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Harness the power necessary for making a business WordPress website. No programming knowledge or experience required.
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What Will I Learn?
Installing WordPress
Theme Selection
Customize Options
Integrating Facebook
Adding Contact Form
Adding Twitter
Change Favicon
Pages and Posts
Adding Maps and Comments
Implementing Video
Dashboard overview
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Requirements
  • This is an all levels class. No programming knowledge or experience required.
Description

There are no words to explain how important this class is. If you are ever going to only take 1 class in web development then this is the class you want to take. Wordpress is revolutionary, its a trend setter, its the future, its the stuff that all those developers are using that you are paying to work for you. This is your opportunity to understand this phenomenal technology. You will never see the internet the same way.

Take advantage of this opportunity to change your perspective for life. The internet is the gift of this generation; take advantage of it and don’t let this opportunity go to waste. Knowing Wordpress will give you access to one of the strongest tools of our times. Don’t let this opportunity go to waste. What you learn in this class will change your perspective of the internet for ever.

Don’t you want to have better control over your internet experience? Don’t you want to be the master of your own internet destiny? Have you ever found yourself wanting to make a website but not knowing what you need to do?

In 100 years from now Wordpress will be remembered as one of the most significant achievements of mankind right next to the Moon Landing. Wordpress has empowered the individual to have a real presence and a voice on the internet.

With Wordpress you make your own website.

Wordpress is currently used by The New York Times, CNN, Forbes, Reuters, GM, UPS, Ebay, Sony, Best Buy, The Rolling Stones, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, MP3.com, IZOD, Kineda, StyleWatch, Mashable and Time Magazine just to name a few notable users.

If you have ever felt the slightest bit of impairment as a result of not knowing how to make a website then this right here is your opportunity to shine on and get the skinny on how to make your own website. Take this class and stop paying other programmers to make your websites for you. This class is the equivalent of the Red pill from the Matrix.

No prior programming experience or knowledge required. This class is outstanding! Its the best class you can ever take. Learn how to make a website with WordPress. WordPress has revolutionized business and this class offers the opportunity to learn Wordpress.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in making their own website
  • Anyone interested in becoming a WordPress developer
  • Anyone interested in taking control of their web experience
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 08:40
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Installing Wordpress
2 Lectures 03:19

There are no words to explain how important this class is. If you are ever going to only take 1 class in web development then this is the class you want to take. Wordpress is revolutionary, its a trend setter, its the future, its the stuff that all those developers are using that you are paying to work for you. This is your opportunity to understand this phenomenal technology. You will never see the internet the same way.

Take advantage of this opportunity to change your perspective for life. The internet is the gift of this generation; take advantage of it and don’t let this opportunity go to waste. Knowing Wordpress will give you access to one of the strongest tools of our times. Don’t let this opportunity go to waste. What you learn in this class will change your perspective of the internet for ever.

Don’t you want to have better control over your internet experience? Don’t you want to be the master of your own internet destiny? Have you ever found yourself wanting to make a website but not knowing what you need to do?

In 100 years from now Wordpress will be remembered as one of the most significant achievements of mankind right next to the Moon Landing. Wordpress has empowered the individual to have a real presence and a voice on the internet.

With Wordpress you make your own website.

Wordpress is currently used by The New York Times, CNN, Forbes, Reuters, GM, UPS, Ebay, Sony, Best Buy, The Rolling Stones, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, MP3.com, IZOD, Kineda, StyleWatch, Mashable and Time Magazine just to name a few notable users.

If you have ever felt the slightest bit of impairment as a result of not knowing how to make a website then this right here is your opportunity to shine on and get the skinny on how to make your own website. Take this class and stop paying other programmers to make your websites for you. This class is the equivalent of the Red pill from the Matrix.

No prior programming experience or knowledge required. This class is outstanding! Its the best class you can ever take. Learn how to make a website with WordPress. WordPress has revolutionized business and this class offers the opportunity to learn Wordpress.

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Theme Selection
1 Lecture 05:23

The very 1st step in making your website is selecting the Theme. In this case we are picking the Responsive Theme by Cyber Chimps.

What ever your business goal, there is a theme that you can use to achieve your goals. There are plenty of online resources you can consult for finding the appropriate theme for your individual goals. In this class we are using the Responsive Theme.

The Responsive Theme is free. If you are looking to have a specific solutions implemented such as an e-commerce site you might end up using a theme that has been developed specifically for e-commerce purposes.

There are themes you can buy that have been developed such that all you need to do is adjust the theme to meet your specific needs. Companies that offer themes also offer support for those themes.

Its important to keep in mind that by using a theme that has been created by another company you are saving yourself the trouble of re-inventing the wheel. Theme developers have worked through all sorts of business problems and thus when they develop a particular theme they are already incorporating their learning into the development of their solutions.

What this means is that in many cases you don’t need to rebuild a solution that has already been developed for you. Building anything from scratch makes no sense when you can utilize already created solutions.

Important nots:

No need to re-invent the wheel. Use a theme that has been made by a theme developer. This theme will already have all the features you are looking to implement. All you will need to do is setup the inputs.

Most business challenges are similar in nature. Developers that develop WordPress themes incorporate their learning into a unified solution. This means that you won’t have to worry about the intricacies of changing the background color on each web page you develop. Selecting a Theme is the 1st step in developing a website with WordPress.

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Theme Selection
3 questions
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Customize Options
1 Lecture 10:36

The key to making your website with Wordpress is to use a template. Different templates achieve different goals. An e-commerce template will come with prepackaged commerce solutions, similarly an events themed template will come with prepackaged event solutions. Templates with solutions to most business challenges are available for free download or purchase. The only task that is required is some searching to find an appropriate WordPress template that meets your individual needs.

Customize Options
10:36

Customize Options
4 questions
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Integrating Facebook
1 Lecture 11:04

Businesses connect with customers through a variety of platforms and Social Media usually plays an important role. The purpose of your website is to connect with your customers. Having the appropriate tools in place to do so can make all the difference. In this chapter we learn how to integrate Facebook into our website. The benefit of Facebook integration is that it offers a layer of connectivity with our customers. Visitors to a website are able to click the like button and stay in touch with the business. Customers are also able to connect with each other through the Facebook page. In this video we learn how to place a Facebook box on the homepage.

Integrating Facebook
11:04

Integrating Facebook
3 questions
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Adding Contact Form
1 Lecture 17:08

There are online services that can be integrated into a Wordpress website. One such service is Wufoo forms (www.wufoo.com). Wufoo

offers the functionality of making a form and then integrating this form into a Wordpress website. A form created from Wufoo can be integrated in to any website, however for the purposes of this class we are integrating this form into our Wordpress website. Wufoo form is only one such service; there are many online services that can be used to make a form for your website. In this class however we are utilizing the Wufoo form service. In this video we learn how to integrate a Wufoo form.

Adding Contact Form
17:08

Adding Contact Form
4 questions
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Adding Twitter
1 Lecture 05:07

Twitter allows business to stay in touch with their customers. Twitter is a news and Marketing platform. In this chapter we learn how to integrate a twitter feed into our website.

Adding Twitter
05:07

Adding Twitter
2 questions
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Change Favicon
1 Lecture 03:33

Favicon is the icon that shows up in the browser’s tab. There are several ways to change the favicon. For the purposes of this class we are using a plugin that will allow us to change the favicon. This solution requires no coding.

Having your own Favicon allows you to have your own branding for your website.

Change Favicon
03:33

Change Favicon
2 questions
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Pages and Posts
1 Lecture 17:57

Posts and Pages feature of Wordpress is similar in functionality. It is also the feature that makes Wordpress so cool. In this chapter we give an overview of how the posts and pages feature works.

Pages and Posts
17:57

Pages and Posts
4 questions
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Adding Maps and Comments
1 Lecture 09:58

Google maps is easily integrate able with Wordpress. There are several different types of plugins that can be utilized for this purpose. Each plugin comes with directions. In this example we are using MapPress Pro.

Adding Maps and Comments
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Adding Maps and Comments
3 questions
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About the Instructor
Startup Saturdays
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Startup Saturdays is empowering the global community through offerings that instill and enhance leadership, entrepreneurship and technical skills. Individuals empowered through Startup Saturdays are able to explore new business and career opportunities that lead to a better quality of life and higher earnings.

Explore new pathways for your life by attending one of our classes. We are here to assist individuals with personal growth and help eliminate unsightly hurdles that may be arising from a lack of knowledge.

The skills taught by Startup Saturdays are in Global demand; your goal might be to start a company or to attain better paying employment. Startup Saturdays has offerings that will help you with these goals. Our trainings are practical, exercise based and come from experienced instructors. Classes take place in a professional conference room setting with individual attention.

The premise of our existence is that we would like to share knowledge with you and encourage you to achieve greatness in your careers and business along with all other aspects of your life.

Leadership and Management Training: The cornerstone of any action is leadership and management. It is the leader within us that drives us to achieve all our goals ranging from getting up in the morning to becoming what ever we desire to become in life.

Startup Saturdays has a series of offerings that help harness this inner leader and polish management skills. Operating in any environment (public or private) is hinged on a set of very necessary skills that need constant maintenance. If nurtured properly these skills can bear sweet fruit and if left unattended these skills can lead to the demise of any individual. These skills make the difference between winning and losing in life.

Technology: A student who has taken a technology class at Startup Saturdays will have a better understanding of technology. This may lead into the student building a new technology product or attaining a new position that requires technical skills the student did not have before. Anyone who has had to deal with building a technology can attest to this challenge. We are here to help you take the right steps. Don’t let the lack of understanding of technology be your handicap.

Having a good grasp of technology can result in more earning and increased employment opportunities.

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Marketing classes taught through Startup Saturdays focus on practical solutions and strategy building that can be implemented for initial traction or long term growth.

Information Technology Sales: Startup Saturdays offers training that teaches technology sales; a solution valuable to technical entrepreneurs and anyone interested in making money. Technical sales are very different from traditional sales. Technical sales require a good understanding of technology and traditional sales training can’t be used as a substitute to technical sales training.

Startup Saturday’s Technical Sales Training is available to individuals and corporations alike.