Give Your WordPress Website a Makeover: Divi Theme Spotlight Premium class

Kristen Palana, Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

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26 Videos (1h 44m)
    • Welcome to This Website Extreme Makeover Course

      2:05
    • Why Give Your Current Website a Makeover? Questions to Ask.

      2:49
    • Laying the Groundwork: Creating a Site Inventory and Navigation Chart

      3:17
    • All About the Vibe: Considering the Look and Feel of Your New Website

      3:51
    • Previewing Potential Themes and Deciding Which to Use

      2:52
    • First Thing's First: Setting Up Essentials Like Your Logo and Favicon

      2:58
    • Fixing and Adjusting Our Main Menu

      5:42
    • How to Use Divi Builder and Loading a Pre-existing Template

      2:56
    • Building a Beautiful New Home Page With or Without the Divi Builder

      2:10
    • Creating a Static Homepage and Losing the Blog Formatt

      3:57
    • Making a Gorgeous Slider

      5:42
    • Final Slider and End of Day One: Check in and Progress so Far

      2:05
    • Customize Your Colors, Fonts, Spacing, Sizes, and Buttons

      4:56
    • Double Check Your General Wordpress Settings and Add Social Media URL's

      3:07
    • Continuing Our Homepage Redesign: The Divi Blurb Module

      3:25
    • Divi's Newsletter SignUp Form Module

      4:26
    • The Divi Fullwidth Portfolio Slider Module

      5:17
    • Using the Divi Image Module

      1:59
    • Using the Divi Testimonial Module

      3:43
    • Divi's About Page Template and Some Cool Number Counter Features

      6:29
    • The Divi Contact Page Template

      4:42
    • Adjusting Your Widgets and Sidebar

      4:15
    • Bloom: The Elegant Theme Plugin for Opt-In Forms

      10:06
    • Monarch: The Elegant Theme Plugin for Social Sharing

      6:45
    • Conclusion: Reflections After Redesigning My Website: Is it Better than Before?

      3:49
    • Thank Your For Taking This Course. Please Review

      0:51

About This Class

Are you ready to breathe some new life into your old website?

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This step-by-step, clear, and easy to follow course will show you how to take your current or old website and give it a complete makeover, regardless of which tools, platform, or theme you plan to use to build it.

We'll talk about how to best plan your beautiful new website so it works hard for you while you are off doing other things, so it can best promote you, your work, and your brand. I'll also walk you through the process of changing to a new theme in WordPress, and in particular the powerful and stunning e-commerce Wordpress theme Divi from Elegant Themes.

I created this course while I myself was redesigning my own online artist's portfolio. You'll see my old website go through a complete transformation as I show you the exact process I used to plan, create, and launch my new and improved website as an actual case study.

Let me help you set up a new website that can do the online heavy lifting for you by showing you how to include features that:

  • Effectively showcase your latest projects, designs, or products
  • Better feature your services
  • Sell more of your products
  • Collect new subscribers for your mailing list
  • Generate more social media shares (and more traffic) for your blog posts and other content.
  • Get more followers for your linked social media pages.


I'm a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media and the Program Director of Film & Digital Media at The American University of Rome and a practicing award-winning multimedia artist.

I have over 15 years of experience teaching students all over the world using my tried and true custom approach (turning complex information into something simple, memorable, easy-to-understand in as short amount of time as possible) to ensure that you get the most important, relevant, and useful information that can be applied immediately to your art, work, and everyday life.

Please note, this WordPress Makeover course comes from a much larger, 10+ hour FULL web foundations course available in full from my website called Web Snax: Super Simple Recipes For Easy Web Design. You can find other sections of Web Snax here on Skillshare by taking the following companion courses:

Web Design Do's and Don'ts: Evaluate Your Web Site

HTML Hero: Quick and Easy Essentials For Beginners

Create Quick & Easy Web Images in Photoshop: Photos, Transparencies, & Animated GIFS

Wordpress in 1 Hour: Quick & Easy Essentials For Beginners


Empower yourself now by enrolling in this easy to follow WordPress Website Makeover with Divi course and join our growing learning community! Let's get started creating your DREAM website today.

4 of 5 students recommendSee All

Thorough and at a good pace, definitely a good place to start for beginners.
Great class! Loved seeing the behind-the-scenes of a website makeover! I was a little overwhelmed myself looking at switching to Divi and ultimately ended up using a different theme but with the Divi builder plugin which works the same way. Kristen's detailed walkthrough and bite-sized lessons and tasks made it so much more approachable to get everything customized and set up. Thank you!
Jessica Barst

Jewelry Designer + Instructor @ JewelryTutorialHQ

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Kristen Palana

Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

My goal is to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

I'm a multimedia artist and educator based in Rome, Italy and a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media at The American University of Rome where I also run its Film and Digital Media Program. I have 15+ years of university and adult education teaching experience in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Besides teaching at Skillshare and other online platforms to students in over 155 countries, I'm also a Course Facilitator for the UN-mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica) through their Centre For Executive Education.

My work is exhibited internationally and online and has received a number of awards. I earned my MFA from Pratt Institute in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media and also hold a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.