My free video-based WordPress course will take you step by stepfrom the very beginning through launching your website using WordPress.
The WordPress tutorials I have created for you are broken down into bite-sized training videos, taking you step by step from choosing a domain name to customizing content and colors. I assume you know nothing about WordPress or creating a website before taking this course, and that's a perfect starting point.
My goal is to show you how to set up a professional website without having to learn website code.
I've been teaching absolute beginners website design for over 11 years in a college environment. I've also had small business website clients for 17 years. This means my teaching is streamlined from years of experience to focus on simplicity and what you really need to know to get your website online successfully on your own.
Here's Some of What You'll Learn:
What is WordPress?
WordPress vs Website Builders (Wix, SquareSpace, Weebly, etc.)
WordPress.com vs Self-hosted WordPress
Choosing the best web host
Choosing a domain name
Buying a domain name
Basics: How WordPress Works
Malware and backups
Updates and comments
Pages vs Posts
Basics: Adding Page Content, Step by Step
Pages vs Posts
Creating pages, posts, and categories
Creating text and adding styles
Adding images, PDFs, videos, and maps
Creating a slideshow
Creating a gallery
The Basics of Site Structure
Creating a navigation bar
How themes work
Choosing a good quality theme
Installing a theme
Creating a blog feed page
Setting Up the Home Page
How the home page works
How plugins work
How widgets work
Creating a home page slideshow
Creating home page content boxes
Adding a call-to-action
Adding content to the footer
What are sidebars?
What makes an effective sidebar?
Setting up your first sidebar
Setting up unique sidebars per page
Moving sidebars to the left or right side of your page.
And there's more to come soon. When you subscribe to this course, you will get the new material as it is added.
Topics that will be added to this course in the coming weeks:
How search engine optimization works
Changing colors, fonts, and layouts without touching code
My mom told me that if it sounds too good to be true, it is. This course is free? Really? How is that possible?
I believe everyone should be able to get the basics of a website online on their own if they so choose. I make my money doing more advanced things for my clients, like marketing strategies and ad campaigns. If a time comes when you would like that sort of help, I hope you'll think of me. But if you never use my paid services yet find this free course valuable, we're all good. I love teaching and love it when people use what I've taught to further their dreams.
I hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe. This means I won't be selling it to anyone. Ever.