In this course, I will give you the skills and tools you need to build professional quality web sites.
No prior experience required!
I will show you the techniques that I use in my own web design business. You will learn my tips, tricks and best practices for building WordPress websites. Near the end, I will be going over the resources, tools, software and services that I use when I design websites.
Course Structure and Format
Part 1: In this course, we will start by learning the basics of WordPress and launching websites. This will give you a better understanding of the overall process and how everything works. However, if you are already familiar with those topics feel free to skip down to the meat of the course. These lessons are lecture style with slides.
Part 2: After that, we are going to be diving into the nuts and bolts of WordPress. In this section, you will be watching over my shoulder as I demonstrate the features of WordPress and show you exactly how to build out your own WordPress site. This part of the course is primarily screen capture style video.
Part 3: Next we will start learning how to do specific things. Things like, how to add Google Analytics to your site, how to integrate social media with your site, how to block spam comments, How to create beautiful photo galleries, how to create a document repository, how to manage users and more!
Part 4: By this part of the course you will have learned how to build a WordPress website and will be comfortable with designing your own website(s). But I will take it a step further and give some design tips and tricks that will truly make your website beautiful, functional and engaging.
Part 5: BONUS section.
In this section, I will be going over things like:
1. How to make money with your site
2. How to optimize your site for SEO
3. How to find Copyright free photos (for free)
4. Where to find good graphics (free and paid)
5. And More!
If you want to learn how to build professional quality web sites, learn more about WordPress, and have a greater understanding of how to be successful online, this is the course for YOU!
This course is divided up into 5 primary parts as discussed in this video. This course primarily uses two training formats. The first part of this class is educationally focused with slides and lectures while the rest of the class is focused around hands-on "show me how to do it" training using screen capture video demonstration.
Overview of what WordPress is and what you can do with WordPress.
Comparison of common CMS solutions.
In-depth overview of the benefits of WordPress and why it is a good platform.
How to connect your domain name to your new website.
An overview of some of the important settings on the Flywheel dashboard including managing backups, adding collaborators, completing billing, adding your custom domain name and more.
This video demonstraits how to install a WorPress theme on your site (free example theme) and update it.
Learn how to connect your site to social media channels and integrate with them.
An overview of ways you can monetize your blog or website.
As a entrepreneur and technology explorer, I have learned many different aspects of technology and love living on the cutting edge. I'm also a marketer by training and that has given me an appreciation and focus on real-world, "practical application." My goal is to take technical challenges (such as web design, email set up, etc.) and break it down into plain English so that it is as easy as possible for you to grasp the concepts and then directly apply it to your own projects.