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"So far this course has been the best I have experienced on Udemy! Gregg's videos are clear and concise without any fluff. I have messaged him in the Q&A section and received a response within 12 hours! Can't wait to get to the end!" --Walter King
No better time than now, and only increasing
With WordPress powering more than 25% of all websites in the world, there's never been a better time to build an income and a business around it.
You're here because you want to master WordPress, right? Good idea. You're in the right place. And, you can do it without learning any programming or coding.
While WordPress is open source, and because of that has thousands of developers building resources for it, it still takes quite a bit of learning to become a master at building and managing websites with it. It's not just learning the WordPress software, there's a small amount of graphic design knowledge needed, hosting and server management, troubleshooting broken sites or problems by hacking into the back end and server setup, and properly staging development environments around new sites or when performing updates and changes on existing sites.
"What a great course! Good explanation and a lot to learn, friendly and very quick support. I'm only at the beginning and I'll leave another review later after I finished this course. I'm sure there is much more to learn!" --Adriene
Why am I qualified to teach you?
Through this course, I'll teach you everything I've learned and mastered
through 10 years of building, managing, migrating, and hosting WordPress websites.
"He is concise and well spoken, without dumbing it down at all. As a total newbie to Wordpress, I'm thankful he's offering this! 3 lessons in and it's great so far." --Jamie Rasmussen
My business lets me work on my own schedule, manage my home workspace
without a boss or a manager, and gives me an unlimited ceiling for profit and income and time freedom.
Without learning to code or programming anything, I'm able to leverage what's already been done with WordPress to create modern, robust and functional websites for clients of all types.
I'm hoping you'll get to the same awesome place in your work life. Let this course give you the head start you need to increase your income fast.
"I gave just 2 stars in my initial review as there seemed to replicating steps at the beginning of the course. Now, I'm in the 15th lecture and have got a good understanding of the instructors motives and course structure.
Gregg in fact has covered more areas than what an average course would deliver, this is clear reflection of Greggs' experience in the subject. He has gone above and beyond to cover every aspect of WordPress for a clear and concise understanding for a beginner.
Gregg is probably one of the best instructors I have come across on Udemy and expert in the subject. Well done and Thank you for an amazing course."
--Mohamed Fawmey Mohamed Vinodh
Many of my best and biggest clients have come from "abandoned" WordPress websites, where the client's website designer or developer has left the scene. My ability to get in and restore, fix, redesign, and continue to manage WordPress websites brings me lots of instant and recurring income.
You'll learn how to do all this in 20 hours of easy-to-follow video content, fun lessons and challenges.
During this course, you'll learn everything you need to know to start or improve your own WordPress website business.
The WordPress Ecosystem
"Straight forward and neat! Just what I need to step up the freelancing ladder. Highly recommended." --Mr. Graciano Jose Reyes
It's probably no surprise to you that the WordPress community has thousands of really talented and creative developers, designers and technologists working within it. And you may know that much of their work is available as open-source resources that will enable you to build your own business.
The open-source philosophy doesn't mean that no one makes any money. On the contrary, by sharing much of what we, as a community, create, we all prosper much, much more, because we all share in expanding what's possible with WordPress.
By spending zero-to-little money, you can stand on the shoulders of those who came before you, to create your own business niche, by learning the skills and secrets presented in this course.
"Instructor explains everything very clearly, and in detail. So simple to learn and understand in this course. Looking forward to finishing all of the lessons with much excitement. An A+++ instructor and course." --Mekus
Summary of what you'll get
What will I learn that I can apply to creating a profitable business right away?
How about more advanced topics I'll need?
Landing, managing, and keeping great clients
Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.
Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.
Certificate of completion.
|Section 1: Chapter 1 - About this Course|
What You Need for this CoursePreview
What You'll Learn in this Course
WordPress Business Basics - Tools
|Section 2: Chapter 2 - Prepare Hosting, Servers, and Install WordPress|
Website Hosting and Development Options
Your Free SiteGround Hosting Account
Your Free Flywheel Hosting Account
Install WordPress Manually
Explore WordPress Files and DatabasePreview
Get Your Sandbox
|Section 3: Chapter 3 - Build a Brochure Site|
Create a New WordPress Installation
Salts and Plugins
Static Homepage and Posts
Interior Pages, Navigation and Sidebar
Configure Contact Form
Configure Google Maps
Configure Google Analytics
|Section 4: Chapter 4 - Build a Blog Style Homepage Site|
Modify Homepage and Import Sample
Change Theme and Modify Homepage
Revise Navigation, Header and Footer
Categories and Category Navigation
Tags and Tag Navigation
Post Formats and Finishing Up
|Section 5: Chapter 5 - Migrating WordPress for Staging and Development|
Site Migration using Plugins
Migrate a Site Manually
Hosting Differences and Migration Services
Migrate a Live Site to Local Staging
Change Theme and Update Live Site
|Section 6: Chapter 6 - Premium Themes, Frameworks and Child Themes|
Why Premium Themes?
Frameworks and Child Themes
Create a Child Theme ManuallyPreview
Create a Child Theme Using a Plugin
Change the Admin Dashboard
Genesis Child Themes in the Sandbox
More Genesis Child Theme Edits
Code Snippets and WP Clips Plugins
|Section 7: Chapter 7 - Premium Plugins and Choosing Plugins|
Premium Plugins at WPMUDev.org
Envato Market for Premium Plugins
Choosing Plugins from the Repository
Plugin Speed and Performance Testing
Premium vs. Lite Plugin: Soliloquy Slider
Premium Plugins in the Sandbox
|Section 8: Chapter 8 - Build a Specialized Homepage Site, Corporate Style|
Executive Pro: Import Demo Content
Genesis Homepage Widget Areas
Special CSS Classes in Genesis Themes
Navigation, Header and Footer
Custom Post Types and Taxonomies
Featured Post Widgets and Blog Archive
Contact Form and Customizations
|Section 9: Chapter 9 - Build a Scrolling Homepage Site|
Activate and Explore Cafe Pro Theme
Scrolling Navigation with Anchor Tags
Affinity Theme Scrolling Homepage
Cafe Pro Homepage Widget Layouts
How I customized the Café Pro Homepage
Custom Post Types with Custompress
Implement Your Custom Post Types
Homepage Content and Conditional Widgets
|Section 10: Chapter 10 - Custom Post Types with the Author Pro Plugin|
Set Up Author Pro Theme and Plugin
Frontend Display of Author Pro CPT
Author Pro Homepage and Book Widgets
Further Author Pro Customizations
Book Cover using the PSD Template
Change Themes Preserving CPT Data
|Section 11: Chapter 11 - Email Systems: Transactional, Marketing and Send/Receive at domains|
Two Types of Internal Email: Transactional and MarketingPreview
Email Addresses at Private Domains
Transactional Email Setup with Google
Transactional Email Setup with SendGrid
Transactional Email Setup with SparkPost
Mailchimp Marketing and Autoresponders
Mailchimp Signup Forms and Opt-in System
Mailchimp Emails and Thank You Pages
Sandbox form with Genesis Enews Extended
Mailchimp and WordPress User Synchronization
|Section 12: Chapter 12 - Build an Ecommerce Site|
WooCommerce Plugin Settings
Custom Post Types in WooCommerce
Account, Cart and Checkout Pages
Payment Systems and Inventory
Shipping and Digital Delivery
Free Product and Store Customizations
Marketing List Sync and Store Emails
|Section 13: Chapter 13 - Managing Updates, Security and Speed|
WordPress Core Updates
Plugin and Theme Updates
Managing Multiple Websites
Hosting and Third Party Security Services
Security Plugins and Monitoring
Multiple Backups and Restore Systems
Using https:// and SSL Certificates
Hi! I'm Rob. I have a degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University and you might call me a bit of coding geek.
After building websites for friends and family for fun, I soon learned that web development was a very lucrative career choice. I gave up my successful (and sometimes stressful) job as a teacher to work part time and today, couldn't be happier.
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Hey! I'm Gregg Davis. I'm a teacher and a student, an artist and an athlete. You might call me a self-taught computer geek.
Working with computers has always been playtime for me, since the 1980's when, as a kid, I would see what I could do with a Radio Shack TRS-80.
I'm a long-term skateboarder and a nationally-recognized snowboard instructor and coach, and I've been creating websites for clients since 1996. In snowboarding, I've been teaching students for 25 years and studying teaching and learning in my own professional development. I started building websites exclusively with WordPress in 2006 and I've built a thriving business using open-source and inexpensive tools.
By leveraging other people's awesome code and software, I've been able to create a business that provides chunks of instant income from creating websites, and recurring and ongoing income through hosting and managing website for clients.
The freedom that this business offers is truly amazing.
The demand for reliable and consistent website design and management is only growing - and WordPress is the most popular platform in the world. Powering more than a quarter of all the websites across the entire internet, supported by thousands of developers who are creating open-source code you can leverage and use in your business, there's no better platform.
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