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!
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.
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!
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.
Now that you have acquired your template, it's time to install it!
In this lesson you'll discover the basic settings that you'll need to get started with the buildout process.
Here you'll learn the basics of graphics design and a really cool and free way to quickly create custom graphics for your site.
Now that you've created your logo, it's time to upload it to your site!
In this lesson I'll show you were to find high resolution stock photography for free!
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!
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.
Sometimes you just need some good text to get your point across. This lesson will show you how to insert it.
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.
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.
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.
Another use of the fullwidth slider module.
Blog entries are a powerful means by which to add compelling content to your website that can be optimized for easy searchability.
Another great module for adding credibility. Testimonials are a powerful means of creating a compelling online presence.
The gallery module is great for artists or photographers or for anyone who has anything to feature.
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.
The sidebar is precious web real estate that this lesson will teach you how to control.
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.
Its great that Divi Theme works well with Woocommerce. You can easily create an online store. This lesson will show you how.
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!
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.