A Step-by-step Guide to Building A Responsive Wordpress Website With a Premium Theme and Skin

David ✏ Ault, The Writer Teacher

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16 Videos (1h 20m)
    • An Introduction to the Course

    • Choosing your Domain Name

    • Choosing a Hosting Package

    • A Look Around the Control Panel

    • Propagating Your Domain Name from Your Domain Name Provider to Your Host

    • Assigning Your Domain to Your Hosting Account

    • Why WordPress?

    • Installing WordPress

    • Configuring the Basic Settings for Wordpress

    • An Introduction To Frameworks, Themes And Skins

    • Installing and Setting Up The Thesis Framework

    • Installing and Setting Up The Effectus Skin

    • An Overview of the Effectus Skin's Content Settings

    • An Overview of the Effectus Skin's Design Settings

    • Creating a Header for the Website

    • Adding a Header to the Website


About This Class


How to Set Up a Responsive Website using WordPress together with a Premium Theme & Skin is actually the first course in my Writer Platform series, which looks at how authors and other creatives can become visible online, engage with their readers or customers and ultimately sell more books and other digital products.

Whether you are a writer, or another type of creative or pretty much any type of freelancer, it is vitally important that you have your own online presence. Of course, this all begins with the creation of a professional looking, responsive website.

And in the first part of this course, I am going to take you through, step-by-step:

  • How to choose a domain name for your website
  • How to choose and then set up suitable hosting for your website
  • How to propagate your domain to your hosting account
  • How to install WordPress and configure the basic settings

To get the most from the second part of the course you will need to purchase both a Premium theme called Thesis and a premium skin called Effectus. This requires some financial outlay, but in my opinion this is quite a small investment if you are serious about making a living or even a part-time income from your art

In this part of the course, I will then show you:

  • How to set up the Thesis theme to get your website running super fast and benefit from the inbuilt Search Engine Optimisation features of Thesis
  • How to set up and customise the Effectus Skin to get an original, professional looking website that is truly mobile responsive
  • How to create and add a Header for your website





David ✏ Ault

The Writer Teacher


Currently, on the How To Publish An eBook website, I am giving away a FREE online course for anyone who is interested in making a living (or at least a part-time income) from self-publishing.

I also teach classes about course creation, online learning platforms and teaching, and recently, I launched the Writer Teacher Facebook Group as a place where self-published authors and online teachers can hang out to discuss how to make a significant income from your writing through the repurposing of content that you have already written in the form of online courses.

Some of my most popular Skillshare classes include:

The Writing Productivity Masterclass
How to Become a Star on Skillshare
Scrivener Simplified
Adobe Spark
The Writer - Teacher
 Apple iOS 10 

A Little Bit More About Me

My name is David James Ault and I am a British ex-pat living in Slovakia, in the heart of Europe, with my wonderful Slovak wife, our three children and our English Bullterrier, Shaggy.

Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in European Business, the first part of my career was spent in marketing, especially in the tourism industry, and during that time, I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, at the CIM.

In 2001, I moved from the UK to Slovakia, where I set up a tourism portal about Slovakia and wrote travel related articles and books. I also began writing my first novel.

During the last 15 years, I have written non-fiction books in a variety of niches and set up a number of successful websites to promote my various interests. More recently, I have also been writing fiction and non-fiction books for teenagers and young adults and, in 2015, I set myself the goal of becoming a full-time Writer Teacher within the next couple of years.

I have an eclectic range of interests, including languages, writing, history, online marketing, design and travel. I also have a passion for cooking and eating healthy food, as well as the traditional Slovak dishes I have discovered, whilst living in the heart of Europe.

I have created a number of online courses for many of my niches and I have set up both the How To Publish An eBook and the Teach Someone A Lesson websites to impart some of the knowledge I have learned over the years to my students.