The Divi theme is simply phenomenal.

If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your WordPress website and you really want to have things like more control, more customization options, better design features, more functionality, and fewer restrictions the Divi theme may be a perfect fit for you.  Check out the Divi Theme Here (Affiliate Link).

Other Themes Have Functionality Limitations – Divi Gives You Control

Many other WordPress themes (especially free themes), are limited and restricted in several ways.  I’m not saying these themes aren’t good, many of them are great.  I’ve made video tutorials showing you how to use 11 really good free themes.  But, they still have limitations and restrictions. Lets say for example, you want to add 2 very popular types of content: a slide show and a call to action. You may be able to do that with a free theme but in many cases, you can only add those functionality options (slideshows, call to actions, blurbs, etc…) to one page – your home page.  With the Divi theme, you can add any type of functionality to any page or blog post that you want.

Some of the functionality options included with the Divi theme include:

  • Video Backgrounds
  • Blurbs
  • Social Media Options
  • Icons
  • Pricing Tables
  • Slideshows
  • Call to Actions
  • Image Galleries
  • Testimonials
  • The list goes on..

Customization Options Galore

The Divi theme also enables you to customize virtually every component of your site.  With the Divi Builder (included with the theme) every page or blog post can have a custom layout with custom colors, fonts, background colors, background images and background videos.  You don’t have to settle on one background color or background image for your site when you want to have multiple backgrounds for several different pages.  The Divi theme frees you up to do whatever you want to do.

In my comprehensive tutorial (and trust me, it is comprehensive) I walk you through everything you need to know to create and customize your website with the Divi theme.

You can check out the Divi Theme here (Affiliate Link) and watch the comprehensive tutorial below:

In this tutorial, I show you how to use an amazing free WordPress theme called Zerif from themeisle.com.  Zerif is probably the easiest theme I’ve ever used to make a website because it automatically adds demo content to your site when the theme is installed.  You can quickly and easily replace this demo content with your own content as I illustrate in the video.

Zerif is also a perfect choice for creating a single page website which seems to be a popular choice for businesses that really want to showcase their product or service in a condensed way.  Of course you can create a traditional multi-page website as well.

Check out the exact website I show you how to create here: http://travel.quickwebsitecreation.com/

Download the Free Visual PDF Guide!

To make it even easier for you to learn and follow the tutorial, I created an extensive visual PDF guide that includes text and screen shots of the tutorial.  The guide outlines the steps in the video so that the two work well together.

Some of the things covered in this tutorial include:

  • Setting up a domain name and hosting account with HostGator.com
  • Installing WordPress onto your hosting account
  • Logging In to the Backend of Your WordPress Website
  • Deactivate and delete the WpSuperCache plugin
  • Changing your password
  • Using the “Admin Bar” to Log out and switch between the front end and back end of your site
  • Downloading and installing the Zerif theme
  • Changing your site title and tagline
  • Telling WordPress which page you want to be your home page
  • Overview of the “Customize” option panel
  • How to upgrade to the PRO version of the Zerif theme
  • Setting up the Big Title section
  • Finding free high quality stock photos to use on your website
  • Setting up the Our Focus section with Widgets and Widget areas
  • Finding free high quality graphics to use on the Focus section
  • Adding graphics for the our focus section and resizing them
  • Setting up the About Us section
  • Setting up the Team Member section
  • Adding and cropping images for the team member section
  • Setting up the Testimonial section
  • Hiding the latest news section
  • Setting up the Contact section
  • Creating a custom logo
  • Setting up copyright info and social media links in the footer
  • Setting up contact information in the footer
  • Creating pages and using the visual editor
  • Adjusting comment settings
  • Setting up the sidebar widget area with a Testimonial widget
  • Setting up a custom navigation menu

 

 

In this tutorial, I show you how to use the free WooCommerce plugin and the free Storefront theme to make a full functioning eCommerce website with WordPress. Some of the things covered in this video include:

 

  • A detailed look at the exact eCommerce website I’ll show you how to create
  • Setting up a domain name and hosting account with a company called HostGator and getting your first month of web hosting for just 1 cent
  • Installing WordPress on your hosting account
  • Logging in to the backend of your WordPress website
  • Configuring basic WordPress settings
  • Download the free Storefront theme from WooThemes
  • Installing and activating the Storefront theme
  • Downloading and installing the free eCommerce plugin called WooCommerce
  • Setting up basic WooCommerce settings
  • Creating the first page (that will eventually become the homepage)/Overview of the visual and text editor
  • Adding images to your pages
  • Specifying which page you want to be your home page
  • Creating the Contact page using a contact form plugin
  • Creating navigation menus
  • Creating simple products
  • Pointing out the colored outline that will be fixed later in the video
  • Creating variable products
  • Creating a Product Categories page using a WooCommerce shortcode
  • Adding Product Categories to the navigation menu
  • Going over product image size settings – Use the “regenerate thumbnails” plugin to fix blurry thumbnail images!
  • Disucssing the product image gallery lightbox effect
  • Finishing setting up the home page with the “Homepage Control” plugin – displaying products on your home page
  • Coming up with a professional color scheme
  • Creating a custom logo
  • ixing the border outline that displays when images are clicked
  • Setting up payment processing with PayPal
  • Configuring tax settings
  • Setting up flat rate shipping options
  • Setting up an optional free shipping option
  • Setting up advanced shipping options for products that require additional shipment costs
  • Utilizing cross selling to increase complimentary product exposure and maximize your revenue
  • Discussing widgets and widget areas (adding shopping cart and other widgets to your footer and sidebar)
  • How to look at your customer’s orders


In this short video tutorial, I show you how to use the Widget Visibility features of the Jetpack plugin to control which widgets appear on certain pages. Enjoy!