Create a WordPress Website for Your Web Design Business

A beginner's guide to creating a WordPress website without any coding for your web design & SEO business.
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Instructed by Christine Maisel Design / Web Design
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
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Published 1/2014 English

Course Description

"I've already started setting up my site while I'm learning because I'm new to wordpress but it's easier than I expected! Thank you!" - Chris Livingston

Have you ever wanted to create your own website but don't know how to code?

Good news, you're in the right place!

This course is designed to walk you step-by-step through setting up your own WordPress website without any experience or coding required.

Specific action steps are included to walk you through setting up your website so by the end of this course you will have launched your very own WordPress website!

Over 74 million websites use WordPress. And almost 50% of the top blogs are built on WordPress. Do you know how to use WordPress to get ahead?

As a web designer for over 10 years, I'm here to help you get your website online. I'm here to show you exactly how everything in WordPress works. No fancy terminology or complex methods used here. Just exactly what you need to know to set-up a fully functioning website.

"I have gone through a number of basic WordPress courses on Udemy and this is my favorite so far. I liked the included term definitions and resources as well as practical examples such as setting up email list. Good site example." - Christopher Kearney

Get Ready to Cover:

  • How to set-up a nicely designed site so you will save thousands of $ on hiring a designer.
  • How to add new functionality to your website so you will save even more $ on not having to hire a developer.
  • How to quickly and easily update and manage your own website without having to hire someone to do it for you.
  • How you can start earning money tomorrow by setting up websites for others.
  • And lots more!

"Excellent training course, one of the best around, if not the best." - Brad

My Guarantee

I personally guarantee you will be able to set-up your own WordPress website today without ever touching any code.

I make myself available so you will have access to me if you have questions or need feedback along the way. You're not in this alone!

Click the 'Take This Course Now' button in the top right of your screen to get your website online today.

What are the requirements?

  • Paper and pen to take lots of notes!
  • No experience is required - anyone can do this
  • No coding experience needed

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By completing the assignments in the course notes along the way, you will have a fully functioning website or blog by the end of the course.
  • Be able to set-up and fully manage a WordPress website with no coding required.
  • Get the skills needed to make money offering web design services to others

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone wanting to make more money by creating websites for others
  • Anyone wanting to save money by setting up their own website and not having to pay someone else to do it for them
  • Anyone new to WordPress or with only very basic knowledge

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.


Section 1: Course Overview

In this video series we will explore how to set-up a WordPress website step-by-step which you can do without any experience or any coding required. Here you'll see the website we're going to set-up.

Ongoing Help & How to Contact Me
Section 2: Getting Started With WordPress

There are many free content management systems out there and WordPress is one of the big three. Here we'll discuss the benefits of using WordPress over the other platforms.


Before setting up a WordPress website it's good to know some of the most commonly used WordPress lingo. In this video we'll cover the WordPress dashboard, plugins, widgets, pages and posts.


Learn how to select the best WordPress hosting and set-up your account so you can install WordPress in under 60 seconds.


Most hosting companies have a WordPress one-click install which means you can have a WordPress website installed in under 60 seconds.


With WordPress installed, now it's time to log-in to the WordPress dashboard. Here's how.


Before building a WordPress website, it's a good idea to get familiar with the WordPress Dashboard so you know where to find everything you need.


With every WordPress website you build, there are a number of settings you should look at as they will effect how your WordPress website looks and behaves.


Learn how to set-up posts on your WordPress blog.


Learn how to add a new page in WordPress. Get an overview of the settings on the page and start adding new pages to your WordPress website.

Section 3: Customizing Your Website & Adding New Features

Set-up your WordPress menu by adding pages, your blog and external links. Also learn how to set-up multiple menus.


Learn the best places to find WordPress themes and how to install them on your website.

The Top WordPress Themes to Use For Your Business Website

Learn where to find the best plugins for your WordPress website and how to quickly and easily install them.


With your WordPress plugin successfully installed, now you need to know where to access the plugin settings and how to customize the plugin. Here you'll learn how to do just that.

The Top Plugins Your WordPress Website Must Have

Here we're going to talk about what WordPress widgets are and how to customize them on your website.

8 Places to Find Free & Premium Themes
15 of the Best WordPress Plugins
Section 4: The Big Reveal & Your Site Post Launch

Now you've built your web design & SEO business website using WordPress. Don't forget to visit: to download the free pre-launch checklist and find other resources for building your WordPress business website.

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Instructor Biography

Christine Maisel, Helping Web Design & SEO Startups

Christine is the founder of the Portable Entrepreneur where she directly helps web design and SEO startups through education, coaching and services. 

Christine has been a web designer for nearly 15 years - 10 of which she has been self-employed. Her work has taken her from working for some start-up dot com companies in the early 2000's to working as a contractor for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense to her own home office.

In her time, she has built 100's of websites and blogs primarily on WordPress and Joomla. Christine has also provided training to individuals and businesses to help them manage their websites on their own with no knowledge of web coding.

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