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
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
-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
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In my last full length WordPress video, I showed you how to create a website with the Twenty Twelve WordPress theme. In this video, you’ll learn about creating a BLOG from start to finish using a free professional theme from Theme4Press.com called the “Humix” theme.
Some of the same things covered in this video are also in the last video. Things like installing a contact form plugin and using the photo editing application PIXLR are explained but I definitely think you’ll enjoy learning about the blogging functionality of WordPress and working with the Humix theme.
You’ll also learn how to create an image slide show on the blog page with the Humix theme!
Things covered in this tutorial 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 on your hosting account
Downloading and installing a free professional WordPress theme
Finding free, high quality, public domain icons and photos
Using a free online application to create a logo and edit photos.
Creating pages and blog posts
Understanding blogging functionality including user comments and categories
Using the visual editor to add images and customize text
Creating a custom navigation menu with optional drop down menus
Adding an optional slideshow to the blog page with your own pictures and captions
Embedding youtube videos
Installing a contact form plugin and more!
This is going to be the first video in a series “Blogging with WordPress” videos so stay tuned! I’m going to be covering things like basic search engine optimization, starting a mailing list, adding social media plugins, etc..