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Create a Personal Website with Themify Simple theme

teacher avatar David Utke, Web Pro and YouTuber

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Lessons in This Class

18 Lessons (1h 49m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Get your domains and hosting

    • 3. Install WordPress properly

    • 4. Professional backend settings

    • 5. Homepage setup

    • 6. Make a hero image and a call to action

    • 7. How to make a transparent menu

    • 8. Logo and favicon design

    • 9. Adding social media links

    • 10. Create a bio section

    • 11. Create a YouTube video portfolio section

    • 12. Add your Instagram feed

    • 13. Create a projects section

    • 14. Add in a contact form section

    • 15. Design your footer

    • 16. Blog post structure and layout

    • 17. SEO for your personal website

    • 18. Conclusion

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About This Class

Learn how to create a personal website t using the FREE Themify Simple theme, the Themify builder and the Gutenberg block editor from WordPress. The Simple theme is a feature rich theme that gives you full access to Themify's builder. In combination with the Gutenberg block editor, you're able to create and design a fun, professional looking personal website with no coding skills required.

The Simple theme specifically provides drag and drop functionality to your workflow with WordPress and the Themify builder. That means you can simply drag and drop element blocks into place in a easy to understand, visual way and edit as you see fit. The Astra Theme overall works perfectly well with the Gutenberg editor to create any type of website you want.

In this course we cover from step 1 to step done about how to create personal website with a well designed homepage and the blogging functionality of the Simple theme. You'll learn:

  • Get a domain name from a domain name registrar, Namecheap.
  • How to get a shared hosting account from Bluehost.
  • How to properly install WordPress.
  • A complete design tutorial on how to make an impressive looking website using the Simple theme from Themify.
  • Pro back end settings, permalink and security tips.
  • Advanced customization features using the Themify builder.
  • How to optimize your website for SEO.
  • Additional tools and plugins to enhance your designs.

The Simple theme is perfect for anyone looking to start a professional looking website that can be customized to a high degree with the Gutenberg block editor and the Themify builder. Multiple design options for pages that is also responsive for multiple devices. This theme is perfect for anyone wanting to create a personal website fast.

This course is a complete guide on how to create a professional website using WordPress on a self hosted web host. It's perfect for anyone looking to learn and understand how to use the Simple theme, the Themify Builder and the default Gutenberg page building block editor from WordPress.

Meet Your Teacher

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David Utke

Web Pro and YouTuber


David Utke is a professional blogger, web designer and a highly rated user experience consultant.

Starting in 2009, David first began learning web development and WordPress for his own online projects and now translates technical skills in an easy to understand way for beginners with his educational courses.

He currently lives abroad, travel vlogs as a hobby and runs his online business from cafes and workspaces.

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