Wordpress Essentials for Small Business Owners & Creatives: Create Your first Professional Website! | Kevin Kennedy | Skillshare

Wordpress Essentials for Small Business Owners & Creatives: Create Your first Professional Website!

Kevin Kennedy, Product Designer

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37 Lessons (1h 21m)
    • 1. Course Overview

      0:40
    • 2. Self-hosted Wordpress.org vs Wordpress.com

      0:49
    • 3. Buying your Domain and Hosting

      2:45
    • 4. What is an SSL?

      1:31
    • 5. Setting up SSL

      3:47
    • 6. Instsalling Wordpress

      3:51
    • 7. Exploring the WordPress Admin Panel

      2:07
    • 8. Finding a Wordpress Theme

      3:08
    • 9. Uploading and Installing Your Theme

      4:29
    • 10. Setting up a Child Theme

      1:39
    • 11. Installing Required Plugins

      1:09
    • 12. Theme Documentation

      1:27
    • 13. Post vs Pages

      1:18
    • 14. Creating a New Post

      1:11
    • 15. Categories Vs Tags

      1:09
    • 16. Changing the URL

      1:54
    • 17. Scheduling a Post

      1:12
    • 18. Creating a Page

      2:50
    • 19. Set Your Home Page

      1:35
    • 20. Styling a Page with WPBakery Page Builder (formerly Visual Composer) 1

      3:57
    • 21. Styling a Page with WPBakery Page Builder (formerly Visual Composer) 2

      5:25
    • 22. Using Widgets

      2:01
    • 23. Adding a Company Logo

      1:28
    • 24. Adding a Favicon (Site Icon)

      1:47
    • 25. Creating a Menu

      2:50
    • 26. Adding Media

      1:43
    • 27. Filling out Image Details

      2:07
    • 28. What are Wordpress plugins?

      1:18
    • 29. Finding good Plugins

      1:41
    • 30. Really Simple SSL Plugin

      1:42
    • 31. W3 Total Cache

      2:51
    • 32. Contact Form Plugin

      5:19
    • 33. Some Useful Plugins

      1:10
    • 34. Adding and Managing Users

      2:58
    • 35. Security Measures

      1:25
    • 36. Keeping Up to Date

      2:06
    • 37. Thank You

      0:32

Project Description

Create your site's home page, informing users and/or potential customers of who you are and what you do.

Try to include the following:
-An image or video
-Some copy informing users
-Background color/theme
-A call to action button driving users to complete an important action

I'm happy to give feedback and help to all students! :)

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