This course will take a beginner and turn him/her into an expert in digital marketing. The course material will cover topics like building personal branding online, websites with WordPress and blogging. At the end of the course you'll be able to setup digital properties, professional online identities, and create effective blog posts.
A domain name is the most important asset of your online business.
A domain name is the foundation of your online business. Here I have outlined some easy to follow instructions on how to register a domain name from GoDaddy & NameCheap. You will need a credit card or a PayPal account in order to make a payment. If you have a Payoneer MasterCard, you can use it in the checkout area.
Domain names are easy to obtain from online domain marketplaces or even from local internet service providers.
You need a web hosting account in order to host your website online. Now days web hosting is easy and cheap. Here I have outlined how you can register for a web hosting account through HostGator & FatCow.
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You need to link up the domain name and web hosting account together in order for it to work. Here I have shared how you can configure domain name servers with both GoDaddy and NameCheap. Please note that it takes upto 48 hours for the name server changes to take effect.
Let me check what kind of a learner you are!
WordPress is the worlds most popular content management system, available for free and supported by developers around the world. With the WordPress CMS you can easily create powerful websites with a click of a button. No coding required!
Forgot how to log in to your website? This video shares how you can log in easily to your WordPress dashboard. Just type: www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin to log in.
An overview of the WordPress admin area and how to update to the latest version.
Here are some recommended settings and option you must set after setting up WordPress.
Posts > All posts
Delete the Hello World! post by clicking on "Trash"
Pages > All Pages
Delete the Sample Page page by clicking on "Trash"
Settings > Permalinks
Set the permalink settings to "Post Name" structure and save changes. This will make the posts/page URL's easy to read and will be search friendly.
Settings > Media
Set all sizes, thumbnail size, medium size & large size to 0 (zero) and uncheck and crop checkbox. This will disable WordPress to make un-necessary copies of the same uploaded images. Save changes.
Settings > Discussion
Uncheck the link notifications/trackback option. This will help you get rid of trackback spam. Save changes.
Settings > General
Change the Site Title & Tagline to suite your need. Select your Timezone. Save changes.
Users > Your Profile
Set your First Name, Last Name and from the Display name dropdown, select your full name as the display name instead of the admin username. Save changes. You can also change the color scheme of the admin panel from this page.
There are thousands of custom themes available for you to use on your WP site. Here I will show you how to select a template from the themes directory.
Posts & Pages are the two common formats of content you can publish through WordPress. Although they look identical but are different in nature. Here I will show you how to publish content in your WP site.
The navigation menu is the most important element of your website. Here I will show you how to use the built in WordPress navigation menu to display your important webpages.
By default the WordPress CMS shows up the blog section on the front page. In order to make your website look professional, we will need to separate the blog section from your home page.
WordPress has many features built in but you can extend it's functionality by adding custom plugins. Here I will show you how to install plugins by adding a login lockdown plugin.
The plugin featured in this video is called "Login LockDown" link to the plugin below.
Let's change a theme one more time with the upload feature. You will need the theme package in a .ZIP file in your computer.
The theme I used "Indicate" download link is the the external resources below.
Images are important media in the modern websites. Here I will show you how to insert images into your WordPress site.
Look how easy it is to embed YouTube videos into your WordPress site! No embed code required.
Let's add a contact form into your website and allow people to send you emails!
Here I have shared how you can put your site offline to visitors. Under construction mode.
UnderConstruction plugin by Jeremy Massel
Find the plugin link in the external resources section.
Want to know how to insert a link/hyperlink into your website that goes to another site? Here it is.
Hi there, thanks for stopping by. I am a WordPress developer and consultant, working on the Genesis Framework. I love to learn and teach technology. Thanks for enrolling into my course if you have done so! Find me elsewhere..