Transform Your WordPress Website into an Author Platform to Engage Your Readers and Sell More Books

David ✏ Ault, The Writer Teacher

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30 Videos (3h)
    • An Overview of the Course


    • What You Will Be Working Towards in This Course

    • The Four Key Investments of Self-Publishing: No. 1 - Building An Author Website

    • Building Your Author Brand

    • Brand Image: Creating a Gravatar

    • Choosing A Domain Name

    • Getting your Domain Name

    • Forwarding Your Domain Name to Amazon Author Central

    • Content is King

    • Giving Value on Your Website

    • Differences Between Posts and Pages

    • How to Create a Post

    • A Look at Categories

    • A Look at Tags

    • Introducing Plugins

    • How to Create a Plugin-powered Post (Part One)

    • How to Create a Plugin-powered Post (Part Two)

    • Introducing Custom Page Templates

    • How to Create a Contact Page

    • How to Create an About Page

    • How to Create a Navigation Menu

    • How to Create a Book Page (Part One)

    • How to Create a Book Page (Part Two)

    • How to Add Hierarchal Pages to the Navigation Menu

    • A Look at Widgets and Sidebars

    • How to Create Customised Sidebars (Part One)

    • How to Create Customised Sidebars (Part Two)

    • How to Add an Image to the Action Box

    • Adding an Author Box


About This Class

The Author Website Masterclass will show you how to create an original, professional-looking, mobile responsive author website, where you can engage with your readers and turn them into fans

***** Please note that if you are starting your Author Website from scratch, then you should definitely take Class One in the Writer Platform series, which shows you step-by-step how you can set up your hosting, propagate your domain, install and configure WordPress and then purchase a premium theme and skin to create a responsive, fast loading site, which is search engine optimised *****

If, however, you have already set up your website, you can instead just concentrate on watching this class, which shows you how to transform your WordPress site into an Author Website that is focused on selling books and other types of digital content, such as online courses.

Among other things, you will learn:

  • How to brand your author website
  • How to create a Gravatar
  • How to choose a domain name
  • How to choose and install the correct plugins for your website
  • How to add engaging content
  • How to add your library of books

The building of a mobile responsive author website really is a MUST for every self-published author. And this course will walk you through it every step of the way.

8 of 8 students recommendSee All

Great course, from a Great teacher. I enjoyed it. Will watch it over and over again. I should have my author site live soonest.
Justice Nkwocha

Entrepreneur, Author, Business Consultant

I am so excited about this class! I'm going to devour it like a sponge takes to water. Even tough I have a WordPress blog I don't & haven't used it as my platform towards my book. Thank you David for showing us your input, experiences, and knowledge to help us through our trials getting the word out on "who I am!" Excellent! Also David is a fabulous teacher who really cares about his students & letting us get our word out...Thank you again, Donna
Donna McGuinness

Hand Quilting: From Basics to Appliqué & Beyond





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.