work on your own custom website, then this is the course for you. We’ve cut out the fluff, so that you can get your portfolio website online as quickly is possible. Now go get started!
- Photographers, graphic designers, artists, freelancers, or anyone who wants to showcase their work online
- Anyone who wants to create an online portfolio website
- Anyone who wants to learn the basics of WordPress
- Anyone looking to get started in web development
- Course Intro
- Intro to WordPress
- Getting Started Intro
- What is a Domain Name?
- How to Register a Domain Name
- What is Web Hosting?
- How to Get the Cheapest Web Hosting
- How to Connect your Domain and Web Host
- How to Install WordPress
- How to Change HostGator and WordPress Passwords
- Deleting Default Plugins
- Installing the Fukasawa Theme
- Adding Image Posts
- Adding Photo Gallery Posts
- Adding Lightbox Plugin
- Adding About Me Page
- Adding Frequently Asked Questions Page
- Adding Get in Touch Page
- Mobile Call & Email Plugin
- Additional Learning Resources
Here is what some of my students are saying:
“This course was extremely helpful for me. I went from having no experience whatsoever to having my own website in 2 days. It's invaluable for anyone who's thinking of setting up a WordPress website and doesn't have any prior knowledge. The production is great - engaging and informative. I love the way that each bite-sized video automatically loads the next one. Each video is just a few minutes long - so it's not overwhelming. And you even get to know how far along you are in the course as you advance through the lessons. Asking questions is easy through the discussions option - I've asked several 'silly' questions and had them answered quickly and helpfully. You rock Hoku - thank you”
“Very good course on the subject. And what's even better is the support from Hoku. When presenting your 'problem', he answers prompt the solution. This is how all courses should be. Chapeau”
“If you've ever wanted to know how to put up a professional looking website in record time without hiring anyone, this is the course. I'm experienced in setting up WordPress sites, but this course has introduced me to information and techniques that I did not know. Wonderful!”
“I enjoyed this course and learned a lot from it. Hoku was great, answered questions quickly and was very responsive. I recommend this course for anyone wanting to get started with WordPress.”
“The course is very easy to follow, and Hoku is extremely helpful and active. I never find myself growing impatient while going through the lectures as I do with some other courses because Hoku gets right to the point while still making sure not to move too fast which is great for beginners. I definitely recommend this course.”
-Justin Del Toro
“I've really enjoyed taking this course, it's very comprehensive and covers a range of different websites that can be created in WordPress. The tutor is clear and easy to follow with the steps to take easily followed and the video and audio quality of the course is great.”
“Your courses are like one-stop solution to struggling unemployed people to make cool self-intro websites with awesome plugins within minutes. I love your tuts and hope to do more. Cheers.”
“Before I took this course I knew nothing about building a website or Wordpress. This course exceeded my expectations. Hoku explained things very clearly, and he spoke slowly so I could take notes. He's very good at explaining the technical parts and his thought process. I highly recommend this course!”