WordPress is free, but that doesn’t mean you won’t spend money building your website. Web hosting, commercial themes, and plugins all cost money. Like any serious business endeavor, your website needs a formal budget. This lesson gives you the information you need to create your budget, along with a sample spreadsheet.
The site diagram is an essential planning tool that helps you visualize the layout and organization of your website. In this lesson you’ll learn how to create your own site diagram using low cost tools that you probably already own.
Too many business websites are created on the fly with little thought given to the content. As a result, the business message suffers and the website is ineffective at connecting with customers. In this lesson you’ll learn how to take control your business content and ensure that nothing important is left out.
What’s the point of your website? Without a clearly defined purpose there’s little chance that your site will ever be an effective tool for marketing your business or recruiting new customers. In this lesson you’ll identify the reason for your site’s existence and develop a plan for creating a site that meets your needs.
cPanel is a popular control panel used by many web hosting companies to simplify routine site maintenance tasks. This video shows you how to use cPanel to install WordPress. The video is only applicable if your web host offers cPanel.
If your web host doesn’t provide a one-click WordPress installation method (most do) then you’ll need to perform a manual installation. It’s not nearly as hard as it sounds. This video walks you through the steps.
Your domain name is your permanent address on the web. Before you can even think about building your business website, you’ll need a good domain name. This lesson guides you through the process of finding a domain name that’s right for your business.