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How to Efficiently Build Wordpress Websites with Divi

Christopher Dodd, Web Developer / Blogger

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21 Videos (3h 56m)
    • Introduction

      1:54
    • What you'll need for this class

      1:29
    • Intro to Wordpress

      11:42
    • Intro to Divi

      9:48
    • Installing Wordpress - Locally

      11:27
    • Installing Wordpress - cPanel

      4:29
    • Creating a Divi Child theme

      11:54
    • Getting started with Divi

      15:56
    • Adding Content to your website

      13:59
    • Using the Divi pagebuilder

      24:11
    • Customising with code - Basic

      14:34
    • Customising with code - Advanced

      20:22
    • The Wordpress Template Hierarchy

      10:24
    • Building out your website

      11:55
    • Installing Plugins

      7:08
    • Adding eCommerce with Woocommerce

      9:39
    • Deploying your site

      14:54
    • Migrate changes to a live site

      14:54
    • How to continue your learning

      16:51
    • Bonus: Membership Sites

      6:54
    • Wrap-up and Class Project

      1:38
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About This Class

Wordpress powers almost a third of the internet and so, if you're looking to build a content-based website, you should totally be aware of Wordpress.

Over the years, I’ve come to learn how to build Wordpress sites ‘the right way’ and what I mean by that is ‘how to build sites efficiently that are also able to easily updated and maintained down the track.  

You see, when I built my first Wordpress site, I decided to build my own theme from scratch. I took a 7 hour class just to learn the basics and then spent the next few weeks, working on my website full-time to get it work.

Not only did it take me a long time to build, every time I want to update it, even just to change some text on a landing page, I need to jump into a the backend code and update the website manually.

Trust me, it’s a pain in the ass.

I wondered to myself, how do professional freelancers and agencies make Wordpress sites. Surely, they don’t spend 40 hours a week building a single site? What am I missing here?

Well, it wasn’t until I spent months and years freelancing with Wordpress, speaking to other developers and working for agencies that I realised ‘the right way’ to develop Wordpress sites.

Now, don’t get me wrong. If you want to create your own theme to sell as a product on Themeforest or similar marketplaces be my guest but for building quick and highly customisable Wordpress websites for clients, you don’t want to have to reinvent the wheel each time you’re tasked with a new site development.

So, in this course, I’m going to teach you how to develop and update Wordpress websites much faster by customising a premium theme like Divi.

Divi is now what I use for developing all my own websites as well as websites for clients and I’ve found it to be one of the most versatile and efficient themes to create whatever layout or design you please.

So, if you’re ready to learn the right way to developing Wordpress websites, click onto the next video and let’s get started.

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Christopher Dodd

Web Developer / Blogger

Christopher Dodd is a self-taught web developer, YouTuber and blogger with a mission to help individuals learn the skills to freelance and make a living independently. 

Chris learned web development in 2015 in order to work remotely and travel the world and has done so for the past 2+ years. 

Through his YouTube channel, blog and Instagram, Chris inspires and educates newbie 'digital nomads' to chase their passions and pursue a location independent career.

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