WordPress: Create and Customize Your Site With Ease

Learn how to create a website, tweak your design and create landing pages in WordPress
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Instructed by Lisa Irby Design / Web Design
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  • Lectures 39
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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Published 11/2014 English

Course 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.


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!

What are the requirements?

  • Visual Composer or Thrive Content Builder
  • The course will compare two premium plugins to help you decide which one is best

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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

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: Starting Your WordPress Site

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


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


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Choosing Your Theme, Adding a Header and Widgets

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


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


A quick tutorial on hyperlinks.


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.


Discover what kinds of homepages work best.


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


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

Section 2: How to Tweak Parts of Your WordPress Theme

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


3 testing platform options.

More details about how to use InstantWP.

What is a stylesheet and why it's important?

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.
Learn how to change the size, colors and backgrounds of your header.
How to change the font, size and color of your main menu.
Customizing Your Main Content Area

Learn how to add any Google font to your theme.

Learn the difference between pixels, ems, pts and percentages.
How to modify your link colors and styles.
Learn to create new styles that you can apply to different areas of your site.
How to Add a Background Image to Any Section of Your Site
A warning about changing the sizes of your columns and site wrapper.
Learn how to style the bullets in a list and add an image instead.
How to add some pizazz to your blockquote tag.
Information on what margins and padding means.
Adding a CSS Editor to Individual Posts/Pages
Tips on choosing a specific color for your links and backgrounds and learn how to create a color scheme.
Section 3: Creating Attracting WordPress Pages

Find out which plugins are best for certain tasks.


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


Tricks to make your theme take up the entire screen.


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


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


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


See how to design a product landing page using Thrive.

Section 4: Wrapping It Up
How to leave a review.

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Instructor Biography

Lisa Irby, 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.

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