Customizr - Learn WordPress with the ultimate creative theme
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Customizr - Learn WordPress with the ultimate creative theme

Create a beautiful, fully functional and mobile ready website from scratch by following step-by-step instructions
4.7 (93 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
5,218 students enrolled
Created by Daniel Boudreau
Last updated 4/2017
Price: Free
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Apply the knowledge in this course to create a fully functional blog, portfolio or commerce site
  • Learn how to integrate social media, video, pictures, social links, email signups, sliders, featured pages, contact forms and more into your site.
  • Learn the many ways to customize the layout of your site with this flexible theme
  • Get an email service provider (free) like MailChimp to handle your signup forms and to grow your list.
  • Get a basic graphic design tutorial so that you can modify your site's images yourself without the need of any paid software.
View Curriculum
  • Basic computer skills
  • How to copy and paste
  • How to locate files on your computer
  • How to drag and drop

If you've been stuck with trying to decide which theme to use on your wordpress site without having to spend money for a premium theme, look no further. The Customizr theme is the answer. It's the most beautiful and functional free theme out there . Best of all, it gives you complete control - it really lives up to it's name!

The theme is fully responsive, and looks beautiful across a multitude of devices, whether it be on a desktop, tablet or smartphone. 

This course features a step-by-step approach that takes your from purchasing a domain and web hosting plan to creating a full fledged website with social media sharing, video embedding, email signup forms, layout customization and much more. If you can copy and paste and use a web browser like Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari, you can create a website for your business or passion with the Customizr theme on WordPress. 

There are so many features that make the Customizr theme amazing. That's why it receives a 5-star rating on wordpress and has been downloaded over 2 million times! 

Who is the target audience?
  • Any one that is undecided about which theme to install on on their WordPress site. The Customizr theme's flexibility will amaze you.
  • Anyone who wants to learn wordpress by using a fun any highly customizable theme.
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Curriculum For This Course
69 Lectures
Welcome to the course
3 Lectures 07:57

All the images and text you need to build the

Home Fitness site

·      Download the wp customizr file to your computer.

·      Locate the file in your download folder. If you don’t know where it went after download, check your browser’s (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) preferences and find the download location.

·      Click on the wp customizr icon and your computer should automatically unpack the file.

Inside this folder you will find all the images you need to make the Home Fitness mock website exactly like you see in the course. You will find an extra folder within the main folder called modified images. These are images that were modified with an online graphics editor at If you’re new to graphic design and image modification, I suggest that you don’t upload these files and practice modifying the images in the main folder. That way when it comes to creating your own personal or business site, you’ll have enough graphics editing skills to modify images yourself.

If you know how to use Photoshop or similar program and you would like to save time in this course, you can upload the modified images to your WordPress media library. If you do this, and you are confident that you know all the basic graphics editing techniques that are covered in this course, you can skip over the videos showing you how to modify images.

All right, now go and download the wp customizr file!   

Important! Download the course materials (.zip file)

Website Hosting
Set yourself up with a domain name and hosting for your site
3 Lectures 11:10
Get a domain and webhosting plan

More options for webhosting

If you would like to follow along with this video and access special pricing on web hosting from GoDaddy you need to disable adblock for this site. Make sure you Don't run on pages on this domain in your AdBlock browser extension to enable the link in the article that I use in this video. 

Set up your domain name and hosting plan
Manage your site with Cpanel and the WordPress administrator panel
6 Lectures 23:43
How to log in to Cpanel

Create a subdomain

Install wordpress

Login to your wordpress administrator pannel

About passwords and accounts

How to change your admin username and password
Start creating the mock site for this course. The site is called "Home Fitness"
13 Lectures 47:52
Install the Customizr theme

Donate to Customizr developers

Pick your site's colours and write your tagline

Features of WordPress "word processor"

Upload images to your media library

Create a "static page" - this is wordpress jargon for a simple webpage

Insert text and an image into your page

Link to any page of your site

Add more static pages

Create a navigation menu

Create a submenu

Assign a submenu to a page

Set your front page
Create a features images section
2 Lectures 17:16
Resize your images with Pixlr

Choose your featured pages
Create an image slider for your site
4 Lectures 16:10
The Slider: an introduction

Resize images for your slider

Upload your slider images from computer to Wordpress media library

Configure your slider
Create content on your site
16 Lectures 01:08:18
Add social media icons to your site

Customize your fonts

Install Google fonts plugin for unlimited font customization!

Create a contact form

Recaptcha: validate that the person writing to you is human and not a robot

Delete the About sample page

How to leave your front page blank

Assign a posts page to display your blog posts in a thumbnail gallery

Publish your first blog post

Create an image gallery

Edit your image gallery

Social media sharing - Let your visitors share your content on Facebook, Twitter

Social media sharing: the "more" button

Discussion settings

Categorize your blog posts

Add your blog posts to one or more categories
Learn how to customize the layout of your sidebars and footer
8 Lectures 29:13
Choose your sidebar layout

Add sidebar widgets

Front page layout

Customize the layout of your post and pages

Breadcrumbs - wordpress leaves trail so you can find your way back

Footer widgets

Footer area 2

Footer area 3
Create a custom logo
2 Lectures 14:51
Create and upload a custom logo

Replace the site title with your custom logo
Create an email signup form and a lead magnet
6 Lectures 26:06
Introduction to email signup forms

Create a "thank you" page

Setup your Mailchimp account

Download these plugins

Connect Mailchimp to Wordpress

Finalize your Email signup form
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About the Instructor
Daniel Boudreau
4.7 Average rating
179 Reviews
8,540 Students
6 Courses
Enhance your knowledge. Unleash your creativity.

Daniel Boudreau's courses focus on learning from example. Theory is cut down to a minimum across all courses. Daniel values ACTION strongly in his teaching approach. You will learn core concepts by observation and be able to replicate them right away is in a step-by-step method. Additionally, with the help of the Udemy course layout, elements of a topic are cut down to super specific lessons. This way, you will never feel lost or confused. Daniel is always there to help if you have any questions about a specific lesson. Just head to the discussion tab from any lesson and ask away!  

Daniel has collaborated with several instructors with many years of teaching experience. All of them have a vast knowledge of the subject that they teach. Browse around the many courses that Daniel offers and see what interests you. You can always take a five-minute preview of any course by clicking the button on the right side of the video on any course's preview page.