You want to create fully functional and highly customizable websites in WordPress? In this course I'll teach you how to do that plus:
Let me tell you a little story...
When I helped to launch one of the first online products for one of my clients, he decided to hire some programmers and experts to develop one website for almost every product we had.
As you probably know by now, programmers can be quite expensive most of the times, but you make the investment anyways because you are able to and you expect a good job with good results.
But what happens when you are just starting? Or just don't have the budget to hire someone? Or perhaps you just need to me making websites almost on a regular basis for your products and services. Things can get quite expensive.
WordPress is the #1 platform for websites and the most popular. So, I decided to take the bull by the horns myself and started working with my own website.
This course is the result of that experience. And I want to give all that knowledge to you, that person who is currently struggling to build his/her own website but don't want to hire someone to do it but don't know where to start. Also, perhaps you don't have the time to learn how to code your own website.
Learning how to code your website could take you months or even a couple of years to master. Instead, I give you this opportunity to learn how to do it in a very short amount of time.
You can even complete this course and build your own website in one weekend.
You will be learning how to use a powerful PageBuilder that even some programmers use to build websites.
And of course, I will give you some strategic tips and techniques on how to improve the SEO of your website.
Take this course now. I will be guiding you and helping you if you want to.
Welcome to the course that will help you to create amazing websites in WordPress from zero with NO coding experience required at all. Allow me to give you a brief introduction to this course so you can know what this is about.
In this article, I'll help you to better understand what this WordPress course is about. It's not just about completing the course, it's about you learning skills that will help you to achieve a long-term goal.
In this class I tell you a little bit about myself, because I think it is important to know whom you are learning from.
In this lecture I will explain something to you about the next sections.
Before you go on, I need to tell you that in order to best take advantage of this course, you'll need to invest in domains and a hosting plan if possible.
This is especially important if you are new in this topic and have never built a website. I call it an investment because I guess that if you are taking this course, you're serious about making a fully working website.
I do NOT recommend at all those free domain or free hosting providers because they are NOT reliable at all. If problems happen, there is no support team to call to or anything to do for that matter.
So, we need real services with real people behind them.
I've been using GoDaddy as a client and this is why I recommend them. In this course I will be showing you EXACTLY what I do to build websites from zero.
If you would like to work with another domain or hosting provider, then the next two sections may not be that useful to you. However, after those two sections I'll teach you how to build a website directly working on WordPress.
So, for instance, if you already work with WordPress and would like to learn how to use a PageBuilder for it, go ahead.
See you in the next lectures.
In this lecture I will help you to create a GoDaddy account, just in case you still don't have one. GoDaddy is one of the best places to get domains at the best price.
It's the first step into building your future website.
In this lecture I will make a real purchase to show you how to get domains from GoDaddy. If you are serious about this, it is important that you know how to purchase domains. GoDaddy is 100% safe and one of the best in the world.
What exactly is SEO? Perhaps you have heard this word before. In case you don't know, SEO stands for Search Engince Optimization.
This is of utter importance if you want people to find your website on the Internet. How do we do that? By optimizing our website to be found by search engines such as Google. I will give you 5 crucial tips that you should keep in mind that you should keep in mind if you want your website to be found by your potential customers.
One of the best things about GoDaddy is that they are all about customer service. I'll give you a few quick tips that will save you lots of trouble and time if you ever run into problems with your domain or your website.
You can reach GoDaddy 24/7, which make them a very reliable services. Just to make matters clear, I am not affiliate or have anything to do with them.
In this class I show you how to get a hosting plan from Godaddy.
This is a very easy-to-set-up hosting plan and just in a few clicks you will be building your new website in WordPress.
In this lecture, I teach you how you can -step by step- install WordPress in your hosting package. You won't need any experience at all, because I will tell you EXACTLY what to do in order to successfully achieve this.
WordPress is the #1 platform to post your website.
I've come to know that even many WordPress experience users don't know this way of installing WordPress in a hosting plan from GoDaddy. So, even if you are kind of experienced perhaps there's something new you'll be learning today.
Here I will make sure we understand what we are going to learn in this course. This course will be divided into three main sections:
With those three key points in mind, we will continue in this course.
What's a plugin exactly?
Let's say a plugin is a little app or piece of code that will enhance the capabilities of our website.
WordPress has THOUSANDS of plugins of all sorts. Each one made to make the website management easier and help us to achieve our goals.
In this course we will install free plugins that will help us to make great websites.
One of the reasons WordPress is widely used is because of its themes.
Themes help us to create highly customized websites easily. There are themes for all sorts of industries, organizations and businesses. For instance, there are special themes for photography, others for online shopping, others for news, others for law firms, etc.
In this course, I will teach you how to install a free theme. One of the most popular themes actually that will help you to create awesome websites easily.
We are almost set to start building our website. In this course, we will use one of the most popular PageBuilders available for WordPress. Oh, also, it is free!
One of the things I love the most about the Page Builder is the Hero Widget... believe me... it is a real hero!
The Hero widget is great to enhance the beauty of any website to create amazing pages!
I will teach you how to add a fully functioning button to your Hero widget. You can use this button for all sorts of things. By the end of this course, you are going to help your visitors to subscribe to your list with this button.
One of the best things about the Hero widget is that you can add many frames. A frame can contain and display much information (valuable information) to your visitors and help your customers to better understand what you have to offer.
There are two ways to insert a video into your website.
There is the video widget, which I teach you just so you know how to use it, but in my opinion, it is useless since it does not very well.
However, I will give you a solution to embed a high responsive video player into your website.
Now that we have taken our first steps into WordPress, it is time to start for real. I will be teaching you at high detail level how to use every tool available in the Page Builder. Pay attention and watch closely, because everything in here will help you to create amazing websites.
We need to start simple in order to advance to the greatness.
We will start adding rows, columns, icons and headlines to our website.
We start simple and then you'll see all the possibilities on how to construct a great WordPress website.
In this lecture I will teach you how to add more space between rows so you can manipulate the distance between the borders of each container and the content.
I will also teach you how to add a Call To Action button.
In this lecture I will teach you not only how to insert an image into your website, but how to insert the BEST image to improve the SEO of your pages.
It is a matter of how you name your images, the size file, where to get the best free images, and much more.
In this lecture we will continue on adding more rows, headlines and videos to display more valuable information to our visitors.
Adding paragraphs of text to your website is allowed.
However, there are some rules that you'll need to follow in order to build a great website. I'll teach you just how to do that very easily.
Want to add a catchy headline for your website? You can write a quote, a phrase, a call to action... whatever you think your visitors need to know!
There is some space between your rows by default. How do you get rid of them? I'll show you how to do that by configuring your Page Builder plugin.
A ribbon is a very atractive headline within a row, just like the one we did before. In this lecture, I will teach you how to make one more ribbon.
It is of utter importance that you add images to your website. The images must display exactly what you do in your organization.
I'll show you how to add a simple image gallery just by dividing rows of your page.
It's not what you say about your business but what others say about you.
In this lecture, I'll show you how you can add video testimonials to your page.
This widget will help you to add sliders to your webpage. You can even insert widgets and highly customized content into each slide. Very easy to use.
As its name states, the pricing table will help you to display the pricing plans of your products and services.
This widget will help you to display key points in your website. It's way awesome because it display information in a very graphic and atractive way.
If you go and type yourwebsite.com (insert your domain before the .com there) what will show?
You can show whatever you want. The main page is called the home page, and in this lecture I will help you to costumize it.
I will teach you how to customize your Zerif Lite theme. It is very easy to do and you won't have any problem at all.
You will learn how to add pages to your WordPress website.
How many you can add? As many as you need and want.
This is one of the great things about Page Builders. There is not a limit for the projects you can do in the same website.
In this lecture, I will teach you how to configure the menu structure to organize your website for your visitors. You can add pages, blog posts, or pretty much anything you want!
How do you get your website indexed by Google?
There is a certain number of ways, but one of the best to do that is to install the Yoast free plugin. Yoast will provide you guidelines to improve the SEO of your website.
This is a MUST for every person building a website.
One of the best ways to sell is to play with the scarcity concept.
In this course, I will help you to show limited time offers in your websites through a countdown timer. Set this countdown timer in order to make your visitors hurry to buy something from you.
What good is a website if you don't get information from your visitors? In this lecture, I will help you to install suscription forms in your website.
The monetization of your website depends on your ability to reach to your visitors. This happens when you have suscription forms.
In this lecture, I will help you to install an embed form in your website. It's quite easy to do and very helful. Don't miss the chance to install this in your website!
In this article I will give you a little bit more details on how to embed videos into your website.
Egresado de Administración de Empresas, me he desarrollado en el ámbito de las presentaciones de negocios y el mundo empresarial. Formé parte del programa Prezi Ambassadors, desarrollando y colaborando con otros especialistas Prezi de todo el mundo.
Actualmente laboro en el CEET Business School como desarrollador de contenidos en programas de capacitación empresarial. También en la formación de estrategias de comunicación en redes sociales.
He tenido la oportunidad de impartir conferencias y talleres tanto en la iniciativa privada como en instituciones educativas. Me encanta disfrutar de las charlas y conferencias, inspirando a través del aprendizaje y conocimiento.