Welcome to my first video (see below)! Its not perfect but I really feel like it does what I wanted it to do.

I wanted my first video to take an absolute beginner all the way through the process of building a website from scratch so I didn’t want to skip any steps whatsoever. I tried to be very intentional about making sure everything was thoroughly explained so it ended up being a little longer than I anticipated – I would much rather it be thorough and lengthier than shorter but hard to follow.

Things Covered Include:

  • Setting up website hosting and a domain name with HostGator
  • Installing WordPress
  • Switching to a different WordPress theme
  • Creating pages and using the visual editor
  • Finding free, high quality stock photos
  • Using a free online photo editor called Pixlr to make custom header images and to re-size images
  • Installing a photo gallery and contact form plugin
  • Adding and taking away widgets to and from the sidebar
  • Setting up a front page layout
  • Finding and using free icons
  • Basic WordPress settings and more!

You can see the final product here: http://quickwebsitecreation.com/

I encourage you to leave comments with any questions and or comments you have so I can constantly improve the quality of these videos!  I really appreciate your feedback!