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!

In this tutorial, I show you how to use an amazing free WordPress theme called Spacious.  Spacious is an awesome theme to use for your business website. You can check out the exact website I show you how to create here: http://businesswebsite.quickwebsitecreation.com/

Some of the things you’ll learn in this tutorial include:

  • Adding an optional slideshow to your home page with optional text and links to other pages
  • Editing your slide images so that they fit perfectly on your slideshow and remain a high quality image
  • Customizing your own color scheme
  • Creating a custom logo with an icon
  • Using the “Business Template” included with the Spacious theme to setup a professional home page
  • Using several widgets and widget areas included with the Spacious theme to add additional professional elements to your website

Also, you can access a table of contents with time stamps that can be clicked on to take you to various parts of the video.  I like to do this to make it easier for you to skip around and you can access the time stamps by viewing the video on YouTube and clicking on “Show More” underneath the video.