Learn how to build your very own simple website using WordPress
31st July – 4th September
6 week course – Monday nights from 6pm-8pm
@ Canvas Coworking Space (1/625 Ruthven St, Toowoomba)
We will be guiding you through how to design, build and manage your own website using WordPress and the Divi Theme in a supportive and encouraging environment.
$250 + cost of domain name & hosting + cost of Divi theme
For Beginners. No Code needed.
This workshop involves 2 hour sessions every Monday night for 6 weeks from the 31st of July till the 4th September 2017.
What are we going to be doing in each session? Check out this video
Week OneLearn what a domain name is and set up your domain name. Learn what hosting is and then set up your hosting for you website. Work out the layout of your website and figure out what content you want on your website.
Week TwoWork out your brand. Choose your colours, typography (font), photo’s and design a simple logo if you don’t already have one. We will be learning “Canva” a free online software tool where you can create logo’s and resize images. Learn how to create content that speaks to your customer and learn how to write your about section.
Week ThreeNow that you have your layout and brand chosen you can get to work on building your site. Learn how to set up WordPress, set up the Divi Theme and add your visual brand to your site. We are going to add a home page, an about page and a contact page ready to add content the following week.
Week FourNow that you have added your brand and have WordPress set up you are going to add all of your content, images and links to each of your pages and make it look great using the Divi theme modules and builder. We will be learning how to use the Divi Theme and it’s modules and builder (trust me you will love it!)
Week FiveOne very important part of having a website is making sure people can actually find it. So we will be showing you how to add SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) to your site. We will be using the Yoast Plugin to help add SEO which makes it super easy.
Week SixWe will be showing you how to add other pages such as a blog and a shop (Woocommerce plugin) and how to add an email subscription form to your site. We will also learn more about what “Plugins” are and how they can help you grow your wordpress website. You will then be finishing up your build ready to launch your website into the world.
Building a website can be a challenge but with the right support and guidance you will get there. If you participate in these workshops you will learn how to build and manage your own wordpress website and by the end of the 6 weeks have a website with a home page, an about page and a contact page and have the knowledge to continue to build and grow your website. You will also be invited to join our Facebook support group for free for one year so after the workshop you won’t be on your own. This Facebook group will be a great place to support each other as we grow our websites and businesses and problem-solve together. No body knows everything, but together we definitely know more. What you need to bring –
- Your own laptop (or hire one from Canvas Coworking (contact me for prices))
- Credit Card or paypal account to purchase Domain, Hosting and Divi Theme in week 1 and week 3
- An available business name (look up to see if it’s available across all platforms. If it’s not available for the platforms you need then reconsider the name)
- An ABN if you want a .com.au domain name
- 6 weeks of facilitation, guidance and support,
- the wordpress website workbook,
- finger food to keep you energized and
- access to the facebook support group
There will also be additional costs during the sessions
- domain name (approx $25 AUD per year) paid during first session (week one)
- hosting for wordpress (approx $75 AUD per year) paid for during first session (week one)
- Divi theme ($69 USD-depending on the exchange rate approx $92 AUD, this is a once off payment) paid for during third session (week three)
There are so many different ways to build a website, so why should you build your’s on wordpress?.
Check out this video
Why am I running these workshops?
Hey there, I’m Leisa and I will be guiding you through how to build your very own wordpress website.
So why have I decided to run these workshops? Not long ago, I was setting up my own business and needed to get a website built. But they were super expensive, I simply could not afford it. So I taught myself and now I build sites for others. When we are starting out in business we don’t have thousands of dollars lying around to pay someone to build a website, let along pay them $15o/hr every time you want to add an image or other content. I want to give you an affordable option by helping you build your own website, that way you don’t have to pay someone else to update it and as your business grows and you are earning more money, you can then afford to have someone else update it, if you choose.
We will be using Bluehost to host our WordPress Websites. Bluehost makes it simple to install WordPress and they are one of the best hosting companies around for WordPress. I am an affiliate seller for Bluehost so I will receive a commission if you sign up here
We will be using the Divi Theme to build our WordPress Website. Divi makes it easy to style, add your branding and make your site look great. I am an affiliate seller for Divi Theme so I will receive a commission if you sign up here.