Wordpress Websites 101: Design, Build & Monetize
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Wordpress Websites 101: Design, Build & Monetize

A simple, straightforward, step-by-step guide for building a website with earning power.
4.6 (15 ratings)
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Last updated 12/2014
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What Will I Learn?
Build beautiful Wordpress websites with no coding
Create captivating graphics without complicated programs
Market and sell (digital and/or physical) products through an online store that is fully integrated into your website
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Requirements
  • How to turn on a computer
  • How to connect said computer to the internet
Description

I am not a professional web designer. I don't know a lick of coding . . . no css, html, java script, python, cobra, php, pcp, or naacp. I don't know any of it!

What I am is an entrepreneur, a coach, a consultant, and a communicator. When I launched my career eleven years ago I knew that having a viable web presence was going to be an essential component of my success. But I didn't have the funds to hire a professional to build me one. So I learned how to build them myself!

I've concluded, after having spent thousands of hours and thousands of dollars working with hundreds of templates across multiple platforms, that anyone can build a beautiful website using wordpress.

I've taken everything that I've learned in those thousands of hours and with those thousands of dollars and boiled it down to a process that you can learn in less two hours; that's what you're getting if you sign up for this course.

What I've learned (and what I share in this course) can be boiled down to four questions:

1. What hosting solution shall I use and how shall I set it up?

2. What template shall I use and how shall I build it out?

3. What graphics shall I use and how shall I create them?

4. What plugins/widgets shall I use, and how shall I install them?

You don't need to have any prior experience or knowledge in web or graphics design. All you have to do is follow my lead and I'll give you the ghetto guide to web design!

Launch your blog. Start your business. Present your portfolio. Promote your industry. Claiming your piece of the world wide web has never been easier than it is right now!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who ain't got time to learn professional web design, but need a beautiful website ASAP!
  • This course is for people who don't want to spend thousands of hours and thousands of dollars learning what I can teach them in two hours!
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 24 Lectures Collapse All 24 Lectures 01:45:39
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Introduction
1 Lecture 03:26
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Setup
5 Lectures 20:30

Your hosting account is the rented space on the internet where your website will live. Setting this up is the first step for building your new website.

Preview 05:24

Wordpress is the industry standard for web builders. As you grow in your ability to design and build websites, you can rest assured that you'll continue to use Wordpress as your web builder of choice!

Preview 03:00

Templates allow you to quickly build a personalized website without creating fresh code or hiring a professional to do so for you. Companies that create premium templates employ teams of highly skilled engineers and developers to build you stalwart resources that you can then customize for your personal use for a fraction of the price of a custom template from a professional developer.

Acquiring Your Template
04:58

Now that you have acquired your template, it's time to install it!

Installing Your Template
04:27

In this lesson you'll discover the basic settings that you'll need to get started with the buildout process.

Set Your Settings
02:41

The Components of Your Setup
4 questions
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Design
3 Lectures 09:47

Here you'll learn the basics of graphics design and a really cool and free way to quickly create custom graphics for your site.

Create Your Logo
05:28

Now that you've created your logo, it's time to upload it to your site!

Upload Your Logo
01:39

In this lesson I'll show you were to find high resolution stock photography for free!

Free Stock Photos
02:40

The Process of Design
3 questions
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Build Out
11 Lectures 42:30

Once you learn the basics of using the Divi Builder, there will be no stopping you! This lesson will get you on your way to becoming a web building machine!

Intro to Divi Builder
02:54

Fullwidth sliders are very popular right now, and very easy to design with Divi. In this lesson I'll show you how to create one.

Creating a Fullwidth Slider
04:27

Sometimes you just need some good text to get your point across. This lesson will show you how to insert it.

Adding a Text Module
02:23

Icons are a great addition to any website when tastefully used. Divi Theme includes a bunch of them, and I'll show you how to use them in this lesson.

Blurbs with Icons
05:24

Your text doesn't have to be only text: you can use text to create links that lead to other pages. This lesson will show you how.

Creating Text Links
04:01

In the design section you learned how to create your own logo. Now you'll learn how to create and upload other types of specialized graphics using canva.

Creating & Uploading a Custom Graphic
06:39

Another use of the fullwidth slider module.

Fullwidth Slider Two
01:51

Blog entries are a powerful means by which to add compelling content to your website that can be optimized for easy searchability.

Creating & Featuring Blog Entries
04:21

Another great module for adding credibility. Testimonials are a powerful means of creating a compelling online presence.

Testimonials Module
03:25

The gallery module is great for artists or photographers or for anyone who has anything to feature.

The Gallery Module
02:28

In this lesson you'll learn how to go beyond what I've taught you in this course. Now that you know the basics, you can explore the furthest reaches of the Divi Theme resource library.

Divi Premade Layouts
04:37

The Buildout Process
3 questions
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Customize
4 Lectures 29:26

The sidebar is precious web real estate that this lesson will teach you how to control.

Customizing Your Sidebar
07:06

There are more Wordpress plugins than there are starts in the sky on a given night. In this lesson you'll discover a few of the important ones, and you'll learn how to use them.

Selecting & Installing Plugins
10:40

Its great that Divi Theme works well with Woocommerce. You can easily create an online store. This lesson will show you how.

Creating an Online Store
06:30

Now its time for some final customizations to the layout of your site, and with that you'll be set to go public! It's been a great journey. Thanks for allowing me to lead you thus far!

Customizing Your Site
05:10

Customizations Galore
4 questions
About the Instructor
Benjamin Robinson
4.6 Average rating
15 Reviews
1,589 Students
2 Courses
Entrepreneur, Communicator, Teacher

I have more than 12 years of experience teaching and tutoring at the college level in subjects that range from philosophy to theology. As a blogger and entrepreneur, I found it prudent to learn how to build websites, and to teach others to do so as well. And I've applied these skills to the development of a personal content management strategy that has opened doors for me to receive and honor invitations to speak as keynote at conferences and seminars around the world.