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A Beginner's Guide To Creating An Incredible Website

teacher avatar Ben Hill, Entrepreneur, Web Design, Doctor

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13 Lessons (1h 16m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Lesson 1 Hosting and Installing Wordpress

    • 3. Lesson 2 Worpress Dashboard Overview

    • 4. Lesson 3 Pages Setup

    • 5. Lesson 4 Theme Options

    • 6. Lesson 5 Installing Demo Content

    • 7. Lesson 6 Creating Pages

    • 8. Lesson 7 Creating A Fusion Slider

    • 9. Lesson 8 Setting Up Your Menu

    • 10. Lesson 9 Setting Up Your Blog

    • 11. Lesson 10 Creating A Contact Page

    • 12. Lesson 11 Widgets and Sidebars

    • 13. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Avada is the #1 best-selling Wordpress theme. This step-by-step tutorial will help you build a professional, lust-worthy website and yes, it's for beginners too! 

This is an updated course of one of my most popular courses How To Build A Website: A Step-by-Step Tutorial Using The #1 Best-Selling Wordpress Theme, Avada. With 100% positive reviews, it has been wildly successful.

In this course, we take things to the next level with the recently updated Wordpress Avada 5.0 theme. I will walk you through all of the necessary steps of creating the most extraordinary website. With a proven track record of helping people succeed, you're guaranteed to learn a lot.

This exploratory course is hands-on and I'll show you all of the tips and tricks to creating a responsive website in days, not weeks and for a lot less $$$.

Here are a few things we will cover:

1. How to get started with hosting and installing Wordpress

2. An overview of the Wordpress dashboard and where to find things

3. An in-depth look at Avada options

4. How to create pages, a blog, and a contact page

5. How to create a killer Fusion slider

We'll cover everything you need to confidently allow you to create your own website. Don't spend thousands of dollars hiring a professional that might do a lousy job. Will a little time and patience, you too can have a site that people will fall in love with.

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Ben Hill

Entrepreneur, Web Design, Doctor


Ben is a fervid freelance digital content creator. He's always anxious to create new digital designs and websites. More so, he absolutely loves inspiring others to do the same.

For as long as he can remember, he's been building computers, creating websites, and producing videos. He's a true entrepreneur, having started numerous businesses, both online and in the world. He loves the challenge of figuring things out on his own and then doing it better than anyone else around. Not because he has something to prove, but because he loves to learn.

The greatest satisfaction he gets in life is helping others. He's spent years working with Wordpress and Photoshop and would love the opportunity to show you how to make some really incredible material.

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1. Introduction: hello and welcome to my course. How to create a WORDPRESS website using a modified point. Oh, now, this is a follow up to my wildly successful course I posted last year that used Avada four point. Oh, and that had a hunch percent feedback from all the people that took the course. Now, in this course, I'm gonna show you everything that you need to know in order to set up your website from creating pages, setting up your blog's how to use all the different elements. And it's gonna in the end, it's gonna look really, really great. So if you're ready, let me show you how to put together a website that's going to get noticed. 2. Lesson 1 Hosting and Installing Wordpress: all right again. Hello And welcome to this course. In this first video, I'm gonna show you how to get your WordPress website set up using the avada five point. Oh, theme. Now, I got to tell you that a lot if I 0.0 has brought a lot of changes from the previous build The four point. Oh, and so this is something that's gonna be a little bit new and exciting from my previous course, where that was made in 2015. That was the four point. Oh, and I got to tell you, the avada has really improved with every single update that it's had, and I highly recommend it. So I'm gonna show you where to buy it, and then I'm gonna show you how to get it set up on a blue host And Blue Host is the company that I use for hosting. I really like them, so I'll show you everything. How to get set up with that. And so here we go. So, in order to purchase avada, what you want to do is go to market in Votto dot com and just type in avada Now the dis a side note the in volatile marketplace. If you need any kind of multimedia content, whether it's graphics or any kind of PSD files anything like that, that's the site that I use. I think it's worthwhile to purchase some of the things they have. Short little videos, music, whatever your needs are, and I use them all the time. So avada is right here. Um, now, listen, Nevada is $60. I know there are a lot of themes out there that are cheaper than $60 but I have to tell you that I have been using this theme for about four years now, and it just keeps getting better and better. It's so versatile. It's very quick. Um, I just absolutely love it. So for me, the $60 is well worth it, and I think that you should purchase it, too. So if you're going to go ahead and purchase it, go ahead, go right here. You'll probably have to just set up an account. I already have one. And so just by that, alright, if you're actually logged in and you ever need in the future, if you go appear to your account, go to downloads. You can actually see all your previous downloads here from the in volatile marketplace. So mine is all the way down here at the bottom. And if you ever need any of the files, just go right here. So what I'm gonna do is actually I went ahead and downloaded all files and documentation. I did this before, and I have the zip file, and that's already right here on my desktop. So, um, what we're going to do now is we're gonna assume that you don't have hosting gonna show you how to get the hosting and install WordPress and then install that file the theme into WordPress. Now, just a real quick mention about WordPress. People ask me all the time. You know, what's the difference between wordpress dot organ wordpress dot com? You definitely want to get set up on wordpress dot ward because that's where that actually represents your own site. So that's where you can go in and upload themes and do a lot of your own customization. Wordpress dot com is more of You don't have that flexibility. You can set up a blawg, but you're using their themes. And so that's really the difference But that's all done for you. And so what you want to do. Let's go ahead and you'll go to Blue Host. So just blue host dot com. I'll just go back here to the home page really quick. So again I recommend Blue Hose. I hardly ever have any downtime. They're very quick. There's a lot of different plans. You could just get started with their basic plan for 3 95 I'm just gonna let you go ahead and go through that and choose your own options. It's pretty self explanatory. If you have the money, I would go ahead and pay a little bit extra for upgraded hosting plan because it will be faster. So maybe one of the plus or primes or, you know, even go pro. If you can afford the 13 95 having a dedicated I P address and some of these other features well worth it and I pay. I actually pay for that. So I recommend you do that as well, so we'll just assume that you went ahead and purchased plants or blue host or any of your other hosting companies. Generally, once you're logged in and you're in the what they call the C panel. That has a lot of these same options. And so we're Excuse me. Blue host has the install WordPress option right here under websites. And so if you click that and this is assuming that you already set up a domain name and everything I don't think I have to go through, You know that information? Um, so just go ahead and click the install WordPress. Once you've set that a lot and will get started. So once you've purchased the domain, you can just come here. I'm just gonna go ahead and I'm gonna be using a scratch site for the purpose of this tutorial. And so rounds and wraps is something that I purchase before just to play with. So we'll set. We'll go ahead and get that set up. And Ah, go ahead and click next. Ah, so sorry. Titles. Go ahead and just name it. Whatever your website is like round rounds and reps. And then right here, this is gonna be your, um your email that you set up. This will be your actual what you sign in with once you go to Wordpress. So you want you definitely write this down and choose a really good password. Eso just that's gonna be the log in and then admin password. I would go ahead. You can keep this, which is a really great password, or you can change it to whatever you want. I've already done that before and it's already set up, so I'm not gonna change the password. So that's not my password. If you're thinking about it and then automatically create a database and then I understand , okay? And then I have read the terms and then go ahead and click Install. It'll just take a couple of minutes to install, and then you'll see a prompt that will say to go to your website. So I'm not gonna do any of that because it's already set up. But once you go there, it'll redirected wordpress dot org's. And then you just type in this admin user name and then your password. And once you do that, that's gonna lead you to what's called the dashboard in WordPress. And so from the dashboard, this is I'm gonna reference this a lot in this tutorial because this is where everything happens, is where you're gonna edit all your information. This kind of all the behind the scenes work that goes into your website. So here is what the dashboard looks like. And so to install the avada theme, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go back to my desktop really quick. Here was that zip file that I downloaded from the in vital marketplace. Okay, I'm gonna go ahead. We're going to expand that really quick. So here's the file right there. Go ahead. Open that up really quick. And then Nevada theme click right there. And then we're actually gonna gonna drag the sunlight, the desktop. Not that one. We're gonna do this one the avada dot zip. He's gonna drop it on the desktop just for right now. And so, what we're gonna do to install the theme, you go to appearance themes. And now I have some themes I uploaded before They're all right in here. And so what I'm gonna do is go add new and then click it again. Upload theme, choose file. And that was on my desktop. And that Waas Ah see the vadas ip. Okay, open that and then install. Now. Now this will just take Ah, you know a few minutes to actually upload and then install. If everything goes well, you'll get a message, a confirmation message that it will say everything went fine. Sometimes, if you're hosting is limited to the your upload, sometimes you'll actually get air message. They'll say. Are you sure you want to do this? If that's the case, I actually have a separate video that I can send your way. I haven't uploaded to YouTube and it'll running through. You know what that error is all about? It's kind of frustrating when it it just says, Are you sure you want to do this? And of course you do. Ah, but it will just basically be a blank screen. So hopefully that won't be the case. We'll see if this works. I'm going to just put this on pause while uploads. And then I would I'll just start the video up again on page right here, Theme installed successfully. And then what you want to do is go ahead and click. Activate. All right, So once you've activated it, you'll have to go and actually install some of these required plug ins. Go to go manage plug ins right here. And then what you want to do is install the fusion core fusion builder and, ah, probably a couple of these other ones as well. But you just hit install. It'll do everything for you. You don't really have to do anything. Go here to return to require plug ins. Once it's activated successfully and sell the fusion builder, I would probably say, Just go ahead and install, um, for sure, these two but layer slider. Go ahead, do that. You'll probably use a slider revolution. That's really cool slider that you can use if you're gonna actually sell something on your website. The blue commerce is a really great plug in tow. Have, um, the BB press is basically, if you're gonna have kind of like a forum. Um said that's great events calendar. Obviously, you know, if you're gonna have a lot of events, things like that, they want people to see, I would install that That's really awesome. And then contact form. More than likely, you'll probably have that. That's ah, really cool form that you can get set up where people can send you will contact you. It's all self explanatory. So actually, you activate all those and once if you ever want to come back to this screen, it's right up here at the top, but at ah Vonna right there or right here on the left hand side and you can see right there . Um, the other thing you want to do is you want to go to system status really quick. You want to make sure that everything is good now, right here. The WP memory limit. I'm actually surprised I didn't get an error before when I was uploading it because, ah, we should have We should actually have a higher limit than just 40 megabytes. And so what I'm gonna do is I'll just go ahead and post the link to the video to explain how you can actually change these limits. That and that's a really good idea, Especially if you decide to install some of the demos which I'll show you in a later class . The final thing I want you to do within Fatah is I want you to go to product registration. Now I'm already registered, okay? And so I can't really show you how to do this. But essentially, you need to register the product so we will auto update, and you don't even have to worry about it. And you can have the support from Nevada, for I think it's like six months. And so it's going to run you through all of the descriptions. It'll actually send you back to, um, the theme forest right here, and it will show you some of the you'll goto settings. And it will actually ask you about your A P I keys. So these air just, um and that's where you'll find it. And that's actually what you'll plug in Teoh this area when you come back to it. So just follow the instructions that it comes up with and make sure that you register your product. But at this point of odd is actually installed, we have all the plug ins updated and we're all ready to roll. So, a to this point, I'm gonna show you go through all the different options of Nevada. And how did you get your Web pages set up and we're gonna start from the beginning. We're gonna just I'm gonna make a very basic show you all of the how to set up your pages and how to put it all together. So of course, if you have any questions or if I have lost you at any point, definitely make sure that you follow up with me. You can send me emails, messages here on skill share or any other platform that this might be on. I'm always willing to help you. But that's the gist of getting ah Bata set up on WordPress. We're all set to go and I'll see in the next video. 3. Lesson 2 Worpress Dashboard Overview: now in this video, I want to continue showing you what I was showing you before as far as how to access WordPress and just give you a quick overview kind of a tour of the WordPress dashboard. Now, when you want to access your site, what you do is you just type in the web address that you chose. Okay, So mine remember was rounds in wraps dot com. And then you're gonna have this little appendage to the back end the WP dash log in. And when you do that will bring up to the log in screen. So type in the user name that you created and the password right here. And go ahead, log in so anytime that you want to get to the dashboard, this is how you're going to do it. All right. Very good. So we saw this before. This is the dashboard. I want to just show you some of the options really quick. I don't want to waste a whole lot of time doing this, but again, as a reminder, anything for the avada, Anything with the support installing the demos, plug ins, anything like that. It's all gonna be accessed right here. Now, over here in the left hand side. This is where we're gonna find all of the options for WordPress and also up here in the top right hand corner of anything with your personal information, the settings password, anything like that. You'll find it up here in the top, right? But over here on the left, let's just go through some of the basics here. So obviously dashboard or home will bring you back here to this page. Okay, Now, Post Post is gonna be anything if you have a blogger or if you're gonna update any kind of articles or have any articles on your website, this is that that's gonna be what's called a post. Now, Media, obviously, that's gonna be any of the videos that you upload. Any of the pictures, anything like that were any kind of pdf files. It's all going to go to media now, pages that refers to the pages on your website. So your home page, your blawg page, your contact page, those will be pages. So those air different than posts because remember, post are going to be more associated with something like a blawg on, and then If anybody actually leaves comments on any of your posts, you'll find all the comments here So you can regulate those. Your portfolio would be if you're a, for instance, an artist or photographer, something like that. And you're gonna upload a lot of different pictures up the portfolio would be where you do that or that That's an option. You don't have to, but you can set up a portfolio. Looks really, really great. Okay, um, now I'm gonna skip down here to appearance appearance. You're gonna access this a lot throughout this whole tutorial, so just keep this one in mine themes. We looked at that earlier, and that's where you actually uploaded Nevada. If you have any other theme that you want to use, this would be where you go. But down here, Uh, so that a lot of options here s oh, don't want to get ahead of myself. But any of the options for avada would be here under theme options. And again, I'm gonna in the future. I'm gonna show you Were that all of the options for that? But for right now, let's just leave it. Be now. Plug ins will also cover that in the future. But plug ins There are a lot of different plug ins that you can actually add Your WordPress website that's gonna make it either faster or just run more smoothly. It's gonna help you with your S E O. And again I will show you a lot of those in the future. If you have different users, you can add those here. And, um also is far. Some of the settings will access those, um, right here as's faras. You know, when you rioting, you know, just some of the various options would I recommend is I recommend you just going through some of these and looking him over, and it's pretty self explanatory for the most part, but I just want you to be familiar with it. One of the things I want to do really quick that's gonna help in the future. Since we're already here, just go down to Perma links. Click on that really quick and make sure that this right here post name is click Anytime you have any kind of post is gonna show up as your website name and then the slash and then whatever the name of the article is for S e o purposes. This is the best option tohave. So make sure that you just click that this will say this time in the future so that you don't have any crazy looking your l and then just hit save changes, Okay? And then, of course, Like I said, you can click right here. Go back to your dashboard. And that about sums up the That's just an overview of the dashboard. We're gonna go through each one of these different options as we go along here, kind of show you how to do it. Set up your pages subsystem post with your blawg, but that's about it right now. 4. Lesson 3 Pages Setup: All right, now to get served with your website. I like to follow a certain order when I do that. And the first thing I'd like to do is actually set up your pages. Now, your pages is gonna be your home page, Your block page your whatever page, contact page, you name it. And so to do that, go to pages and go add new Well, name or home page. Well, just call home. I'm being pretty generic. So all I wanted to do at this point is just create the page and then hit Publish, and you don't have to have all of the pages done all from the beginning. But I like to do at least the ones that I know for sure I'm gonna have. And so I'm gonna go ahead and go back here to pages add new, and I'm gonna create my block page again. The block page would be any page that you think that you're gonna post up new content to I doesn't be called blawg, but, um, I'll go ahead and call it that and hit Publish. And my advice to you would be just go ahead, get a couple pages and do the same thing about that. I just did. And then from there, if you go toe all pages, you can see I have my home page in my block page. And so any time you want to access those, you just go to pages, all pages, and then you can go back and you can edit those individually, as you can see right there, you can put him in a trash whatever. So that's where you're always gonna have access to your pages. Now, what I want to do now is set up the homepage and then my blawg page. So to do that goto appearance and go to customize and now go down a static front page. And so what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna have my home page be a static page. That means that unless I make changes to its always the same So when people visit my website, they come to that page that's considered your static page. So I'm gonna set up this page like that. The front page will be my home and then the post page, which we're going to set up a za blawg later. We'll go ahead and put Blawg right there and then just hit, save and publish. Now that we've done that any time, then you come to your dashboard and you want to add it. Any of the pages that you create, that's how you'll do it right from there. 5. Lesson 4 Theme Options: Okay, so now you have a couple of pages set up, and now I want to show you go through the theme options. Now, is something really important to understand is that a Vanek has so many options and custom is ations and things that you could do to it. It would be impossible for me to show you everything. And so if you do have a question as I mentioned before, just reach out to me. Send me an email and let me know how I can help you. So I'd like to start with the theme options. I went to appearance. Click the theme options, and this is what we come to. And the first part that we have here is the layout. Now, I'm gonna quickly go through a lot of this. I'm not gonna get through every single option, but I want to just show you what some of this stuff means and I'll give you a good idea, uh, and give you a good start. Okay, So lay out. You have a choice of either box or wide. Now, what does that mean? I'm gonna go to my site simple content creation and show you really quick. This is an example of wyd, meaning that this first page right here is why it goes the entire expanse of the Web page. OK, it's the full length of it now, an example of a lot of ah box, we'll go to my blawg, And so instead of being the full length of the page, it's actually gonna have things on the side. So it's gonna be a certain with so here you can see, like, a background, and it's just a certain with and it and you go back here to my theme options and you can see the site width. I have it at 11. 70 pixels, and you can define that. So it really just kind of depends on the site that you you would like. I've seen sites done both ways. I personally like wide, um for most my pages. I think it looks great, but, you know, it really depends on what you want to dio. And so I just go through these different options right here. You can play with it. Single sidebar layout, You know, sidebar would basically, if I go back here to the block these air, the sidebars right here. You can have a single sidebar. You can have dual sidebar. Another sidebar on this side. All those options are in here, and you can really determine the width of it. So the menu and this is the next video we'll set up well, actually set up the menu itself, but as faras the overall height of the menu. So that again, just as a reminder. This is the menu right here. These are the different pages that I have set up. So I have my home and blogger. I have a couple others, Uh, obviously my logo. So there's gonna be everything here is gonna be right there. So the height of the menu, um, you know, you can see that, you know, change the padding if you want a shadow. And what I recommend, Deering really honest to get this. The only way out that I learned this was to change. Something came down here, save changes, always make sure that any time that you change any of the options here in theme options that you do save changes before you go to a different page or else you're gonna be a little upset, you will learn that lesson quickly. You know, if you want, um, you know, dividers, um, you know, just go through all this and look what it has because there's Aton Aton of different options. Even for your mobile device. You have different options, and so what? That requires you to actually select it, save it, and then look at on your phone, and you, you know, you're gonna have to change mega menu, that it's a really big menu. Um, and then the next one is responsive now, responsive. You absolutely want to click that to the on position? Okay. Responsive basically means that on any screen is gonna look really good. And because everything is going mobile or, you know, just to you know, something like your tablet, you want to make sure that it's responsive. In fact, you know, I've been doing a lot of thinking lately that in said, because a lot of times I would design my site on the webs Excuse me on the desktop, and then I would change it to a mobile device. But lately I've been thinking, I need to actually design my sight for a mobile device and then maybe change it to desktop . You know, if that makes sense, because most people are looking on their phones nowadays, so make sure you could go through here, change the number of pixels of where you know of faras it Responsive is going to require a lot of you, you know, playing with the options. Make sure you always save it and looking at on your mobile device, okay and then colors. One of the cool things you can do is there's a pre defined theme skin, as it says here, Ah, white one, which is basically, you know, where everything is white for the most poor part. Or actually the dark one and so dark would be, Let's see. Let's just go here really quick where the whole pages has more of this dark feel to. So depending on the field that you won't have for your website pre defined colors, color schemes, the color schemes Let me go back here would be Ah, you know, any time they well, you don't really see here. But the time that you have links or anything like that, or buttons this pre defined thing this is basically what's gonna be so maybe I actually have a few here. Um, so this is pre defined, as in it is blue. So, like, this is, um I guess cover over right here is blue. A lot of links are gonna be blue. You're going to see that all throughout the theme. And so if you want to have a pre defined color scheme or or have a primary color, you can actually select one here. I do that there. Now, the headers. Um, right back here. Of course. This is the header. And so I have the logo over here and then all the links over here, and you can see you have all these different options right here. You can select. Look somewhere to what I have. You can have the phone number. Um, and so a lot of different options right there. You can choose where you actually have it. The location of it. Ah, where it's out. Top left, right. All right. And then, of course, sticky header. I like to show people this, Um the sticky header is basically if you watch as I scroll down, you see how it goes smaller and it follows you all the way down. Uh, I kind of like that. You have easy access to the different links, and that's a pretty cool option right there. You can have a background image back here, the styling of it, you know, as far as you know, shadows, colors, things like that. It's all available. Their course. Upload your logo. This gives you all the instructions as far as your logo goes. If if you want to display on a retina display, which is becoming increasingly more important as four K becomes more mainstream, you know, just make the size of the logo twice as big. And, of course, for your mobile devices. And then the favorite con right here favor. Khan is basically up here. See the little it's This isn't a very good one, to be honest, but it's the little icon you can see up there on your tab. And so it you know, 16 by 16 tells you how big it needs to be. I would definitely load up one of those since of having the generic one that you're hosting company will. But there footer. Of course, the footer is all the way down here and you can see ah, all I have for the footer is the copyright simple content creation. On this page, you can actually have some different widgets. As far as, like, a calendar or different links. And all those options are in here. You can see how big it is. You know, if you want the footer with, just you can turn that on. I'll show you later where you actually access the widgets under appearance and you go widgets and he'll show it for the footer. Um, but then you can put all your description right here for that, okay? And then, of course, the sidebar eggs, the styling on that, uh, background, that would be like this color. What's going on right here for the background. The typography. Now, you can find pretty much any kind of thought that you want. Ah, right here. And the typography. Eso You could just choose it right here and then choose the size. And so this is for the body. Now, the body would be any of the regular text like this right here. Now, um, if you go to headers, of course it's gonna be a of your H one h two that you have on any of your other pages how big it is, what kind of fun it is. And all the options are right there. Of course, Blawg. We do want to have a blawg. You could name your Blawg, whatever you like. Um, go through the different styles of the blawg. Um, you know, right here. This is the front page of my block on simple content creation right there. And I think this is medium alternate. I believe that's what that is again. This is just something you have to go through. Change the different looks of it portfolio again. This is gonna be for any artists or photographers to set up social media. Let's click on that really quick if you have. If you want social media links on in your pages, this is this is where you go. You put it on your information, like back to your Facebook page, for instance. And so any time that you put a social media icon anywhere, it will know exactly where to take it, okay? And then just go through the rest of these search page. But there are, you know, the different format of it. And, uh, let's see a lot of different options right here. Go through each one of those. Some of these ones down here a custom, CSS and advance. Unless you really know what you're doing. Uh, I would probably leave those alone If you happen to want to put in a Google like a tracking code, If you know what you're doing there, this would be where you go, the advanced code fields, and you could put it right there. And so you don't even have to go into the code into the page itself. You just put it right here, and it will show up. Okay on, then, just finally, import export. If you want to Just copy all your data and export it and send it somewhere to somebody. This is where you do it. Okay, so that's just a general overview of theme options. There's so many options, and I do apologize that it probably felt like I was rambling a little bit, but, um, you just really have to go through all the options. Take a look what they are. But if you're ever in question is how to change something, if you don't see it on the individual pages for the options then you'd want to go theme options and see if it's in there, because generally it is and unfortunately have to go back and forth sometimes between the two. But the more you get familiar with, the easier it becomes. 6. Lesson 5 Installing Demo Content: now for the final video of getting everything set up with Nevada. I know I've shown you a lot of options. You're probably bored at this point. You probably want to get started on your website, and I understand. But let me show you a really easy way how you can get started. One of the cool things about Avada is they include what's called demo content. So if you go up to Nevada and click installed demos, they created a whole host of different demo sites that you can actually install yourself. It will upload all the content from these demo sites, and they don't think that you have to do is actually go back and delete the content that that's not relevant and change the wording and one night so it can actually make things a lot easier for you. So if you have a certain style that you had in mind instead of creating each page individually and working on it that way, you can actually just kind of deconstruct on existing demo and making your own. So if you look through here a lot of different demos there constantly coming out with new demos, Um, and they honestly, they just keep getting better and better all the time. Eso you can preview any one of these demos, for instance, will preview this gym one. And so if you install the demo content, everything that you see here on the demo will be there and will be exactly how it is right here. So again, it could be pretty good in the sense that of the overall format set up. So if you like how it's set up, then fine. I mean, you can you can change anything you want at any time, but you might actually have to delete a lot of things that were changed. A lot of the tax, a lot of the pictures. One not, but it's all set up already. Everything from testimonials, membership facilities, blawg, you name it. It's all here. And so I just want to show you, actually, how to install one of those again. You can preview each and every one of those. See which one would be closest to what you would like. Um, and eso All you have to do is of course, click Install. Hit. Okay, now, this might take a couple minutes. Couple seconds just really varies depends on your hosting company. But if you go to the top, everything was successfully installed right there. Ah, and now there's this plug in that they want you to insult regenerate thumbnails in the basically that just resize is all the images that could be a little bit tedious. But basically, just go ahead and click on that, and, um, and then on the next page, it'll actually already installed earlier. So the plug in down here, just install it, run it, um, and then you should be good to G O. And it'll actually lead you back to your dashboard when everything's said and done. And then when you go, if you ever want to access your page here from the dashboard, just go up here and go visit site, and it will actually take you to the site right there. So I kind of worked on this before a little bit, so it kind of has a few changes to, but all the content is right there, and it's just I just have to go back in and change to how I like it. So that's pretty cool. Um, if you go back to your dashboard and you go to your pages. You'll see each individual page right there, and you can go in and edit them as you wish. And that's basically what we're gonna pick up on the next pages. I'm going to start off with a blank page and we're gonna work that way and show you exactly how everything works and how it comes together. So it's gonna be very, very cool. But I want to show you that really quick. Um, it's a fast way to put together a website. You know, I don't think everybody should. I think you should definitely make the site your own. But, um, that's how you install the demo on 10. Very, very simple. And again, if you ever have any questions, please let me know. 7. Lesson 6 Creating Pages: At this point, we've laid the foundation of how to get everything set up, and it's been really kind of boring. So I'm really excited. At this point, we can actually get started with similar four pages and actually putting some things together. So let me show you how you to do that. So to do that, go to pages and go all pages. If you recall earlier, we already created the home in block page. So go to the home and click Edit. All right, So this is the fusion builder. This is the page where you're gonna add everything. If the fusion builder isn't here by default, go ahead. It's gonna be right here. So click. Just go between the two. You don't use default editor. That's all kind of, Ah, manual. That's like the old way of doing it. Fusion builders basically gonna allow you to do everything drag and drop, and it's really, really cool. Now there's been a lot of updates to a lot of five point over the 4.0, version on before in great Everything is so much easier at this point. And they put everything all together right here. So you don't have to go chasing elements. Um, you know, if you look up here, start appear with the builder. You know, there's all these different options up here to, you know, toggle the different containers. You know, add some code you can actually like, save different elements. Meaning if you create a cool container that has, uh, certain elements to it, you can actually save the whole page layout. And what it will do is it will save it two over here to your library and so you can name it whatever you want and you just save that template and it will save on DSO. You can reload that same page or that certain container or column, and you can just use a future reference and you're not having to recreate everything every single time. And that's a cool upgrade that they've done now. The other thing that they have added, of course, is this. It's the history, so it's kind of like if you have ah, Mac, it's kind of like Time machine where you can go back. You can actually see all your edits from revisions, and you can actually go back to previous things. And that's makes it so much easier cause I know a lot of time I've updated or changed things, and I didn't mean to and there was just no way to actually go back to us. So that's very, very cool. Now, just moving on over really quick. If you ever want to preview what you're working on, just ah, and you're not familiar with WordPress, you just click right here on preview changes and that will actually show you an example of what you have so far. Don't hit update. You never hit update until you're actually ready to save whatever you're working on. Um and, uh, but you can always go back. If you do happen to hit update, you can Actually, you can go back to, ah previous version, but a Sfar As the containers go, it's all right here. And it's all so simple. If you go down here, there's some or fusion page options that you could take a look as far as the sliders the page set up, you know, just different patting the header. You know whether or not to display it. You can go through here and look at all this. You won't use this quite a is much down here. Um but I just want you to be aware of it. Now. I do like the fact that they do have a getting started video. So if you have some additional questions and I'm not answering them, this might be very helpful for you, but to get started, they have right here toe add a container on and the other thing is, actually have a pre built page. And I'm going to show you this really quick. If you could recall from the last video in the demos I showed you that you could install a whole demo site. Now, if you don't want to do that, which you know sometimes I don't recommend because it's just a lot of stuff you're not gonna use. You can go here, click on any demo you want. If there's ah, if there's something that you saw that you loved, you can just click on it. So the avada gym and you can click on any of the pages and you can load it up and it load the entire page for you. And that is very, very cool on DSO I would definitely take advantage of that. So going back here, we just add a container. Now, basically to explain. Container is basically it's part of a webpage. It's what it it contains. Okay, hence the name container. All right, so we're just going to do right here. Ah, full page container to start off with. Okay, now the container. Let me go over here. Now, this section right here with this guy, this is a container, this box, all right. And these air individual elements right here and right here, our individual elements within the container. But this actual guy in the picture of this guy, that is the background of the container. So if you click on this edit right here and go to background and let's see, we'll upload an image when you upload a image to your media library. Ah, these images are already here, but we can do is go to upload. And you could just drag and drop in image there. And, um, you know, I always recommend that you, before you upload any any of your images that you do change the makeup and smallest possible. You don't want to upload an image that's like 345 megabytes, anything like that. You want to make it really small for the Web, So but these files are already in my library. So you know, we could just choose any one of these will choose this guy right now you go down here to insert into page, and then now this will become that background, Okay? And of course, you can change, you know, different animations. What? Not the overall design if you want a border like the size of it, OK, but in general, it's gonna be 100% with meaning goes all the way across, and we're gonna hit, save. Let's go over here to preview really quick because we want to take a look at what we have. Okay? And actually, that container is way too small. Eso I would just go back in here and all right. There you go. So all I did there was I went in to the element the container and want to design. And then I changed the padding side, so I just changed a 500. Um, and that was what made it go from that small to a little bit larger. And, you know, we could go in here. Let's just add Wouldn't make that 200. Then we can preview those changes again, and we can see what that looks like. There we go. So just made it even bigger, all right? And so once we do that to the container, then what we want to do is actually add some elements. And so let's do content boxes Now, the content boxes. Um, let's go ahead and just work on this really quick. I'll show you what we can Dio. So I'm just going to say hello. This is ah, box. Okay, I'm gonna choose an icon will just dio we'll do this little leaf right there. All right, You can change the color of everything if you like, and you worry you can upload your own image, and then I'm gonna say thank you for viewing our our website. Okay, I'm gonna hit. Save now you Congar here and add more content boxes as you go along. And this watch a change how they're set up. Well, I'm gonna say that we're gonna preview it, okay? And so that's one box right there. Then why I could do is I could just keep going in adding more and more boxes just like that . And then let's go ahead, Classic icon on top if we want. And what I'm gonna do is I'll go in here just really quick. I'm gonna choose some, uh, icons. I'm just gonna choose whatever. I just want to do this so you can actually see how this is set up your heart. Let's say that appear preview changes one more time. And then what? We should have ways. We should have four icons side by side. All right, so actually, I messed up, so they're all stacked on top of each other. So if I go back here all right to the content boxes in the number of columns. So let's change that to Ford said of one. That's why it's not side by side. So save that war time, we're gonna preview it, and they should be side by side. Yeah, there we go. Okay. So that's side by side. Very good. Looks awesome. And then what? We could dio to come back here this container and so if we're finished with that and we like it, everything looks great. Ah. Then what we can do is we could just choose another container and let's just do a full with container. And what that does is it goes right up underneath. Now, if you wanted to change the size of the elements, well, you can do is just click right here and we'll just say, Let's make this element half the size, Okay? You can go right here and you can actually clone that and you'll get another one right here and then once you could Dio is well, just dio I don't know a checklist right there and we'll just type in Ah, content. Uh, we'll say that. And then in this element over here, what we can do is we could just dio, um I don't know, a progress bar, something like that. Okay. And then, you know, of course, these individual elements right here. Just remember, you can change the background to whatever you like, so we could just make this straight black, And of course we'll go, and we'll make this one black up here to design get black. I don't think I don't think we did that. Okay, let's preview that. See what it looks like? Remember we added another container, okay. And there it is right there. It's not. It's not much to look at because you have to actually add more content. Teoh, I just did something really, really quick. But I'm I just want to show you how all these things can come together. Now if you have any questions about any of the elements right here on what they dio what I really suggest you do is I suggest you go to, um, the avada, the theme fusion right here. And I would check out their demo side because you can click on all these different elements and pages and you'll just give you a ton of ideas of how to get everything set up. We'll show you what the different elements actually do. For instance, just dividers. You can see that all the different dividers that they have right here and what they look like, or, for instance, go over Teoh person. So if you wanted to like, highlight yourself, you know all these different looks or things that you could get set up and all the options are right there within the individual element. And so, like, we have right here four column, and, uh and again I want you to just look at this. So you know what all these buttons do what's actually available? Impossible. Because if it's here, it's definitely possible to make. So differ buttons. He can change the color. You can change anything. And it's really, really need, Um and so, you know, going back here. If we wanted Teoh, for instance, at something else, you know, we could just do another. Ah, let's see. You could just add another column right in here, right underneath these other two that I did. You could do an element right there and then, let's see, do a countdown box. And so you put it in the time and everything right there, his save. And then if we preview that, there goes right there. And so it's really, really awesome how you can get everything set up and it's just a matter of dragging and dropping. All right, So, for instance, one more time, if we wanted another container underneath there and we wanted toe, and this is basically the container is basically just showing you how the elements would be set up. So if we just do something like this Okay, you can see we have. You know, it's taking up 1/5 or 4/5. And you can change this to if you change this to 3/5. Okay, that will push this element down here. But if we just change this, the 2/5 it would move it up there. And so you can change the different sizes at any time. And just remember, you can say these different elements, and you could put him in your library. And so let's just say, Well, just say do, uh, element. I will say that container. Okay, so that container saved right here. You get a library container, and then we'll just put it right there. If you ever want to delete, I hold container, just lead it. And so it's really simple what you can do here. Um, and I really like that a lot. Um, I think you know, it's stream light. Line it from previous versions, and you know the individual elements. Yeah, you know, it takes you have to look at each one and, you know, kind of figure it out. But, you know, I think that's what you have to do to get better at this. And so if you have any questions, as I've always said throughout the entire course, you know. Please just let me know. So, what I want to show you in the next course is how to set up a fusion slider. And that's what this is right here. This fusion slider looks really, really great. Um, and I'll show you how to set up that element. 8. Lesson 7 Creating A Fusion Slider: Okay, So in this lesson, I want to pick up where we left off. I showed you a lot of the page options in the last lesson on how to set up your page. Now, we're going to continue here with the home page that we left off on. And I want to show you how to do a fusion slider. Now, going back to our example. Page. This right here is a fusion slider. Okay. Has an image with the words, um, with buttons. Um, and so I think they look really great. Like the fusion sliders. A lot. And so to in order to create those going back to the edit page, basically, you go over to you have to do two things to create a fusion slider. The first thing is, you actually have to create the slider itself. So you got a fusion slider, slider, and then add or edit sliders and so you can see right here on the right hand side, these air, all sliders that were created beforehand. Um, but to create a new one, basically, just name is something that you would be familiar with. And then, as faras the slider size 100% would be the with all the way across. And then as far as the height goes, obviously that's how tall it is. And so if you wanted to fill up the whole screen, you know, you make it a little bit larger or smaller, and, um and so there's different effects that you can select here as I had mentioned before, you always want to check. Just you can check to see. You know what it looks like a kind of experiment with it. I think doing the parallax scrolling effect is always need. So you check that. Ah, one of these, um, you know whether or not you want navigation arrows, um, or if you have multiple sliders, you know, you might want to check a few of these boxes, but once you're done and you've gone through these options and you've perfected it, just go ahead and add slider. Okay? And then once you do that, okay, the slider itself is just simply the structure of the slide. But it's not what you actually see on the slide. And so to do that, you go up here to add or edit slides under the fusion slider. And so we'll go ahead and do that and then just click up here at New Slide. So here is where you actually create the content of your slide. And so again, just go ahead and label it something that you'll remember. And you have a few options that you can dio you can do a image such as this one right here or what's really neat is you can actually create, um, slide with video. And I really like doing this option because you have, um you know, AnAnd actual, like video loop video happening here in the background. And so, you know, you want to be careful that it's not too distracting, But I found a lot to be, you know, to really be incredible. And they look great. So you have that option of doing either one. You know, if you do yourself hosted, you just upload the right, um, format, you know, and before is the most common one right there. Uh, one thing I will tell you that if you self host your video, what you have to do is you actually have to upload and a separate image for mobile devices because the the video action won't play on your mobile device. And so you just have to have an image that's maybe similar to it. That's static. So that's the only drawback to it. However, if you're looking on a desktop, it looks really great. And so you know you want to go through these options, you have the options to Muto auto play, loop the video. Those are all selected. It's pretty self explanatory right here. And of course, coming down here, you go to the heading area, and so this will be where you actually put the type. And so you have kind of, ah, heading like an H one heading right there. And then you have something underneath there. So the heading area, you'd put it right there the size of the font they want, of course, color in type of background area, and then the caption area would be the smaller taxed right there. And so again, you would customize that toe how you like it. And then I hear it. The bottom you have a few options of Ah, you know you can actually have a Sfar as links. You can have either have buttons or a full slide If you simply want just one button. All you have to do is actually just delete the text on one of these. Um, if you want to button side by side, you just leave it as it is. And so you have to go through here to customize that you actually have to know a little bit about coding. If you're gonna do a link to something, you want to actually put it right between these parentheses and put the web address Ah, and you can change, You know, the size of the button, the shape and again you have be a little bit familiar with with the code here is faras how to change those? Exactly. Uh, you can just go right here. You can see some of the options as far as the buttons go. So once you're done with that in order to associate this slide with the slider, all the sliders are right here. So the one that you just created will be over here on this side. So what, you have to dio is actually click on the slider, select it. And so it will associate this slide with that slider. If that makes sense. Okay, Once you do that, you want to hit, publish, and then what you want to do is you want to go back. You want to go back to the edit page. And if that's the slider that you want to use, okay, what you'll do is you'll go all the way to the bottom here to fusion page options. And if you want the slider on that particular page, what you'll do is you'll first, um, select Fusion slider. There's a couple other sliders that are a part of Avada. We'll just pick fusion slider and then you'll go ahead and pick the slider, the name of the slider. And then, of course, you choose where you want it on the page. And once you do that and you hit update or preview changes, that slider will be there, and that's it. It's really it's pretty easy to make the slider you. One thing that really tripped me up was the fact that you had to create a slider, and then you had to create a separate slide and then associate the two. And so I took me initially, way back a few years ago that that took a little bit of trial and error to figure that out . But if you do it correctly, you can have an incredible slider. Um, the fusion slider and it looks great, and it really enhance the look of your page. 9. Lesson 8 Setting Up Your Menu: so far, you should be progressing along fairly well. You got the content of your page. You got a fusion slider. I want to show you how to get your menu system set up really quick. As you can see here, we don't have any menu up of the top. We do have the logo over here, but all we see is the fusion slider. So to do that from your dashboard, what you want to do is go to appearance, and then from there on, once you go Teoh menus. So here in the menus, you can see the pages that we've actually created the home in the block page and those are the only ones that we've had so far. And so go ahead, click those two and then you add to menu. Once they go over here, then you can manipulate them just a little bit. If you have any kind of attributes or menu icon, anything like that, you can associate that with that. Uh, and you could also play with the fusion mega menu, which just makes the the, um, just make some really big, in other words. And so also, what you can do is, if you have anything like a hierarchy of source we can do is you can drag these. And so if you drag it over it and make it a sub item, basically you'll have the blawg, and then underneath that will be the home page. And so, if you have any, like main topic with, you know, sub topics, you can do that. And also, you can just move these around anyway that you like. Okay. And that's how. And this is the order that they will appear it there click May Navigation and Top navigation. And then all you do at that point is you hit, save, okay, and then you'll get the confirmation that the main menu has been updated. All right, very good. So when you come back here to check to see if the menu worked, there it is. We have the home of the blawg, so it actually worked just fine. I want to show you another option really quick. If you go to appearance and theme options, I want to show you how you can actually choose different headers. So it'll look a little bit different as well. I've gone over this before. on the theme options, but go to your header. And so currently this one right here is selected, but we could make it look a little bit different as well. Mabel's Try this one really quick. Save changes. We're gonna try to preview this and see if it looks any different. Yeah, Okay. Very good. And so there you can see how it actually changes the look of the menu. Of course, there's a lot of different options. I had talked about these options before us. Faras the header goes, Let's make sure that the sticky header is on as well. Sticky header just simply means that when you slide down the sticky, the Hatter will stay with it and let's save changes. We'll refresh this really quick and we'll see if it works. All right? Yep. Aereo. So that doesn't look really good right there in the middle of his head. But that's just to show you that as faras the header goes, there is a lot of different options that you can choose. We can choose this one really quick with Take a look, See what that looks like. Yep, It doesn't look very good, but again, this is just a lot of things that you can do, and so we ever menu all set up as you add more pages. Then you'll be able to Atmore selections to it, but pretty easy to set up overall. 10. Lesson 9 Setting Up Your Blog: Now in this video, I'm gonna show you how to set up your blog's your post page, whatever you want to call it. I showed you this option before, but what I want you to do is go to customize appearance and then customize and I want to go down here to static front page. And I just want to make sure that you have this option clicked if you didn't see it in the video before. So this is how you said if you're blawg, you have to specify which one is gonna be the home page. So we have a static page if you're gonna have, um, for instance, like a news page or our home page that constantly changes, you can actually make that where, um, kind of like your blog's front page. So you do your latest post, OK, But if you want to actually have a front page and then a separate block page, you just select the page from here, So home and then post page will be your blawg. That's what we named it before. I just wanna make sure that you have that selected and then from there, there what I want you to do is to go to appearance, and then I want to go to theme options. Scroll down here to block Click That, and that's gonna give you all the options for your blogging, and this is going to be universal, meaning it's going to show up on every single page. If you want to do individual options, you'll be able to do that. When you do oppose individual posts at the bottom of any individual post in the edit page, you'll be able to select a certain options for the page. But let me just show you really quick what my blog's looks like here on simple content creation So you can see that the blawg up here. This is the individual pages right there. And actually, you might want to come to the block. Take a look at the some of these articles. They might be useful to you, but this is how we haven't set up and let me click on here so you could take a look at one of the post. All right, so this is one of my posts, has some of the related post right there comments box. Pretty simple. In all those options, right are gonna be what you find right here. So page title bar you. Actually, if you do select that, you'll see a title bar up here. I kind of don't like. I think it's kind of messy. And if you're gonna have a heading anyways, it just becomes redundant. So choose that option if you like it. Um, my blawg layout is actually medium alternate. And that was what This is the medium alternate, and I like to look at that. So play around with those options, See what kind of layout that you like the best. If you wanna have pages of blocks, go ahead and select this it. Or if you just want to load Mawr infinite scroll where you just scrolled, he'll just infinitely scroll through all your different post as you scroll down. That's what that option means. And again if you want to x ERT s. So I just have I think, mindset of 50. This is actually for this current theme right now. But, um, that would be the how long this excerpt is right there and then a featured image that would be this right here. That's the featured image all right. And then you could just set up the formatting of the date and time. If you want to set that walks in, opposed again. These are all universal options, so they'll be the any post that you post in the future. It will select this these options on or off. And so if you don't want, like, the author box or you know, the pagination, anything like that you can select all those options right here. Or if you just want to completely turn off comments completely on your blawg, you can turn it off right here, and you don't have to do it individually. Of course. The block, the meta a lot of this I turn off. I really don't like seeing all that in the meta. I don't even think I have it here on my blog's No, I haven't altered enough. And so all of those options are right there. Okay, So if you're gonna actually post your blawg now that we have all that set up, all you'll do is you go to post and then you go add new. So let's go ahead and do that. So if you'll notice the posts, pages a lot like the pages page when you're setting up a page and so we're gonna use the fusion slider. Click on that and it's gonna make it really simple for us. So it's the same things. Pages you just create a title of of your, um, of your post. And then you just start building it from here, okay? And so you can start with containers. They actually have some pre built pages. If you want to do it that way, and you just start adding elements to it as you go along right here, this is what I was talking about, that if you want end of it, if you want to control each page individually with certain things you can. Actually, there's a lot of the options right here. And so whether it's showed, you know, show all the related posts which again related post would be this option right there. I kind of like that. So if somebody reads your your article, they can go to another one really easily, Um, and so you can change this individually for each one. Turnout it on and off, and you have a lot of the different options over here turning on your foot or your head or things like that. So very customizable over here where you set your featured image. Okay, that would be this right Here is the featured image for this post, and that's gonna show up right there. And that's basically you just click on here, you'll go to your media library, you just select something or you can actually upload it. And then you just hit, set, feature damage down here in the bottom. Right, And that's it. That's all you have to do. There tags a few. If you want toe, make it a little bit more organized. You know, start adding some tags that will describe the articles of somebody Does a search on your page. They confined more quickly. If you want to set up different categories, that also, um, is gonna make a little bit easier to find things. Okay, Once you do that, if you're not ready, you can do save draft, okay? Do you know I hit Publish until you're ready to publish. And when you are, just go ahead and hit that button, and then you can preview it it at any time. So if you make some changes. You just go up here, preview. You see what it looks like and just make changes as you go along. And that's about it. Is faras junior Blah goes once As soon as you hit Publish, it'll automatically show up on whatever page that you specified as being your block page, just like I had for mine. So there's block. So when I publish this, that automatically showed up here and people could find it. Uh, right from there. Okay, So if you have any questions Ah, as always, let me know. But that's how you set up your blogged. 11. Lesson 10 Creating A Contact Page: I figured since I already showed you how to set up your home page and also a blogger, I figured I'd show you how to set up a contact page as well, because it's a little It's not tricky, but there's a few steps that you want todo. So a contact page. A good example of that would be this one right here. Now there's a website that I created for another doctor, and this page is actually ranked number one. So pretty proud about that, because there are a lot of different chiropractors in the area where this person is at. But this contact page, let's see A, comprises having a location map and then at the bottom area, where you can actually submit either a question or you know something like that. And so, in order to create a page a contact page similar to this one, the first thing that you need to do is go to appearance and then go to theme options. Go and scroll down here and then go Teoh contact form and click on that. So the first thing that you need to do if you want to receive any kind of email as you will need to put your email in there. If you wanted to recapture, you could do that as well. Now, if you want the Google map, what you need to do is you need to get a Google maps A p I key. If you just follow this link, it will talk you through it. If you need any help, you know, just let me know. It's pretty straightforward and you just put in the code right there. As soon as you create it and you make sure that you put your address in here, there's several different options that you have right here is far as the road map satellite hybrid terrain. You can change the look of it. You can also change is faras what? Here you can change the dimensions, and then you can actually change how far zoomed in the map is. So this one, you know, it zoomed out on the city of Greenville. Um, you know, just slightly so you can change that option right there. And you can decide, you know, all the rest the options as well. And another cool thing is you can actually change the default. The styling So check these out these different stylings and you can see what those look like. So once you've done all of that, what you need to do is you need to go to pages and you need to create a contact page. And so that's just a matter of we're just gonna name this. Uh, well, just a minute. Allergies that contact. And then down here on page attributes instead of default template. Generally, you'll just leave this alone. You're gonna actually select contact. Okay, so on these options, even with the fusion builder, you won't actually see the map or the contact form anywhere on here. And you might be wondering where it's at. Um, they just set it up so it automatically will populate. So whatever that you build your side out to, you know, you can put all the containers you want, but what's going to default to is the map will always be on top, and then this will always be on the bottom. And so when you build out that page, it's always gonna be all this stuff here in between, so you can jam as much stuff as you want in between them. But the map and the contact form will be on the top and bottom, and that's essentially it. Go through the different options, build it out, and then you just hit publish. And that will create this contact page with all the information that may be your followers or the people that are looking for your business need. Okay, that's it. 12. Lesson 11 Widgets and Sidebars: Now, this video, I'm gonna show you guys how you can get started with widgets and sidebars. So to get those set up, we go toe appearance and then go to theme options and with your sidebar, okay, all the options air right here for the sidebar. So go through those options and you can see how you want to get him set up, particularly for the pages in the sizing and all that. Okay, But in order to set up those widgets goto appearance and widgets, there s a witches. They refer to the ones at the bottom at the footer and also on the actual sidebars himself . So let me show you really quick right here. Um, on this demo right here. Okay, down here in the this is just above the footer. So these air widgets right here. There's four columns, and it has four different items right there. And of course, the sidebar would be all of this stuff right over here from my blawg. Okay, So in order to set those up or to add those, as I said, you go to appearance and then go widgets. And so here we can see the blog's sidebar. And this has a whole ton of different, um, items that you want there. Okay, so you probably don't want this many things in your sidebar. I have about four. And so this is just kind of by default. It has. Jesus. Looks like about 15 to 20. And so what you do is you just arrange these as you like. All the options are over here on the left. Okay? And all you have to do is take whatever you like and drag it over. Once you drag it over, it'll open up. And so, for instance, this this little ad link right here, you can do like, a little image right there. And then you just hit save. If you want to delete anything, all you have to do is expand it and delete it. Okay? And then you can. Like I said, you can rearrange anything. So, for a sidebar having something like recent post tackler to see a lot of people have that if you want to do text text is something that you could use if you wanted to put in some HTML code. Something like that. If you had a certain thing, you want to put in you. Just all you have to do is just copy and paste it. If you put it the title on it, it would be like this tile right there would be right above whatever the item is. Okay. And then for your footer, which would be these down here you have 4123 and then up here is number four and it's the same thing is open it up and you'll choose from over here. You know any of these that that you want there and you just basically just grab it and pull it down and you drop it right where you want it, So it's very easy to set up. You just have to actually spend some time and find the widgets that you want to display on your website and make it look good in uniform. But those air, it's it's really easy to get set up. So I wanted to show you that really quick. In case that's something that you want to put on your website. If you have any questions, just let me know 13. Final Thoughts: all right, That pretty much sums up creating a WORDPRESS website using the avada five point. Oh, theme. Now, I do want to thank you for taking this class if you have any questions, because I know you'll probably have a aton for me. Definitely. Leave comment. Reach out to me. I'm always willing to help. There are so many different options for a lot of five point. Oh, that there would be impossible to talk about every single one of them. But I think you should have a basic understanding of how to set up a page how to work your blawg. You know how the different elements work, including the fusion slider. Now, if you do have more questions or you'd like to take more classes of mine, I do have a few I in cleat, including the complete s e o course, which has, you know, over 2000 students also check out how to build a website course for the avada four point. Oh, now four point. Oh, does have a lot of similar options to, and I actually go over a lot of S e o tips as well. So take a look at that course, I think it will really help you out. It's been a pleasure teaching you if you have any questions, as I mentioned, Reach out to me. Otherwise, I hope you're having an incredible day.