The absolute beginners guide to building a website

A walkthrough guide of building a website from nothing using Wordpress for absolute beginners
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Instructed by Raymond Baxter Design / Web Design
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  • Lectures 20
  • Contents Video: 2 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 5/2015 English

Course Description

This course covers the fundamentals of building a website from scratch using the Wordpress website builder free or paid. The course is aimed at people that have the idea of building a website or have creativity they wish to show the world but feel it is too hard for them to achieve, and have never had the confidence to venture down this route.

If you wanted to do this course all in one you can find that you will complete your website within a couple of hours to a day maximum. It is a do-as-i-do course with reflections and heavy discussion to maximise the students potential. I will be here for a lot of the time during the day and you will find that I will answer at least every hour during UK working times. So I am here to help!

Take this course if you want to build a Website and have a burning passion to show the world your genius!

What are the requirements?

  • If you managed to navigate to this page unaided then this course is definitely for you. Absolutely no prior skills needed.
  • Be prepared to sign up for a website builder or be prepared to buy a domain and hosting

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Recognise that website building is not for the super IT qualified anymore
  • Use Wordpress to build a website from scratch
  • Recognise and utilise WordPress features to create a more efficient website
  • Recognise and use beautiful themes to tailor the subject of the website
  • Choose the right keywords to maximise reach
  • Realise that content is key.
  • Gain the confidence to venture down more technical routes of IT

What is the target audience?

  • This is a complete beginners guide to website building. It is aimed at people that have thought about building a website but do not have the confidence to take further steps. It is definitely not for you if you already know how to use Wordpress and / or have your own website.
  • I also ask that you should be confident with tabbed browsing, or be able to recognise when I switch tabs.

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started
01:25

An introduction to this course, the tutor and what it entials.

09:53

This lecture covers signing up for hosting provider and domain registration. You will find it is not as hard as you think.

08:02

No money? Absolutely fine. This lecture will hold your hand and take you through the sign-up process for wordpress.com

01:07

Reflect on what you have achieved thus far

Section 2: Design and Content
01:10

You can download this theme we used if you do not feel confident to find it in the further tutorials :)

05:21

Themes. The building blocks of your website. How it will be presented to your audience. You will learn how to choose and organise your wordpress theme(s)

08:03

The exciting part! Learn how to post your wonderful content to the website

07:29

Now that we have your content fixed. Learn how to create beautiful front pages

02:58

People need to be able to find their way around your website. Learn how to create a navigation system.

00:54

Reflections. How did you feel Section 2 was for you?

Section 3: Settings and Configuration
10:54

Learn how to use Plugins! Create beautiful extras to work within your content such as sliders, YouTube videos et al.

00:41

A continuation of the previous Lecture

12:53

Learn how to add beautiful Widgets to your sidebar and enhance your theme, navigation and much more.

12:17

Learn how to fiddle with your setting to optimise yours and your visitors experiences.

01:01

How did you feel Section 3 was for you?

Section 4: Getting your content out there
15:51

Learn how to create Wordpress pages by using page builders and widgets. Also, create our final masterpiece.

05:56

Learn the advantages of getting your content "out there" and some of the basic tools used to do this"

09:03

Learn how to work with basic Search Engine Optimisation

01:18

How did you feel Section 4 was for you?

Section 5: Further Thoughts
03:17

Think about what you want to do with your website in the future

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Instructor Biography

Raymond Baxter, Project Manager and Teacher

I am a Community based Project Manager that has over eight years of teaching under his belt. My main subjects would be IT, Management, Communication and Sociology. I excel in working with people and have built several long lasting relationships over the years.

My Primary function here would be to get people actively interested in computing - it is a lifelong passion of mine. It is quite common that people feel computers and the internet are very technical, and hopefully with a little bit of my magic I can show everyone that anyone can create, present and inspire. Computers are for everyone :)

I love to create and inspire. I have had people working with me achieve greatness, even National awards. We just have to remember that the awesomeness comes from within us. I am only here to help you blossom.

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