How to Build a Website for your Business using Wordpress
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How to Build a Website for your Business using Wordpress

This course is for complete beginners, no prior experience is required
4.4 (16 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.
2,759 students enrolled
Created by IT Butler
Last updated 4/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Install Wordpress
  • Build a customized website for their business using Wordpress
  • Add features such as contact forms, subscription lists, image galleries, videos, etc
  • Sell products directly through their website
  • Make cosmetic edits to their site whenever they choose
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Requirements
  • Absolutely no website development, design, or Wordpress skills are necessary to take this course
Description

This course is designed for small business owners with little to no experience with building websites. During this course you will learn the steps required to create and customize a website from scratch using Wordpress. During the course you will work along with me as I, install Worpdres, setup a template for my website, add features to my website, add products to sell on my website.

At the end of this course you will have a website that has been tailored for your business, and the skills to build as many new websites as you want in the future. If you would like to get your business online but don't have the budget to hire a professional web design agency, then this course is right for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for absolute beginners with little or no experience building website
  • Small business owners who do not have the budget to engage a professional web design company or hire a full-time IT person will benefit the most from this course
  • If you require a complex website such as a social network, this course is not right for you
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Curriculum For This Course
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Accessing your cPanel and Installing Wordpress
4 Lectures 22:48

This video contains a checklist of what needs to be completed before you begin the course

Preview 04:35

Introduction to the course. Who is this course for? What will you get out of it?

Preview 04:36

In this lecture you will learn how to login in to your cPanel (and what your cPanel is). From there you will learn how to create an email address for your business.

Preview 06:32

In this lecture you will learn how to install Wordpress and take a tour of the Wordpress dashboard.

Installing Wordpress and basic Wordpress navigation
07:05
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Themes & Plugins
3 Lectures 22:12

The theme is the template for your website. Once this is installed you will have the structure for your entire site and from there you just have to add your content.

Installing a theme
06:29

Once a theme has been installed, you can customize it by adding your logo, changing the colours, etc

Customize your theme
09:15

In this lecture you will learn what plugins are and how to install them. You will add 6 essential plugins to your website

Adding Plugins
06:28
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Website Structure
4 Lectures 26:36

Now that you have your theme and your essential plugins installed, let's add some pages to your site.

Adding pages
08:47

In this lecture the student will learn how to post a blog to their website

Adding blog posts
04:34

In this lecture we create the navigation for your website by adding menus

Adding menus
05:42

In this section we add a contact form to our website

Adding a Contact Form
07:33
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Widgets
2 Lectures 11:38

Think of a widget as a space on your website where you would like to add a feature. You will love widgets by the end of this section.

What is a widget?
04:37

In this section we explore adding widgets to the footer area to have certain content easily accessible

Footer widgets
07:01
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Shortcodes Ultimate Plugin
3 Lectures 19:41

This section is not essential but learning how to use the Shortcodes Ultimate plugin will make your life a lot easier. Especially if you are not a professional developer.

Shortcodes Ultimate plugin
04:05

In this lecture we look at linking images to pages and the image gallery shortcode

Shortcodes Ultimate cont'd
08:26

In this video we illustrate a shortcode within a shortcode

Shortcodes Ultimate cont'd 2
07:10
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Taking it to the Next Level
5 Lectures 32:09

This section is not essential but making your site optimized for search engines will improve the chances of your customers finding you online.

Optimizing your site for SEO
06:38

In this video we clean up a few things on the site and we end up with a finished version of our website

Cleaning things up
05:50

In this video we install the Woocommerce plugin which will allow you to sell products and accept payments on your website. If you do not intend to sell anything directly from your website, you can skip this lecture.

*Bonus - Selling products on your website
09:17

In this video we add products to our website and walk through the checkout process

**Bonus - Selling products on your website cont'd
08:44

So you now know how to build a custom website using Wordpress, what next? If you intend to use the site that you built in this tutorial for your business, you need to sign up for website hosting to keep it online. We provide hosting services at a reduced rate for anyone who has completed this course. Please view the video to learn how to keep your site online.

Now what?
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About the Instructor
IT Butler
4.4 Average rating
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Web design and hosting services

IT Butler is a web design agency that helps entrepreneurs build a web presence without having to hire full time IT staff or spend thousands of dollars on web development. We teach small business owners how to build their own personalized site that is mobile and SEO friendly. We are also available for custom web development projects.