Drupal is a CMS platform very similar to WordPress, but much more powerful. Plugins (called modules) are free, open source, with open support. This allows you to customize and add functionality to your website without paying for expensive plugins. Use these various tools and skills to begin listing and selling your courses on your own website today! Save time by removing the hurdles that come with programming and designing websites from scratch.
Build an online learning platform in Just a Few Hours
First, I'll show you how to choose a web host, create a MySQL database, and upload your files via FTP. Then, you'll learn how to install and setup the Drupal platform on your database.
From there, you'll be creating various courses and lessons. You can create basic courses with simple features or more complex ones with many different lesson types and functionality.
Then, you'll see how to drive traffic to your newly created websites by enabling sharing buttons, building an e-mail list, and search engine optimization (SEO)!
Whether you know nothing about building websites or you just need a quick and easy way to self host your material, this is the best course for you! Additional lectures may be added to the course, plus you'll get prompt, friendly, responsive support by email or on the Udemy forums to help you every step of the way and answer any questions you may have.
This course is designed for absolute beginners that would like to learn how to build a website to host and sell courses online.
In this lecture, we'll create a new MySQL database, upload the Drupal distribution to our web host, and install the software.
Getting familiar with the interface we'll be using, and the various menu links we have access to.
Enabling new features to our website such as the ability to upload videos and set pricing to courses.
Now that we have e-commerce enabled, we need to enable some payment methods. In this lecture, we install the Stripe gateway for processing credit cards as well as PayPal.
Now that everything is enabled, before we start creating courses, lets change the website to look how we want it to. In this lecture, we discover how to adjust various colors, logo, favicon, and background options. We also take a look at removing and positioning blocks.
Be default, our lessons can include slides. However in this lesson, we're going to tweak slides to also allow videos to be attached.
Now that everything is setup, we'll create our very first course.
With a course created, let's get familiar with the course interface and the available options and menus.
Creating a lesson with video content attached.
Forums are automatically created when new courses are created, and allow your students to start discussions with other students and instructors.
Use the calendar feature to schedule events, quizzes, lessons, and more. Calendar events update and show across all students calendars.
Send private messages to your students.
How to create and manage your various users, as well as assign permissions to the various roles on your website (guest, student, teach, admin).
Learn to add social sharing buttons to your website.
Learn to build an e-mail list and collect e-mail addresses from your website for newsletter purposes.
Optimize your site to be recognized and ranked highest in search engines.
Create coupon codes for your courses so you can offer them at a discounted rate and get more sales.
Hey! I'm Cameron; a self-taught web and app developer with a passion for learning and all things technical. I've created dozens of websites and apps over the years, some of which have been very successful and are being used worldwide.
Through Udemy, I hope to share that knowledge to help others achieve their own success and goals!