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
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)
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