With the website complete, it’s time to move it to a live web server. This step is required because I’ve chosen to build the site on my PC. If you’re building your site on your web hosting account, this migration step isn’t necessary.
After sprucing up the home page, the core content is looking rather plain by comparison. In this lesson I enhance the site’s core content using the same techniques (and shortcodes) I used on the home page.
The home page has been created, but it’s still looking rather plain. In this lesson I demonstrate how to spruce up the home page by using shortcodes and the content slider that’s included as part of the Flare theme. With just a little bit of effort the home page is transformed into a modern and professional looking design.
After creating and organizing the core content it’s time to adjust the theme settings. Depending on the theme you’re using, this is where you’ll add your logo, adjust the layout, customize your colors and fonts, and tweak any other display options that are controlled by the theme.
In this lessons I introduce you to custom post types and use one to create the Product section on the DuroSport website.
Once the core content is been created, it’s time to give the content some form. In this lesson I show you how to organize content using child pages, categories, tags, and WordPress custom menus.
The home page is the most important page of your website. In this lesson you learn how to use any WordPress page as your home page. That means you also have to tell WordPress where your blog is located. It’s all covered in this video.
Your business website isn’t a blog, but your business website might need a blog. Or at the very least, a news section. Regardless of what you call it, this lesson shows you how to setup your blog/news section and integrate it with your business website.
With all of the planning and preparation out of the way it’s time to finally start building the website. In this video I show you how to setup your core web content and provide guidance on the content creation process, including advice on moving content from static websites.
This lesson provides a pre-flight checklist for building your website. You’ll learn about the tools you need to build your site, choosing an appropriate development environment, and creating a child theme.
This project overview recaps the work we’ve done to date and introduces our client, DuroSport Electronics. Throughout this module we’ll be transforming DuroSport’s creaky old static HTML website into a modern WordPress powered site. This video also includes a cautionary note about theme selection.