The Complete WordPress Website Business Course

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"This is one of the best Word Press courses you will find. Gregg is a phenomenal instructor and his lesson plans are well designed. The lessons are very easy to comprehend and engaging. I started this course with no knowledge nor understanding of Word Press and now I'm super confident in my ability to produce quality websites!" --William Hopkins

"So far this course has been the best I have experienced on Udemy! Gregg's videos are clear and concise without any fluff. I have messaged him in the Q&A section and received a response within 12 hours! Can't wait to get to the end!" --Walter King


No better time than now, and only increasing

With WordPress powering more than 25% of all websites in the world, there's never been a better time to build an income and a business around it.

You're here because you want to master WordPress, right? Good idea. You're in the right place. And, you can do it without learning any programming or coding.

While WordPress is open source, and because of that has thousands of developers building resources for it, it still takes quite a bit of learning to become a master at building and managing websites with it. It's not just learning the WordPress software, there's a small amount of graphic design knowledge needed, hosting and server management, troubleshooting broken sites or problems by hacking into the back end and server setup, and properly staging development environments around new sites or when performing updates and changes on existing sites.

"What a great course! Good explanation and a lot to learn, friendly and very quick support. I'm only at the beginning and I'll leave another review later after I finished this course. I'm sure there is much more to learn!" --Adriene

Why am I qualified to teach you?

Through this course, I'll teach you everything I've learned and mastered
through 10 years of building, managing, migrating, and hosting WordPress websites.

"He is concise and well spoken, without dumbing it down at all. As a total newbie to Wordpress, I'm thankful he's offering this! 3 lessons in and it's great so far." --Jamie Rasmussen

My business lets me work on my own schedule, manage my home workspace
without a boss or a manager, and gives me an unlimited ceiling for profit and income and time freedom.

Without learning to code or programming anything, I'm able to leverage what's already been done with WordPress to create modern, robust and functional websites for clients of all types.

I'm hoping you'll get to the same awesome place in your work life. Let this course give you the head start you need to increase your income fast.

"[Gregg] has covered more areas than what an average course would deliver, this is clear reflection of Greggs' experience in the subject. He has gone above and beyond to cover every aspect of WordPress for a clear and concise understanding for a beginner.

Gregg is probably one of the best instructors I have come across on Udemy and expert in the subject. Well done and Thank you for an amazing course."

--Mohamed Fawmey Mohamed Vinodh

Many of my best and biggest clients have come from "abandoned" WordPress websites, where the client's website designer or developer has left the scene. My ability to get in and restore, fix, redesign, and continue to manage WordPress websites brings me lots of instant and recurring income.

You'll learn how to do all this in 20 hours of easy-to-follow video content, fun lessons and challenges.

During this course, you'll learn everything you need to know to start or improve your own WordPress website business.

The WordPress Ecosystem

"Straight forward and neat! Just what I need to step up the freelancing ladder. Highly recommended." --Mr. Graciano Jose Reyes

It's probably no surprise to you that the WordPress community has thousands of really talented and creative developers, designers and technologists working within it. And you may know that much of their work is available as open-source resources that will enable you to build your own business.

The open-source philosophy doesn't mean that no one makes any money. On the contrary, by sharing much of what we, as a community, create, we all prosper much, much more, because we all share in expanding what's possible with WordPress.

By spending zero-to-little money, you can stand on the shoulders of those who came before you, to create your own business niche, by learning the skills and secrets presented in this course.

"Instructor explains everything very clearly, and in detail. So simple to learn and understand in this course. Looking forward to finishing all of the lessons with much excitement. An A+++ instructor and course." --Mekus

Summary of what you'll get

  • Over 20 hours of video teaching and training.

  • Learn to set up local development environments to play with Wordpress websites in private, on your own computer.

  • Evaluate and choose hosting for your own websites and client sites, with insights from 15 years of hosting client websites.

  • Free extended hosting trials at SiteGround and Flywheel for performing coursework and hosting your website experiments.

  • Premium Products WordPress Sandbox, where you can play with many premium WordPress resources, like Genesis Framework and Themes, WPMUDev Plugins, and other premium tools.

  • Your Website Sandbox lets you create an unlimited number of experimental learning environments.

  • Build more than 10 modern mobile-responsive websites, each with a different focus and learning purpose - each one could be re-purposed for a client website.

  • Active and helpful community and forum.

  • Direct access to your instructors for questions and help through the Udemy communications channels.

  • Lifetime access to the course, including all future updates.

What will I learn that I can apply to creating a profitable business right away?

  • Download and configure free open-source software tools and use online services to build the resources you need to create and manage WordPress websites.

  • Master the ins-and-outs of hosting and development environments, including servers, files, and databases that WordPress uses.

  • Learn how to get into the WordPress files and database to manually manage installation and troubleshooting for WordPress websites.

  • Build a simple brochure website after installing and configuring WordPress manually.

  • Add contact forms, Google Maps embedded in the site, and Google Analytics integrations for tracking visitors and traffic.

  • Create a blog-style website, including category and tag navigation systems, and post formats for organizing content.

How about more advanced topics I'll need?

  • WordPress website migration and moving sites to different hosts and servers.

  • Hosting differences and migration services.

  • Using staging areas for website development and updating.

  • Working with Theme Frameworks and Child Themes.

  • Creating a Child Theme manually and using a plugin.

  • Customizing the WordPress Dashboard for clients.

  • Working with plugins, and vetting them for usability, reputation and longevity.

  • Website Speed and Performance testing.

  • Custom Post Types for customizing a website's functionality to match the needs of a client.

  • Working with and extending Genesis Child Themes.

  • Setting up email systems: transactional email sent by WordPress, marketing email sent to email lists in bulk, and specific email addresses at website domains.

  • ECommerce and WordPress: using WooCommerce to build a webstore, and using Custom Post Types within WooCommerce.

  • Customizing Account, Cart, and Checkout pages.

  • Shipping and Digital Delivery.

  • Updating WordPress, Themes and Plugins.

  • Managing multiple websites for recurring income.

  • Creating multiple backup and restore systems.

  • Using website security through https:// and SSL Certificates.

Landing, managing, and keeping great clients

  • Finding clients and building client proposals

  • Website care and management services for recurring income.

  • Client billing for flat-rate projects and recurring charges.

Who this course is for:

  • Those interested in learning to build websites using open-source and free tools should take this course.
  • Those familiar with WordPress, who need a deeper understanding of how all the parts fit together, should take this course.
  • Those new to Wordpress, but looking for a complete system for creating and managing professional websites for clients or themselves, should take this course.

Instructors

Web Developer And Teacher
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 446,051 Reviews
  • 2,013,135 Students
  • 40 Courses

Hi! I'm Rob. I have a degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University and you might call me a bit of coding geek.

After building websites for friends and family for fun, I soon learned that web development was a very lucrative career choice. I gave up my successful (and sometimes stressful) job as a teacher to work part time and today, couldn't be happier.

I'm passionate about teaching kids to code, so every summer I run Code School in the beautiful city of Cambridge. I also run the popular web hosting and design service, Eco Web Hosting which leaves me free to share my secrets with people like you.

You wouldn't believe the freedom that being a web developer offers. Sign up and find out for yourself why so many people are taking and recommending this course. I genuinely believe it's the best on the market and if you don't agree, I'll happily refund your money.

Sign up to my courses and join me in this amazing adventure today.

WordPress Website Professional and Expert Teacher
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 13,938 Reviews
  • 73,021 Students
  • 1 Course

Hey! I'm Gregg Davis. I'm a teacher and a student, an artist and an athlete. You might call me a self-taught computer geek.

Working with computers has always been playtime for me, since the 1980's when, as a kid, I would see what I could do with a Radio Shack TRS-80.

I'm a long-term skateboarder and a nationally-recognized snowboard instructor and coach, and I've been creating websites for clients since 1996. In snowboarding, I've been teaching students for 25 years and studying teaching and learning in my own professional development. I started building websites exclusively with WordPress in 2006 and I've built a thriving business using open-source and inexpensive tools.

By leveraging other people's awesome code and software, I've been able to create a business that provides chunks of instant income from creating websites, and recurring and ongoing income through hosting and managing website for clients.

The freedom that this business offers is truly amazing.

The demand for reliable and consistent website design and management is only growing - and WordPress is the most popular platform in the world. Powering more than one-third of all the websites across the entire internet, supported by thousands of developers who are creating open-source code you can leverage and use in your business, there's no better platform.

Join me to learn WordPress all the way - become an expert WordPress Consultant today!

Teaching the Next Generation of Coders
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 402,058 Reviews
  • 1,877,056 Students
  • 67 Courses

Best-selling Udemy instructor Rob Percival wants to revolutionize the way people learn to code by making it simple, logical, fun and, above all, accessible. But as just one man, Rob couldn’t create all the courses his students - more than half a million of them - wanted.

That’s why Rob created Codestars. Together, the instructors that make up the Codestars team create courses on all the topics that students want to learn in the way that students want to learn them: courses that are well-structured, super interactive, and easy to understand. Codestars wants to make it as easy as possible for learners of all ages and levels to build functional websites and apps.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Create all kinds of commercial websites, using WordPress, to sell to clients Master the inner workings of WordPress, for fixing, troubleshooting, and building websites Set up server and hosting environments in the most economical and secure way Build and edit websites within staging and development environments Migrate and transfer WordPress websites from staging to live and vice-versa Sell Website Care and Maintenance plans to happy clients for recurring revenue Course content 14 sections • 115 lectures • 22h 2m total length Expand all sections Chapter 1 - About this Course 5 lectures • 47min What You Need for this Course Preview 04:12 What You'll Learn in this Course 11:10 WordPress Tour and Different Versions 15:10 Tools - Domains, FTP, Image Editing, Invoices, and Taking Payments 15:35 Resource List for your Toolbox 00:53 Chapter 2 - Prepare Hosting, Servers, and Install WordPress 17 lectures • 2hr 36min Hosting and Local Development Environments 02:38 Website Hosting and Development Options 08:43 Local Development Environments 02:42 MAMP Overview 07:04 Laragon Overview with the Hosts File 11:29 Your First WordPress Website - using Local by Flywheel 12:02 Local by Flywheel - Files and Database Structure 15:45 New Interface for SiteGround Student Accounts 00:47 Your Free SiteGround Hosting Account 08:31 Your Free Flywheel Hosting Account 10:35 Install WordPress Manually using Local by Flywheel 09:38 Install WordPress Manually using MAMP Preview 13:24 Install WordPress Manually using Laragon 11:43 Explore WordPress Files and Database 18:41 Student Sandbox Code 00:06 Get Your Sandbox 08:41 WordPress Defaults 13:51 Chapter 3 - Build a Brochure Site 9 lectures • 1hr 40min Create a New WordPress Installation 17:39 Salts and Plugins 16:42 Static Homepage and Posts 16:34 Interior Pages, Navigation and Sidebar 10:13 Configure Contact Form 10:55 New rules for Google Maps - Get your API Key 01:51 Configure Google Maps 17:25 Google Analytics Plugin Changes 00:17 Configure Google Analytics 08:32 Chapter 4 - Build a Blog Style Homepage Site 6 lectures • 1hr 18min Modify Homepage and Import Sample 10:24 Change Theme and Modify Homepage 16:07 Revise Navigation, Header and Footer 11:40 Categories and Category Navigation 12:09 Tags and Tag Navigation 10:06 Post Formats and Finishing Up 17:18 Chapter 5 - Migrating WordPress for Staging and Development 7 lectures • 1hr 16min Site Migration using a Plugin: All In One WP Migration 14:07 Site Migration using a Plugin: Duplicator 16:49 Migrate a Site Manually from Local to SiteGround Hosting 19:30 Migrate a Live Site to Local Staging 11:02 Migrating to Live Host and Staging Areas 03:57 How to get the Affinity Theme that we use in the next lesson 00:21 Change Theme and Update Live Site 10:12 Chapter 6 - Premium Themes, Frameworks and Child Themes 10 lectures • 1hr 40min Why Premium Themes? 09:49 Frameworks and Child Themes 06:38 Create a Child Theme Manually - notes 00:25 Create a Child Theme Manually Preview 16:16 Create a Child Theme Using a Plugin 10:32 Change the Admin Dashboard 10:46 Genesis Child Themes in the Sandbox 16:21 Changes to the Footer Edits in the Following Video 00:34 More Genesis Child Theme Edits 13:52 Code Snippets and WP Clips Plugins 15:06 Chapter 7 - Premium Plugins and Choosing Plugins 5 lectures • 1hr 4min Premium Plugins at WPMUDev.org 09:04 Envato Market for Premium Plugins 10:25 Choosing Plugins from the Repository 10:52 Premium vs. Lite Plugin: Soliloquy Slider 19:28 Premium Plugins in the Sandbox 14:24 Chapter 8 - Build a Specialized Homepage Site, Corporate Style 10 lectures • 1hr 38min Executive Pro Theme Update 00:20 Executive Pro: Import Demo Content 12:44 Genesis Homepage Widget Areas 19:42 Special CSS Classes in Genesis Themes 18:20 Changes to the Genesis Footer Editing Process 00:20 Navigation, Header and Footer 12:15 Custom Post Types and Taxonomies 15:14 Changes to setting the Blog Archive Page in the next lesson 00:27 Featured Post Widgets and Blog Archive 18:24 Contact Form Customization Changes 00:13 Chapter 9 - Build a Scrolling Homepage Site 8 lectures • 1hr 50min Activate and Explore Cafe Pro Theme 08:22 Scrolling Navigation with Anchor Tags 13:49 Affinity Theme Scrolling Homepage 11:21 Cafe Pro Homepage Widget Layouts 15:31 How I customized the Café Pro Homepage 17:06 Custom Post Types with Custompress 16:50 Implement Your Custom Post Types 10:31 Homepage Content and Conditional Widgets 16:54 Chapter 10 - Custom Post Types with the Author Pro Plugin 6 lectures • 1hr 37min Set Up Author Pro Theme and Plugin 06:59 Frontend Display of Author Pro CPT 18:51 Author Pro Homepage and Book Widgets 18:22 Further Author Pro Customizations 16:30 Book Cover using the PSD Template 17:53 Change Themes Preserving CPT Data 17:59 4 more sections Requirements A working computer, either Windows, Mac or Linux. A modern browser like Chrome, or Firefox. Internet access for some of the lessons. You don't need any experience with programming languages like HTML or CSS. Description "This is one of the best Word Press courses you will find. Gregg is a phenomenal instructor and his lesson plans are well designed. The lessons are very easy to comprehend and engaging. I started this course with no knowledge nor understanding of Word Press and now I'm super confident in my ability to produce quality websites!" --William Hopkins "So far this course has been the best I have experienced on Udemy! Gregg's videos are clear and concise without any fluff. I have messaged him in the Q&A section and received a response within 12 hours! Can't wait to get to the end!" --Walter King No better time than now, and only increasing With WordPress powering more than 25% of all websites in the world, there's never been a better time to build an income and a business around it. You're here because you want to master WordPress, right? Good idea. You're in the right place. And, you can do it without learning any programming or coding. While WordPress is open source, and because of that has thousands of developers building resources for it, it still takes quite a bit of learning to become a master at building and managing websites with it. It's not just learning the WordPress software, there's a small amount of graphic design knowledge needed, hosting and server management, troubleshooting broken sites or problems by hacking into the back end and server setup, and properly staging development environments around new sites or when performing updates and changes on existing sites. "What a great course! Good explanation and a lot to learn, friendly and very quick support. I'm only at the beginning and I'll leave another review later after I finished this course. I'm sure there is much more to learn!" --Adriene Why am I qualified to teach you? Through this course, I'll teach you everything I've learned and mastered through 10 years of building, managing, migrating, and hosting WordPress websites. "He is concise and well spoken, without dumbing it down at all. As a total newbie to Wordpress, I'm thankful he's offering this! 3 lessons in and it's great so far." --Jamie Rasmussen My business lets me work on my own schedule, manage my home workspace without a boss or a manager, and gives me an unlimited ceiling for profit and income and time freedom. Without learning to code or programming anything, I'm able to leverage what's already been done with WordPress to create modern, robust and functional websites for clients of all types. I'm hoping you'll get to the same awesome place in your work life. Let this course give you the head start you need to increase your income fast. "[Gregg] has covered more areas than what an average course would deliver, this is clear reflection of Greggs' experience in the subject. He has gone above and beyond to cover every aspect of WordPress for a clear and concise understanding for a beginner. Gregg is probably one of the best instructors I have come across on Udemy and expert in the subject. Well done and Thank you for an amazing course." --Mohamed Fawmey Mohamed Vinodh Many of my best and biggest clients have come from "abandoned" WordPress websites, where the client's website designer or developer has left the scene. My ability to get in and restore, fix, redesign, and continue to manage WordPress websites brings me lots of instant and recurring income. You'll learn how to do all this in 20 hours of easy-to-follow video content, fun lessons and challenges. During this course, you'll learn everything you need to know to start or improve your own WordPress website business. The WordPress Ecosystem "Straight forward and neat! Just what I need to step up the freelancing ladder. Highly recommended." --Mr. Graciano Jose Reyes It's probably no surprise to you that the WordPress community has thousands of really talented and creative developers, designers and technologists working within it. And you may know that much of their work is available as open-source resources that will enable you to build your own business. The open-source philosophy doesn't mean that no one makes any money. On the contrary, by sharing much of what we, as a community, create, we all prosper much, much more, because we all share in expanding what's possible with WordPress. By spending zero-to-little money, you can stand on the shoulders of those who came before you, to create your own business niche, by learning the skills and secrets presented in this course. "Instructor explains everything very clearly, and in detail. So simple to learn and understand in this course. Looking forward to finishing all of the lessons with much excitement. An A+++ instructor and course." --Mekus Summary of what you'll get Over 20 hours of video teaching and training. Learn to set up local development environments to play with Wordpress websites in private, on your own computer. Evaluate and choose hosting for your own websites and client sites, with insights from 15 years of hosting client websites. Free extended hosting trials at SiteGround and Flywheel for performing coursework and hosting your website experiments. Premium Products WordPress Sandbox, where you can play with many premium WordPress resources, like Genesis Framework and Themes, WPMUDev Plugins, and other premium tools. Your Website Sandbox lets you create an unlimited number of experimental learning environments. Build more than 10 modern mobile-responsive websites, each with a different focus and learning purpose - each one could be re-purposed for a client website. Active and helpful community and forum. Direct access to your instructors for questions and help through the Udemy communications channels. Lifetime access to the course, including all future updates. What will I learn that I can apply to creating a profitable business right away? Download and configure free open-source software tools and use online services to build the resources you need to create and manage WordPress websites. Master the ins-and-outs of hosting and development environments, including servers, files, and databases that WordPress uses. Learn how to get into the WordPress files and database to manually manage installation and troubleshooting for WordPress websites. Build a simple brochure website after installing and configuring WordPress manually. Add contact forms, Google Maps embedded in the site, and Google Analytics integrations for tracking visitors and traffic. Create a blog-style website, including category and tag navigation systems, and post formats for organizing content. How about more advanced topics I'll need? WordPress website migration and moving sites to different hosts and servers. Hosting differences and migration services. Using staging areas for website development and updating. Working with Theme Frameworks and Child Themes. Creating a Child Theme manually and using a plugin. Customizing the WordPress Dashboard for clients. Working with plugins, and vetting them for usability, reputation and longevity. Website Speed and Performance testing. Custom Post Types for customizing a website's functionality to match the needs of a client. Working with and extending Genesis Child Themes. Setting up email systems: transactional email sent by WordPress, marketing email sent to email lists in bulk, and specific email addresses at website domains. ECommerce and WordPress: using WooCommerce to build a webstore, and using Custom Post Types within WooCommerce. Customizing Account, Cart, and Checkout pages. Shipping and Digital Delivery. Updating WordPress, Themes and Plugins. Managing multiple websites for recurring income. Creating multiple backup and restore systems. Using website security through https:// and SSL Certificates. Landing, managing, and keeping great clients Finding clients and building client proposals Website care and management services for recurring income. Client billing for flat-rate projects and recurring charges. Who this course is for: Those interested in learning to build websites using open-source and free tools should take this course. Those familiar with WordPress, who need a deeper understanding of how all the parts fit together, should take this course. Those new to Wordpress, but looking for a complete system for creating and managing professional websites for clients or themselves, should take this course. Show more Show less Featured review Riccardo Aulico 10 courses 5 reviews Rating: 5.0 out of 5 a year ago Gregg is a great instructor. This course covered different aspects and applications of WordPress management for business purposes from technicalities to practical business-oriented tips (like sections 2, 5 or 13). I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for refreshing or acquiring knowledge on Wordpress CMS and, even more, to who is eventually considering the idea of launching a private web development business through one of the most known, used and powerful tool available in the market. Show more Show less Instructors Rob Percival Web Developer And Teacher 4.5 Instructor Rating 446,051 Reviews 2,013,135 Students 40 Courses Hi! I'm Rob. I have a degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University and you might call me a bit of coding geek. After building websites for friends and family for fun, I soon learned that web development was a very lucrative career choice. I gave up my successful (and sometimes stressful) job as a teacher to work part time and today, couldn't be happier. I'm passionate about teaching kids to code, so every summer I run Code School in the beautiful city of Cambridge. I also run the popular web hosting and design service, Eco Web Hosting which leaves me free to share my secrets with people like you. You wouldn't believe the freedom that being a web developer offers. Sign up and find out for yourself why so many people are taking and recommending this course. I genuinely believe it's the best on the market and if you don't agree, I'll happily refund your money. Sign up to my courses and join me in this amazing adventure today. Show more Show less Gregg Davis WordPress Website Professional and Expert Teacher 4.4 Instructor Rating 13,938 Reviews 73,021 Students 1 Course Hey! I'm Gregg Davis. I'm a teacher and a student, an artist and an athlete. You might call me a self-taught computer geek. Working with computers has always been playtime for me, since the 1980's when, as a kid, I would see what I could do with a Radio Shack TRS-80. I'm a long-term skateboarder and a nationally-recognized snowboard instructor and coach, and I've been creating websites for clients since 1996. In snowboarding, I've been teaching students for 25 years and studying teaching and learning in my own professional development. I started building websites exclusively with WordPress in 2006 and I've built a thriving business using open-source and inexpensive tools. By leveraging other people's awesome code and software, I've been able to create a business that provides chunks of instant income from creating websites, and recurring and ongoing income through hosting and managing website for clients. The freedom that this business offers is truly amazing. The demand for reliable and consistent website design and management is only growing - and WordPress is the most popular platform in the world. Powering more than one-third of all the websites across the entire internet, supported by thousands of developers who are creating open-source code you can leverage and use in your business, there's no better platform. Join me to learn WordPress all the way - become an expert WordPress Consultant today! Show more Show less Codestars by Rob Percival Teaching the Next Generation of Coders 4.5 Instructor Rating 402,058 Reviews 1,877,056 Students 67 Courses Best-selling Udemy instructor Rob Percival wants to revolutionize the way people learn to code by making it simple, logical, fun and, above all, accessible . But as just one man, Rob couldn’t create all the courses his students - more than half a million of them - wanted. That’s why Rob created Codestars. Together, the instructors that make up the Codestars team create courses on all the topics that students want to learn in the way that students want to learn them: courses that are well-structured, super interactive, and easy to understand . Codestars wants to make it as easy as possible for learners of all ages and levels to build functional websites and apps. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? 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Master the inner workings of WordPress, for fixing, troubleshooting, and building websites Set up server and hosting environments in the most economical and secure way Build and edit websites within staging and development environments Migrate and transfer WordPress websites from staging to live and vice-versa Sell Website Care and Maintenance plans to happy clients for recurring revenue Course content 14 sections • 115 lectures • 22h 2m total length Expand all sections Chapter 1 - About this Course 5 lectures • 47min What You Need for this Course Preview 04:12 What You'll Learn in this Course 11:10 WordPress Tour and Different Versions 15:10 Tools - Domains, FTP, Image Editing, Invoices, and Taking Payments 15:35 Resource List for your Toolbox 00:53 Chapter 2 - Prepare Hosting, Servers, and Install WordPress 17 lectures • 2hr 36min Hosting and Local Development Environments 02:38 Website Hosting and Development Options 08:43 Local Development Environments 02:42 MAMP Overview 07:04 Laragon Overview with the Hosts File 11:29 Your First WordPress Website - using Local by Flywheel 12:02 Local by Flywheel - Files and Database Structure 15:45 New Interface for SiteGround Student Accounts 00:47 Your Free SiteGround Hosting Account 08:31 Your Free Flywheel Hosting Account 10:35 Install WordPress Manually using Local by Flywheel 09:38 Install WordPress Manually using MAMP Preview 13:24 Install WordPress Manually using Laragon 11:43 Explore WordPress Files and Database 18:41 Student Sandbox Code 00:06 Get Your Sandbox 08:41 WordPress Defaults 13:51 Chapter 3 - Build a Brochure Site 9 lectures • 1hr 40min Create a New WordPress Installation 17:39 Salts and Plugins 16:42 Static Homepage and Posts 16:34 Interior Pages, Navigation and Sidebar 10:13 Configure Contact Form 10:55 New rules for Google Maps - Get your API Key 01:51 Configure Google Maps 17:25 Google Analytics Plugin Changes 00:17 Configure Google Analytics 08:32 Chapter 4 - Build a Blog Style Homepage Site 6 lectures • 1hr 18min Modify Homepage and Import Sample 10:24 Change Theme and Modify Homepage 16:07 Revise Navigation, Header and Footer 11:40 Categories and Category Navigation 12:09 Tags and Tag Navigation 10:06 Post Formats and Finishing Up 17:18 Chapter 5 - Migrating WordPress for Staging and Development 7 lectures • 1hr 16min Site Migration using a Plugin: All In One WP Migration 14:07 Site Migration using a Plugin: Duplicator 16:49 Migrate a Site Manually from Local to SiteGround Hosting 19:30 Migrate a Live Site to Local Staging 11:02 Migrating to Live Host and Staging Areas 03:57 How to get the Affinity Theme that we use in the next lesson 00:21 Change Theme and Update Live Site 10:12 Chapter 6 - Premium Themes, Frameworks and Child Themes 10 lectures • 1hr 40min Why Premium Themes? 09:49 Frameworks and Child Themes 06:38 Create a Child Theme Manually - notes 00:25 Create a Child Theme Manually Preview 16:16 Create a Child Theme Using a Plugin 10:32 Change the Admin Dashboard 10:46 Genesis Child Themes in the Sandbox 16:21 Changes to the Footer Edits in the Following Video 00:34 More Genesis Child Theme Edits 13:52 Code Snippets and WP Clips Plugins 15:06 Chapter 7 - Premium Plugins and Choosing Plugins 5 lectures • 1hr 4min Premium Plugins at WPMUDev.org 09:04 Envato Market for Premium Plugins 10:25 Choosing Plugins from the Repository 10:52 Premium vs. Lite Plugin: Soliloquy Slider 19:28 Premium Plugins in the Sandbox 14:24 Chapter 8 - Build a Specialized Homepage Site, Corporate Style 10 lectures • 1hr 38min Executive Pro Theme Update 00:20 Executive Pro: Import Demo Content 12:44 Genesis Homepage Widget Areas 19:42 Special CSS Classes in Genesis Themes 18:20 Changes to the Genesis Footer Editing Process 00:20 Navigation, Header and Footer 12:15 Custom Post Types and Taxonomies 15:14 Changes to setting the Blog Archive Page in the next lesson 00:27 Featured Post Widgets and Blog Archive 18:24 Contact Form Customization Changes 00:13 Chapter 9 - Build a Scrolling Homepage Site 8 lectures • 1hr 50min Activate and Explore Cafe Pro Theme 08:22 Scrolling Navigation with Anchor Tags 13:49 Affinity Theme Scrolling Homepage 11:21 Cafe Pro Homepage Widget Layouts 15:31 How I customized the Café Pro Homepage 17:06 Custom Post Types with Custompress 16:50 Implement Your Custom Post Types 10:31 Homepage Content and Conditional Widgets 16:54 Chapter 10 - Custom Post Types with the Author Pro Plugin 6 lectures • 1hr 37min Set Up Author Pro Theme and Plugin 06:59 Frontend Display of Author Pro CPT 18:51 Author Pro Homepage and Book Widgets 18:22 Further Author Pro Customizations 16:30 Book Cover using the PSD Template 17:53 Change Themes Preserving CPT Data 17:59 4 more sections Requirements A working computer, either Windows, Mac or Linux. A modern browser like Chrome, or Firefox. Internet access for some of the lessons. You don't need any experience with programming languages like HTML or CSS. Description "This is one of the best Word Press courses you will find. Gregg is a phenomenal instructor and his lesson plans are well designed. The lessons are very easy to comprehend and engaging. I started this course with no knowledge nor understanding of Word Press and now I'm super confident in my ability to produce quality websites!" --William Hopkins "So far this course has been the best I have experienced on Udemy! Gregg's videos are clear and concise without any fluff. I have messaged him in the Q&A section and received a response within 12 hours! Can't wait to get to the end!" --Walter King No better time than now, and only increasing With WordPress powering more than 25% of all websites in the world, there's never been a better time to build an income and a business around it. You're here because you want to master WordPress, right? Good idea. You're in the right place. And, you can do it without learning any programming or coding. While WordPress is open source, and because of that has thousands of developers building resources for it, it still takes quite a bit of learning to become a master at building and managing websites with it. It's not just learning the WordPress software, there's a small amount of graphic design knowledge needed, hosting and server management, troubleshooting broken sites or problems by hacking into the back end and server setup, and properly staging development environments around new sites or when performing updates and changes on existing sites. "What a great course! Good explanation and a lot to learn, friendly and very quick support. I'm only at the beginning and I'll leave another review later after I finished this course. I'm sure there is much more to learn!" --Adriene Why am I qualified to teach you? Through this course, I'll teach you everything I've learned and mastered through 10 years of building, managing, migrating, and hosting WordPress websites. "He is concise and well spoken, without dumbing it down at all. As a total newbie to Wordpress, I'm thankful he's offering this! 3 lessons in and it's great so far." --Jamie Rasmussen My business lets me work on my own schedule, manage my home workspace without a boss or a manager, and gives me an unlimited ceiling for profit and income and time freedom. Without learning to code or programming anything, I'm able to leverage what's already been done with WordPress to create modern, robust and functional websites for clients of all types. I'm hoping you'll get to the same awesome place in your work life. Let this course give you the head start you need to increase your income fast. "[Gregg] has covered more areas than what an average course would deliver, this is clear reflection of Greggs' experience in the subject. He has gone above and beyond to cover every aspect of WordPress for a clear and concise understanding for a beginner. Gregg is probably one of the best instructors I have come across on Udemy and expert in the subject. Well done and Thank you for an amazing course." --Mohamed Fawmey Mohamed Vinodh Many of my best and biggest clients have come from "abandoned" WordPress websites, where the client's website designer or developer has left the scene. My ability to get in and restore, fix, redesign, and continue to manage WordPress websites brings me lots of instant and recurring income. You'll learn how to do all this in 20 hours of easy-to-follow video content, fun lessons and challenges. During this course, you'll learn everything you need to know to start or improve your own WordPress website business. The WordPress Ecosystem "Straight forward and neat! Just what I need to step up the freelancing ladder. Highly recommended." --Mr. Graciano Jose Reyes It's probably no surprise to you that the WordPress community has thousands of really talented and creative developers, designers and technologists working within it. And you may know that much of their work is available as open-source resources that will enable you to build your own business. The open-source philosophy doesn't mean that no one makes any money. On the contrary, by sharing much of what we, as a community, create, we all prosper much, much more, because we all share in expanding what's possible with WordPress. By spending zero-to-little money, you can stand on the shoulders of those who came before you, to create your own business niche, by learning the skills and secrets presented in this course. "Instructor explains everything very clearly, and in detail. So simple to learn and understand in this course. Looking forward to finishing all of the lessons with much excitement. An A+++ instructor and course." --Mekus Summary of what you'll get Over 20 hours of video teaching and training. Learn to set up local development environments to play with Wordpress websites in private, on your own computer. Evaluate and choose hosting for your own websites and client sites, with insights from 15 years of hosting client websites. Free extended hosting trials at SiteGround and Flywheel for performing coursework and hosting your website experiments. Premium Products WordPress Sandbox, where you can play with many premium WordPress resources, like Genesis Framework and Themes, WPMUDev Plugins, and other premium tools. Your Website Sandbox lets you create an unlimited number of experimental learning environments. Build more than 10 modern mobile-responsive websites, each with a different focus and learning purpose - each one could be re-purposed for a client website. Active and helpful community and forum. Direct access to your instructors for questions and help through the Udemy communications channels. Lifetime access to the course, including all future updates. What will I learn that I can apply to creating a profitable business right away? Download and configure free open-source software tools and use online services to build the resources you need to create and manage WordPress websites. Master the ins-and-outs of hosting and development environments, including servers, files, and databases that WordPress uses. Learn how to get into the WordPress files and database to manually manage installation and troubleshooting for WordPress websites. Build a simple brochure website after installing and configuring WordPress manually. Add contact forms, Google Maps embedded in the site, and Google Analytics integrations for tracking visitors and traffic. Create a blog-style website, including category and tag navigation systems, and post formats for organizing content. How about more advanced topics I'll need? WordPress website migration and moving sites to different hosts and servers. Hosting differences and migration services. Using staging areas for website development and updating. Working with Theme Frameworks and Child Themes. Creating a Child Theme manually and using a plugin. Customizing the WordPress Dashboard for clients. Working with plugins, and vetting them for usability, reputation and longevity. Website Speed and Performance testing. Custom Post Types for customizing a website's functionality to match the needs of a client. Working with and extending Genesis Child Themes. Setting up email systems: transactional email sent by WordPress, marketing email sent to email lists in bulk, and specific email addresses at website domains. ECommerce and WordPress: using WooCommerce to build a webstore, and using Custom Post Types within WooCommerce. Customizing Account, Cart, and Checkout pages. Shipping and Digital Delivery. Updating WordPress, Themes and Plugins. Managing multiple websites for recurring income. Creating multiple backup and restore systems. Using website security through https:// and SSL Certificates. Landing, managing, and keeping great clients Finding clients and building client proposals Website care and management services for recurring income. Client billing for flat-rate projects and recurring charges. Who this course is for: Those interested in learning to build websites using open-source and free tools should take this course. Those familiar with WordPress, who need a deeper understanding of how all the parts fit together, should take this course. Those new to Wordpress, but looking for a complete system for creating and managing professional websites for clients or themselves, should take this course. Show more Show less Featured review Riccardo Aulico 10 courses 5 reviews Rating: 5.0 out of 5 a year ago Gregg is a great instructor. This course covered different aspects and applications of WordPress management for business purposes from technicalities to practical business-oriented tips (like sections 2, 5 or 13). I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for refreshing or acquiring knowledge on Wordpress CMS and, even more, to who is eventually considering the idea of launching a private web development business through one of the most known, used and powerful tool available in the market. Show more Show less Instructors Rob Percival Web Developer And Teacher 4.5 Instructor Rating 446,051 Reviews 2,013,135 Students 40 Courses Hi! I'm Rob. I have a degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University and you might call me a bit of coding geek. After building websites for friends and family for fun, I soon learned that web development was a very lucrative career choice. I gave up my successful (and sometimes stressful) job as a teacher to work part time and today, couldn't be happier. I'm passionate about teaching kids to code, so every summer I run Code School in the beautiful city of Cambridge. I also run the popular web hosting and design service, Eco Web Hosting which leaves me free to share my secrets with people like you. You wouldn't believe the freedom that being a web developer offers. Sign up and find out for yourself why so many people are taking and recommending this course. I genuinely believe it's the best on the market and if you don't agree, I'll happily refund your money. Sign up to my courses and join me in this amazing adventure today. Show more Show less Gregg Davis WordPress Website Professional and Expert Teacher 4.4 Instructor Rating 13,938 Reviews 73,021 Students 1 Course Hey! I'm Gregg Davis. I'm a teacher and a student, an artist and an athlete. You might call me a self-taught computer geek. Working with computers has always been playtime for me, since the 1980's when, as a kid, I would see what I could do with a Radio Shack TRS-80. I'm a long-term skateboarder and a nationally-recognized snowboard instructor and coach, and I've been creating websites for clients since 1996. In snowboarding, I've been teaching students for 25 years and studying teaching and learning in my own professional development. I started building websites exclusively with WordPress in 2006 and I've built a thriving business using open-source and inexpensive tools. By leveraging other people's awesome code and software, I've been able to create a business that provides chunks of instant income from creating websites, and recurring and ongoing income through hosting and managing website for clients. The freedom that this business offers is truly amazing. The demand for reliable and consistent website design and management is only growing - and WordPress is the most popular platform in the world. Powering more than one-third of all the websites across the entire internet, supported by thousands of developers who are creating open-source code you can leverage and use in your business, there's no better platform. Join me to learn WordPress all the way - become an expert WordPress Consultant today! Show more Show less Codestars by Rob Percival Teaching the Next Generation of Coders 4.5 Instructor Rating 402,058 Reviews 1,877,056 Students 67 Courses Best-selling Udemy instructor Rob Percival wants to revolutionize the way people learn to code by making it simple, logical, fun and, above all, accessible . But as just one man, Rob couldn’t create all the courses his students - more than half a million of them - wanted. That’s why Rob created Codestars. Together, the instructors that make up the Codestars team create courses on all the topics that students want to learn in the way that students want to learn them: courses that are well-structured, super interactive, and easy to understand . Codestars wants to make it as easy as possible for learners of all ages and levels to build functional websites and apps. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? 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Set up server and hosting environments in the most economical and secure way Build and edit websites within staging and development environments Migrate and transfer WordPress websites from staging to live and vice-versa Sell Website Care and Maintenance plans to happy clients for recurring revenue Course content 14 sections • 115 lectures • 22h 2m total length Expand all sections Chapter 1 - About this Course 5 lectures • 47min What You Need for this Course Preview 04:12 What You'll Learn in this Course 11:10 WordPress Tour and Different Versions 15:10 Tools - Domains, FTP, Image Editing, Invoices, and Taking Payments 15:35 Resource List for your Toolbox 00:53 Chapter 2 - Prepare Hosting, Servers, and Install WordPress 17 lectures • 2hr 36min Hosting and Local Development Environments 02:38 Website Hosting and Development Options 08:43 Local Development Environments 02:42 MAMP Overview 07:04 Laragon Overview with the Hosts File 11:29 Your First WordPress Website - using Local by Flywheel 12:02 Local by Flywheel - Files and Database Structure 15:45 New Interface for SiteGround Student Accounts 00:47 Your Free SiteGround Hosting Account 08:31 Your Free Flywheel Hosting Account 10:35 Install WordPress Manually using Local by Flywheel 09:38 Install WordPress Manually using MAMP Preview 13:24 Install WordPress Manually using Laragon 11:43 Explore WordPress Files and Database 18:41 Student Sandbox Code 00:06 Get Your Sandbox 08:41 WordPress Defaults 13:51 Chapter 3 - Build a Brochure Site 9 lectures • 1hr 40min Create a New WordPress Installation 17:39 Salts and Plugins 16:42 Static Homepage and Posts 16:34 Interior Pages, Navigation and Sidebar 10:13 Configure Contact Form 10:55 New rules for Google Maps - Get your API Key 01:51 Configure Google Maps 17:25 Google Analytics Plugin Changes 00:17 Configure Google Analytics 08:32 Chapter 4 - Build a Blog Style Homepage Site 6 lectures • 1hr 18min Modify Homepage and Import Sample 10:24 Change Theme and Modify Homepage 16:07 Revise Navigation, Header and Footer 11:40 Categories and Category Navigation 12:09 Tags and Tag Navigation 10:06 Post Formats and Finishing Up 17:18 Chapter 5 - Migrating WordPress for Staging and Development 7 lectures • 1hr 16min Site Migration using a Plugin: All In One WP Migration 14:07 Site Migration using a Plugin: Duplicator 16:49 Migrate a Site Manually from Local to SiteGround Hosting 19:30 Migrate a Live Site to Local Staging 11:02 Migrating to Live Host and Staging Areas 03:57 How to get the Affinity Theme that we use in the next lesson 00:21 Change Theme and Update Live Site 10:12 Chapter 6 - Premium Themes, Frameworks and Child Themes 10 lectures • 1hr 40min Why Premium Themes? 09:49 Frameworks and Child Themes 06:38 Create a Child Theme Manually - notes 00:25 Create a Child Theme Manually Preview 16:16 Create a Child Theme Using a Plugin 10:32 Change the Admin Dashboard 10:46 Genesis Child Themes in the Sandbox 16:21 Changes to the Footer Edits in the Following Video 00:34 More Genesis Child Theme Edits 13:52 Code Snippets and WP Clips Plugins 15:06 Chapter 7 - Premium Plugins and Choosing Plugins 5 lectures • 1hr 4min Premium Plugins at WPMUDev.org 09:04 Envato Market for Premium Plugins 10:25 Choosing Plugins from the Repository 10:52 Premium vs. Lite Plugin: Soliloquy Slider 19:28 Premium Plugins in the Sandbox 14:24 Chapter 8 - Build a Specialized Homepage Site, Corporate Style 10 lectures • 1hr 38min Executive Pro Theme Update 00:20 Executive Pro: Import Demo Content 12:44 Genesis Homepage Widget Areas 19:42 Special CSS Classes in Genesis Themes 18:20 Changes to the Genesis Footer Editing Process 00:20 Navigation, Header and Footer 12:15 Custom Post Types and Taxonomies 15:14 Changes to setting the Blog Archive Page in the next lesson 00:27 Featured Post Widgets and Blog Archive 18:24 Contact Form Customization Changes 00:13 Chapter 9 - Build a Scrolling Homepage Site 8 lectures • 1hr 50min Activate and Explore Cafe Pro Theme 08:22 Scrolling Navigation with Anchor Tags 13:49 Affinity Theme Scrolling Homepage 11:21 Cafe Pro Homepage Widget Layouts 15:31 How I customized the Café Pro Homepage 17:06 Custom Post Types with Custompress 16:50 Implement Your Custom Post Types 10:31 Homepage Content and Conditional Widgets 16:54 Chapter 10 - Custom Post Types with the Author Pro Plugin 6 lectures • 1hr 37min Set Up Author Pro Theme and Plugin 06:59 Frontend Display of Author Pro CPT 18:51 Author Pro Homepage and Book Widgets 18:22 Further Author Pro Customizations 16:30 Book Cover using the PSD Template 17:53 Change Themes Preserving CPT Data 17:59 4 more sections Requirements A working computer, either Windows, Mac or Linux. A modern browser like Chrome, or Firefox. Internet access for some of the lessons. You don't need any experience with programming languages like HTML or CSS. Description "This is one of the best Word Press courses you will find. Gregg is a phenomenal instructor and his lesson plans are well designed. The lessons are very easy to comprehend and engaging. I started this course with no knowledge nor understanding of Word Press and now I'm super confident in my ability to produce quality websites!" --William Hopkins "So far this course has been the best I have experienced on Udemy! Gregg's videos are clear and concise without any fluff. I have messaged him in the Q&A section and received a response within 12 hours! Can't wait to get to the end!" --Walter King No better time than now, and only increasing With WordPress powering more than 25% of all websites in the world, there's never been a better time to build an income and a business around it. You're here because you want to master WordPress, right? Good idea. You're in the right place. And, you can do it without learning any programming or coding. While WordPress is open source, and because of that has thousands of developers building resources for it, it still takes quite a bit of learning to become a master at building and managing websites with it. It's not just learning the WordPress software, there's a small amount of graphic design knowledge needed, hosting and server management, troubleshooting broken sites or problems by hacking into the back end and server setup, and properly staging development environments around new sites or when performing updates and changes on existing sites. "What a great course! Good explanation and a lot to learn, friendly and very quick support. I'm only at the beginning and I'll leave another review later after I finished this course. I'm sure there is much more to learn!" --Adriene Why am I qualified to teach you? Through this course, I'll teach you everything I've learned and mastered through 10 years of building, managing, migrating, and hosting WordPress websites. "He is concise and well spoken, without dumbing it down at all. As a total newbie to Wordpress, I'm thankful he's offering this! 3 lessons in and it's great so far." --Jamie Rasmussen My business lets me work on my own schedule, manage my home workspace without a boss or a manager, and gives me an unlimited ceiling for profit and income and time freedom. Without learning to code or programming anything, I'm able to leverage what's already been done with WordPress to create modern, robust and functional websites for clients of all types. I'm hoping you'll get to the same awesome place in your work life. Let this course give you the head start you need to increase your income fast. "[Gregg] has covered more areas than what an average course would deliver, this is clear reflection of Greggs' experience in the subject. He has gone above and beyond to cover every aspect of WordPress for a clear and concise understanding for a beginner. Gregg is probably one of the best instructors I have come across on Udemy and expert in the subject. Well done and Thank you for an amazing course." --Mohamed Fawmey Mohamed Vinodh Many of my best and biggest clients have come from "abandoned" WordPress websites, where the client's website designer or developer has left the scene. My ability to get in and restore, fix, redesign, and continue to manage WordPress websites brings me lots of instant and recurring income. You'll learn how to do all this in 20 hours of easy-to-follow video content, fun lessons and challenges. During this course, you'll learn everything you need to know to start or improve your own WordPress website business. The WordPress Ecosystem "Straight forward and neat! Just what I need to step up the freelancing ladder. Highly recommended." --Mr. Graciano Jose Reyes It's probably no surprise to you that the WordPress community has thousands of really talented and creative developers, designers and technologists working within it. And you may know that much of their work is available as open-source resources that will enable you to build your own business. The open-source philosophy doesn't mean that no one makes any money. On the contrary, by sharing much of what we, as a community, create, we all prosper much, much more, because we all share in expanding what's possible with WordPress. By spending zero-to-little money, you can stand on the shoulders of those who came before you, to create your own business niche, by learning the skills and secrets presented in this course. "Instructor explains everything very clearly, and in detail. So simple to learn and understand in this course. Looking forward to finishing all of the lessons with much excitement. An A+++ instructor and course." --Mekus Summary of what you'll get Over 20 hours of video teaching and training. Learn to set up local development environments to play with Wordpress websites in private, on your own computer. Evaluate and choose hosting for your own websites and client sites, with insights from 15 years of hosting client websites. Free extended hosting trials at SiteGround and Flywheel for performing coursework and hosting your website experiments. Premium Products WordPress Sandbox, where you can play with many premium WordPress resources, like Genesis Framework and Themes, WPMUDev Plugins, and other premium tools. Your Website Sandbox lets you create an unlimited number of experimental learning environments. Build more than 10 modern mobile-responsive websites, each with a different focus and learning purpose - each one could be re-purposed for a client website. Active and helpful community and forum. Direct access to your instructors for questions and help through the Udemy communications channels. Lifetime access to the course, including all future updates. What will I learn that I can apply to creating a profitable business right away? Download and configure free open-source software tools and use online services to build the resources you need to create and manage WordPress websites. Master the ins-and-outs of hosting and development environments, including servers, files, and databases that WordPress uses. Learn how to get into the WordPress files and database to manually manage installation and troubleshooting for WordPress websites. Build a simple brochure website after installing and configuring WordPress manually. Add contact forms, Google Maps embedded in the site, and Google Analytics integrations for tracking visitors and traffic. Create a blog-style website, including category and tag navigation systems, and post formats for organizing content. How about more advanced topics I'll need? WordPress website migration and moving sites to different hosts and servers. Hosting differences and migration services. Using staging areas for website development and updating. Working with Theme Frameworks and Child Themes. Creating a Child Theme manually and using a plugin. Customizing the WordPress Dashboard for clients. Working with plugins, and vetting them for usability, reputation and longevity. Website Speed and Performance testing. Custom Post Types for customizing a website's functionality to match the needs of a client. Working with and extending Genesis Child Themes. Setting up email systems: transactional email sent by WordPress, marketing email sent to email lists in bulk, and specific email addresses at website domains. ECommerce and WordPress: using WooCommerce to build a webstore, and using Custom Post Types within WooCommerce. Customizing Account, Cart, and Checkout pages. Shipping and Digital Delivery. Updating WordPress, Themes and Plugins. Managing multiple websites for recurring income. Creating multiple backup and restore systems. Using website security through https:// and SSL Certificates. Landing, managing, and keeping great clients Finding clients and building client proposals Website care and management services for recurring income. Client billing for flat-rate projects and recurring charges. Who this course is for: Those interested in learning to build websites using open-source and free tools should take this course. Those familiar with WordPress, who need a deeper understanding of how all the parts fit together, should take this course. Those new to Wordpress, but looking for a complete system for creating and managing professional websites for clients or themselves, should take this course. Show more Show less Featured review Riccardo Aulico 10 courses 5 reviews Rating: 5.0 out of 5 a year ago Gregg is a great instructor. This course covered different aspects and applications of WordPress management for business purposes from technicalities to practical business-oriented tips (like sections 2, 5 or 13). I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for refreshing or acquiring knowledge on Wordpress CMS and, even more, to who is eventually considering the idea of launching a private web development business through one of the most known, used and powerful tool available in the market. Show more Show less Instructors Rob Percival Web Developer And Teacher 4.5 Instructor Rating 446,051 Reviews 2,013,135 Students 40 Courses Hi! I'm Rob. I have a degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University and you might call me a bit of coding geek. After building websites for friends and family for fun, I soon learned that web development was a very lucrative career choice. I gave up my successful (and sometimes stressful) job as a teacher to work part time and today, couldn't be happier. I'm passionate about teaching kids to code, so every summer I run Code School in the beautiful city of Cambridge. I also run the popular web hosting and design service, Eco Web Hosting which leaves me free to share my secrets with people like you. You wouldn't believe the freedom that being a web developer offers. Sign up and find out for yourself why so many people are taking and recommending this course. I genuinely believe it's the best on the market and if you don't agree, I'll happily refund your money. Sign up to my courses and join me in this amazing adventure today. Show more Show less Gregg Davis WordPress Website Professional and Expert Teacher 4.4 Instructor Rating 13,938 Reviews 73,021 Students 1 Course Hey! I'm Gregg Davis. I'm a teacher and a student, an artist and an athlete. You might call me a self-taught computer geek. Working with computers has always been playtime for me, since the 1980's when, as a kid, I would see what I could do with a Radio Shack TRS-80. I'm a long-term skateboarder and a nationally-recognized snowboard instructor and coach, and I've been creating websites for clients since 1996. In snowboarding, I've been teaching students for 25 years and studying teaching and learning in my own professional development. I started building websites exclusively with WordPress in 2006 and I've built a thriving business using open-source and inexpensive tools. By leveraging other people's awesome code and software, I've been able to create a business that provides chunks of instant income from creating websites, and recurring and ongoing income through hosting and managing website for clients. The freedom that this business offers is truly amazing. The demand for reliable and consistent website design and management is only growing - and WordPress is the most popular platform in the world. Powering more than one-third of all the websites across the entire internet, supported by thousands of developers who are creating open-source code you can leverage and use in your business, there's no better platform. Join me to learn WordPress all the way - become an expert WordPress Consultant today! Show more Show less Codestars by Rob Percival Teaching the Next Generation of Coders 4.5 Instructor Rating 402,058 Reviews 1,877,056 Students 67 Courses Best-selling Udemy instructor Rob Percival wants to revolutionize the way people learn to code by making it simple, logical, fun and, above all, accessible . But as just one man, Rob couldn’t create all the courses his students - more than half a million of them - wanted. That’s why Rob created Codestars. Together, the instructors that make up the Codestars team create courses on all the topics that students want to learn in the way that students want to learn them: courses that are well-structured, super interactive, and easy to understand . Codestars wants to make it as easy as possible for learners of all ages and levels to build functional websites and apps. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? 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Build and edit websites within staging and development environments Migrate and transfer WordPress websites from staging to live and vice-versa Sell Website Care and Maintenance plans to happy clients for recurring revenue Course content 14 sections • 115 lectures • 22h 2m total length Expand all sections Chapter 1 - About this Course 5 lectures • 47min What You Need for this Course Preview 04:12 What You'll Learn in this Course 11:10 WordPress Tour and Different Versions 15:10 Tools - Domains, FTP, Image Editing, Invoices, and Taking Payments 15:35 Resource List for your Toolbox 00:53 Chapter 2 - Prepare Hosting, Servers, and Install WordPress 17 lectures • 2hr 36min Hosting and Local Development Environments 02:38 Website Hosting and Development Options 08:43 Local Development Environments 02:42 MAMP Overview 07:04 Laragon Overview with the Hosts File 11:29 Your First WordPress Website - using Local by Flywheel 12:02 Local by Flywheel - Files and Database Structure 15:45 New Interface for SiteGround Student Accounts 00:47 Your Free SiteGround Hosting Account 08:31 Your Free Flywheel Hosting Account 10:35 Install WordPress Manually using Local by Flywheel 09:38 Install WordPress Manually using MAMP Preview 13:24 Install WordPress Manually using Laragon 11:43 Explore WordPress Files and Database 18:41 Student Sandbox Code 00:06 Get Your Sandbox 08:41 WordPress Defaults 13:51 Chapter 3 - Build a Brochure Site 9 lectures • 1hr 40min Create a New WordPress Installation 17:39 Salts and Plugins 16:42 Static Homepage and Posts 16:34 Interior Pages, Navigation and Sidebar 10:13 Configure Contact Form 10:55 New rules for Google Maps - Get your API Key 01:51 Configure Google Maps 17:25 Google Analytics Plugin Changes 00:17 Configure Google Analytics 08:32 Chapter 4 - Build a Blog Style Homepage Site 6 lectures • 1hr 18min Modify Homepage and Import Sample 10:24 Change Theme and Modify Homepage 16:07 Revise Navigation, Header and Footer 11:40 Categories and Category Navigation 12:09 Tags and Tag Navigation 10:06 Post Formats and Finishing Up 17:18 Chapter 5 - Migrating WordPress for Staging and Development 7 lectures • 1hr 16min Site Migration using a Plugin: All In One WP Migration 14:07 Site Migration using a Plugin: Duplicator 16:49 Migrate a Site Manually from Local to SiteGround Hosting 19:30 Migrate a Live Site to Local Staging 11:02 Migrating to Live Host and Staging Areas 03:57 How to get the Affinity Theme that we use in the next lesson 00:21 Change Theme and Update Live Site 10:12 Chapter 6 - Premium Themes, Frameworks and Child Themes 10 lectures • 1hr 40min Why Premium Themes? 09:49 Frameworks and Child Themes 06:38 Create a Child Theme Manually - notes 00:25 Create a Child Theme Manually Preview 16:16 Create a Child Theme Using a Plugin 10:32 Change the Admin Dashboard 10:46 Genesis Child Themes in the Sandbox 16:21 Changes to the Footer Edits in the Following Video 00:34 More Genesis Child Theme Edits 13:52 Code Snippets and WP Clips Plugins 15:06 Chapter 7 - Premium Plugins and Choosing Plugins 5 lectures • 1hr 4min Premium Plugins at WPMUDev.org 09:04 Envato Market for Premium Plugins 10:25 Choosing Plugins from the Repository 10:52 Premium vs. Lite Plugin: Soliloquy Slider 19:28 Premium Plugins in the Sandbox 14:24 Chapter 8 - Build a Specialized Homepage Site, Corporate Style 10 lectures • 1hr 38min Executive Pro Theme Update 00:20 Executive Pro: Import Demo Content 12:44 Genesis Homepage Widget Areas 19:42 Special CSS Classes in Genesis Themes 18:20 Changes to the Genesis Footer Editing Process 00:20 Navigation, Header and Footer 12:15 Custom Post Types and Taxonomies 15:14 Changes to setting the Blog Archive Page in the next lesson 00:27 Featured Post Widgets and Blog Archive 18:24 Contact Form Customization Changes 00:13 Chapter 9 - Build a Scrolling Homepage Site 8 lectures • 1hr 50min Activate and Explore Cafe Pro Theme 08:22 Scrolling Navigation with Anchor Tags 13:49 Affinity Theme Scrolling Homepage 11:21 Cafe Pro Homepage Widget Layouts 15:31 How I customized the Café Pro Homepage 17:06 Custom Post Types with Custompress 16:50 Implement Your Custom Post Types 10:31 Homepage Content and Conditional Widgets 16:54 Chapter 10 - Custom Post Types with the Author Pro Plugin 6 lectures • 1hr 37min Set Up Author Pro Theme and Plugin 06:59 Frontend Display of Author Pro CPT 18:51 Author Pro Homepage and Book Widgets 18:22 Further Author Pro Customizations 16:30 Book Cover using the PSD Template 17:53 Change Themes Preserving CPT Data 17:59 4 more sections Requirements A working computer, either Windows, Mac or Linux. A modern browser like Chrome, or Firefox. Internet access for some of the lessons. You don't need any experience with programming languages like HTML or CSS. Description "This is one of the best Word Press courses you will find. Gregg is a phenomenal instructor and his lesson plans are well designed. The lessons are very easy to comprehend and engaging. I started this course with no knowledge nor understanding of Word Press and now I'm super confident in my ability to produce quality websites!" --William Hopkins "So far this course has been the best I have experienced on Udemy! Gregg's videos are clear and concise without any fluff. I have messaged him in the Q&A section and received a response within 12 hours! Can't wait to get to the end!" --Walter King No better time than now, and only increasing With WordPress powering more than 25% of all websites in the world, there's never been a better time to build an income and a business around it. You're here because you want to master WordPress, right? Good idea. You're in the right place. And, you can do it without learning any programming or coding. While WordPress is open source, and because of that has thousands of developers building resources for it, it still takes quite a bit of learning to become a master at building and managing websites with it. It's not just learning the WordPress software, there's a small amount of graphic design knowledge needed, hosting and server management, troubleshooting broken sites or problems by hacking into the back end and server setup, and properly staging development environments around new sites or when performing updates and changes on existing sites. "What a great course! Good explanation and a lot to learn, friendly and very quick support. I'm only at the beginning and I'll leave another review later after I finished this course. I'm sure there is much more to learn!" --Adriene Why am I qualified to teach you? Through this course, I'll teach you everything I've learned and mastered through 10 years of building, managing, migrating, and hosting WordPress websites. "He is concise and well spoken, without dumbing it down at all. As a total newbie to Wordpress, I'm thankful he's offering this! 3 lessons in and it's great so far." --Jamie Rasmussen My business lets me work on my own schedule, manage my home workspace without a boss or a manager, and gives me an unlimited ceiling for profit and income and time freedom. Without learning to code or programming anything, I'm able to leverage what's already been done with WordPress to create modern, robust and functional websites for clients of all types. I'm hoping you'll get to the same awesome place in your work life. Let this course give you the head start you need to increase your income fast. "[Gregg] has covered more areas than what an average course would deliver, this is clear reflection of Greggs' experience in the subject. He has gone above and beyond to cover every aspect of WordPress for a clear and concise understanding for a beginner. Gregg is probably one of the best instructors I have come across on Udemy and expert in the subject. Well done and Thank you for an amazing course." --Mohamed Fawmey Mohamed Vinodh Many of my best and biggest clients have come from "abandoned" WordPress websites, where the client's website designer or developer has left the scene. My ability to get in and restore, fix, redesign, and continue to manage WordPress websites brings me lots of instant and recurring income. You'll learn how to do all this in 20 hours of easy-to-follow video content, fun lessons and challenges. During this course, you'll learn everything you need to know to start or improve your own WordPress website business. The WordPress Ecosystem "Straight forward and neat! Just what I need to step up the freelancing ladder. Highly recommended." --Mr. Graciano Jose Reyes It's probably no surprise to you that the WordPress community has thousands of really talented and creative developers, designers and technologists working within it. And you may know that much of their work is available as open-source resources that will enable you to build your own business. The open-source philosophy doesn't mean that no one makes any money. On the contrary, by sharing much of what we, as a community, create, we all prosper much, much more, because we all share in exp