DreamHost discount: http://bit.ly/2bfrnBC. Divi theme: http://bit.ly/2aVGAZq. In this WordPress tutorial for beginners, create an agency level WordPress website step by step, and save $2,000 – $3,000+ with this FREE WordPress tutorial for beginners.
Follow along with step-by-step instructions and access additional resources at: http://www.lurndigital.com/wordpress-tutorials/how-to-make-a-wordpress-website-2016/.
View the live demo website at http://www.modernwptutorial.com/
The tools you’ll need to create your WordPress website (affiliate links):
HOSTING (DreamHost discount + FREE domain): http://www.lurndigital.com/go/dreamhost-discount/
WORDPRESS THEME (Divi): http://www.lurndigital.com/go/divi/
WEBSITE EMAIL (GOOGLE APPS): http://www.lurndigital.com/go/google-apps/
The features you can expect in this ‘how to build a WordPress website 2016 – 2017’ tutorial:
– Agency level website (this website was designed by a digital agency)
– Fully responsive (looks great on all devices)
– 100% customizable (layouts, colors, elements…EVERYTHING!)
– Search engine ready (Make sure your website can be found!)
– Google Analytics installed (Measure the performance of your website.)
– Website email included (we’ll show you how to set up an email for your website i.e. ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ using Google Apps)
– Newsletter opt-in enabled (build a community around your business, brand or project)
– Use a drag + drop editor to create stunning layouts with no coding skills required, this will help you to save time and create something that is uniquely you!
– NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Preparation (WordPress theme, domain, hosting, logo)
17:47 Step 1.1 | Purchase and download your WordPress theme
23:50 Step 1.2 | Secure your domain
27:38 Step 1.3 | Set up hosting
31:48 Step 1.4 | Logo & favicon design
Planning & design
35:06 Step 2.1 | Wireframes & page layouts
40:52 Step 2.2 | Content design
46:55 Step 2.3 | Design elements
48:52 Step 3.1 | Install WordPress on DreamHost
Upload & install WordPress theme
51:47 Step 4.1 | Upload & install Divi WordPress Theme
Set up email for your website
53:58 Step 5.1 | Set up an email account for your website (Google Apps)
Set up email marketing / newsletter opt-in
1:00:26 Step 6.1 | Set up email marketing / newsletter with AWeber
Customizing your website
1:03:37 Step 7.1 | Customize the default WordPress settings
1:08:37 Step 7.2 | Customize the Divi theme options
1:14:16 Step 7.3 | Install any additional plugins required for our website
1:20:31 Step 7.4 | Use the Theme Customizer to execute your design
1:33:08 Step 7.5 | Use the Divi Builder to create page content & templates
1:33:08 Part 1: Using the Divi Builder – How to create pages
1:49:20 Part 2: Creating the Homepage (1 of 2)
2:18:23 Part 3: Creating the Homepage (1 of 2)
2:49:57 Part 4: Creating the Services & Sub-Services ‘Web Design’ page
3:34:14 Part 5: Creating the Contact & About pages
4:04:31 Part 6: Creating the Blog, Our Work & How it Works pages
4:55:41 Step 7.6 | Add custom CSS to Divi Theme Options page
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Set up Google Webmaster Tools
5:01:30 Step 8.1 | Set up Google Webmaster Tools & index your website for search
Set up Google Analytics
5:07:59 Step 9.1 | Set up Google Analytics
The Divi theme is incredibly well supported and you can access the Divi documentation and video tutorial library for more details here: http://www.lurndigital.com/go/divi-theme-documentation/
This is the first of many digital marketing and WordPress tutorials aimed at helping you with everything from how to build a WordPress website to how to market it effectively through leveraging Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM) – specifically Google AdWords, social media marketing, email marketing and more.
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