WordPress: Create and Customize Your Site With Ease
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WordPress: Create and Customize Your Site With Ease

Learn how to create a website, tweak your design and create landing pages in WordPress
4.5 (86 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.
1,214 students enrolled
Created by Lisa Irby
Last updated 10/2016
English
Price: $75
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Create your website with WordPress
Get strategies for finding the right theme
Learn how to design your homepage with premium plugins
Create amazing landing pages with incredible ease
Tweak parts of your theme using a free browser trick
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Requirements
  • Visual Composer or Thrive Content Builder
  • The course will compare two premium plugins to help you decide which one is best
Description

NOTE: This course is not for people who use WordPress(dot)com. You must use WordPress with paid hosting so you can access the Editor from the WordPress Appearance menu. Before you sign up, make sure you can see the "Editor" option from the Appearance menu in WordPress.

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This is a course that EVERY new WordPress user needs!

Not only are you going to learn how to quickly setup your website with WordPress, but you will discover how to easily edit parts of your theme using free and premium tools.

Tired of not being able to change your WordPress theme's link and menu colors, text sizes and more? Do you avoid opening your theme's stylesheet because you're afraid you'll break your website's design?

You'll learn how to use a browser trick to adjust your link colors, link styling, blockquote tag, font sizes, add background styles to various sections of your site, select the exact colors you desire, style your bullets with images and more!

Now for the BEST part...

Designing your homepage and landing pages are the most important parts when it comes to improving your site's conversions.

I will take you inside two WordPress premium themes and show you how to use them so you can create beautiful landing and opt-in pages.

Since I re-designed my homepage, my opt-in conversions have skyrocketed, so I'm going to walk you through how I created it step by step!

If you've always struggled editing your WordPress pages or you simply want to learn how without becoming a programmer, this course is for you!

NOTE: This course is not a part of the Udemy promotions. So the price you see, is the price you will always pay. As I continue to add content to the course, the price will increase.

So sign up today for lifetime updates!

Who is the target audience?
  • Newbies who want to start a website with WordPress
  • WordPress users who want to create better looking page designs with ease
  • WordPress users who have trouble editing parts of their themes
  • This course is not for advanced programmers or people who are proficient in CSS
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Curriculum For This Course
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Starting Your WordPress Site
12 Lectures 56:25

A quick overview of what is in the course. Is it right for you?

Preview 04:30

A quick overview of the first steps involved with creating a website.

Preview 03:39

Don't sign up with hosting plans owned by this company.

Avoid These Hosts at All Costs
02:51

Here's a full list of companies you should NOT host with.

A Link to Hosting Companies to Avoid
00:03

Choosing Your Theme, Adding a Header and Widgets
03:59

Choosing a theme can be overwhelming. Here's how you can discover what you'll be able to customize/change.

A Guide to Picking The Right Theme & Learning How to Customize It
09:41

Learn the difference between posts and pages. Create and edit your theme's menu and install plugins.

Posts, Pages, Plugins and Menus
10:55

A quick tutorial on hyperlinks.

How to Add Links (Hyperlinks) To Other Pages
03:22

Most people don't think twice about the categories they choose for their posts, this video will make you think differently about how you use WordPress categories.

How to Strategically Use Post Categories for Site Usability
07:24

Discover what kinds of homepages work best.

Strategies For Your Homepage Content
03:49

Discover how to easily create your site's header using an online tool.

How to Design a Header Image For Free
04:32

How to create and upload that tiny favorites icon that appears in the browser when people view and favorite your website.

How to Create and Add a Favorites Icon That Displays in Web Browsers
01:40
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How to Tweak Parts of Your WordPress Theme
19 Lectures 01:05:32

A preview of what you'll find in this section.

Preview 00:26


More details about how to use InstantWP.
WordPress Test Platform Tips
01:51

What is a stylesheet and why it's important?

Overview of How The StyleSheet Works
05:11

Learn how to use the Inspector to spy on your site's code so you can figure out what part of your theme to edit.
Introducing The Chrome Inspector
03:47

Learn how to change the size, colors and backgrounds of your header.
How to Customize Your Header
04:29

How to change the font, size and color of your main menu.
Editing Your Main Menu
04:23

Customizing Your Main Content Area
02:15

Learn how to add any Google font to your theme.

How to Add/Import Google Fonts
03:56

Learn the difference between pixels, ems, pts and percentages.
Pixels, Ems and Percentages
03:27

How to modify your link colors and styles.
Changing Link Colors and Styles
01:29

Learn to create new styles that you can apply to different areas of your site.
How to Add a New Style to a Section of Your Site
04:02

How to Add a Background Image to Any Section of Your Site
06:21

A warning about changing the sizes of your columns and site wrapper.
Changing Widths of Columns and a Warning
03:38

Learn how to style the bullets in a list and add an image instead.
How to Style Lists/Bullets
03:26

How to add some pizazz to your blockquote tag.
Styling The Blockquote Tag
05:27

Information on what margins and padding means.
Adjusting Paddings and Margins
02:28

Adding a CSS Editor to Individual Posts/Pages
03:04

Tips on choosing a specific color for your links and backgrounds and learn how to create a color scheme.
How to Select Hex Colors & Generate a Color Scheme
03:04
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Creating Attracting WordPress Pages
7 Lectures 53:03

Find out which plugins are best for certain tasks.

Visual Composer vs Thrive - A Comparison
05:19

Both Thrive and Visual Composer are very large files. This will show you how to manually upload the plugins.

How to Add Thrive and Visual Composer to WordPress
07:50

Tricks to make your theme take up the entire screen.

How to Make Your WordPress Theme Go Full Width
04:05

Watch me create a landing page from scratch using Visual Composer.

How to Use Visual Composer to Create a High-Converting Homepage
16:13

After you create your pages, you'll want to align certain elements so they line up. Here's how.

How to Align Elements in Visual Composer
06:07

Learn how to create a landing page using Thrive Content Builder.

How to Use Thrive to Create an Email Opt-In Landing Page
09:00

See how to design a product landing page using Thrive.

How to Create a Product Landing Page With Thrive
04:29
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Wrapping It Up
1 Lecture 00:27
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00:27
About the Instructor
Lisa Irby
4.5 Average rating
824 Reviews
7,851 Students
5 Courses
Owner of 2 Create a Website & Entrepreneur

I'm a full-time Internet entrepreneur who has taught thousands of people online about website creation and marketing through my site, podcast and YouTube channel.

In 2002, I began educating others to create their own websites and monetize them with AdSense, affiliate marketing and more. In 2006, I quit my full-time job to grow my online business full time.

Since then I have learned to use a lot of different tools and software and have also done consulting part-time for those who want to learn more about website creation and Internet Marketing.

I am ecstatic to broaden my reach to the Udemy community and look forward to teaching even more people online.