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This course was designed to teach anyone how to use wordpress to build websites by creating two amazing and professional looking websites. I believe that the best way to learn is by doing, and that is what we will do. This course operates under the assumption that the student knows nothing about wordpress, or building websites for that matter.
WARNING: If you are very well trained in Wordpress, this is not the course for you.
Here is a list of some of the things you will learn in this course:
If you have been interested in making a website for your company, or just want to learn how to build wordpress websites, this course is for you. We will jump right into the process by selecting a domain name.(I will give you some pointers on how to pick out the proper domain name) We are then going to setup a hosting account, and if this seems daunting, don't worry because I will walk you through every step. It is then a short skip and a hop and our first website will be up and running. We then chisel down to the bedrock of this course, building our website. The first website will be built using a 100% free theme. After building an amazing and responsive one page business website, we will begin a second website. This will serve as a virtual resume, or online portfolio for the student. Before splitting ways, I will give you some of my newbie money making tips for beginners.
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30 day money back guarantee.
Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.
Certificate of completion.
|Section 1: Discovering Wordpress|
A Quick Note: #AcademyXPreview
A closer look at Wordpress benefits
|Section 2: Choosing and Purchasing a Domain|
Lets get a domain name!Preview
|Section 3: Getting Started With a Hosting Account|
|Section 4: Setup|
Installing our website
|Section 5: Getting Into Themes|
What are themes?
Install our FREE theme
Download Required Plugins
Add Logo and Static Home Page
Adding a Services Tab
Create a Call to Action
Add Header Image
How About A Challenge?
The Team Section
Social Media Icons
Adding Block Quote
|Section 6: Website Footer|
Adding Content To The Footer
Finalizing The Footer
|Section 7: Contact Page & Sidebar|
Setup A Contact Page
Setting Up A Newsletter Signup
|Section 8: SEO Plugin|
My Favorite SEO Plugin
|Section 9: Brand Our Color|
Re-branding The WebsitePreview
|Section 10: Resume Website|
Continue without buying a new domain
New Add-on Domain
Selecting Our Theme
Install Our Resume Theme
Create Our Home Page
Configuring Our Header
Setup Contact Page
Setting Up Twitter Feed
Complete Portfolio Section
|Section 11: Setting Up Our Email|
Add New Email
Send From Our New Email
Retrieve Mail Using POP3 Gmail
|Section 12: Setting Up Live Chat|
Add Chat Capability With Pure Chat
|Section 13: Speed Rounds|
I will show you guys how to download a simple plugin that will allow you to change the css of specific elements within your theme.
|Section 14: Conclusion|
Money Making Tips and Final Words
I am a graphic designer, entrepreneur, and lead instructor at the Academy X design school. I am passionate about working with startups and have launched several successful businesses. Learn how to design from my "jump right in" teaching style.
"I am a nerd. I love everything technology, and making the virtual world a more beautiful place is my passion." -Andrew
I currently live in Atlanta, where I am the CEO of a security software company. I began designing mobile applications and websites in college. UX/UI design came so naturally that, I knew it was the career for me. I like to say I am a Economics major with a computer science addiction. I won the College of Charleston Entrepreneur of the Year award when I was a senior in college.
I have worked as a graphic designer for an array of different size companies from startups, all the way to fortune five hundred companies such as Coca-Cola.
I have experience designing logos, branding, UI design, UX research, rapid prototyping, and web development.
I have been a freelance web developer since 2009 and have contributed countless beautiful websites to the internet.
I have served as the creative director for an emerging financial technology startup.
I have served as a UI designer for a non profit, SPLASSH, a company that crowdsources projects about the way we consume information about water.
My motto is to teach by doing. In my courses, you will jump right into the subject and learn to design by actually designing. Recreating app designs and learning as you go is the best way to learn in my opinion.
My goal is to give my students the ability to change their career with the skills they learn in my classes.