In this video, I show you how to make a website using WordPress from start to finish and do not skip any steps whatsoever.  I also show you how to make a blog.  The website you’ll learn how to create is extremely professional and uses the amazing Customizr WordPress theme.  I’m going to cover a lot of ground with this video but even as a complete beginner, you will be able to follow along and make an awesome website!

Things covered in this video include:
- Setting up a domain name and hosting account with HostGator.com
- Getting your first month of web hosting for just 1 cent
- Installing WordPress
- Installing a free, professional WordPress theme called Customizr
- Customizing theme settings
- Creating pages and using the WordPress visual editor
- Creating navigation menus
- Setting up a professional looking slide show and featured pages on the home page
- Using a free stock photo website
- Using a free online application to re-size your images
- Linking social media pages to your site
- Adding social media sharing functionality to your pages and blog posts
- Using WordPress plugins
- Enhancing your site with free, professional Google Web Fonts
- Creating a contact form
- Setting up and organizing a blog
- Creating amazing image galleries
- Using widgets and sidebar layouts
- Creating a custom logo with free online tools
- Basic WordPress settings and more

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If you need web hosting, I highly recommend HostGator, I also receive a small commission if you use one of my coupon codes:

wpsculptor1cent gives you your first month of hosting for just 1 cent

wpsculptor25 gives you 25% off your entire hosting order (a better discount for people who want to purchase several months at once).

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In this step-by-step tutorial, I walk you through how to set up an online store with WordPress.  I am using a great theme called Mio from splashingpixels.com.  The theme itself resembles the look of Apple’s website but you can customize the background/font/text color/etc…The Mio theme is also designed specifically for the eCommerce plugin we will be using called WooCommerce from woothemes.com  Both the theme and the plugin are absolutely free.

Things covered in this video include:

-Setting up a domain and hosting account with HostGator.com
-Getting your first month of web hosting for just 1 cent
-Installing WordPress
-Downloading and installing a free, professional, and responsive WordPress theme
-Installing the free WooCommerce plugin for advanced eCommerce functionality
-Setting up custom navigation menus
-Creating your own professional looking logo even if you don’t have an artistic eye
-Changing your background color or using free textured backgrounds to make your site look more professional
-Creating pages and adding images to your pages using the visual editor
-Adding new products and product categories to your store
-Setting up and integrating a PayPal account for quick and easy payment processing
-Setting up advanced tax and shipping options
-Using up-selling and cross-selling to maximize your profit
-Adding a blog to your website
-Adding widgets to your sidebars for enhanced user interaction
-Basic WordPress settings and more

My HostGator affiliate link is: http://secure.hostgator.com/~affiliat/cgi-bin/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=wordpresssculptor

If you need web hosting, I highly recommend HostGator, I also receive a small commission if you use one of my coupon codes:
wpsculptor1cent gives you your first month of hosting for just 1 cent
wpsculptor25 gives you 25% off your entire hosting order (a better discount for people who want to purchase several months at once).  Thanks in advance for your support!

How to Add a Slide Show to a WordPress Site

by Josh Jackson on September 21, 2013

in Plugins


This video is a follow up video to one of my full length website design tutorials that walks you through the process of creating a website from start to finish and uses the same WordPress theme that is used in this video.  That video can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPR_I00comE

In this video, I walk you through how to add a slide show to any page on your WordPress website.  The slide show plugin is called “Easing Slider Lite” and you can easily add your slideshow to any of your web pages.

I also show you a free stock photography website called pixaby and teach you how to crop your photos to fit properly in your slide show with a web application called PIXLR.

Humix Theme Fix

by Josh Jackson on September 21, 2013

in Humix Theme

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In this video, I demonstrate a quick solution for getting rid of the “missing image icons” that appear with the Humix theme when using certain web browsers such as Google Chrome.  The image you need to download is found here.

Thank you to those who pointed the broken images out!