Have you ever told yourself....
Which website builder should I choose? Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, GoDaddy Website Builder, WordPress? Which one is the best? The easiest?
I want to be able to control everything on my website and not be held back by a strict template.
It's too expensive to hire a web designer.
I'd like to design a professional website on my own but it all seems overwhelming.
Creating a website looks so difficult that I am scared to try.
All the website design options are so confusing, that I don't even know where to begin.
I'm not sure which theme is the best or which plugins to use.
This 5 module video course shows you how to create a professional looking website that you can design, control and manage giving you all the tools you need to get started.
Who is teaching this course?
Hello there. I have been designing websites for 18 years, using WordPress exclusively for 9 years and teaching my clients how to use and take control of their websites for just as long. Over the years of developing and designing hundreds of websites, I have discovered tools that make the job easier and more efficient. I want to share these easy tools with you and show you how to use them. In this course, I walk you through the steps of designing, building, and launching your own professional website. I bet you will find designing your own website is empowering and a lot of fun!
~ Ann Marie Gill
Everything is included in the course: a website playground set up for you
with the flexible Beaver Builder theme and plugins already installed to get started.
See whats inside:
Understanding WordPress: The Basics
Preparing Your Content
Logo & Colors
Selecting Font Pairs
Collecting Images and Resizing
SETTING UP THE FRAMEWORK
Tour around your website playground
Intro to easy page builder theme
Adding your branding, colors, and fonts
Select a template or start from scratch
Setting up your pages and menus
Tips for responsive (mobile) designs
DESIGN YOUR BASIC WEBSITE
Importing Content from another site
Design interior pages
What to put on the contact page
Setting up the Home Page
Creating your header
Creating your footer
ADDING PROFESSIONAL WEBSITE FEATURES
Creating different calls to action
Creating a slideshow
Setting up a blog page and changing the layout
Creating a portfolio
Adding social icons
Adding social network feeds
Creating tabs or accordions for FAQs
Setting up an Event Calendar
Logo Carousel for Sponsors or Brands
Fancy Text & Creative Links
Build a Team or Staff Page
Adding Animated Effects
Using Premium Contact Forms
Optimize your pages for search
Tools for a fast website
Capture forms & Email Marketing Integration
Setup and understanding analytics
Website backup & updates
Intro to building an ecommerce store
Create a timed message on top of page
Setting up a Coming Soon landing page
Photo editing tips
What You Get
Step by Step Videos
From prepping to publishing. There are not many website building courses out there that guide you through all the details of using the theme tools to build your site. I take you from beginning to end of the entire process so you don't get stuck at any step along the way.
Practice Website Playground
You will receive a website playground for you to practice in. You can build your perfect website before having to purchase your web hosting. After the course and your site is finished we package up your website and make it live in your preferred hosting environment.
Theme & Plugin Files
I have selected the very best flexible drag and drop theme and plugins that are incredibly easy to use and build any type of website and layout you want. I have added these files to your playground and show you how to use them. If you choose to continue to use the theme and plugin after launching your site, then you can decide to pay for the license in your name.
Bonus Tools and Tips
There is so much more to just building a website. There is finding the right design, images, and setting up the site for success in search engines. I provide you the tools and links to get your site on the right track.
Questions about your specific website creation will inevitably come up. I understand you may need help along the way. I provide you support through a private Facebook group or you have an option for one on one Q&A with me if you need deeper help with your site.