Website 123 Basics

Welcome to Website 1…2…3!

Congratulations! You’re about to learn how easy it can be to set up and work with your WordPress website. If you get stuck, just click here to let us know. Don’t hesitate to ask questions! It will help us improve the course for everyone.

Introduction: Your Online Real Estate

Start here if you are just getting going and do not have a domain name or web hosting (or don’t know what those things are).

Video explaining the 3 pieces: domain, hosting and web site building

Video introducing cpanel

Step 1: Laying the Foundation

Buying your domain name

Setting up your Web hosting

Connecting your domain name to your web hosting account

Step 2: Beginning to Build

Start here if you already have your domain name and web hosting but still need to install WordPress and get familiar with it.

Installing WordPress automatically

Installing WordPress manually

Overview of the Dashboard

Overview of the settings

Changing your permalinks

Step 3: Get Creative

Start here if you have WordPress installed and you’re ready to start creating content.

Getting ideas for content

Adding and editing posts and pages

Working with images

Writing effective titles

Step 4: Customization

Start here if you want to learn more about how to change the look or functionality of your site.

Selecting a theme

Affiliate links to themes (Thesis, Elegant Themes, Weaver II Pro)

Choosing Plugins

Checklist of important plugins

Step 5: Next Steps

Connecting with your target market

Building your list

Search engines and your website

**Bonus** How to find your ideal customers or clients online.

Explain importance of target market and research


Affiliate links to Market Samurai and other research tools

**Bonus** How to keep your websites secure.

Passwords (funny video)

Text explaining importance and best practices

Affiliate links to password vaults