Learn how to quickly build websites using Wordpress

Start building websites quickly and easily with no prior programming experience
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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

If you've ever wanted to build your own website WITHOUT being a programmer, this is the perfect course for you! It will take you from complete Newbie to being proficient with building professional quality websites, all in less time than you thought possible.

All topics are explained in a easy, non technical manner. I will walk you through everything, from registering a domain name, how to get hosting, installing Wordpress and learning how to build websites. All you need to do is follow along with the videos.

The course consists of clear video lectures and will move you from Newbie to Expert.

It is suggested that you follow along by doing as I do, and in the process you will be building a website and learning a valuable new skill.

Learning how to build a website is a critical skill in today's economy, and by utilizing Wordpress you can do this without programming. If you have basic computer familiarity like using Word or Powerpoint, you'll be building websites in no time at all.

I look forward to being by your side as you start this new adventure.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need Internet access, a web browser and a desire to create a website!
  • You do not need to have hosting or a domain prior to this course as it will be covered in the course
  • You do not need Wordpress installed prior to the course as this will be covered in the course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Register a domain name and get a web hosting account
  • Install Wordpress and keep it updated
  • Create your first Wordpress website
  • Identify when to use Posts and when to use Pages
  • Personalize your site using Themes
  • Round out your website with menus and sidebars
  • Add functionality to your site using Plugins
  • Learn about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to get your new site found
  • Understand the principles of lead capture

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for newbies who want to either build a website for themselves or get into the business of building websites for a living. It takes your from newbie to being proficient with Wordpress and assumes NO prior Wordpress or web development experience.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting Started
Understanding basic web site architecture
Getting a domain name - Part I
Getting a domain name - Part II
Finding a host
Connecting your domain name to your hosting account
Installing Wordpress

Watch this video ONLY if you are not ready to get your own domain name and hosting account, OR if you got a domain name but it isn't yet resolving to you hosting account. This is an alternate way to get started.

Section 2: Building your first site!
Exploring the sample site
What's the difference between Posts and Pages?
Creating a new page
Advanced Page Editing
Understanding Themes and how to change your site look
Section 3: Let's make this a real website
Understanding Parent/Child relationships
Working with Media
Learn about menus and linking in pages
Section 4: Adding functionality to your site
Introduction to Plugins
Adding a Contact Us page
Adding a blog to your website
Advanced Themes - Part I
Advanced Themes - Part II
Advanced Themes - Part III
Section 5: The Finishing Touches
Search Engine Optimization basics
Search Engine Optimization - Part II
Watching out for Hacks and keeping updated
Turning this into a for-profit business

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Instructor Biography

Chris du Toit, Esq., Lawyer, Developer and Internet Geek

Chris is an experienced technology professional and licensed attorney. He has held executive roles in public companies, started his own companies and has extensive product management experience.

He likes to take complex concepts and break them down in a very easy to understand manner, and make sure that all the information is very practical and ready to use. Whether it's a legal concept or showing you how to develop software, you can sure the course will walk you step by step to what you need to know.

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