WordPress Made Easy: Design a website and build a list
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WordPress Made Easy: Design a website and build a list

Create a professional website using a FREE WordPress theme, complete with email list-builder, with no coding experience.
5.0 (2 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.
834 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a professional, responsive website with no prior experience
  • Build an email marketing list to promote products and services
  • Know how to make the website SEO-friendly so it ranks in the search engines
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Requirements
  • You must have bought your domain and hosting provider before starting this course.
  • Your host should have a CPanel with one-click Wordpress install functionality
Description

This course was recently described as one of the best courses on the web by skilledup.

  • Is creating a website putting you off starting your own online business?
  • Do you think you need to hire an expensive designer to do it for you?
  • Do you think doing it yourself will take time, money and look amateruish?

Did you know you can easily create your own WordPress website with integrated blog in half a day?

This course will show you step by step how to create a mobile-responsive, professional WordPress website from scratch with no coding experience needed. It is really easy - I promise!

Just watch what I do and copy me.

When I started my online business, I struggled for ages trying to create a website using a premium WordPress theme, but it was so difficult to do as the theme was too complicated.

If you want to set up an eCommerce site or something fancy, you would probably need a premium theme, but if you just want to increase visitors to your website and start building your list, this course is going to save you time. money and a lot of heartache!

With the help of this course, you can design your own WordPress website in under half a day with no technical knowledge or coding experience needed!

And it will only cost you the price of your domain and hosting, which is much cheaper than you think!

We will be using a FREE WordPress theme to create a beautiful, mobile-responsive website complete with email list-building functionality, so you can start to build your mailing list to promote your products and services or start up your own affiliate marketing business.

I will be with you every step of the way as you follow what I do in each of the videos.

This course is for you if you want to start a part-time online business, or if you want to design WordPress websites for other people.

In this course, you will learn:

  • How to create a professional, mobile-responsive WordPress website from scratch
  • How to create an email sign-up box to help build your mailing list
  • How to design a beautiful web header using FREE online software
  • How to create an integrated blog page
  • How to install plugins to help improve your website's functionality
  • How to write effective SEO-friendly blog posts
  • How to use Google analytics to make sure your website is attracting visitors

...and much much more!

It doesn't matter if you've never done anything like this before, I will go through each stage from installing WordPress onto your domain, to creating the pages and menus you will need to make your website look professional.

I will also show you how you set up pages and posts so you can easily manage your website by yourself, going forwards, saving you money.

This course will give you everything you need to set up your WordPress website so that you can start to promote yourself and your products easily and effectively.

As a bonus for enrolling on this course, you will receive a FREE Psychological Sales Secrets eBook containing sales secrets used by the most successful online marketers.

This course includes a discussion forum where you can share tips with other students and you also get the opportunity to ask me questions!

I would love for you all to share links to your websites so you can give each other supportive feedback and help your websites get some exposure.

I am here to support you. Please feel free to ask me questions...I really want to help!

The course comes with a certificate of completion, which you can put on your CV to show potential employers, if you want to start a career as a web designer.

This course has an unconditional 30 day money back guarantee, so there is ZERO risk to enrolling in this course!

So what have you got to lose? Enrol today and take the first steps to an exciting new business.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who want to create a professional website but who don't have any coding knowledge or experience. It is ideal for people who want a step by step guide.
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
02:34:40
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Getting Started
4 Lectures 06:03

Before you start this course, you will need to have your domain name and hosting set up. If you are good to go, you can skip this lecture; however, if you haven't you will need to do the two things suggested in this lecture, first.

Before you start this course
02:00

Learn how to install WordPress onto your domain using one-click install from your host's CPanel and know how to set up the admin login and password so you can work on your website.

Preview 00:59

Learn how to access your WordPress admin panel and create your username and password.

Setting up you admin panel
02:39

Read on to find out how you can get help, if you are stuck.

Preview 00:25
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Theme Customisation
4 Lectures 18:04

Find out how to download my favourite FREE theme to create your mobile-responsive website.

Getting Started - how to download our FREE theme
02:52

Learn how to customise your site using the customise tab.

Preview 02:22

Learn how to create a professional-looking header using FREE online software and my favourite photo-sharing website, where you can find beautiful images you can use free of charge that are copyright-free and licensed for your professional use.

How to design your own Website Header using FREE online software
10:58

Now that you have designed your header, find out how you upload it to your website.

Uploading your website header to your website
01:52
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Structuring your Website
8 Lectures 31:14

This lecture tells you about legal pages for your website

Preview 00:41

Here, I sshow you how you create legal pages and add them to a footer memu

How to create legal pages for your website
06:52

Learn how to put together a navigation menu at the top of your website

How to create a main menu
02:52

Learn how to place your legal pages into a footer menu at the bottom of your website and replace the text with the name of your website and who it was designed by.

Preview 03:58

Learn how to customise the general admin settings that let you turn off or moderate comments and set permalinks so your pages are named after your articles' titles to help you rank higher in the search engines.

How to customise your general admin settings
05:55

This lecture talks you through user profiles. Learn how you can give other people access to your website without them being able to make any significant changes. This is useful if you want people to write articles for you and upload them directly to your site. If you prefer to write your own articles, learn how to change the settings so you have your author name at the bottom of each blog post..

How to create user profiles
02:39

Learn how to set up an Under Construction page which allows you to set up your website in the background while keeping it hidden from the public. Once you are happy with your website, you can turn this page off.

How to set up an Under Construction Page
03:51

Learn how to further customise your pages to make them look cleaner by removing the comment boxes etc.

How to customise our page layouts
04:26
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Email Marketing Integration
6 Lectures 22:21

Learn how to set up a FREE Mailchimp email marketing account.

Signing up for your FREE Mailchimp Email Marketing account
04:37

This lecture shows you how you can set up the emails your user will receive once they sign up to your newsletter.

How to set up your first Mailchimp email list
03:14

Learn how to entice people to sign up to your email newsletter by creating an irresistible freebie that people won't be able to resist. This lecture will show you how to put this offer on top of your sign-up box on the right-hand of your website.

how to create your irresistible freebie
07:12

This lecture talks you through how to set up the series of automated emails your subscribers will receive once they sign up for your irresistible offer. You will learn how to edit the emails and to set up a link which will take the user to a place where they can download your offer.

The automated email sign-up process
03:53

This lecture walks you through how you can customise the emails your subscribers will receive once they sign-up. We will be using our website header in the email template so not only will it look professional, but our users will recognise who has sent them the email, which helps to inspire trust.

How to customise your automated emails
01:38

It is important to test our email automation sign-up process to make sure everything runs smoothly for our potential subscribers. This lecture shows you what happens at each stage from the user inputting their email into your website sign-up box to the download of your offer once they receive the confirmation email.

The sign-up process in action - testing it all works.
01:47
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Plugins and website customisation
6 Lectures 18:20

Plugins are things we add to our website to give it extra functionality. If you want your website to do something in particular, such as take credit card payments or help us with social sharing, you can bet there will be a plugin to help you do it.


In this lecture, I go through the main plugins I like to add to my websites and I show you how to search for other plugins so you will know how to add in others that you may need to for website going forwards,

How to use plugins
04:55

Social media buttons are very important at they allow users to share your content. This is important in two ways: it helps your content to spread so you can attract more visitors to your website, which in turn helps your SEO and it also shows Google that users are engaging with your website, which also helps your SEO.


This lecture shows you how to install and customise these buttons for your website

Adding your social media sharing buttons
01:32

This lecture shows you how to do some further customisation for your social sharing buttons.

Configuring social sharing buttons
02:58

Most professional websites have a contact page where users can fill in a form to make contact with us. This lecture shows you how easy it is to create one of these pages for your own website.

Preview 02:41

This lecture shows you how to select from a wide variety of FREE sub-themes to change the look of your website even further, so that it looks even more professional. Have fun with it!

How to choose a professional sub-theme to make our website look professional
04:55

This lecture re-introduces you to the customisation tab so that you can do some further tweaks to the background and any other areas you might like to change.

Further customisation and last-minute tweaks
01:19
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SEO
6 Lectures 22:02

This lecture will help you download SEO -friendly plugins that will help your website to rank in the Search Engine Results Pages.

SEO Plugins
04:38

This lecture shows you how to install WordPress Yoast and how to use it to make your blog posts SEO-friendly.

The WordPress Yoast SEO Plugin
09:41

This lecture shows you where you need to go to set up a Google analytics account which will help you track how many visitors you are getting to your website and how they are engaging with it.

Setting up a Google Analytics Account
01:05

This lecture shows you how to find your Google analytics form and what each section means for your website.

How to use the Google Analytics Dashboard
03:45

This lectures runs through our finished product and allows you to check that you have completed all sections.

Course Summary
02:14

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Resources
3 Lectures 00:00
Free Psychological Sales Ebook
31 pages

Here is a PDF. Please feel free to copy and paste any of the legal pages you wish to use for your website. I am not a lawyer, so depending on the nature of your website, you may wish to consult legal advice rather than use these generic templates.

Legal Pages
3 pages

Here is your template to help you structure your SEO blog pos

SEO Blog-writing template
2 pages
About the Instructor
Business Divas Academy
3.9 Average rating
13 Reviews
1,369 Students
2 Courses
Business, sales and marketing courses

Angie, owner of Business Divas Academy has had a varied career that qualifies her to teach several courses. She is particularly experienced in sales, having spent over 9 years in telesales and account management for a major mobile phone network in the UK.

As a psychology graduate, she is especially interested in sales and marketing psychology and she has recently gained further qualifications in online marketing, social media and hypnotic copy writing. She spent some time working as a freelance copywriter creating content for various websites and she set up her own, successful fitness consultancy business when she was only 23.

Angie is a qualified teacher, and Business Coach and she now spends her time working as a Employer Relations Officer for the top college in the UK and working on her online business: designing websites, copywriting and coaching new business start-ups.

She loves learning and has taken lots of udemy courses herself. She is enjoying spending time in the udemy community as both a teacher and a learner.

In her spare time she likes reading, keeping fit, socialising with friends and family (including her gorgeous little dog, Holly) and karaoke.