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.
This video contains a checklist of what needs to be completed before you begin the course
Introduction to the course. Who is this course for? What will you get out of it?
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.
In this lecture you will learn how to install Wordpress and take a tour of the Wordpress dashboard.
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.
Once a theme has been installed, you can customize it by adding your logo, changing the colours, etc
In this lecture you will learn what plugins are and how to install them. You will add 6 essential plugins to your website
Now that you have your theme and your essential plugins installed, let's add some pages to your site.
In this lecture the student will learn how to post a blog to their website
In this lecture we create the navigation for your website by adding menus
In this section we add a contact form to our website
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.
In this section we explore adding widgets to the footer area to have certain content easily accessible
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.
In this lecture we look at linking images to pages and the image gallery shortcode
In this video we illustrate a shortcode within a shortcode
This section is not essential but making your site optimized for search engines will improve the chances of your customers finding you online.
In this video we clean up a few things on the site and we end up with a finished version of our website
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.
In this video we add products to our website and walk through the checkout process
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.
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.