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

Kevin Kennedy, Product Designer

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37 Videos (1h 21m)
    • Course Overview

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

      0:49
    • Buying your Domain and Hosting

      2:45
    • What is an SSL?

      1:31
    • Setting up SSL

      3:47
    • Instsalling Wordpress

      3:51
    • Exploring the WordPress Admin Panel

      2:07
    • Finding a Wordpress Theme

      3:08
    • Uploading and Installing Your Theme

      4:29
    • Setting up a Child Theme

      1:39
    • Installing Required Plugins

      1:09
    • Theme Documentation

      1:27
    • Post vs Pages

      1:18
    • Creating a New Post

      1:11
    • Categories Vs Tags

      1:09
    • Changing the URL

      1:54
    • Scheduling a Post

      1:12
    • Creating a Page

      2:50
    • Set Your Home Page

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

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

      5:25
    • Using Widgets

      2:01
    • Adding a Company Logo

      1:28
    • Adding a Favicon (Site Icon)

      1:47
    • Creating a Menu

      2:50
    • Adding Media

      1:43
    • Filling out Image Details

      2:07
    • What are Wordpress plugins?

      1:18
    • Finding good Plugins

      1:41
    • Really Simple SSL Plugin

      1:42
    • W3 Total Cache

      2:51
    • Contact Form Plugin

      5:19
    • Some Useful Plugins

      1:10
    • Adding and Managing Users

      2:58
    • Security Measures

      1:25
    • Keeping Up to Date

      2:06
    • Thank You

      0:32

About This Class

Are you ready to launch your own WordPress website? 

If so, this is the perfect course to start with. This complete WordPress Essentials course is designed for beginners like you that are ready to create your own business, brand, or portfolio website (or any custom WordPress website for that matter).

WordPress powers approximately 28% of the web. Think about that for a second... WordPress is the perfect tool to add to your skillset!

WordPress may seem intimidating at first, but once you get started it's super easy to get a hang of! I'll show you how to buy a domain, hosting, and install the WordPress software all in the first few videos! My course also includes setting up a Secure SSL (that green lock icon next to your URL), an important step in making your website secure! Then, the remainder of the course I'll show you how to navigate the WordPress software and utilize all of the essential features.

Why learn from me?

I've been building WordPress websites for many years. In college, I used to build WordPress websites for local businesses in order to pay for my expenses.

I love WordPress because it gives you the opportunity to build professional websites in a fraction of the time (compared to coding websites from scratch).

I still remember the first WordPress website I built for a friend. It was a real struggle just to install the software. I've kept everything in mind while creating this course. I'll explain each item step by step with a new topic per each video. I'll also be happy to answer any WordPress questions you may have in the student forum for this course (available to enrolled students only).

COURSE CONTENT

  • You will learn how to host your website in an inexpensive and secure way.
  • You will know how to back up your WordPress website in case of emergency.
  • You will learn how to install the WordPress software.
  • You will learn how to design your WordPress website the way you imagine using WP Bakery Page Builder (formerly Visual Composer).
  • You will learn how to choose trustworthy WordPress themes and WordPress plugins from the thousands available in the WordPress library.
  • You will know how to create pages, menus, footers, and more!
  • You will know how to speed up your WordPress website with a caching plugin.
  • You will know how to make your website secure and protected from hackers with an SSL and security plugin.

DESIGN A WORDPRESS SITE FOR YOUR NEEDS

No matter what your goal is for your WordPress website, I want to make sure you're able to achieve those goals. I promise to help you out with that along the way. If you have any questions or run into any roadblocks, then I'm here to help!

Who is this WordPress course for?

This course is for anyone brand new to creating websites with WordPress. If you have never built a website before, great. If you've built a website on another platform like Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly, that's fine too. I have no doubt you'll find WordPress to be a more custom solution for your needs!

This course is NOT for people trying to learn how to code with HTML and CSS. Please check out my other course if you are interested in learning how to code a website from scratch. In this course, you'll learn how to use a WordPress theme and plugins already out there to design your own custom websites.

This course will focus on the technical elements of setting up your website, NOT any design elements. If you're a creative, small business owner, or freelancer, what are you waiting for!? Learning how to build WordPress websites is an essential skill that you can use to grow your business!

I can't wait to help you build the WordPress website you need!

Cheers,
Kevin Kennedy, ProductDesignOnline.com

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Kevin Kennedy

Product Designer

My passion is inspiring people through coding, design, and Fusion 360 courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2013 have been teaching community members everything I know. Since then, I've started creating online videos to reach more people and have a bigger impact.

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