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How to Make an Online Portfolio Website from Scratch w/ WordPress for Photographers, Designers, etc.

Hoku Ho, Web Design

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21 Videos (49m)
    • Course Intro

      2:01
    • Intro to WordPress

      2:38
    • Getting Started Intro

      1:16
    • What is a Domain Name?

      1:17
    • How to Get the Cheapest Web Hosting

      4:32
    • How to Register a Domain Name

      2:02
    • What is Web Hosting?

      1:05
    • How to Connect your Domain and Web Host

      1:17
    • How to Install WordPress

      3:03
    • How to Change HostGator and WordPress Passwords

      1:46
    • Installing the Fukasawa Theme

      1:38
    • Adding Image Posts

      5:00
    • Adding Photo Gallery Posts

      4:35
    • Adding Lightbox Plugin

      2:51
    • Categories

      1:23
    • Adding About Me Page

      1:41
    • Adding Frequently Asked Questions Page

      1:16
    • Adding Get in Touch Page

      3:20
    • Logo

      0:46
    • Widgets

      1:56
    • Mobile Call & Email Plugin

      4:04

About This Class

Learn how to create a beautiful, portfolio website, in just one hour. This course is great for photographers, graphic designers, or anyone else who wants to showcase their work online, and acquire new clients.

Resources

NameCheap Domain Name- http://bit.ly/1jq5DG2

HostGator Web Hosting- http://bit.ly/1Lvb00R (25% coupon code: buildwithoutcode)

Theme- Fukasawa

Plugins

Responsive Lightbox by dFactory

Very Simple Contact Form

Call&Book Mobile Bar

Description

We’ll create an actual portfolio website using WordPress. You’ll see how everything is done, step by step, from start to finish. No experience and no coding required.

The site will include the following features:

  • image posts
  • photo galleries
  • about me page
  • frequently asked questions page
  • get in touch (contact me) page
  • contact form
  • responsive image lightbox
  • search bar
  • category pages for images and posts
  • one tap call button on mobile
  • one tap email button on mobile

In addition, the website is completely responsive, so it'll look good on any screen, tablet, or smartphone.

Never built a website before? Don’t have computer science degree? No worries, we’ll start from absolute zero. You’ll learn how to register a domain name, set up web hosting, and install WordPress (in other words, everything you need to get your site live on the internet). This course is a great intro to WordPress, and since we’ll build with WordPress, you won’t need to know html, css, javascript, php, ruby… you get the idea.

WordPress is perfect for building a portfolio website. You’ll be able to get the site up and running quickly, adding content is a cinch, and you can maintain everything on the site on your own. We’ll be using Fukasawa WordPress theme, which is incredibly beautiful, easy to use, and best of all… it’s completely free!

If you want to display your photography, graphics, designs, or any other work on your own custom website, then this is the course for you. We’ve cut out the fluff, so that you can get your portfolio website online as quickly is possible. Now go get started!

25 of 25 students recommendSee All

Great Class. I learned a lot.
Something great about SkillShare classes - you always learn something new. Thanks for a great class!
Nanci Arvizu

Author, Artist, Dreamer

Hoku's class is amazing! His class is well structured and very easy to follow. I like that he covers the entire process ie. how to get a domain name, web host, and downloading useful plugins - very resourceful and helpful. I was able to create a website with his instructions within a couple of hours. No nonsense. I highly recommend this class!

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Hoku Ho

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I teach people how to make beautiful, powerful websites.

Here is what some of my students are saying:

"This course was extremely helpful for me. I went from having no experience whatsoever to having my own website in 2 days. It's invaluable for anyone who's thinking of setting up a WordPress website and doesn't have any prior knowledge. The production is great - engaging and informative. I love the way that each bite-sized video automatically loads the next one. Each video is ju...

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