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
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  • Lectures 62
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

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! 


What are the requirements?

  • Basic computer skills
  • How to copy and paste
  • How to locate files on your computer
  • How to drag and drop

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

What 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.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome to the course
Introduction
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04:43
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All the images and text you need to build the

Home Fitness site

·      Download the wp customizr media.zip 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 media.zip 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 pixlr.com. 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 media.zip file!   

Website Hosting
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Section 2: Set yourself up with a domain name and hosting for your site
Get a domain and webhosting plan
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Set up your domain name and hosting plan
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06:36
Section 3: Manage your site with Cpanel and the WordPress administrator panel
How to log in to Cpanel
01:39
Create a subdomain
05:05
Install wordpress
10:49
Login to your wordpress administrator pannel
03:11
About passwords and accounts
01:55
How to change your admin username and password
01:15
Section 4: Start creating the mock site for this course. The site is called "Home Fitness"
Install the Customizr theme
01:51
Donate to Customizr developers
02:53
Pick your site's colours and write your tagline
03:25
Features of WordPress "word processor"
02:20
Upload images to your media library
04:00
Create a "static page" - this is wordpress jargon for a simple webpage
03:54
Insert text and an image into your page
06:39
Link to any page of your site
02:05
Add more static pages
04:58
Create a navigation menu
05:48
Create a submenu
03:45
Assign a submenu to a page
01:26
Set your front page
04:48
Section 5: Create a features images section
Resize your images with Pixlr
08:25
Choose your featured pages
08:51
Section 6: Create an image slider for your site
The Slider: an introduction
03:36
Resize images for your slider
03:14
Upload your slider images from computer to Wordpress media library
00:53
Configure your slider
08:27
Section 7: Create content on your site
Add social media icons to your site
02:11
Customize your fonts
02:51
Install Google fonts plugin for unlimited font customization!
04:53
Create a contact form
08:32
Recaptcha: validate that the person writing to you is human and not a robot
06:44
Delete the About sample page
01:46
How to leave your front page blank
01:31
Assign a posts page to display your blog posts in a thumbnail gallery
03:04
Publish your first blog post
04:34
Create an image gallery
07:04
Edit your image gallery
02:01
Social media sharing - Let your visitors share your content on Facebook, Twitter
09:46
Social media sharing: the "more" button
01:22
Discussion settings
05:39
Categorize your blog posts
04:11
Add your blog posts to one or more categories
02:09
Section 8: Learn how to customize the layout of your sidebars and footer
Choose your sidebar layout
03:54
Add sidebar widgets
03:58
Front page layout
02:08
Customize the layout of your post and pages
02:12
Breadcrumbs - wordpress leaves trail so you can find your way back
01:39
Footer widgets
03:21
Footer area 2
08:01
Footer area 3
04:00
Section 9: Create a custom logo
Create and upload a custom logo
12:06
Replace the site title with your custom logo
02:45
Section 10: Create an email signup form and a lead magnet
Introduction to email signup forms
03:17
Create a "thank you" page
06:00
Setup your Mailchimp account
03:48
Download these plugins
01:29
Connect Mailchimp to Wordpress
01:30
Finalize your Email signup form
10:02

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Instructor Biography

Daniel Boudreau, 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. 

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