Task-Driven WordPress Courses

Pre-order: Creating a Business Site with WordPress

$58.00 $29.00

WordPress is a Content Management System that can offer infinite possibilities for your website, but the process of coming up with content, choosing a theme, and finding the right plugins is a full time job that can get overwhelming! In this course, you will learn how to come up with great content that focuses on your call to action, learn how to use a theme developed specifically for this course and you in mind, finding, installing, and configuring plugins, and much more. If you need a simple informational site on a budget, this course is for you. And it's available for pre-order this weekend only!

WordPress is a Content Management System that can offer infinite possibilities for your website, but the process of coming up with content, choosing a theme, and finding the right plugins is a full time job that can get overwhelming! In this course, you will learn how to come up with great content that focuses on your call to action, learn how to use a theme developed specifically for this course and you in mind, finding, installing, and configuring plugins, and much more. If you need a simple informational site on a budget, this course is for you. And it’s available for pre-order this weekend only!

Here’s a rundown of what you’ll learn:

Introduction

  1. Why does your business need a website?
  2. Creating Your Content
    1. Who is your audience?
    2. Choosing a clear Call to Action (CTA)
    3. How to make your website tell a story
  3. More Tips on Good Content
    1. General tips for content
    2. What makes a good homepage?

Getting Your Site Setup

  1. Choosing a Domain
  2. Setting up Hosting with SiteGround
  3. Installing WordPress

Site Configuration & Content

  1. Basic Site Setup
    1. A walk through the important settings
    2. Switching from Blog on homepage to set Front Page
    3. Choosing a Theme
  2. Creating Pages
  3. Customizing Our Theme
    1. A walk through the settings of our chosen theme, Indigo by UpThemes

Installing & Configuring Plugins

  1. Finding Plugins (reuse from blog course)
    1. Yoast SEO
    2. Ninja Forms
    3. Google Maps
  2. Plugins to help us design better content)
    1. Jetpack
    2. Hide Title
    3. All About Page Builders

Maintaining Your Site

  1. Creating Regular Content (or the benefits of using your blog)
  2. Updates & Security
    1. Auto Updates
    2. What is SSL?
    3. Security through iThemes Security
    4. Backing up your site

Advanced Topics

  1. Beaver Builder
  2. Extending Ninja Forms
  3. eCommerce with WooCommerce
  4. Connecting with Visitors through Mailchimp

$58.00 $29.00

"A Phenomenal Teacher"

Joe is a phenomenal teacher, and has the ability to break down otherwise complicated topics, making them easy to understand. In these courses, he’ll guide you through the process of building sites from scratch, explaining each step in simple, straightforward language that’s perfect for beginners.

Shawn Hesketh, Creator of WP101.com

"One of the Best"

rzenJoe is one of the best people you can find to teach you about WordPress. His real-world experience working with the Fortune 100 combined with his classroom experience as a college professor make him the perfect fit for teaching this course. You won’t be disappointed!

Brian Richards, WPSessions

"He Brings his Heart"

Joe brings more than his knowledge & intelligence - which is substantial - to his work.

He brings his heart and that empathy is what makes him brilliant.

Chris Lema, VP of Products at Liquid Web, Daily Blogger

"A Phenomenal Teacher"

Joe is a phenomenal teacher, and has the ability to break down otherwise complicated topics, making them easy to understand. In these courses, he’ll guide you through the process of building sites from scratch, explaining each step in simple, straightforward language that’s perfect for beginners.

Shawn Hesketh, Creator of WP101.com

"He Brings his Heart"

Joe brings more than his knowledge & intelligence - which is substantial - to his work.

He brings his heart and that empathy is what makes him brilliant.

Chris Lema, VP of Products at Liquid Web, Daily Blogger

"An Eloquent Presenter"

AYfhYv3ZJoe is an eloquent presenter and a gifted teacher. He was able to identify the friction points new users have with Beaver Builder and efficiently explain how to overcome them. His webinar has become our go-to resource for new users.

Robby McCullough, Beaver Builder

yr6kekbt"A Phenomenal Teacher"

Joe is a phenomenal teacher, and has the ability to break down otherwise complicated topics, making them easy to understand. In these courses, he’ll guide you through the process of building sites from scratch, explaining each step in simple, straightforward language that’s perfect for beginners.

Shawn Hesketh, Creator of WP101.com

"One of the best to teach WordPress"

rzenJoe is one of the best people you can find to teach you about WordPress. His real-world experience working with the Fortune 100 combined with his classroom experience as a college professor make him the perfect fit for teaching this course. You won’t be disappointed!

Brian Richards, WPSessions

"An Eloquent Presenter"

AYfhYv3ZJoe is an eloquent presenter and a gifted teacher. He was able to identify the friction points new users have with Beaver Builder and efficiently explain how to overcome them. His webinar has become our go-to resource for new users.

Robby McCullough, Beaver Builder

Meet Your Instructor: Joe Casabona

Joe Casabona is a Front End Developer that works in WordPress...a lot. Starting in 2002 at the age of 15, Joe has worked on sites for everyone from high school bands to enterprise-level companies. in 2014, he authored a book called Responsive Design with WordPress.  He develops the courses here and has developed an accredited course on WordPress theming. He also hosts the How I Built It podcast. Learn more.