Over the years, I have helped hundreds of clients go through the process of designing a website. And because, time and time again, I see people struggle or are simply afraid of creating a website with WordPress, I’ve decided to put together Website in Week, an online course that teaches how to design your own website with WordPress. The course is not only loaded with step-by-step instructions on how to plan. create and launch a website but also includes all the tech tutorials needed and gives you access to lots of discounts. It’s the best deal to get your website from layout to launch in no time!
I’ve realized that some clients find the process of launching a website (with or without WordPress) rather daunting or difficult. While others go into the web design process without clearly defining their objectives or goals, which limits how effective their website will be in the long run.
The good news is – building an attractive, user-friendly, and effective website isn’t all that difficult. With the right planning processes and technologies in place, you can create a website which meets and even exceeds your expectations. That means more traffic and more profit for your business.
Furthermore, I will not only share the details about the Website in Week Online Course that is launching in January 2019 but also give you the essential tools you need to create a self-hosted website with WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system.
But Why WordPress?
WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system. It is used to power more than 31% of the world’s websites and has a 59.9% market share amongst content management systems. WordPress has become incredibly popular because it is simple to install, powerful, secure, and highly versatile. You can use WordPress for everything from a personal blog to a large eCommerce website. It is used by some of the world’s biggest companies including Disney, Sony Music, BBC America, & Bloomberg.
The WordPress web design process is fast and simple, thanks to the platform’s powerful theme and plugin systems. The popularity of the platform also makes it is simple to find talented WordPress web design professionals to help you launch a new website or add features to an existing website.
WEBSITE IN WEEK ONLINE COURSE
First things first, the Website in Week Online Course will cover the following topics:
► Introduction to WordPress + Gutenberg and outline plan of action (SETUP)
► Create a roadmap to success for your future web presence (PLAN)
► Gather all the tools necessary to make everything run smoothly (INSTALL)
► Dive into content creation and what it takes to drive traffic to a website (CREATE)
► Test, test, and test until your web presence is ready to go live (LAUNCH)
► Look into social media and what it takes to generate web traffic (SHARE)
► Create a schedule for all required backups & future updates (MAINTAIN)
As you can see, this comprehensive bootcamp, designed and tested to have your website ready in a week’s time, is ideal for anyone who ever wanted to design websites with WordPress.
How to Design a Website in a Week?
Below you will find the steps that are required to design a WordPress website in a week. Of course, the Website in Week Online Course goes much deeper into details on each step, giving you all of the information and support you need to launch an attractive, user-friendly and effective website.
But first off, congratulation on taking your first step to launching your website with WordPress. Well, we’re not there yet, but at least you are ready to get started with the step by step guide. Now that deserves a round of applause don’t you think? So here it is the Website in Week outline:
Day 0 – PREPARE
Preparation is the most important step. I will share details of the web software platforms that are useful for creating a professional website as efficiently as possible. Some of the topics covered are:
- What is WordPress and its key features
- Skills you need to design a WordPress website
- Available discounts to stay on budget
Day 1 – SETUP
The SETUP stage is about finding the right tool for the job. I will share details of the web software platforms that are useful for creating a professional website as efficiently as possible. Some of the topics covered are:
- Gather whatever necessary to create a WordPress website
- What technologies & tools does WordPress require to run?
- How to find reliable, secure and affordable web hosting & domain name
Day 2 – PLAN
As the saying goes – if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Planning is an essential part of building a website and will determine the success of your project. This module will explain how to plan your website in a way that ensures its success. It will go over:
- Defining the purpose, goals and target audience for your website
- Creating the structure that your website requires (sitemap & responsive design)
- Defining a timeline & content strategy for the websites
Day 3 – INSTALL
This section of the course will provide you with step-by-step instructions for downloading and installing the software you need for your website. This will include information on:
- Where to obtain WordPress and how to install it
- How to configure and secure a WordPress website
- Must-have plugins, best themes & page builders in the market
Day 4 – CREATE
The next stage will delve into the techniques that are used to create your WordPress website. It will explain:
- An in-depth look at the WordPress website creation process
- How to create a wireframe, mockup & graphics for your website
- Insight into creating & adding content to your website
Day 5 – LAUNCH
Before your website can launch, I will walk through the entire website testing process. The part of the course will explain how to perform WordPress website testing.
- The website launch process from scheduling to backup
- How to test websites in different browsers & gadgets
- Ways to monitor your website’s performance and speed
Day 6 – SHARE
The next module of the course will take a closer look at marketing your WordPress website using social media. I will explain:
- Why social media is an important tool for marketing your website
- Different ways to set up an effective presence on various social media platforms like Pinterest
- How to incorporate social media functionality into your website (SM & newsletter)
Day 7 – MAINTAINANCE
Time to celebrate! By now you have completed all the step to launch your new website … congrats. But the “do-it-yourself” approach also requires some maintenance step post-launch along the way. So we’ll cover:
- How to backup your website regularly
- Best practice to keep your website up-to-date
- Look at some of the future trends coming to WordPress
Congrats, it’s time to show off your website!
Wait, you didn’t get to launch your websites with the outline above? Perhaps you need more “hands-on” guidance? Worry not, I’ve got you covered in the Website in a Week Course. With my step-by-step instructions, you’ll be able to plan, design and launch your website the same way a professional design would do. What are you waiting on? Get your early bird deal now & launch your new website after the holidays are over in January 2019!