This is a WordPress course like no other. In it you will not get bogged down with irrelevant information that you will not put to use. Instead we will cover, step-by-step, everything you need to do to go from no site at all (not even a domain name) to a fully functioning WordPress website or blog that is as awesome as you are!
Short, to the point video instruction will walk you through each step:
Go from WordPress Zero to WordPress Hero in super fast time.
Here are just a few examples of sites I have built using WordPress. Once you have the basics under your belt (which you will learn in this course) the sky is the limit!
Don't bypass this important little motivator - seriously, if you do this it will spur you on and you will be able to look back in just a short few days time, pat yourself on the back, and say, "I DID IT!" :)
Need a domain name? Discover how to buy one and where to get them.
This video shows you how to get your domain name pointing to the right place so you can begin installing and building your WordPress website.
Just what it says - how to log in and get moving with your newly installed WordPress site of awesomeness.
A quick tour of the WordPress Dashboard essentials - just what you need to know, nothing more.
A few general settings you will want to tweak right at the starting gate.
You want the addresses of your pages to be nice and easy to read right, and great for the search engines? This shows you what you need to do in one click.
The theme you choose will determine the look of your new site. Here's how to choose and change your WordPress theme. Feel free to experiment, there are thousands of cool themes to choose from.
Using a Premium WprdPress theme can make your new WP site really sing. Find out here where some of the most popular and reputable premium theme providers hang out, and why it is a good idea to invest in a top quality theme for your site.
Tweaking some settings in the User profile will make things so much sweeter.
How to create a post in Wordpress, and the differences between a post and a page.
Yup, you guessed it, this is how to create a new page on your WordPress site.
Sometimes (lots of times) you will want to make changes to your posts and pages. This video shows you exactly how.
We all want images on our website don't we? Here is where you find out all you need to know to know about adding and placing images on your pages and posts.
What if you need to change something about an image you have placed on a page or post? Resize, align, add titles, descriptions and alt tags, using these simple instructions.
Featured images can be really useful, especially if you are using the right theme.
Want a PDF download on your website? Here's how to do it.
At times we want to link to other pages on our own website, or link to another site somewhere else on the web. Here's how.
Embedding a video on your WordPress site is super simple. Here's how.
Let your visitors find there way around your new WP site with ease by creating cool menus in WordPress is so easy you won't believe it.
Widgets add all sorts of cool functions to the sidebar and footers of your website (as well as other areas depending on the theme you are using). Find out all about how they work here.
Plugins can add all sorts of fantastic functionality to your website. You imagine it, there is probably a WordPress plugin somewhere that can do it. Find our how to install and activate plugins here, plus a few places to look when you are needing some plugin magic.
The Writing Settings help you determine how certain things work with your posts and categories. Not complicated, and can be helpful to set a couple of global settings that can save you time.
The reading settings can make some fairly radical differences about how your site will look to the waiting world. Here's what you need to know straight out of the gate.
The discussions settings determine how your WordPress site deals with comments. These can be administered on a post by post and page by page basis, but this settings page lets you set things up globally for the whole site. A real timesaver.
You are now officially part of team awesome! Let's sum up all that we have learned together. Congratulations.
If your hosting provider does not have quick install scripts in place you may have to install WordPress manually. It is a little more complicated, but this extra video will take you by the hand and carry you through the process.
If your chosen hosting account allows it, you will be able to have several domains hosted on your one account. Here's how to add new domains as you build your online empire.
Adding subdomains on your hosting is a great feature. Find out how in this short tutorial.
Here's a quick checklist of all you have learned in this super easy to follow WordPress Step-By-Step course. Check off each of the things we have covered as TRUE, and then give yourself a huge slap on the back and say, "Well done me!"
David Lee Martin has a proven track record of producing training materials that actually get RESULTS for his students.
The real power is in the fact that what he teaches, he actually does himself in his own flourishing writing and publishing business. His training works in the trenches of real world business building and content creation.
But he has not always enjoyed the level of success he enjoys today. David has faced the same frustrations and roadblocks that most writers and entrepreneurs encounter as they forge their way forward. This honesty and transparency is apparent in all of his training products.
He is a no-fluff teacher with years of experience, who loves helping others move swiftly down their own unique pathway to success.
David is married to Larna, and they are blessed with four flourishing children. His greatest weakness is good coffee and a tendency to get carried away with his creative ideas!