Have you ever wanted to design a website?
Well, if you take this course you will be well on your way to designing your very first website. Not only that this website will be professional website and look great on all devices.
Even if you are a complete beginner, we will walk you through the step by step process on how to design your very own website using the WordPress platform. No Coding are Experience is Necessary.
Over 74 million websites use WordPress.
Here are just a few notable names who use the WordPress platform
And almost 50% of the top blogs are built on WordPress. We will teach you how to design your own website from start to finish.
Let me put it to you this way, If you can send an email, then you can build a website. Let us prove it.
This course is filled with content rich material that will teach you how to design your very own website. We will cover topics such as:
The good thing about this course is you can watch the lectures at any speed you want. You can replay, speed up or even slow down the video if you like.
If you have every wanted to design or make your own website, then this course if just for you, so let's us teach you how to design your very own website today!
Who should take this class?
Who is teaching the course?
This class will be taught by Andre Henderson who has many years experience of developing, designing and building websites. He has created many websites ranging from music websites to business websites.
Why should I enroll today?
There is a website and online revolution taking place. I am sure you have heard about it on the news, seen it on tv, browsed through it on the web or talked about it with a friend or co-worker. The way people do business and ministry is changing and if you don't have an online presence you may be left behind, but we have created this course to help make sure that you stay up to date with technology and ahead of the game.
Not only that, but to get someone to design a website nowadays can range from $1,500 to over $2,000. Why pay someone when you can learn how to do it yourself.
This course is guaranteed to give you everything you need to design your own website and keep up with technology.
Another cool thing about this course is it is FREE... So tell a friend.
Enroll today and let me help you take the online presence of your ministry, business, Church, music group or personal endeavor to another level.
It's 2016 and it's time to take your online presence to another level.
Don't forget to leave a review after you have completed the course - Side Note: We would most definitely love and appreciate 5 star reviews.
So go ahead and enroll now and let us help you take your online presence to another level.
Here is an introduction to the course, you will get to know the instructor and some of the topics that we will be discussing in this amazingly FREE online class entitled "Make a professional website for your ministry.
When building a website the first thing you want to decide on is your domain name. A domain name is what people will type into the address bar to find your website. In this lecture the student will learn how to search for and purchase a domain name.
The next step after purchasing your domain name is decide where you will want to host your website. I like to look at it like this the domain name is your address and the hosting is your street on where the house is built. In this case the house being your website. In this lecture we will walk you through the process of how to set up web hosting for our website.
Ok now that you have a domain name and web hosting, it is time to get into the fun part of making your own website and that is installing the wordpress platform. In this lecture we will walk you through the process of installing the wordpress platform to your web hosting account. Here is where you will get familiar with the term wordpress dashboard. The dashboard is where you build your website from adding plugins, to choosing theme, to changing colors, to adding images and so on. We can't wait to show you how to work with WordPress as it is what a lot of popular websites are using. This is where it gets fun and exciting.
Now that you are familiar with the WordPress dashboard we are going to teach you how to install a theme to your website. The theme is how your website is going to look. Let's say our website is a house, the theme is going to decide how many rooms, where the rooms will be, what color the house will be and how many stories. In our case instead of a house we are building a website. The theme will help you choose colors, features, banners, headers, images and so much more.
Installing wordpress on your website.
Ok now that you have installed WordPress and have learned to install the theme of your website, you are now ready to start designing and fixing up the house. Now the house in our case will be the website. In this lecture we are going to show you how to add page builder to your website. Page builder makes designing your website so much fun and easier. It help in adding great features and functionality to your website and I am sure you will find it find to work with.
Ok now that you have everything in place such as 1. domain name (address of your house/website) 2. Web Hosting ( The Street or Place your house will be built/website) 3. WordPress ( The material used to build your house/website) 4. WordPress theme (How your house/website is going to look) 5. Page Builder ( Tools that make building your house/website easy and fun). Let's start build the house/website. In this lecture we are going to teach you how to add a banner to your website. That is the image that appears at the top of your website. It usually displays company name, contact information, image of the business or artist and is usually the first thing a visitor sees. It is kinda like the front of your house.(Side Note: I hope my house illustrations are helping lol)
In this lecture we are going to show you how to add a menu bar to your website. This where the guests click to decide what page they would like to visit on your website. Well maybe that's why they call it a menu bar, because when we look at a menu we can choose what we would like to eat, but in our case the guest is choosing which room of the house they would like to see. ( So make sure your rooms are clean)
In this lecture we will teach you how to install one of the most popular WordPress sliders on the market today and that is the Meta Slider. This will add so much more vibrancy and action to your website. Using the Meta Slider will definitely take the appearance of your website to another level.
Once you have learned how to install Meta Slider in this lecture we will teach you how to add different slides to Meta Slider. Slides are images that rotate on your home page. They can announce a special your business is having, a special event your Church is having, a certain product that your music group has just released. Once you get the hang of working with meta slider it will definitely be something you would want to take advantage of.
In the lecture we will show you how to change the color of your menu bar. The good thing about designing your own website is you can decide the colors that you want your website to be. The menu bar is one of the first things your guest will see, so make sure it fits in well with your website.
Ok little by little we are adding nice feature to our newly built house/website. In this lecture we will show you how to add some eye catching icons to your home page. Icons are images that are located on your home page and will usually be on of the first things that your guest will see, besides your banner. The more eye catching your icons the better and we are going to show you how to add them to your website.
Ok now if we are looking at our website like house. Then in this lecture we are going to show you how to add some rooms to your house, but in our case it will be how to add pages to your website. Now just like you don't want too have many rooms in a house that are not needed, so it is with your website. You don't want to add to many unnecessary pages to your website. When adding pages the main thing you want to look for is the content that you will be adding to your pages. So let us show you how to add some pages to your website.
In this lecture we are going to show you how to add some links to your newly created home page icons. What are link? Links are images or text that guests will click on that takes them to another part of your website. Such as another page, blog, video, and so on. We are going to show you how to add this feature to the icons or images that are on your home page.
In this lecture we will walk you through the process of how to add and adjust the headline of your home page. This is more like an announcement section of your website. If there is something that you would really like to stand out to your guests when they stop by your site, then you would add that to your headline widget. Such as " Limited Time Only" get the latest copy of our newly released single entitled "Holy Ghost Party"
This lecture will teach the student how to make adjustments to the blog post and text that is located on the home page. The cool thing about adding the page builder to your site is you can place this text any where on your home page. You can also paste your blog feed any where on your home page. We will show you how to make those adjustments in this lecture.
In this lecture the student will learn how to add text to the footer of your website. The footer is the last information that is located on the bottom of your home page. This is a good place to put your address, phone number, links to other page, and even company name. We will walk you through the process of how to go about doing that in this lecture.
Little by little your website is coming along. Now we are going to show you how to add plugins to your website. This is a term you should get familiar with at that is the word Plugin. Here is the definition of a plugin - Plugins are ways to extend and add to the functionality that already exists in WordPress. The core of WordPress is designed to be lean and lightweight, to maximize flexibility and minimize code bloat. Plugins then offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs. It has been said that there are over 29,000 wordpress plugins. We will teach you how to add plugins to your site and believe me once you get the hang of adding plugins, there are tons of features that you can add to your site.
This page consists of links to all the plugins that were used while we created this class.
One of the things that you may want to do is get some information from your guests such as email, phone, or even allow them to ask a question. By adding a form to your website, you will be able to do just that. In this lecture we will teach you how to add one of the most powerful website forms out there. This has form great functionality and the ability to not only get the information of your guests, but also allows you to take payments via paypal and credit cards. This form is amazing and comes with templates that are already designed and we will teach you how to install this form on your website in this lecture.
In this lecture we will teach you how to install a music store to your website. Now this will come in handy if you are an artist, band or a Church that would like to make your sermons available to your guest. Your guest will be able to purchase your material via paypal. We will walk you through the step by step process of setting up your own store on your website. In this store you can offer multiple types of media to your guest, such as .mp3, mp4, jpg and so on. These items can be made available for free or for purchase and the good thing is you can set the prices.
In this lecture we will walk you through the step by step process of how to add music, media, sermons and different types of media to your store. The cool thing about this music store is you can also let the guests preview your work before they make a purchase of your product. Yes we will show you how to go about setting the store up so guests can preview your music, audio and sermons also.
In this lecture we will teach you how to add music to a specific page on your website. This will come in handy if you would like to make a page that is dedicated to an artist, to a certain preacher, to a certain genre of music and so on. We will walk you through step by step on how to get about accomplishing this task in this lecture. This is really good for those who will be using this website for a music group or to add sermons from your Church.
In this lecture we will show you how to accomplish adding specific media to the overall store of your website. Not only can artist have their own music page, but you can also create a store that has all the music, sermons and media available in one place for one to purchase.
In this lecture we will show you how to add multiple items on a page of your choice. This is very helpful if your artist has more than one song, sermon, or video. We will also show you how to get your product to show up in an organized form that is very attractive to your guests.
In this lecture we will show you how to add some content to your resources page. In this case we are going to pull some products from Amazon and make them available on our website. We are going to get some ebooks from Amazon and paste them on our resource page so our guests can purchase them right from our website. We will show you how to add the product link that will take them straight to your product and allow your guests to purchase your ebook or whatever your product may be.
This lecture will help take the look and feel of your Meta Slider to another level. We will show you how to add some amazing features to your slider images such as: hyperlinks, special effects and so much more. By adding these features and effects to your sliders, you will be able to come up with some eye catching sliders that are guaranteed to take your brand new website to anther level. I thought this lecture was so good that we would make it available for you to view for free.
Here in this lecture we will walk you through the process of being able to add a blog to your website. So not only will you have a website for guests to view, but now you can also give them the option of finding out more about your business, Church, ministry or music group through a blog. We will show you how to add content and a featured image to your blog.
In this lecture we will walk you through the process of how to use page builder to adjust the look of your home page. In this tutorial you will learn some steps that will allow you to make your website stand out from the rest. You will learn how to add text and place it in different places on your website. You will learn how to add different widgets to your home page and place them in different locations, which can really add some uniqueness to your website. Widgets are just like plugins they help you to add functionality and diversity to your website.
In this lecture we will show you how to change the colors of the home page icons of your website. Now remember this is our website so you can make the colors and appearance look and feel the way that you like and think is best.
In this lecture the student will learn how to add the Stakk Plug in - which adds so much versatility to your website such as optin forms, media pop ups, surveys and even a count down timer for an upcoming event or a special offer. Remember we mentioned how plugins can add so much versatility and functions to your website. Well this plugin does just that. You have can have featured video play when a guests logs on to your site, you can have a featured image pop up when guests log onto your site and not only that you can integrate this plug in with other email services such as: get response, aweber and more. This lecture and plug in alone is worth the money you will pay for the entire course.
This is a thank you from me letting you know how much I appreciate your taking the course and also congratulating you on finishing the course. Now go out there and make that website that you've always wanted for your business, Church, ministry or music group. There are no LIMITS... Thank you once again.
Hello my name is Andre Henderson aka "Pastor Dre"
I have been working with young people and designing websites for a total of 27 years now. I love encouraging young people to fulfill their potential in life. I started working with young people in 1988 as a youth leader. I started working with web design in 2003 as I had an online business selling beats. I am currently a Youth Pastor in Cape Town, South Africa and I am in charge of our churches website.
I also love producing music and making beats.
My goal in teaching these classes is to encourage people to be the best they can be and do all that God has called them to do.
If you would like to contact me personally please don't hesitate to send me a message 24/7
Sincerely, Pastor Dre