Make a Wordpress Portfolio Website

Learn step by step how to make a wordpress portfolio website - an easy way to display your content to the world!
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

In this course I will be teaching you how to make a wordpress portfolio website in wordpress. We will be using wordpress for several reasons. The first, and possibly the most important reason is because wordpress is free to use and easy to manage. Secondly, wordpress is a very powerful content managing system where you can integrate plugins to give your website amazing added features for absolutely free.

The course will be presented in a way that a beginning wordpress user can understand. I will go step by step through the setup process, which includes how to sign up for a hosting account with an affiliate coupon and how to register our domain name. After that we dive into installing wordpress and getting started with our portfolio website design. During this part of the course we build on one step to the next so it is best not to skip around.

I suggest that individuals who want to have or possibly improve their current online portfolio take this course. This is an outstanding way to not just showcase your work, but also a wonderful way to get noticed by potential clients, employers, and more. It's really an investment in yourself. This course can likely be completed in full in a few days. I hope to see you on the inside! If you have any questions before enrolling please feel free to reach out to me.

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need a reliable computer and basic internet skills
  • The drive to put into place what we're creating with this step by step process
  • This course does use an affiliate hosting coupon (which saves you money) on a hosting plan. We will be signing up for hosting and a domain name within this course which is an additional expense to the course itself.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • have a live portfolio website on the web
  • feel comfortable managing their website within the wordpress dashboard
  • install and manage plugins to give their website extra power
  • add all kinds of features to their website

Who is the target audience?

  • Individuals who want a portfolio website should take this course
  • People who would like an easy way to display their work to the world
  • You should not take this course if you are already a wordpress pro that knows how to make a portfolio website

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: Introduction to the course

Get to know a little more about me and what we'll be covering within this course.


In this short lecture I cover how to change the settings within your video view such as the speed, the volume, as well as the best ways to contact me with any questions you might have along the way.


In this lecture we'll preview the final course project. I believe that it's important for you to see what we'll be building and that's why I've also made this a preview-able video.


In this lecture we compare the differences between and and cover why we'll be using going forward.

Section 2: Hosting sign up, domain name registration, and installing wordpress

In this lecture I go over how to sign up for hosting with a coupon code as well as how to register our domain name.


In this lecture I cover how to install wordpress within our control panel area.


In this optional lecture I go over how to add a sub-domain to our control panel and install wordpress on it.

Section 3: Creating our portfolio website

In this lecture I go over how to login to wordpress, and where we must do that each time as well as how to change our password.


In this lecture I cover where we'll find our free wordpress theme and how to install it. I'll also touch on where you can add other themes for future projects you may want to tackle as well as how to delete some pre-installed content.


In this lecture I briefly touch on what each part of the dashboard can be used for and how to change our settings tab configurations within the dashboard.


In this lecture I go over how to add pages to our menu and how to re-order them to our liking.


In this lecture we install our 5 course plugins that we'll be using and I cover how to utilizing the first two.


Now that we've set up our first two plugins it's time for us to cover the next 3 in this course here.


In this lecture I run through how we can quickly customize our wordpress website.

Creating a logo with a free tool
Creating our favicon image
Another free tool where we can make images for social media and blog posts

Since we are making a portfolio website I go and show you where I get free to use high quality images for the website we are creating, and how to upload them into our wordpress dashboard.


In this lesson we'll finally get into how to add our new beautiful images into our home page gallery with text included.


In this lecture I'll be covering two optional plugins where we can add out own image within the left side panel area and also how to edit our text fonts for the entire website easily.

Adding our about page content to the site

In this quick video I touch on why email forwarding is important and what we'll be doing in the next two lectures.


In this lecture I cover how to set up an email forwarder for wordpress, and why I believe that it's worth doing.


In this lecutre I cover how we can use email forwarding and our gmail settings to configure our emails to be sent from and received in our gmail account using our website email address that we set up previously.

Section 4: Bonus Section

In this bonus lecture I first congradulate you on finishing this course and offer you a bonus!

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Instructor Biography

Tom Johnson, WordPress Enthusiast & Premium Instructor

Hello everyone! My name is Tom Johnson. I'm a web development major and US Marine veteran. I have been using various web development tools for years now.

I have been regularly using wordpress for over seven years. I love wordpress and the functionality that it has. I also have studied and implimented html, css, and some basic javascript and php. I also have working knowledge of photoshop. If you have any questions about me or my courses please feel free to reach out to me, and I will do my best to get back to you quickly. I do my best to be active and responsive to student needs!

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