DIY PRO Blog and E-Commerce platform is 38 videos (approximately 9 hours), 148 Page eBook, supporting applications and code files on Self Hosting. The videos guide you step by step through installing, configuring, and customizing powerful software that turns your PC into a full featured blog and online store. You will learn a broad spectrum of technical knowledge in Self Hosting, hands on, from an IT professional with 28 years of computing experience. Even better, a web professional would charge you $2,000 - $5,000 to implement what you will learn in this Self Hosted Blog & eCommerce Training! The best part is what you can do with it when you are done.</p>
Download the support files to your computer and extract the zip.
BlogEngine.NET 2.5 Download to your PC
nopCommerce 2.5 Download to your PC
Graphics software installer. Download to your PC.
Recommended software for storing the many passwords generated during this class.
Licenses for the software used in this class.
Basic computer networking is explained providing an overview of web technology.
You will gather basic information about your computer and network that will be used later in the course.
For example, verify administrator rights, OS type, IP settings, and router settings.
Assign a static IP address to your computer.
Internet Information Services consists of software components that enable a computer to host websites. This lesson gets IIS up and running on your computer.
Installing .NET Framework
Configure regular backups of your PC
Configure your firewall
Learn how to use service accounts to keep your system secure.
Download database software to store your website data.
Web development software will allow you to modify the files that determine your website design and functionality.
Visual C# is a programming language and installing the development environment enables you to modify code files.
Live Writer is blog editing software. You will use it to create high quality posts for your blog.
Install and configure database software.
Download the core applications used in the DIY Web Platform, recommended tools, and update your OS.
Register your domain name.
Learn about the HOSTS file and add new entries.
Prepare to install your websites and configure application pools.
Install nopCommerce software
Choose a color scheme for your websites.
Apply your color scheme and create custom theme folder.
Create a custom theme for your blog
Create a custom theme for your store.
Create a custom logo to build your brand.
Create custom menu icons that match your theme
Customize page footers
Use social accounts for content and website promotion
Create a database to store blog analytic data
Create a table for analytic data.
Install a custom HTTP Module that sends request details to the database for reporting
Create a custom report to view daily blog traffic.
Learn how to monitor the performance of your websites.
Write your first blog entry and post it.
Choose a product to sell online and set it up in your store.
Configure payments and shipping methods in your store.
Promote your websites with a newsletter. Create a custom newsletter sign up form and link to it from your site.
Finalize your website settings and content, then test your store by going through the purchasing process.
Configure your firewall to allow internet users to browse your websites.
Change your public DNS record pointing your domain name to your websites.
My Dad bought me my first computer, an Atari 800, when I was 12 years old. I enjoy sharing my 28 years of computer experience with others because modern technology can empower individuals like never before in history. In 1999 I achieved Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification and Cisco Certified Network Associate. I spend way too much time at a keyboard so i like to get out and play golf when I can.