Creating a Self-Hosted WordPress Website For Authors, Writers and Speakers (Blogging For Smarties)

Yvonne Wu, Author and Speaker Support Services

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16 Lessons (1h 3m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:07
    • 2. Planning Your Website Content

      2:06
    • 3. Psychology of Color

      1:43
    • 4. Choosing a Unique Domain Name

      3:33
    • 5. Attracting Readers Website Pages

      3:16
    • 6. Your Project Breakdown

      1:32
    • 7. How to Set-up Your Domain Name

      5:24
    • 8. Hosting and FTP Tips

      2:08
    • 9. Choosing a WordPress Theme

      6:38
    • 10. How to Set-up Your WordPress Website

      4:45
    • 11. Installing Plugins and Adding Widgets

      9:21
    • 12. WordPress Adding Pages and Graphics

      7:59
    • 13. WordPress Blog Post Creation

      4:43
    • 14. WordPress Add a Menu

      5:25
    • 15. WordPress Blogging Tips

      1:23
    • 16. Final Project Breakdown WordPress

      0:30

Project Description

Two Projects

Assignment 

Watch the videos they will help you fill out the Website Content Worksheet.  Fill out your Website Content Worksheet in doc format that helps you choose your website name, identify your niche and choose your website theme. Get feedback from the community by sharing with us your website domain name choices. 

Decided to set-up a self-hosted website? These videos will help you plan and create your finished website. Share you finished website in the Project Gallery for feedback from the class community. Here’s what to upload as you go through the steps of creating your website:

Before you create your first website, provide us with several different potential names for your website and break description on what your website is about. 

Once finished, post a screenshot of your first WordPress site, your site url address and name!

Design your own self-hosted WordPress website using the tools and techniques learned in this course.

RESOURCES

Creating Your Website Content Worksheet

Hosting and Domain Name Tips

WordPress Dashboard Quick Tips

Student Projects